Hardcore Gamers – The First Buyers of Nintendo 3DS, Says Game Developer

Nintendo 3DS Will Initially Be Aimed at Hardcore Gamers – CEO of Tecmo Koei

by Anton Shilov
05/21/2010 | 11:20 AM

The chief executive officer of Tecmo Koei, a well-known game developer that created such games as Dead or Alive or Ninja Gaiden, said in an interview with a Japanese business daily news-paper that the initial buyers of Nintendo 3DS game console, the world’s first portable game console with stereo-3D screen, will be hardcore gamers.

 

"Stereo-3D games do not have a sales record yet, so I do not know. However, I suspect it will be more accepted by core gamers rather than casual players. When you bring something new to the market, the core player group first finds it interesting, and then it expands from there. I believe current DS core gamers who like new things and core gamers who don't have a DS will be the first to jump in. After that, it will be up to the content,” said Kenji Matsubara, chief executive officer of Tecmo Koei, in an interview with Nikkei business daily news-paper, reports Nintendo World web-site.

The current-generation Nintendo DS portable game console falls behind Sony PlayStation Portable, in spite of the fact that it is much more successful on the market. Still, hardcore gamers – those, who demand maximum quality experience – either own both or stick with the PSP. Therefore, the launch of Nintendo 3DS with stereoscopic 3D screen may reverse the trend for Nintendo and make the company even more successful on the market of portable game systems.

It is rumoured that Nintendo 3DS will sport much higher computing performance than the original DS and that Nintendo plans to launch it on the 10th of October, 2010 (10.10.10). It is unknown whether Tecmo Koei plans to support the launch of 3DS with a new stereo-3D optimized title.