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access_time July 12, 2012 at 10:48 AM in News by Adam Larck

3DS XL Selling for Profit

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata said that the 3DS XL won’t be sold for a loss, like the 3DS is.

Iwata told the bit of news to the Independent.

“First of all to the 3DS XL, we will not be selling this at a loss,” Iwata said. “We don’t have a huge profit margin on it, we intend to sell it at a profit.”

In addition, Iwata spoke a bit about 3D. Besides stating that 3D TVs won’t take off until glasses can be eliminated, he said the “surprise effect” it had in video games is wearing off.

“But I think it’s an important element, it makes graphics more impactful, it proves a sense of immersion that 2D doesn’t have, so I would say generally that 3D is better than 2D,” he said. “It’s nice to have good graphics but not necessarily on their own, so I don’t think we’ll present [3D graphics] as one of the key features of our consoles but will probably stick with 3D as one of the minor elements of our consoles in the future. “


  • Ramon Aranda July 12, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    Well that’s good to hear. The last thing they’d want to do is sell millions of these things and take a hit on each one, then declare more losses for next quarter.

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