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. “