Why Nintendo Made The 3DS So Powerful

The Nintendo 3DS has more graphical oomph than the company's previous portables. It's a high-spec machine.

According to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, the reason why the company went with a more popular machine is that Nintendo did not want developers to shy away from developing for it under the pretext of specs.

"The biggest reason why he developed the portable [with high specs]is because," Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told investors earlier this week, "we didn't want developers to think that they couldn't develop their titles for Nintendo game machines due to the specs."

Thus, now developers like Capcom's Yoshinori Ono are saying they are able to do a "perfect port" of the consoles versions of their games to the 3DS.

The other reason for high specs was so that the company could pull of 3D - the "reality" of it.

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    "Thus, now developers like Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono are saying they are able to do a “perfect port” of the consoles versions of their games to the 3DS."

    ...I'll believe this when I see it. From what I have seen, the 3DS is lucky to even reach the level of GAMECUBE graphics. And how will the framerate hold up with the inclusion of rendering in 3D? Is it actually going to feel smooth and responsive?

    "The other reason for high specs was so that the company could pull of 3D – the “reality” of it."

    ...this is the real answer to why the machine is even halfway powerful.

    Or they could have been like the people in the movie, THE INVENTION OF LYING...and simply said: "The other reason for high specs was so that we could make ridiculous amounts of money by selling another gimmick...3D is the s**t!"

    The only real world definition of 'high spec' is some of the crazy PC rigs people out there are building (and spending thousands on)...not mass production selling machines like this.

      Errr there's a slight difference in resolution dude.

    Don't be a hater

    Thanks to Sony's PSP, 3DS has is reasonably powerful.

    Thanks to Nintendo's money (to capcom), 3DS is getting SSF4, and Wii/PSP did not.

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