3DS dev costs comparable to Wii

Ben Parfitt
3DS dev costs comparable to Wii

The 3DS may add new functions to the robust Dual Screen Nintendo handheld platform - but that comes at a cost.

And according to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata when it comes to making games for the device development costs will be comparable to making a game for the Wii.

"As long as you are already creating a fully rendered 3D world, all you have to do in order to create the 3D visual effect is to capture the same images with two cameras, one for right eye and the other for left eye," said Iwata.

"From a development perspective, it actually does not make much of a difference in terms of development costs to create the 3D visual effect. On the other hand, because the visual capabilities of Nintendo 3DS are more powerful than the existing Nintendo DS, if you are going to take full advantage of the graphics capability of Nintendo 3DS, the development cost is also expected to rise.

Develop has the full story.

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