The 3DS will mark the start of a new era for Nintendo’s digital distribution strategy, according to company president Satoru Iwata.
During a recent investor session, Iwata claimed the new handheld’s launch will be “good timing for a dramatic improvement of this situation”, according to Siliconera.
“In addition to the function of ‘3D graphics without 3D glasses’, Nintendo 3DS will have enhanced wireless communication function,” he continued.
“Nintendo 3DS will receive various pieces of information automatically if there is a chance of communication while a user carries it even when he or she does not try to start communication pro-actively by unfolding Nintendo 3DS.
“By combining Nintendo 3DS with such function, we are now planning to expand our digital distribution type of business.”
Nintendo has previously driven digital distribution in the handheld market via its relatively understated DSiWare system.