Friday, 21 May 2010

Tecmo Koei CEO Says 3D Will Be For The Hardcore Gamer

The CEO of Tecmo Koei Kenji Matsubara has said that he thinks the dedicated base of gamers will be the first to adopt 3D games with the upcoming 3DS and that the casual audience will only follow if the content is right for them. In an excerpt from an interview with Nikkei BP and translated by website Andriasang, Mr. Matsubara had this to say on the matter:
"3D games don't have a sales record yet, so I don't know. However, I suspect it will be more accepted by core gamers rather than casual players."

"When you bring something new to the market, the core player group first finds it interesting and then it expands from there. I believe current DS core gamers who like new things and core gamers who don't have a DS will be the first to jump in. After that, it will be up to the content."
Not just going by the opinions of Mr. Matsubara but like many new innovations in technology they are normally consumed by the dedicated hardcore audience first and then by everyone else when they go mass market. Unless there is a substantial backlash to 3D gaming I would be surprised if this does not turn out to be the case in the next few years. Still, take me back to an original Gameboy and Tetris any time.

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