With New Super Mario Brothers Wii pretty much crushing Super Mario Galaxy 2 in sales, one has to wonder if Nintendo might move away from the 3D format of Mario titles. Sure, they still make plenty of money, but the 2D titles make more money. So there may be some concern when moving into Nintendo’s next platform the 3DS.
At a investors Q & A session, Miyamoto was asked which type of Mario title he would like to move forward with on Nintendo 3DS. Miyamoto mentioned the pros and cons of each title, saying that 3D titles give players more control, but alienates part of the audience. But at the end of the day, it sounds like everyone will be happy. “When asked ‘what will we do on 3DS,’ the answer is, of course, we’ll make both. They both have their own appeal,” answered Miyamoto.
Apparently, Miyamoto might have said too much. Iwata followed up the statement with “You went more in-depth than I’d been expected. This is the first I’ve heard of this.” Miyamoto jokingly replied, “No good? Don’t tell any game magazine people.” Seems the investors didn’t listen to him.
Currently, Paper Mario 3DS and Mario Kart 3DS are the only officially announced Mario titles for Nintendo 3DS.