Nintendo's aiming to top the incredible sales of Nintendo DS with the new 3DS, CEO Satoru Iwata told the Japanese Asahi Shimbun newspaper in an interview posted this morning.
Pointing to the phenomenal performance of the DS, which has sold over 140 million units worldwide and been used by over 300 million people, Iwata told the paper, "We'd like to increase this even further with the 3DS."
The paper pointed to software being key to Nintendo's ambitious plans, and Iwata-san even provided what, barring mistranslation, appears to be the first hints of what Mario 3DS could be like.
Nintendo is experimenting with gameplay where Mario will run "into the screen" and strike blocks that are floating in the air, reports Andriasang. Sounds like a Mario game, then.
"We're making software that is packed with the kinds of surprises and enjoyment that the 3DS can deliver," Iwata said.
CVG's praise-filled 3DS review went live over the weekend.