Iwata talks 3DS user-base, firmware update, Wii U and more

- following the price drop, the 3DS has seen more users in the girls and kids categories
- the Misty Pink release has helped in bringing in more girls
- Misty Pink was picked up more than 75% by girls
- for most colors, Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D is the most popular game to pick up with the system
- for Misty Pink, Nintendogs + Cats is the most popular
- the vast majority of children will get the system either as birthday or Christmas gifts, or using New Years money
- yet to see this demographic make its true movement to the system
- the number of kids who say they want 3DS as a Christmas present has increased greatly recently
- firmware update 3DS includes add-on content and an item-based billing system
- DLC can be purchased straight from a game
- "Nintendo will also likely next year in some form do this [offer add-on content], in a form that would receive support from the customers."
- third parties are ready to take advantage of these services early next year
- Nintendo does not have plans to offer item-transaction games similar to the kind found on social networks
- Nintendo will use smartphones and social networking to spread the word on content
- Iwata is not ready to talk Wii U price
- "As we learned a bitter lesson with the launch of the Nintendo 3DS, we are trying to take every possible measure so that the Wii U will have a successful launch."
- Iwata would not address specific areas where he felt Nintendo failed with the 3DS

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