During Nintendo’s Q&A session with investors, President of Nintendo Iwata mentioned how third party game developers are on board with the 3DS and hints at some game announcements ”around” E3.
“As for the Nintendo 3DS, there may appear to be fewer commitments from the U.S. and the European software publishers than those of their Japanese counterparts. This is due to the different timing (between Japan and overseas) when they noticed that the Nintendo 3DS would surely expand widely into their markets and, thus, the different timing when they started the actual development of the Nintendo 3DS software. You will also notice a change in this situation when a richer Nintendo 3DS software lineup in the overseas markets is announced around the time of the E3 show. In Japan, we have this solid feeling that the Japanese publishers will continuously support the Nintendo 3DS. Accordingly, I have no pessimistic view on the Nintendo 3DS software lineup.”
Things continue to look up for Nintendo and maybe third parties can finally get solid footing on Nintendo’s platforms.