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Nintendo 3DS producer unsure of value of demos

Nintendo 3DS producer unsure of value of demos23 March 2011 15:32:33

Although the new Nintendo 3DS portable console is technically capable of offering downloadable demos, this might not be something Nintendo will allow for, it has been suggested.

Speaking to Wired.com, Nintendo 3DS' producer Hideki Konno cast doubts on the business sense of offering customers free demos.

"I question whether or not demos are effective," he told the news provider.

"There are cases where people play a demo game and they're satisfied with that play experience and they don't buy the game. There are also times when they play a demo and think, 'Wow, this is great, I'm going to buy this when I have the chance.' So whether or not it's an effective use of resources, I'm not sure."

However, Mr Konno did confirm that Nintendo will be looking to make remote updates to the 3DS throughout its lifespan, saying this would be something "really interesting to do".

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