Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has told investors that it’s unlikely that Nintendo will release a 3G ready version of the Nintendo 3DS mainly because Nintendo doesn’t want to have to charge users for the service.
“As I have been constantly saying, the need to ask our consumers to shoulder monthly payments is not a great match for the entertainment that we are dealing with.”
“Of course, there are people who are willing to pay monthly fees in order to enjoy certain functions. However, Nintendo is a company who wants as many consumers as possible to enjoy our proposals.”
“Accordingly, as long as we need to ask our consumers to pay additional costs every month, it is unlikely to become one of our viable options.”
– Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata