Katsuhiro Harada and Masaaki Hoshino have revealed to GameSpot that it is highly unlikely that the forthcoming Pokken Tournament will make its way to the Nintendo 3DS. Hoshino says it was a challenge to get the game up and running on the Wii U so the technical limitations of the Nintendo 3DS would pose a huge challenge for the team and would inevitably cost a lot of money in the long run.
“It’s definitely a challenge to get it on the Wii U with what we’re doing right now,” Hoshino said. “And it definitely would be a challenge to have the same graphical experience on the 3DS.”
Harada said that it’s less about technology and more about needing the money to do it.
“Programmer does not need technology. Programmer needs budget,” added Harada, laughing.