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Capcom: '3DS could take inspiration from Apple'

Boss says Nintendo will have been watching Apple's app success closely

Capcom CEO Haruhiro Tsujimoto has suggested that Nintendo could adopt a new business model with the launch of the 3DS, and that it may take inspiration from Apple's success.

"Of course, it allows us to do things that couldn't be done until now, so the development staff is showing great interest, but what's important is how much the users themselves want 3D content," the exec said of the handheld, which is due to be unveiled at E3 next week.

"What we're more looking forward to is the offering of a new business model," he went on to tell Nikkei (via Andriasang).

"Nintendo has been in the hardware business for a long time, and I believe they must be looking closely at Apple's recent success. We third parties are paying attention to Nintendo's E3 3DS announcement because of this point as well."

Announced in March and set for release this fiscal year, CVG was recently told that 3DS will arrive in stores this October.

[ SOURCE: Andriasang ]