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Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime wants you to know that "full-fledged" portable titles on 3DS are an entirely different beast than cheap iPhone games. During an interview with Geoff Keighley on GameTrailers TV, the Nintendo exec defended the $35-45 price range of 3DS games while simultaneously knocking mobile games, saying "some of those are actually overpriced at $1 or $2."
"One of the biggest risks today in our gaming industry are these inexpensive games that are candidly disposable from a consumer standpoint," said Fils-Aime. When asked about Angry Birds, he responded "Angry Birds is a great piece of experience, but that is one compared to thousands of other pieces of content that for one or two dollars I think create a mentality for the consumer that a piece of gaming content should only be $2."
With cheap games like Angry Birds raking in the money at such a low price point, Reggie's clearly in a position where he has to justify the higher cost of 3DS games. With its March 27th release date rapidly approaching, it won't be long until we find out if people are still willing to fork over more cash for bigger games.