Satoru Iwata has outlined Nintendo's strategy for 3DS in 2013, saying that the company plan to "intensively and actively sell approximately 10 key titles."
Iwata wants to change the perception that 3DS is simply a console to play the Mario games on and wants Nintendo's latest handheld to have a more diverse line-up of games.
Thanks to Animal Crossing: New Leaf, 3DS is in good health in Japan but Iwata addressed Nintendo's plans for overseas markets in a financial results briefing.
He said: "We have already announced that Fire Emblem Awakening, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Brain Age: Concentration Training and LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins will be released in the first half of this year.
"For the overseas Nintendo 3DS markets, this year will be a good harvest time of what we have developed for these two years. We plan to intensively and actively sell approximately 10 key titles on our own in order to change the Nintendo 3DS system from a handheld device just to play the Mario series to the one to enjoy a variety of games. Naturally, we will keep the momentum of already-released titles with much sales potential by, for example, having them digitally distributed."