Nintendo recently assured their support for the Nintendo 3DS (originally released in 2011) and said that titles would continue to be released on 3DS in 2019 and even after. Indeed, during the Q&A session following the presentation of their latest financial results, President Tatsumi Kimishima said:
"Consumers purchased Nintendo 3DS systems in numbers we expected last fiscal year. It has an ample software lineup at a price point that makes the system affordable especially for parents looking to buy for their kids. We expect that demand to continue during this fiscal year as well, so we will continue to sell the product.
Given that Nintendo Switch is a home gaming system that can be taken on the go, this situation may change if it grows from being a one-per-household system to a one-per-person system. But the price of Nintendo Switch is not something with which most parents would buy a system for every one of their children in a short period of time. Moving forward, we will work to ascertain what kinds of play people want at which price points, and as long as there is such demand, we will continue to sell the Nintendo 3DS system. I see the product coexisting with Nintendo Switch at this point in time."
Indeed, despite the resounding success of the Switch just over a year after its release, Nintendo does not intend to abandon its other handheld even if it is starting to get a bit old...
Do you still play games on your 3DS or has it been retired?
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