Nintendo Switch may be dominating the conversation, but, thanks to more than 72 million units sold worldwide, Nintendo 3DS games will continue to release in 2018 and beyond.
In the year ahead, Nintendo plans to release Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers, Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, WarioWare Gold, Luigi’s Mansion, and Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr’s Journey for the trusty, if aged, handheld.
“The Nintendo 3DS family of systems has reached a global cumulative series sell-in of 72 million units to a broad array of consumers,” Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima explained.
“Nintendo 3DS boasts a rich lineup of game software, with more than 1,000 titles across a wide variety of genres. We will continue the Nintendo 3DS business by leveraging its installed base and rich software library.
“We believe it is important to leverage the rich library of Nintendo 3DS series titles to drive sales with existing Nintendo 3DS owners as well as with consumers who recently purchased the Nintendo 3DS hardware, and are investigating strategies for doing so.
“In addition to the titles currently on sale, we have announced the coming release of the titles shown here. We are even preparing new software for release in 2019 and beyond. Our plan is to continue maintaining this business by taking advantage of new titles like these.”