Nintendo 3DS Support Will Continue “In Parallel” With Nintendo Switch


Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has given a clear indication that the company isn’t prepared to stop supporting Nintendo 3DS just yet.

Despite the unrelenting momentum behind Nintendo Switch at the moment, Kimishima reasoned that Nintendo 3DS remains a completely different proposition for consumers and that the company will continue to develop new games for it.

“The Nintendo 3DS characteristics, price points, and play styles differ from Nintendo Switch, and we intend to continue the Nintendo 3DS business separately and in parallel. We will continue to use its installed base and rich software library in our business,” Kimishima explained at the company’s corporate management policy briefing.

“A multitude of titles across a wide variety of genres have been released for Nintendo 3DS, creating one of the strongest lineups ever. We are, of course, continuing to develop new software, but we believe it is important to leverage the rich library of Nintendo 3DS series titles to drive sales with Nintendo 3DS owners, as well as consumers who recently purchased Nintendo 3DS hardware.

“The affordability of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems places it in a critical position as the first dedicated video game platform for children who have no prior experience with dedicated video game systems. It is also positioned as an affordable product for budget-conscious consumers. We will continue working to promote Nintendo 3DS to these consumers.”

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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