Nintendo 3DS Support Will Continue “This Holiday And Into 2020”

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Now approaching nine years since the dedicated handheld was first launched, Nintendo of America still isn’t ready to declare that the Nintendo 3DS is dead.

In a recent interview, Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser has reasoned that consumers still continue to see the handheld as “a strong entry point.”

Further to that, while that demand remains Nintendo will look “to provide both hardware and software.” However, whether that means we can expect new games is unclear.

“We continue to look at the 3DS family, both hardware and games, as a strong entry point for some consumers. And we’re seeing that,” Bowser explained to The Verge. “As long as consumer demand is there, we’ll continue to provide both hardware and software on the front.”

When directly asked whether the Nintendo 3DS is dead as a platform, he added: “We’re certainly not going to say it today. I think time will tell. We will continue to support 3DS this holiday and into 2020.”

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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