Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has revealed that the company is continuing to explore “various possibilities” about a successor to the Nintendo 3DS.
In an interview with The Kyoto Shimbun, Furukawa had explained that the Nintendo 3DS continues to have advantages when compared with Nintendo Switch.
The handheld was first launched more than seven years ago, and, with strong momentum behind Nintendo Switch, it has been unclear whether it will ever be directly replaced.
At E3 2018, Nintendo of America president and chief operating officer Reggie Fils-Aime spoke about how Nintendo 3DS was seen as “a key overall business driver” for the company, with parents continuing to recognise the “great value” it has as a first gaming device for their children.
News about more Nintendo 3DS games was promised too, something that was fulfilled when Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Corps and Yo-kai Watch Busters: White Dog Squad were announced last week, and a New Nintendo 2DS XL Animal Crossing Edition to release on July 20th.