Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has, once again, shared his opinion that Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS can continue to co-exist.
That largely comes from their different price points, in that Nintendo Switch is not at a point where it can potentially be bought for everyone in a household, whereas, in comparison, Nintendo 3DS can be.
“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,” Kimishima explained, in response to a question at the company’s financial results briefing.
“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.”