The Nintendo 3DS will continue to live, even though the handheld console has been fully overshadowed by the Nintendo Switch at E3 2019.
New President Nintendo of America Doug Bowser – who won the most prestigious position in April when beloved CEO Reggie Fils-Aime retired – repeated that the company would continue to support 3DS. In an interview with Time, Mr. Boswer stated that the focus was on the Nintendo Switch during the E3 2019 and that the company had no new Nintendo 3DS game to announce at the time. Annual event of the video game. But that does not mean that Nintendo pulls the plug from the portable console.
The Nintendo 3DS business "continues to perform well," said Bowser, adding that as long as consumer demand is met, the company will continue to support the device. Retailers also continue to sell hardware and software for the 3DS system, likely sharing Bowser's sense that the console is "a great entry point for younger players."
"A $ 79 3DS with an included game is a great value proposition for a young player entering the Nintendo ecosystem," Bowser said.
The renewal of Nintendo's commitment to the 3DS echoes the position taken by the company during the E3 of last year, when Nintendo of America's president, Reggie Fils-Aime, stated that the company was not considering phasing out the handheld console.
Son-Aime had said at the time that new games were going to arrive on the handheld console, but during a financial briefing of the company in April, the device was not even mentioned, with no news game ads. A spokesman said there were no upstream games for 3DS, software from third-party vendors.
The extra epic thread of Kirby was the last party game launched on the handheld console, and the last significant version was Persona Q2: New Cinema Maze. It remains to be seen how long will be the interest for the console, while nothing is planned for its future.
The Nintendo 3DS has an extensive collection of playoff games, which of course is reason enough for new and old players to continue playing with the console. The Nintendo Switch may be in the spotlight, but it seems like the 3DS is not sinking into the shadows, at least for the moment.