Nintendo Plans Continued Support of 3DS through 2019
The end of first party support will eventually come, but not anytime soon.
Many have been calling for the death of the Nintendo 3DS for almost a year. Right when Nintendo put out that very successful hybrid console last March, it seemed like everything that you’d want to play on the go would be better played on the Switch. While that may be true, there are tens of millions of Nintendo 3DS owners out there that would beg to differ. From the sounds of it, Nintendo isn’t planning on abandoning them anytime soon.
In Nintendo’s most recent financial briefing, the company revealed plans to support the Nintendo 3DS for the foreseeable future and into 2019 with a number of new games. These include Luigi’s Mansion, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker, Sushi Striker, and more that will arrive in the months ahead.
From their own statements, Nintendo says they are looking to continue the 3DS business by releasing new titles. “Our plan is to continue maintaining this business by taking advantage of new titles like these.”
That’s not to say that Nintendo isn’t heavily focused on their new darling. In the same financial briefing they reiterated to investors that the Switch will be the “core of their business” going forward. It just looks like they’re not ready to give up on the cash cow that released all the way back in 2011.