Nintendo Will Continue to Support the 3DS Despite the Announcement of the Switch Lite - VGChartz
Nintendo Will Continue to Support the 3DS Despite the Announcement of the Switch Lite

Nintendo Will Continue to Support the 3DS Despite the Announcement of the Switch Lite - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 11 July 2019 / 2,161 Views

Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser speaking with The Verge in an interview that despite the announcement of the Nintendo Switch Lite, the company plans to continue to support the Nintendo 3DS.

"We’ll continue to support our 3DS family of systems as long as there is demand," said Bowser.

The Nintendo Switch Lite is a smaller and handheld only version of Nintendo's popular hybrid console, the Switch. It will launch on September 20 for $199.

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Ljink96 (on 11 July 2019)

I think support in this case means that they'll keep manufacturing consoles until they don't. Probably has nothing to do with software support.

SecondWar (on 11 July 2019)

Yeah. What was the last notable 3DS title? Kirbys extra epic yarn - a port of 5+ year old Wii game.

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tak13 (on 11 July 2019)

Came to say the same.
By the way, Nintendo had shipped 40k GB micro units in 2009...

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HoangNhatAnh (on 11 July 2019)

The last notable 3DS title this year in the West is Persona Q2 New Cinema Labyrinth

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LuccaCardoso1 (on 11 July 2019)

Yeah, I'm sure they will. For a full two weeks.

thetonestarr (on 11 July 2019)

They also said, when the DS line was introduced, that they had no plans at the time to drop the GameBoy line. They "planned" to run a three-tiered approach. Look how well that went.

Amnesia (on 11 July 2019)

Bowser was in the marketing before. If you felt already that every words spoken by Reggie sounded "commercial", it should be even worse with Bowser.

Mr.GameCrazy (on 11 July 2019)

Which Bowser? :P

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CrowRSchneider (on 11 July 2019)

Reggie was in marketing too so I expect the same.

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JRPGfan (on 12 July 2019)

that does not sound honest..... Nintendo in situations like this its better to say nothing.

Marth (on 11 July 2019)

Pretty sure the 3DS EAD team is hard at work ;)

KLAMarine (on 11 July 2019)

"please don't stop buying what remains of the 3ds in stores"

Barkley (on 12 July 2019)

"Nintendo confirmed that the Nintendo DS, its newly announced portable dual-screen gaming system, is not being created to take over the Game Boy Advance's market." - Late 2004 Nintendo seem to have a hard time admitting when their old hardware is being replaced.

Azzanation (on 12 July 2019)

I prefer them to just move on to the Switch completely and have that as the whole company focus. Nintendo can still see money in the 3DS it seems.

JRPGfan (on 12 July 2019)

They are doing what your saying..... Nintendo is just lieing through there teeth here in hopes of still selling a few 3DS in stores.

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EricHiggin (on 11 July 2019)

Like how they weren't ready to talk about any future Switch hardware, then shortly after...... Switch Lite?

Hiku (on 12 July 2019)

They said that about the WiiU as well when Switch was released. So this probably means support like firmware updates.

johnsobas (on 11 July 2019)

a lot of criticisms in here and I agree it is largely dead and this means little more than they will still manufacture 3DS as long as they can. However I think Nintendo should be commended for how long they did support the 3DS with first party software. The 3DS could have died 1-2 years earlier easily if Nintendo pulled a wii.

JRPGfan (on 12 July 2019)

Its not largely dead,.... its dead.
its last notable game was from November 2018.
Since then its had like 2 small indie pinball games, and thats it.

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