Quantcast
Nintendo: 'We Will Continue to Support 3DS This Holiday and Into 2020' - VGChartz
Nintendo: 'We Will Continue to Support 3DS This Holiday and Into 2020'

Nintendo: 'We Will Continue to Support 3DS This Holiday and Into 2020' - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 November 2019 / 1,872 Views

The Nintendo 3DS launched in early 2011 and is in its twilight years as sales continue to decline year-on-year. With the launch of the Nintendo Switch in March 2017, Nintendo has combined their home console and handheld developers under one platform. 

Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser speaking with The Verge says the company plans to continue support the 3DS as long as their is demand. 

 

"We continue to look at the 3DS family, both hardware and games, as a strong entry point for some consumers. And we’re seeing that," said Bowser.

"As long as consumer demand is there, we’ll continue to provide both hardware and software on that front. We’re certainly not going to say it today. I think time will tell. We will continue to support 3DS this holiday and into 2020."


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


More Articles

8 Comments

SwitchUP (on 07 November 2019)

He said, they will provide hardware and software as long as theres demand. He didnt say new games. I think hes just saying, hey, we will keep printing copies of games and produce systems as long as people are buying them. It's easy money. It sells what, 50-60k per week? Games go with each one. Easy money. They're not making anything new for it. Just keeping shelves stocked. Nothing more.


Signalstar (on 07 November 2019)

I mean it is the easiest and cheapest dedicated platform on the market to buy. If I were going to give a young child a starter system it would be the 3DS or 2DS


haxxiy (on 07 November 2019)

I've heard the same about the GBA circa 2006. Thing is, the sales and soon enough, the userbase, just aren't there anymore.


trunkswd (on 07 November 2019)

I don't expect any new 3DS games from Nintendo but no reason for them to stop selling them if enough people are buying them. At this point Nintendo will likely only ship a few hundred thousand per quarter if not less.


  • +3
Keybladewielder (on 07 November 2019)

Sure Jan


mZuzek (on 07 November 2019)

Yeah, right.


zorg1000 (on 07 November 2019)

Basically support just means sell in this case.

"We will continue to sell 3DS this holiday and into 2020."


  • +8
magos2k7 (on 08 November 2019)

"Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser speaking with The Verge says the company plans to continue support the 3DS as long as THERE is demand." So, I need a job. I can write and proofread better than this person. Interview me. I live in America and speak, spell, and write in ENGLISH.