Nintendo has confirmed they’re going to continue the Nintendo 3DS part of their business alongside their new flagship console, the Nintendo Switch.
The news was confirmed by Nintendo president and CEO Tatsumi Kimishima in their latest financial results briefing.
“The Nintendo 3DS characteristics, price points, and play styles differ from Nintendo Switch, and we intend to continue the Nintendo 3DS business separately and in parallel,” Kimishima said. “We will continue to use its installed base and rich software library in our business.”
Kimishima added that the company is naturally going to continue “to develop new software, but we believe it is important to leverage the rich library of Nintendo 3DS series titles to drive sales with Nintendo 3DS owners, as well as consumers who recently purchased Nintendo 3DS hardware.”
Finally, Kimishima noted that “the affordability of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems places it in a critical position as the first dedicated video game platform for children who have no prior experience with dedicated video game systems. It is also positioned as an affordable product for budget-conscious consumers. We will continue working to promote Nintendo 3DS to these consumers.”