Nintendo Confirms It Won't Discontinue The 3DS

If you have recently purchased a new Nintendo 3DS console and have just found out that the company is working on a new console that might replace the 3DS, don’t worry. Nintendo has just confirmed that the Nintendo Switch won’t be a replacement for the 3DS.

Nintendo Switch is expected to be fully announced on January 12, 2017, but the 3DS is here to stay, at least for now according to Nintendo’s President Tatsumi Kimishima.

“So our original concept was, ‘What kind of new experience can we create?’ And what we showed this time was an object that’s both stationary and one you can take outside to play with anyone you want.”

“Thanks to our software, the 3DS hardware is still growing. So that business still has momentum. And certainly rather than being cannibalized by the Switch, we think the 3DS can continue in its own form.”