Nintendo 3DS Will Continue On
In a Q&A session for shareholders after Nintendo’s business meet. Current president Tatsumi Kimishima and the new president Shuntaro Furukawa were asked about the future of the 3DS. Mr. Kimishima has this to say about the 3DS.
““[The 3DS] has an ample software lineup at a price point that makes the system affordable especially for parents looking to buy for their kids. We expect that demand to continue during this fiscal year as well, so we will continue to sell the product”
Mr. Kimishima went on to talk about how the Nintendo Switch sales could impact the future of the Nintendo 3DS.
“Given that Nintendo Switch is a home gaming system that can be taken on the go, this situation may change if it grows from being a one-per-household system to a one-per-person system. But the price of Nintendo Switch is not something with which most parents would buy a system for every one of their children in a short period of time. Moving forward, we will work to ascertain what kinds of play people want at which price points, and as long as there is such demand, we will continue to sell the Nintendo 3DS system. I see the product coexisting with Nintendo Switch at this point in time.”
It seems that this great hand held in the 3DS is here to stay for the near future.