Nintendo’s Scott Moffitt, executive vice president of sales and marketing, remains confident that there’s a lot more compelling software to come to the Nintendo 3DS. With talk recently turning to Nintendo’s next project ,the NX, many have been wondering what will happen to both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Moffitt has reassured gamers that the Nintendo 3DS is here to stay and we should assume that there’s some great software planned for 2016.
“Nintendo 3DS is here to stay. Let me throw out a number that might surprise you. So far, on a global basis, Nintendo 3DS has sold more hardware than PS4 and Xbox One—combined. Most people find this shocking.”
“Obviously we don’t deny the impact of smart devices on the gaming market. But it’s a mistake to consider this a zero-sum game. Clearly gaming on smart devices and gaming on Nintendo 3DS can happily coexist, to the benefit of all gamers. The fact is, playing games on two very different hardware platforms means options for two very different kinds of game play. The inclusion of multiple control buttons on Nintendo 3DS allows a much deeper and more sophisticated type of play.”