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Nintendo Is Thinking Which Games It Can Release On Nintendo 3DS In 2018

The Nintendo Switch may only be a few weeks away from launch but Nintendo’s dedicated handheld the Nintendo 3DS doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. The Telegraph recently had the chance to chat to Shinya Takahashi, Director at Nintendo, General Manager of Entertainment Planning and Development and Yoshiaki Koizumi, Deputy General Manager of Entertainment Planning and Development, about the system and how they’re planning to support the popular handheld device while the Switch is available.

You’ve mentioned the 3DS there. Will you continue to support the dedicated handheld given Switch could potentially replace it?

Certainly I think 3DS from a price perspective is quite a bit lower, and it’s a system we’ve released a very large library for. So I think from that perspective it’s a very good system for kids to have as their first system. We still see a lot of potential for 3DS in that area. And with that in mind we’re thinking of games to release for 3DS not just in 2017, but in 2018 as well. And the hope there also is that kids playing on 3DS will also shift over to Switch at some point in the future.

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  1. “And the hope there also is that kids playing on 3DS will also shift over to Switch at some point in the future.”

    Namely, mid-to-late 2018. I’m still calling it.

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      1. Right before holiday 2K18 seems perfect, plus slight support for 2 years after that. I figured up to holiday 2018 before this interview, it’s common sense business wise for video game systems. The Switch will only last 6 to 8 years, and continue to get 2 more years of support after that.

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    1. That’s their hope. They need to create a new pocketable and cheap Switch.
      Probably not before 2019. 149$ should be its target price, though they can do it eventually if they can shrink with nVidia that SoC.

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      1. Cheaper and smaller would attract both kids and commuters.
        Mike this isn’t a system for everyone. It just isn’t. Need to be shrinked to attract the other piece of the cake.

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    2. if they want suggestions how about they re- release the four swords anniversary physically along with gundam the 3d battle, samurai warriors chronicle 2 & 3 physically the great ace attorney physically love plus physically the taiko drum 3ds game as tht game was alot of fun in japan. the toriko games it’s a quirky series that deserves some time in the spotlight and how about learning different language software for the 3ds/ the switch? they are on google play it shouldn’t be that hard to port some of those applications over to the systems.

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      1. and beyond the labyrinth is a good title on the 3ds but it’s a shame it wasn’t localized outside japan i got the game and really enjoy it

        or better yet nintendo make a region free eshop yes they have to add a bit extra but people would save thousands on import charges and Nintendo would be stupid not to

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  2. For anyone thinking they will release a direct 3DS successor besides the Switch:
    “And the hope there also is that kids playing on 3DS will also shift over to Switch at some point in the future.” Wouldn’t make much sense then.
    Only a Switch mini still seems possible to me, but only in at least a few years.

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  3. They’d better not make any more main series Pokemon games for the 3DS. Sun and Moon ran awfully and had a bunch of content cut out that was in generation 6. I don’t know about the New version, but the standard 3DS is no longer suitable for Pokemon. And with the touchscreen reduced to a barely functional map outside of battles, I think they’ll move it onto the Switch to get rid of that second screen for good. A sequel to Pokemon Sun and Moon on the Switch could be amazing if they gave us that missing content and updated the graphics (as well as fill in those numerous squares of empty map dotted around Alola).

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    1. Safe bet; the 4th gen remake is New 3DS exclusive, especially at $99 for a New 3DS, and discontinuing the 2DS along with the original 3DS & 3DS XL. At least I hope it’s exclusive to the New 3DS.

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