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The Nintendo 3DS Accounts For More Than 50% Of Nintendo’s Business

Analyst Daniel Ahmad is at it again providing plenty of data about Nintendo and its annual revenue. In a recent tweet, Ahmad has explained that the reason why Nintendo is so persistent on supporting the Nintendo 3DS is because it actually accounts for more than fifty percent of the Kyoto-based company’s business as shown in the chart, below.

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Thanks to gamer2006 for the tip!

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30 comments

  1. “but… but… no one cares about the 3ds, the switch is the future”
    “why isn’t Pokemon ultra sun/moon on swtich. 3ds is a dead console”

    now can certain people stop shiting on the 3ds and why certain games are not coming to the switch instead of the the 3ds

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    1. It’s because the Wii U was basically a flop. I’m surprised the 3ds doesn’t account for 80% of Nintendos revenue.

      But that is completely irrelevant when it comes to the 3ds being outdated. Nintendo needs to focus their attention on the Switch. The biggest competition for the Switch right now is the 3ds.

      And the Switch is FAR superior! It’s very difficult playing a game on a crystal clear, HD beautiful screen, and then trying to go back to the 3ds. And it’s not just the screen and graphics. It’s the sound, the controls, and the overall feel of the device. The Switch is just so much more superior in every way.

      I swear to god if Luigis Mansion 3 releases on the 3ds I’m gonna flip the fuck out.

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      1. Except the Switch isn’t as good to play on the road. Way too big and clunky for that whole the 3DS easily fits in your pocket.

        The Switch is better as a home console, not a portable.

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      1. well since they are talking about fiscal years I believe that 23% is actually only in its first month (because the fiscal year ends in march) so i will give you that, but the 3ds is at a disadvantage and a advatage,

        disadvantages:
        when people are buying a switch in march they are paying 360$ (well with breath of the wild) the 3ds is making the majority of its money on 40$ games.

        , its not getting a switch boost in popularity because its 6 years old and many people already have one and even if it was getting a new system launch kinda boost it wouldnt make as much money as the switch because its a lot cheaper per console (the 2ds is only 80$)

        not a lot of must have games came out other than sun and moon. the switch has breath of the wild.

        advantages

        pokemon go did give the 3ds and sun and moon a boost in sales (but then again its only 120$ if you want to be cheap about buying one with sun or moon)

        3ds did have 11 more months than the switch

        the wii u was dead so more people spent their money on the 3ds.

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    1. Part of that may have stemmed from anticipation of the Switch, the eventual announcement of the Switch’s 5 months before hand, and Nintendo buying back a lot of Wii U’s from stores so that there would be Switch shelf space.

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    1. I’ve found myself buying classic DS games over 3ds games. Like I just purchased Castlevania Order of Ecclesia and ChronoTrigger. Not too long ago I bought Dragon Quest 4.

      If only those games were available for the Switch. The Switch NEEDS a virtual console and quick.

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  2. Calm your tits people. Look at how the Switch accounts for 23% already after the short time it’s been on the market. Watch what happens over the next year as big 3DS games slow down after Ultra Sun & Moon.

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    1. I look at the switch as a console only like the ps4 and xbox one. The switch is less powerful than the xbox one and I dont give a shit about portability. Therefore why should I pay more for this than the xbox one? Im sorry, its not happening and its a rip off to console only player. Id also want the pro controller so there’s another $100 gone.

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      1. Well then don’t buy it your not hurting anyone’s feelings.

        Your gonna see in the next few months and the next year how power does not sell consoles. The Xbox One X will not sell very well I promise you, and it’s the most powerful console ever made.

        It’s games that make the console. And how could you not like portable gaming? That’s like saying you hate chocolate or breathing fresh air.

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    1. You’re fundamentally wrong. The past does matter and the data is not useless. You’re disregarding it because it doesn’t fit your narrative and you’re a complete fool for it. Cause it shows the 3DS is currently making up most of Nintendo’s revenue.

      I can’t believe I have to keep explaining this to people, so I am going to make this simple:

      They cannot cold turkey drop development of the 3DS games or the 3DS and focus purely on Switch right now because of both it’s 66+ Million install base, and the fact it currently makes up most of their profits. Even if they were to stop doing 3DS development right now, this very second and focus on Switch, it still wouldn’t change things in the long run in terms of games, cause your install base determines the sales potential of games, and guess how many Switches there are out there right now?

      Only 3-5% that of the 3DS at most right now. Only around 4-5 million or so. That basically puts a cap on potential sales on the Switch. So until the install base of the Switch picks up, they are going to keep the 3DS around to make sure the revenue keeps coming.

      I don’t even need to be a business major to see this, but apparently most of you people who say they should drop the 3DS when it’s still doing relatively well are the kind of people I would never want to be in business with.

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      1. You are wrong, that os the money done in the past by Nintendo. Watch ACTUAL sales and you will see where the money is NOW.

        They can do what they wish, even without your opinion.
        Also no one said is wrong to make games for an old console.
        Certainly it’s not the present nor the future since sales are bound mostly to the Nintendo Switch.

        You will understand and will learn something with the next report.
        Until then stay wrong (I don’t care about it).

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  3. It DID account for more than half of their revenue. 2016/2017 ended in March of this year. That means the Switch accounted for 13% of Nintendo’s annual revenue in one month.

    2017/2018 should reflect the sales numbers we’ve seen week by week. Meaning the Switch will account for twice the revenue that the 3DS does.

    3DS should continue to be more profitable until Nintendo can get production costs on the Switch hardware down… That’s when the 3DS really dies.

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  4. It DID account for more than half of their revenue. 2016/2017 ended in March of this year. That means the Switch accounted for 23% of Nintendo’s annual revenue in one month.

    2017/2018 should reflect the sales numbers we’ve seen week by week. Meaning the Switch will account for twice the revenue that the 3DS does.

    3DS should continue to be more profitable until Nintendo can get production costs on the Switch hardware down… That’s when the 3DS really dies.

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