Natsume, who is most renowned for developing entries for the Harvest Moon series, believes that all focus is now on the Nintendo Switch and that customers aren’t interested in DS or 3DS titles anymore due to the popularity of Nintendo’s newest console. In a recent interview with NintendoLife, Hiro Maekawa at Natsume stated:
Nintendo has now shifted their energy to Switch. At this point, I don’t think they are interested in DS titles. And our customers aren’t interested in DS titles either. They are losing their interest in 3DS titles as well, simply because of Switch. Everybody’s talking about Switch, Switch, Switch! So Switch will be not only the next big handheld, but also a console platform. Either way.
What do you think? Nintendo has publicly said in the past that they’re still very much pushing the 3DS. Sales for the handheld are still very strong and continue to show signs of immense profitability for Nintendo.