Kotaku recently conducted an interview with Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. There, multiple topics were discussed. One of the topics was about the remaining years of the 3DS’ life. According to Kotaku, “sales data shows that software sales for 3DS were down all around the world this year, but that hardware sales were up in America, down in Europe and in Japan, where the system first got hot”.
At one point, Kotaku asks Reggie if Nintendo “will still be selling them in 4 years”. Although Reggie pauses mid-sentence, which Kotaku speculates as him “perhaps catching himself from sliding from personal appeal to accidentally promising several more years of support”, Reggie says that “yes, we…certainly hope so”.