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Nintendo of America president says as long as 3DS demand is there, they will “continue to provide software on the front”


The Verge has just published a lengthy interview with Nintendo of America president, Doug Bowser. There’s all kinds of topics discussed in the interview though much of it is currently known. However, those of you who own the Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS are probably wondering what kind of support the system will get now the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite have proved to be very successful. Mr. Bowser says that as long as the demand is there for the older handheld system they will continue to support it with software “on the front”. What the software is they have in mind remains unknown at this point in time.

“We continue to look at the 3DS family, both hardware and games, as a strong entry point for some consumers. And we’re seeing that. As long as consumer demand is there, we’ll continue to provide both hardware and software on the front.” When asked when it will be appropriate to say the 3DS is dead as a platform, Bowser says “We’re certainly not going to say it today. I think time will tell. We will continue to support 3DS this holiday and into 2020.”

  • Nintendo of America president, Doug Bowser

18 thoughts on “Nintendo of America president says as long as 3DS demand is there, they will “continue to provide software on the front””

  1. Until they drop a way to continue to purchase games from VC on eShop, i’ll never let go of my 3DS. It’s honestly a large factor into why i haven’t pulled the trigger on a switch lite. And also the Drift issue that seems to have just vanished like it wasn’t an issue.

    i would hold onto your Wii U and 3DS seeing as its the last way to own VC games.

    1. Just think about how fucking long it took until the drift issue of the original Switch was noticed and now you think people can confirm a drift issue for the lite day one? Use your brain!

  2. I hope this means we’ll finally get DS emulation. I don’t wanna pay who know how much for cartridges of old and non-existing Nintendo DS gems.

          1. It would be better if they were on the 3DS since that was the sort of hardware they were made for. If the argument that they shouldn’t add them to the 3DS eShop is that you can just use the cartridge slot, then that would also apply to 3DS games as well. Making it easier to play certain DS games on the 3DS when we can’t find/don’t want to pay exuberant amounts of money for cartridges would be a solid way to keep up the interest in 3DS without impeding the Switch

        1. It’ll get the Wii treatment where it only gets a specific game that will be released under the radar once a year. For Wii, it’s the Just Dance games. Since 3DS has a microphone, maybe a Just Sing game. lol

        2. It would be nice to get some more VC games. But the 3DS lately has only received one eShop game every three months. Not exactly what I would call providing software for the system.

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        4. they should really make a 3DS PRO/HD. like not make any new games, but let third party keep adding content. but updating to HD would be nice, and they could just release patches that support the new rez. could also add HD camera.

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