Recent announcements of a cheaper version of Nintendo Switch and new Pokemon games seem to suggest that the end of the life-span of 3DS may be near.
"a cheaper handheld only version of the Switch was released in Japan and this is a clear indication that the lifespan of the 3DS is betting against the clock." This was an option for those who didn't want to play on their TV. It's not like the hardware is any different, and if you were to purchase a dock separately, you could still use it on the TV.
No it isn't. It's crystal clear that it's intended as a second Switch device, for somewhere that already has a dock and cables.
No it's not..it's for a family that has one, and now the little brother or sister wants one two, and now the parents can afford it a bit easier because it's cheaper and the brother and other sibling can share the dock at home but both have their own gaming device.
@ 3-4-5 Exactly.
well it's both. My point was, the article made it out like it was a different unit, which is flat out wrong. Whether it's a second device, or for someone who wants it as a handheld first, it's still the same old Switch, just minus a dock.
Clickbait I believe...the 2DS can be bought for $80.00...Nintendo is really doing its fans a great service by having an affordable handheld like that. Given some titles that are coming out this year and next year, I don't see Nintendo starting to discontinue the 3DS line until 2020 at the earliest.
Discontinue it, no, but they should definitely stop making games for it soon.
That Mario and Luigi game coming in 2019 will be the last Nintendo published game on the 3ds. That will be 8 full years of support for the 3ds, not bad.
@getback Because Switch. Nintendo should go all in on Switch, especially if their third party offerings aren’t going to be all that great.
I just wish the games would drop in price more often, but they rarely ever do.
Makes sense. 3DS is over 7 years old now. I just hope Nintendo is smart and focuses all their portable development on Switch, instead of making another dedicated portable.
I have both, and if I had to get rid of one currently, it would be the Switch. There's just so much to play on 3DS, and Switch still needs to get more.
Ya i was thinking yesterday while picking up my 3ds, is there room for a person to have a 3ds and a switch? They could easily just port over the 3ds library. Seems like its recundant for Nintendo to have 2 portable consoles.
I was in the eshop just yesterday on the SWITCH I narrowed the games down to RPG's only and came up with a hundred. That is a LOT for a 14 month old system. BUT I have to agree 3DS has ways more RPG's. And other games. But to some (like me) playing on the TV is BIG (pun not intended). I have to have my dock.
How long have the Switch come out comparing to the 3DS? You think new games are gonna magically appear every day?
I agree.. Switch is already hybrid so no need for a 3DS successor. Put everything into Switch.
I have both and while 3DS provided some great experiences I am really loving the Nintendo Switch.
I hope they continue the smaller budget exclusive games like A Link Between Worlds if they stop supporting 3DS.. Switch is getting a lot of great games but the smaller ones were really fun & cheaper
Cheaper? Where was you shopping? Now they are cheaper because of being replaced. But not when it was head to head against PS Vita
I mean when you compare smash bros 3DS to smash bros wii u. Switch games retail for $60 while 3DS games are $40. I dont want nintendo to stop making the smaller $40 games like Samus Returns, Kid Icarus, Luigi's Mansion, etc. My fear is theyll just do digital releases & cut physical copies for those.
It's printing money, no they're not.
What an amazing handheld full of amazing, top quality games. Can't wait to see what the Big N does next.
It really is great, between the 3ds and the Vita, I use the 3ds more, if only Vita had the same amount of support from Sony.
Didn’t Nintendo confirmed a while ago that they have plan for the 3DS for 2019 and beyond? They also said both consoles can co-exist you know.
They are releasing stuff on both 3ds and Switch. Look at The Way Of Sushido
The Vita survived on life support and gulps of air every so often with otaku/hentai type games for years after. I'm sure the 3DS could do something similar long after.
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