Nintendo could be considering a 3DS successor, if a report from Kyoto Shinbun is accurate.
Gotta have a contingency plan in case Switch doesn't perform as well as expected. Wouldn't want to kill off indefinitely your off your dedicated handheld consoles
I don't think its that at all. Mark my words this is why the conference they kept on saying HOME CONSOLE. The switch is a HOME CONSOLE and always will be a home console. I also predict the pokemon game rumoured to be coming on to the switch won't be a full blown game like on the 3ds. IF its not then thats a massive indication its not a portable console in nintendo eyes. EDIT: I honestly believe if this was the 3ds successor there would be some form of backwards comparability like every other nintendo hand held had.
I'm more interested in this
4DS gonna be near the powers of the Switch lol
I may be looking at this the wrong way, but to me, the Switch is a portable that docks, not a traditional home console like what Sony and MS are doing, so I thought the Switch could replace the 3DS and Wiiu and be a 2 for 1 console for Nintendo. Am I wrong?
'. I also predict the pokemon game rumoured to be coming on to the switch won't be a full blown game like on the 3ds.' If the Switch is a home console then it would likely be bigger than the 3ds pokemon games.
What stupid reasoning you have all of those are easily deniable. The switch is a handheld with a dock and the type of pokemon game it has doesn't define the system. old games are done digitally now.
nope, the succesor is called: SWITCH
Don't do it! Just phase out the 3ds over the next year and let the switch be the successor of both wii u and 3DS.
But would gamers be ok with having handheld quality games on the Switch?
Well If Nintendo didn't say HOME CONSOLE and said this is the 3ds successor or words like it YES 100% people would be happy with handheld quality games. Look at the 3ds its doing amazingly. I think they have really fudged up by saying home console... This is why already we are hearing about a 3ds successor i totally knew Nintendo was pulling a swifty on us.
Why would they have to be handheld quality?? All devs would just make switch quality games on the switch instead of making 3DS quality games on the 3DS.
Because you can't expect every game/publisher/dev to have the budget that is needed to have console quality games if the Switch is meant to be the 3ds successor. 3rd party devs/publishers and Nintendo would lose an important stream of revenue that is filled by having games with lower budgets and we would see much less games because the risk would be much higher for devs/publishers. If gamers don't accept handheld quality games on the Switch, then Nintendo might as well release the "4ds". I would welcome handheld quality titles on the Switch alongside console quality titles but I can only speak for myself.
So they should purchase another platform just to play the same games somewhere else?
@ ED What same games? If there is a "4ds" then what makes you think that the Switch would have the exact same games as it?
If gamers buy a Switch, they have to be okay with handheld quality games because the Switch is a handheld when it's not on the dock. To that point, what purpose would a new handheld serve other than to compete with the Switch?
So what not every game on PS4 uses all the systems power.
Oh hey, slow down that's a dangerous Common Sense something Nintendo struggles with...
It's gonna be 4DS and allow time travel... word!! Last time we didn't need glasses this time we won't need roads ;)
Maybe DS^4G and allow online? Probably not, just a shot in the dark lmao
It's been online for free... for years Mario Kart, Smash Bros and Kid Icarus ✌🏻🕹
Did you even read my comment? I said DS^4G as in 4G LTE mobile online...
What about all that "one platform, one library" hype? That kind of thinking is no more, lawl?
Did Nintendo ever confirm that themselves? Because to my understanding that was just gamers assuming that's the route they would have go because it makes Financial sense to all parties. Knowing how stupid Nintendo is of course they're going to fragment their Market once again they're idiots
This is a very big reason why I do not plan on buying a Switch in 2017. I personally wanted Nintendo to consolidate all of their in.p., along with second and third party support, onto one system. Them coming out, the night of the press conference, and *saying this is THE Nintendo platform going forward, would have had me staying up to preorder. A potential handheld successor makes me want to wait two full years, to see if they unveil a new dedicated handheld, because that is where the support has proven to be. They can still win me over with the Switch, and I'm hoping they can, or even want to.
Same. I bought the 3DS knowing traditionally how much support their handhelds get. If Nintendo doesn't plan to support this 100% why should I? So basically they're confirming that they're leaving it in the dust like they did the Wii U? I'm just going to wait to see what their handheld is going to be because it sounds like the switch is all but dead because of this stupid fragmentation
Hopefully not. I really liked the idea of having 3DS developers working with the Switch.
Buddy we all did , in my opinion that was probably the single most important thing about the switch was that it was finally going to be getting 100% support from all their Developers
You obviously want to continue to improve your less expensive product that parents have no concerns buying for their kids. Makes perfect sense. The switch is not a kids toy. The design is built for adults as it has a very premium look and feel.
Yeah those tiny little joycons just scream "adult" lol
You're just stupud. Have you read anything in the past few weeks?
ya its called the switch
Let all those 3DS successor games come out on Switch instead. Although Nintendo seems to really like for nothing to come out on their main systems so they probably won't do that. Better for it to have no 3rd party support and fail miserably.
If they do this I will NOT support it or Switch! The thing that makes Switch appealing to me is the fact that ALL of Nintendo studios only have to support one platform instead of two, which means a much faster turnaround on game releases.
If true, then that would be hilarious bad and make no sense. A ton of people were thinking this would be the only system Nintendo would support and drop 3DS by end of year. If it does indeed have a successor, then those ideas of having all Nintendo developers make games only for the switch will not become a real thing. I honestly don't understand why they would want a 3DS successor when the switch can be taken on the go.
I called it agesssss ago considering there conference they constantly said HOME CONSOLE. I knew they were pulling a swifty on the people and i bet you that rumoured pokemon game is not going to be a full blown like the 3ds.
You may very well be correct. Who knows it may be a Pokken Tournament port or a sequel for all we know. This is Nintendo we are talking about here.
how about they still support there xl model and games which is total dead now :( Nintendo kills off there systems like crazy which suck
seems redundant seeing as they're about to launch the Switch.
RIP Switch. Already the next WiiU and ur not even out yet. And it's all on Nintendo's incompetence. If they don't go 100% all in with switch it'll fail.
You are 100% spot on here. If the switch is not the 3ds successor then its DOA.
Damage control ... People are seeing the switch as a replacement already ..... I mean it is a hand held after all.
I see this possibility from two perspectives: 1) From a personal point of view as a consumer, I would love Nintendo to do this. Even if I didn't buy it right away I would still see it as a sign that handhelds would still be on the market, which, as a lover of handhelds, would love to see remain true for as many years as possible. It might even convince Sony to release a successor to the Vita, given how popular the system is in Japan. Which again, I would love to see, even if the possibility seems unlikely. 2) However, if they were to once again split their efforts between handheld and Switch, it would destroy the Switch's chance to be the one true home for all Nintendo games going forward, a concept that would make the Switch look to be a mighty tempting prospect. So for Nintendo's sake, I think they should scrap the idea of another handheld, at least for several years, enough for the Switch to maintain a proper foothold and become the go-to place for all their beloved series.
Nintendo desperately needs to unify portable and home consoles. They could achieve a very easy second place due to their amazing and plentiful exclusives. 1. Unify 3DS and Wii U 2. eShop titles will all be playable on future systems with one integrated sign-in 3. Let us keep the freaking games from the online service every month
The "3DS sucessor" should just be a Switch Lite. As in smaller in size than the current Switch, and integrated controls (not removable), and just a charging cable, no dock at all. All for $200, and it runs the same Switch games. All of them would work no problem with it except maybe for 1, 2, Switch (and it could still be compatible with separate Joycons anyway, should you buy them, so even that one could be playable).
First Holographic 3D game portable. DO IT Nintendo. Could Give a F*** about Switch
From previous reports, they seem intent on continuing support for the 3DS. Kind of like a "if it's not broke don't fix it" thing. Then again it's Nintendo, so you never know...
Man this company seriously doesn't know when to shut up ..... I'm no longer purchasing the switch because if they're going to plan something after the 3DS it actually means they have no plans to support the switch with 100% of their team's I'm not interested and another fragmented Market its just a waste of time.
What are you on about they can run two systems like they have always hand a full on handheld and a home console which also happens to be portable. 3ds has been out 6 years they are thinking about replacing it of course they are today no this month no by end of the year possible more than likely start of next year tho another 12 months. They can support two systems. They did smash for both consoles massive games if they can do that they can do a Mario kart, Mario. Pokemon, Zeldas for both. I understand his points it's just the drama "man this company needs to shut up" yeah not communicating with people will work. "No longer purchasing Switch...new 3ds means no plans to support Switch with 100% of their teams" 3ds is seriously winding down they got new Pokemon a Wii u port of Yoshi Mario sports and then its drying up, switch has got some major games in first 3 months Zelda, Mario kart Splatoon that we know of, E3 around the corner pretty certain we'll get a few more Wii U ports for Switch like smash bros, Pikmin for 3ds plus pikmin 4 which was already meant to be finished like Mario sounds like it's pretty much done but being held back until after June once their big 3 launch period games come out. I want full home console experiences on Switch which is what they are producing. I don't want ports of handheld games going to switch unless they are absolute bangers sure 3ds has a great catalogue of games but majority are on 3ds and have better versions on Wii U Mario Kart 8 is much better than 7 for example and they gotta make a 9 at some point. Smash bros although I've played most on 3ds... blatantly better on Wii U. Hyrule warriors... wouldn't know. My point is Switch sure take the top end 3ds games but make their own games home console games for the home console it is take it with you sure. My point is they got plenty of games coming out for the next 3-4 months E3 around the corner... more games to be announced mainly for Switch to see us through to Christmas 7 year old 3ds gets replaced 😱 That'll likely just get ports of switch games and sequels to successful handheld games. They can do both have done for years and are more than capable of producing enough games for both systems. The teams have grown a bit more these days. Also it wasn't Nintendo not supporting the Wii U the top had enough (just) too tsted games to keep people busy especially with VC It's third parties who didn't support, Nintendo always get moaned at for not giving 3rd parties a chance now they are they've announced Zelda which is from Wii U anyway Mario Kart and Splatoon both also from Wii U, if a 3rd party can't come in with some of say rockstar or hideo's creative genius then that's not Nintendo's fault that's EA and Ubisofts fault for being so uninspiring leaving all the good games to come from Nintendo in the end anyway. If 3rd parties aren't even gonna make an actual effort I'll be sticking to the Nintendo stuff anyway. Ramble over. ✌🏻🕹
His point is that Nintendo needs to put all of their support on the Switch alone to ensure it gets a steady flow of games to make up for lack of major third party support. Just look at the severe game droughts that both Wii and Wii U faced. To which I agree, to an extent. If third party won't support the new console, it's up to Nintendo to provide it with a lot of games somehow.
Because that worked out great for the Wii U? My problem is not that Nintendo wants to run two systems, my problem is that Nintendo is not even purchasing multiple teams to properly do this the last time they tried this the Wii U got left in the dust. So if Nintendo wants to run one of their platforms into the ground that's fine by me I simply want to know which one is getting left in the dust because it's starting to sound like it's going to be the switch no different than the Wii U was left behind by the 3DS. What is the purpose of having a Home console that could also be a handheld if you're just going to release another handheld? It sounds redundant ,irrelevant and overall greedy. I'm sorry buddy but I'm just going to have to wait and see because I don't see any reason to support the switch if Nintendo is not intending to 100% support it either. I own a 3DS I do not own a Wii U and it was an extremely smart decision side with their more successful handheld. I'm sorry but the 3DS and Wii U shows they cannot support two platforms without the other platform completely failing. My argument is not for them to abandon one over the other my argument is more so if they're going to do this they need to purchase more teams for people to even believe that they could properly do this because I see no evidence that this company could do something like this so my decision to wait for the 3DS successor has more to do with Nintendo not actually fixing their situation they basically have no solution to this problem so I have very little faith but they have the ability to support both platforms if they didn't have that ability the previous generation and they've shown that nothing has changed. If they buy more teams then maybe I could have great with two platforms but based on their current status I just have a hard time believing that and as of right now I'm not purchasing the switch. Was when I originally thought that this was going to be the platform that supported 100% but if they're going to continue to fragment their Market I'm going to wait to see which one fails and which one succeeds Nintendo is essentially killing themselves with this stupidity. So who here is excited for the next couple E3 where we now get to see which platform gets shafted by Nintendo? Even as a 3DS owner I felt sorry for Wii U owners every single time a huge series of games or just being announced before 3DS while the Wii U was just digging its grave. Just make one platform already and move on Portables are powerful enough right now that they could produce great quality on the television to the point where you actually don't need both platforms especially by a company that doesn't even take advantage of such graphical enhancements.
It has been several years since the 3ds came out. It isn't a shock a new one would come regardless.
Honestly, I want Nintendo to focus on the Switch first before they even talk about a 3DS successor.
Good, I'd like a Nintendo dedicated handheld that's more powerful than the Vita (or as powerful), to compliment it.
Hmmmm.....they need to plough all their development into switch. I find their 3ds focus annoying. Obviously they need to keep the 3ds games coming, but they really need to be releasing the 3ds games simultaneously on switch.
I hope not. I was hoping I would have their mobile library on the Switch. Doing this means they would be splitting their game library into console and mobile again. Which is really stupid. Putting both their libraries on the Switch means they can manufacture one device for both audiences, and provide a larger game library to both. It's more efficient, more cost-effective, and appeals to a larger audience. This means I might not play the newest Pokemon again. The last Pokemon I played was Silver on the GBA. There are a bunch of Atlus games on the 3DS that look interesting and I've never played too. I would hate to see the same thing happen again.
They are just keeping their options open. If switch sells like hot cakes, they will not release a new 3ds. What will the spec be? Weaker than the Switch? What would be the point in that? Budget games can be made on the switch already..look at the line up, SF 2, bomberman and a slew of indie games. More power than the switch? That wouldn't make sense, unless it's planned release is a successor to the switch somehow..Dswitch! Lmao.
As I've told a lot of Nintendo diehards, the switch as a portable is not the size and form factor for handheld gamers who own a 3ds or vita. They can be simply placed in the pocket on the go. Nintendo isn't going to kill the main product that is making them money, the 3ds. The switch can be called a portable, but not a handheld. Two different things.
Why can't it be called a handheld? The whole thing can literally be held in your hand, therefore it is a handheld...
This will be interesting. It needs to stand out from the Switch in some way, having its own kind of game play. It could be another 3D handheld, it could be a handheld with VR capabilities, it could be a mobile phone, etc. Whatever it is, I will be on board day one.
Did anyone even read the article? It mentions nothing but switch being the successor to 3ds.
Can't wait for another Nintendo Direct or E3 or even the launch of switch get that out of the way then more games will get announced for July August sept oct. Not gonna bang out all their top end games in May/June middle of summer... nice one. 👍🏻
What will be the point of their software fusion for handheld and console? Unless were talking some years after switch release.
If they were to do this, then why bother making a hybrid console at all ? Hopefully this is nonsense and they put everything they have into the Switch.
If they announce a new 3DS handheld or something similar to it then R.I.P Switch, because that's gonna get all of the good games.
a switch mini would make sense, maybe 540p more portable, no dock.
Not make sense to me. Because i can only carry one portable game device on my backpack not two or more! Simple logic :D (ESL guy here)
They could do it but i dont see why.. Wasnt the 3DS like $250 when it launched? The switch is around the same price range.. Trash battery life but i dont play handhelds longer than 2 hours without my hands getting cramped