Nintendo’s new president has only just started running the company, and has already teased the future of the 3DS line of products.
During an interview with Japanese news publication, Kyoto Shimbu, Furukawa announced he is looking at the 3DS / 2DS line of products, and is currently “…considering various possibilities.” Though it’s unclear how serious the company is about this venture, with the Nintendo Switch’s great success, if this comes to fruition, it will be interesting to see how the company chooses to navigate the market in order to avoid cannibalizing their own sales.
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“Though it’s been around much longer, the 3DS has certain advantages over the Switch such as ease of purchase and the like.” Furukawa also commented on a possible successor, saying that Nintendo is “considering various possibilities.” However, the statement alone doesn’t make it clear how serious the company is when it comes to exploring a new dedicated portable device that follows in 3DS’ footsteps.”
Now that I have a Switch, my poor 3DS is currently collecting dust. If only there were enough hours in the day to clear out my massive backlog. But what do you think of the latest statement? Are you excited about the prospect of a 3DS follow-up? What would you like to see in a follow-up handheld? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: Nintendo Everything