Nintendo says Switch is “a home system first,” which suggests 3DS is protected for now

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If you’re involved over what’s to turn out to be of 3DS as soon as Nintendo’s hybrid gaming console comes out, cease worrying your beautiful heads about it.


Speaking with Polygon, a Nintendo consultant instructed the positioning Switch was “a home gaming system first and foremost,” when requested if the moveable system would damage gross sales of the 3DS household.

“We have made no announcement regarding the future of Nintendo 3DS,” mentioned the consultant. “Obviously with sales of almost 60 million 3DS portables worldwide, there’s still a huge hunger for new games, such as Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, and there are many more games in the pipeline.”

As far as Wii U is anxious, back in March Nintendo denied rumors it was ceasing manufacturing of the console, however the next month mentioned manufacturing would gradual. The agency reiterated this to Polygon in the present day.

“As we prepare for the launch of Nintendo Switch in March of 2017, Nintendo will ship 800,000 Wii U hardware units to the global market for this fiscal year,” mentioned the rep. “As a result, the inventory of Wii U hardware at retail will become harder to find.”

Nintendo’s present fiscal yr began on April 1, 2016, and the corporate mentioned that anybody who nonetheless needs a Wii U console now by April 1, 2017 ought to in all probability “communicate with their preferred retail outlet to monitor availability.”

Nintendo Switch was revealed this morning and shall be launched in March 2017.