Nintendo President Hints at 3DS Successor

He believes the 3DS has some advantages over the Nintendo Switch

Posted by Ashley King on June 30, 2018

Shuntaro Furukawa took the reigns of Nintendo from Tatsumi Kimishima this year and it appears their focuses for the company might differ. Kimishima famously said his company has no plans for a Nintendo 3DS successor, but in a recent interview with a Japanese publication, Furukawa hinted that his company may be interested in producing a successor to the Nintendo 3DS.

"Though it’s been around much longer, the 3DS has certain advantages over the Switch such as ease of purchase and the like."

Furukawa said his company is "considering various possibilities," but that statement alone isn't a confirmation that Nintendo is planning on producing a successor.

The New Nintendo 2DS XL completely removed the 3D feature that was the main gimmick for the 3DS, so perhaps Nintendo will produce some type of clamshell handheld that is capable of playing their stable of mobile games? It will be interesting to see the direction they go in the future. What do you think?


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