When it comes to gaming, many replies Nintendo. It became quite famous after it started with DS, back in 2004. This handheld system was made so that people could enjoy gaming, anywhere, anytime. Most famous game on the system was Pokemon. Many of them played that already, isn’t it? A few days ago, the firm launched Switch which is the next generation gaming system with VR. But it caused widespread confusion that will they continue with 3DS or not.
3DS will continue – Nintendo
After Switch was launched, a question was raised, whether this will lead to discontinuation of 3DS? But president Tatsumi Kimishima replied that after Switch is launched, it may have a direct impact on 3DS, but it wouldn’t stop 3DS sale.
When Bloomberg asked Kimishima, in an interview, that if they are planning to discontinue 3DS, on which Kimishima replied “Thanks to our software, the 3DS hardware is still growing,” he said. “So that business still has momentum. And certainly rather than being cannibalized by the Switch, we think the 3DS can continue in its own form.”
Well, of course, there might be no reason to discontinue 3DS, after all, Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are the best selling games in the handheld gaming history.
Additionally, around 2.7 million 3DS were sold in the last quarter as compared to last year.
In general, Kimishima commented, on Switch, “We didn’t just want a successor to the Wii U or the 3DS. So our original concept was, ‘What kind of new experience can we create?’ And what we showed this time was an object that’s both stationary and one you can take outside to play with anyone you want.”
Further in the interview, Kimishima said, “If you asked as if this might be possible in the future, certainly we can’t say no,” he said. “In terms of how it can be used for gaming, it’s something we must consider. It depends on the system specifications. I can’t say that we have no interest in VR because VR offers new ways of playing, but that depends on what kind of software can be played. But what kind of software works, that’s only something you only know once you actually experience it. And our games are ones that are usually played for a long time.”
Read the whole interview with Kimishima