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Topic: Nintendo Has Reiterated That It Will Continue To Support the Nintendo 3DS

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RatKing64

Nintendo's decision to eventually cut off support for the 3DS will not be dependent on how well the Switch sells. Rather it will be entirely dependent on how well the 3DS and its games sell. The 3DS sold 750K units in December. That is considerable. Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon have already sold 3 million plus units. That is also considerable. There is obviously still a market for 3DS and its games. I suspect it is mostly parents of younger kids who are buying the hardware, but there are also people like me who love the system and will continue to buy games for it as long as Nintendo continues to make them. Our numbers are dwindling as people jump to Switch, but there is still enough of us for cheaper projects like remakes and ports to make a decent profit.

I could be wrong, but I believe the rumors that Nintendo has at least three major first party games releasing this year on 3DS (Zelda remake, Wario Land remake and new Warioware). The rumored Zelda : Link's Awakening remake and Wario Land VB remake both make sense in terms of the team that is supposedly developing them (Grezzo and Skip) and the fact that both are rumored to have started development in 2016 before Switch was an option for those teams to be working on. If both turn out to be true I am sure that many people will be ticked that these games are on 3DS and not on Switch, but I will be happy.

I am also confident that DQ:XI and Yo-Kai Watch 3 will be localized this year.

Beyond 2018 I have very little hope for any major games on 3DS from any publisher. Anything coming out in 2018 started development in 2016 or earlier when Switch was still an unknown quantity. By early 2017 it was obvious that Switch was a success and any projects planned for 3DS were probably moved to Switch to maximize the available audience for their release in 2019 or later.

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Silly_G

Where have you heard these rumours?

And I swear, if WarioWare doesn't have 3D after waiting 7 friggin' years for it...

The only benefit of having games on 3DS is the stereoscopic 3D effect. The fact that Nintendo has been forfeiting 3D altogether is particularly baffling, and such games should also be on Switch as well (so long as they're ignoring the only notable trait that differentiates the 3DS from the Switch).

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TheLZdragon

They probably abandoned it due to 2DS's success.

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Yosheel

I'd rather have a wario ware without 3D that uses everything the system has to offer instead of a wario ware with 3D that only uses the top screen and buttons (because tilting the system and giving focus to the touchscreen disrupts the 3D).

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Yeah I don’t know either.

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RatKing64

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The rumors have been floating around for a few weeks now. See a link below. They are just rumors, but in my opinion they are very realistic rumors.

https://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/997614-nintendo-3ds/76146238

By the way, I am sure there are not many people who actually believe that continued support for the 3DS hurts the Switch in some way. The Switch is the best selling console of all time (so far). It has an amazing line up of games coming to it. Moving a few cheap remakes from 3DS to Switch will not change its fortunes in any way and people know that.

What people are really saying is that they do not want Nintendo to release games that they might want to play (like a remake of one of the best games in the Zelda franchise) on a system that they no longer care about personally. They would prefer that ALL of Nintendo's good games come to the one system that they currently play. If Switch was backward compatible with 3DS it would not be a concern for them at all.

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TheLZdragon

Rumors they may be, but they lack citations and credibility

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Silly_G

Three new Wario games in such a short timeframe sounds too good to be true. Twisted and Touched were released in close proximity to one other though, so it isn't completely unprecedented.

I still can't believe that I don't yet have a Wario game adorned with the 3DS banner.

A sequel to D.I.Y. on Switch that allows for button and/or motion controls (even touch?) would be a dream come true, and would completely blow Mario Maker out of the water (though I strongly doubt that it would sell the number of copies that it deserves).

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TheLZdragon

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Grumblevolcano

I don't think Nintendo's ever going to revisit their Virtual Boy library, the rest of the rumour seems reasonable. WarioWare just to say the 3DS has a WarioWare game (same logic for Samus Returns' existence) and Link's Awakening makes sense for 3DS given Switch's Zelda future seems to be open world so give a remake of an older game to the console that wouldn't run open world games well.

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