With the Switch releasing next month, the 3DS will certainly occupy a different space in the Nintendo ecosystem. Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has already indicated that the 3DS isn't going anywhere anytime soon, but it's obvious that the console won't stick around forever.

This raises the question: will a successor be made, or will Nintendo bet everything on the Switch? According to recent comments from Kimishima, the former option is being considered.

Kyoto Shinbun—a Japanese newspaper—recently got a quote from Kimishima in which he spoke about how he still sees a need and market for a device such as the 3DS, and his wording indicated a machine that's entirely new.

There weren't any other details, but it's certainly interesting to consider that the line of Nintendo portables may continue:

What do you think? What would you like out of a 3DS successor? Do you think Nintendo will go through with it, or will it commit itself fully to the Switch? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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