Although there was no mention of future games support for the 3DS at Nintendo's financial briefing last month, a recently translated Q&A has revealed the system is still performing, sales-wise.
Despite a scaled-back sales plan for the 3DS this fiscal year, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa believes the demand for the unit is "stable" and reiterated how it would continue to be sold as an entry-level video game device:
"Our plans for Nintendo 3DS sales this fiscal year are lower compared to the previous fiscal year, but the demand for Nintendo 3DS is stable and I expect steady sales as we continue to position it as an entry-level game system, differentiated from Nintendo Switch."
If this wasn't enough evidence the 3DS is going strong in its later years, last month it was revealed Mario Kart 7 is still selling like hotcakes. The game shifted 1.21 million across the globe over the past financial year. Admittedly, the affordable 2DS Mario Kart bundle probably helped.
In regards to existing game series, once exclusive to Nintendo handhelds, Shuntaro says the plan is to bring more and more of these franchises across to the Switch:
"As for the Nintendo Switch, the lineup of software planned for release this year includes titles for series that in the past were developed for our handheld game systems. Since the Nintendo Switch can be played in handheld mode, these titles will potentially give consumers who previously played games on handheld systems to purchase a Nintendo Switch."
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