Topic: How Longer Do You Think The 3DS Will Live?

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No more 1st-party titles after 2019, and I have a feeling there won't be much in 2019 besides Mario and Luigi. I think the final discontinuation of the hardware (whatever variant is left that is) will be in 2020. The eShop will probably close in 2021, maybe 2022. No new retail or eShop games released after 2021.

So the 3DS is getting more support now then we could've ever expected but in less than 5 years it will probably be completely dead.

What Would W. Do?

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Quite frankly, the last Direct surprised me a bit with the 2019 projection for the Bowser's Inside Story remake. I honestly thought 2018 would be the last year of the 3DS, and it still could very well be the last full year.

That said, the 3DS still has a strong install base, and there may still be a small handful of games in the works...not to mention that some Japanese titles may still get localized.

Edited on by Tyranexx

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@Tyranexx Exactly!! We should not forget that not everyone can afford or wants to buy a Switch. And there are many of them out there. Also younger kids, families who want to buy more than one system...Keeping the 3DS alive, helps these people to buy a cheaper, older of course, but totally successful system, which through the newer XL 2DS/3DS models offers a tottaly satisfying gaming experience. So yes, objectively speaking, i think it makes sense to keep the 3DS alive. Nintendo still needs the cheaper system until they finally figure out how they will keep these groups of gamers in the Nintendo family.



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