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Topic: So the 3DS was not featured at E3...

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skywake

Pokefanmum82 wrote:

Well the Nintendo President has said that they are looking at a successor for the 3DS.....

He didn't. He was asked specifically about a successor to the 3DS and answered with words to the effect of "we are considering various possibilities". It's a PR non-answer that has been blown up into excited headlines with no content. Frankly it makes little sense for Nintendo to release another pillar. Equally it makes little sense for them to go out of their way to say the 3DS is obsolete when there's still somewhat of an audience for it.

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Dezzy

A full-on 3DS successor would make no sense at all. The only benefit of the 3DS at the moment is that it's a lot cheaper due to being an older console that they've heavily iterated to get it down in price.
A new handheld wouldn't be as cheap to start with so it'd make far more sense to just do a Switch Mini (slightly smaller with no detachable controls and no dock), or whatever you wanna call it, which would end up at a similar price and wouldn't divert resources into a second branch of game devs, which they clearly can't afford to do, given how much they're struggling to even fill the Switch calendar with first party games.

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skywake

Dezzy wrote:

A full-on 3DS successor would make no sense at all. The only benefit of the 3DS at the moment is that it's a lot cheaper due to being an older console that they've heavily iterated to get it down in price.

Pretty much, if you put launch prices of previous consoles into an inflation calculator:

DS: $200US
3DS: $270US
Vita: $270US
Switch: $300US
Wii: $300US
PSP: $310US
Wii U: $320US (Basic), $370 (Deluxe)

Yes the 3DS is the budget option now. But so was the GBA when the DS launched, so was the DS when the 3DS launched. Odds are if they released a new piece of hardware that was compelling in some way? By that point the Switch would be the budget option in comparison!

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cheesesteak7

All I know is this: I have about 20 3/DS games i still need to play/beat. Probably more. If it becomes obsolete, that'll just mean I won't have to worry about my 3DS backlog growing!

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