False rumour! 3DS Successor Coming Out Later After Switch (Nintendo Q&A IR)

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  1. heartgold
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    http://nintendoeverything.com/rumor...successor-3ds-successor-coming-in-the-future/

    Now granted 'if' this is true, it's quite interesting because a 3DS successor can keep the dual screens, possibly 3D, be more portable than the switch in terms of size, better battery life than 3 hours rumoured of the switch, perhaps it can play some downports and kid friendly of course. To add more fuel, Nintendo themselves called and referred the Switch a 'home game console' during the preview teaser and this E3 gone.

    It makes sense to me, but a rumour of course at this moment of time, maybe sometime next year we will see an annoucement.
     
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  2. xtheman

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    I feel sorry for people who just bought the new 3ds if this is true
     
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    I definitely want something like this over the Switch ;).
     
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    That's really disappointing if it's true, the idea they were merging the platforms/library seemed to be what Nintendo needs.
     
  5. Ethevion

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    It makes sense to keep them separate. The Switch, while a great idea, cannot replace the 3ds. There's too many pros of having a standalone handheld.
     
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    I don't think this would be a good move at all. Feels like it'd cannibalize their sales...
     
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    Still reads to me like they got a backup plan in case the switch doesn't do great is all.
     
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    A 3DS successor have sense because i cant imagine Pokemon main games with only a screen.
     
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    I'm kinda happy about this if it's true. Another year of official 3ds support is music to my ears.
     
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    Except we know Pokemon Company has stated they are making a new game for the NS.
     
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    I'm sick of Nintendo rumors. Anybody else? Almost a whole year of nothing concrete on the NX and now that we've got something we're back to more potential BS.
     
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    They said "much later" so it does feel like it is a backup plan if the switch is a flop
     
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    Would be funny if it was just the Switch, just in a different form factor.
     
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    Pokken re launch.
     
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    I'm fine with a 3DS HD.
     
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    Strange, I would still be very content if they just merged their console and handheld divisions, since their consoles aren't getting them very far at this point. Handhelds have always been their strong point, but even in that area, they will end up losing out to mobile eventually, and then what? If their consoles fail, they can't just keep using handheld as a crutch. They're going to have to merge those departments eventually, or just go Sega.
     
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    I thought the switch was to be the handheld unit. it's not like a tegra 2 is gonna compete with the current consoles out there afterall.
     
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    I think "the switch" will be the 3ds successor and there will be a stronger home console or a real cool extra powered dock in the future that will bring more functions
     
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    Mmmm those tasty stability updates
     
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    What's wrong with the N3DS that it needs an upgrade? It's a great console. How could they possibly update it further?