Nintendo claims that it has "nothing new to announce" in regards to first-party 3DS games

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    The end might just be nigh for the little handheld. Around this time last year, Nintendo promised investors that they would continue to support the Nintendo 3DS, with ports such as Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, Mario & Luig: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser JR's Journey, and Luigi's Mansion, alongside a new game in the form of WarioWare Gold. Now that fiscal year 2018 has come and gone, it's time to look towards the future; one that doesn't seem to focus the the small system. In the latest investor briefing, the only mention of the 3DS was comparing the Nintendo Switch to its sales numbers.

    Company analysts forecast that around 1 million systems will still be shifted throughout 2019, though there is no word on any further first party releases. If you still haven't upgraded to the Nintendo Switch, you'll still have an upcoming title at least, in the form of Atlus' Persona Q2. Currently, over 75 million 3DS systems have been sold, with 378 million games for it, in the eight years that it's been on the market.

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  1. BORTZ

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    I mean it's been a fantastic run for the ol 3DS. It's been what 8 years? The things you can do with a 3DS now are incredible. I love love love mine but I won't be putting it down for a long time
     
  2. Sonic Angel Knight

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    It's official. Nintendo killed 3DS with the switch. :ninja:
     
  3. Bladexdsl

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    good it should have died years ago when the switch was 1st released. the switch IS it's replacement. maybe now we'll get more games on the switch instead of this fucking thing stealing them (metroid)
     
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  4. Bimmel

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    Where is my 2D Pikmin game Nintendo?
     
  5. Extrasklep

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    Noooooooooooo
    I have a switch but I like the 3DS and Wii U much more and I don’t want it to die yet
     
  6. smileyhead

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    It had a good run.
    There's still homebrew, emulation, and some third party games for the little guy. It was a great console and always will be.
     
  7. Kwyjor

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    Sic transit gloria. I have enormous stacks of legitimately-purchased 3DS games at this point that I never got around to playing; I can't get too upset about an announcement like this.

    I guess there's no chance that Monster Tale Ultimate is going to emerge from its development hell.
     
  8. CallmeBerto

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    *Plays 3DS every day*

    While it is kinda sad at the same time it was expected considering how well the switch is doing.
     
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    Haven't played on me 3DS in years.

    I do like some games tho.
     
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  10. warweeny

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    Is it surprising really?

    Nintendo has always done this, a new console / handheld came out and the previous thing is dead.
    This is not sony that actually keeps their word when they say they support a platform after a new release.
     
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  11. AmandaRose

    AmandaRose Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan

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    What on earth are you on about pretty much every system gets no new games after it has been out for 5 or so years the 3ds is now over 8 years old and has had support for two years after the Switch came out. I can only think of only one other system that has had first party support for that long.
     
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  12. Harsky

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    I wonder if third party Japanese indie developers will support it just like they did for the Vita.
     
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    Even though I may have more DS games than 3DS games I would have to say that I like the 3DS library more. Of course to each their own, but I find it odd that the DS actually sold more than the 3DS did lifetime.

    Still, I can't believe it has been 8 years. I remember the 3DS' rocky start, and look how making smart business decisions helped to turn things around. But I'm still not opening my switch until June. (Mario Maker 2!)
     
  14. AmandaRose

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    I dont thing anyone is supporting it anymore look at the release schedule for the next year.
    1 game in Japan and one for Euro/North America
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    It's ok. You can rest.
     
  16. king_leo

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    I'll still prefer my 3ds over a switch any day, better battery life and fits in my pocket. Shame Nintendo will probably never go back to reasonably sized portables
     
  17. brunocar

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    you do realise that metroid samus returns was made on an engine tailor made for the 3DS right? you cant just port that shit over just like that, for the PS3/360 versions of mirror of fate they had to get a different company to help them with it
     
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    Damn, here I was hoping for Stability increased: the Game
     
  19. pedro702

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    you got pikmin on the 3ds it was 2.5d if you want to be specific so yeah 3ds got one, im still waiting for pikmin 4 tough.
     
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