Nintendo considering to create a 3DS Successor

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  1. Lia
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    After Nintendo's new president, Shuntaro Furukawa, officially stepped in earlier this week, he has already started talking to Japanese media outlets about the direction of the company.

    Furukawa believes that the 3DS still has advantages over the Switch and stated that Nintendo was considering various possibilities on creating a successor to the 3DS. While the Switch is still obviously a key focus for Nintendo at the moment, we might see a 3DS successor in the future.

    Do you think Nintendo should pursue a successor to the popular handheld console?

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    The Switch is a handheld. Creating a 3DS successor ruins the greatest power of the Switch, that it combines both markets into one OP console.
     
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    Only if it fixes the problem endemic in all Nintendo products including and after the DSi, that is, unremarkable battery life
     
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    This could make sense and go right, if the console is weaker than the Switch but more powerful than the 3DS. That would essentially make a Switch Lite, which is not too weak for big devs to make games for, but cheaper than the Switch.
     
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    Maybe actually build a better library on the Switch, first. I mean, Kimishima already entertained this idea last year, and eventually they're gonna come out with a new handheld. Nintendo, like, makes handheld systems, or something. Shocking, I know.
     
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    I could only see this as an advantage for people that cant afford the expensive switch
     
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    I'm all in for that. I like it smaller.
     
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    im still waiting on my gameboy successor.

    DS is 3rd pillar my ass :P
     
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    3d is my favorite gimmick ever. the games that forego 3d i dont touch.
     
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  10. LightyKD

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    WHY?!?! Just leave it to Nintendo to ruin things when they have a good thing going.
     
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    Good, the 3DS was becoming anathema, but they should really focus on Switch.
     
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    All in for another handheld. I loved the 3d feature and would want them to continue with that idea.
     
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    Imo, no they shouldn't. They really should only focus on one thing since there arnt any more AAA 1st party games coming out anytime soon.
     
  14. brickmii82

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    Fake news. The source is in Japanese and says Nintendo is building a Mario/furry theme park in Europe. Scouts honor, I swear ... :grog:
     
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    Too vague, not helpful for vacation planning :D
     
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    Well I didn’t write the source. I would’ve asked those kinds of tough questions ...
     
  17. Ominous66521

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    I want it so there's atleast some free multiplayer intact with pokemon.I don't want to pay 20$ a month on the switch just to go on battle spot.It would also be smaller and easier to fit in your pocket where as a switch would be best stored in like a backpack.
     
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    .... that’s 20$ A YEAR to help ensure Lizard Squad doesn’t ruin your Christmas.
     
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    Awful idea IMO. They really should just stick to focusing on the Switch for now, better to stick with their current hard hitting platform rather than shit out another handheld that will just split the userbase and dev resources.
     
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  20. dimmidice

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    I hope they make a full on handheld that's dual screened yeah. I love the clamshell form so much.

    Plus the switch is largely ports and games that are also on other consoles. 3DS and DS before it were largely original games designed for the device.
     
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