Nintendo considering to create a 3DS Successor

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Do you think Nintendo should make a 3DS successor?

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I have a Switch and a New3dsxl and i still enjoy playing on the 3ds and think its a good idea to keep it alive and the Switch in my opinion is Homeconsole only its too big to take it outsite but i respect the people who use it as a Handeld too and wanna get rid of the 3ds
 
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It would be nice if they just made a smaller version of the Switch instead of actually making a new new 3ds xl deluxe edition and knuckles
That's kind of what I was thinking of if it's possible. Like a pocket sized Switch without the docking capabilities for around $200.
 

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Nintendo should just stick with the current 3DS and make a model that can be docked to a TV. They could even bring back Wii Classic controllers for the dock. It could be a "intro to Switch" for younger gamers.
 

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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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Slap a screen onto the Switch Pro Controller, attach a screen to it, make it more powerful than the 3DS, but not as much as the Switch, bam. Easy money.
 

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My advice would be to let the switch take over the whole 3DS userbase, at least before past mid 2019. Let the switch online ecosystem to grow (more apps that connect to mobile, improved online gameplay, such as uploading data to ninty online account, online netplay emulators), so this new device would inherit such infrastructure.

Remember doing stuff from scratch takes time. And now the switch is on its prime.
 

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Bad move. People mostly brough Switch because the promise of handheld titles support but with even a hint of that not be true then Switch will fucking sink to the bottom.

Switch is just a tablet with joy-con, people only in it for the exclusive games. Now if they divide the games then Switch will got the short end of the stick again.
 

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I don't consider it will be a good move for Nintendo since the switch is their new handheld, but it will be great for the meltdowns it will cause the release, if switch users want the 3ds to die, it will be funny they try to justify the existence of the switch even if it is "older" like the 3ds is right now for them
 

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Translation: we're going to make a mini clamshell Switch with the same internal specs. But the carts will be shaped differently so they won't be cross-compatible and the eshops will be separate.
Double dip will be the new order if you want true portability, mwaahahahaha.
 

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I mean maybe make a switch like device, at a lower price point to bridge the price gap. So Nintendo still has an entry level price while still having a relevant system.
 

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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
the DSi has an amazing battery with great power retention and around 10 hours of battery life, dunno what you are talking about, the 3DS line uses batteries just as good that give 8 or more hours for sure. the problem is the switch, which has less battery life than a vita
 
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I would be weary of seeing a 3DS successor, lest Nintendo make the same mistake SEGA did by releasing two different, incompatible sets of hardware competing against each other and confusing consumers in the end. While, yes, we live in a time where anyone can just look this sort of stuff online, I wouldn't overestimate some consumers, especially if they buy the system based on assumptions.

I guess it might work if it was backwards-compatible with the libraries of the DS and 3DS, but even then, I don't see developers focusing their attention on such a device, and people looking to get a system to play older games are just going to nab a DS/3DS anyways.
 

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I can see them launching a Switch Mini in clamshell format and a Switch Cube (no screen) for docked-only operation.
Mobile SoCs can easily be shrunk down to lower and lower power consumption and heat year after year.
Nvidia probably already knows about the next Switch iterations, if the’re real.
Games and raw power could stay the same, or be beefed up a bit for better sustained framerates.
 
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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.
Only rigid people on GBAtemp like to argue over semantics. It's not feasible to lug that thing around and call it a "handheld". Nintendo is 100% right if they chose to go this route. Switch is the home console and a new 3ds successor will replace the old.
 
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Only rigid people on GBAtemp like to argue over semantics. It's not feasible to lug that thing around and call it a "handheld". Nintendo is 100% right if they chose to go this route. Switch is the home console and a new 3ds successor will replace the old.
the only thing that makes me rigid is the idea of having all of nintendo's efforts go to a single console
 
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