With Nintendo Switch coming, what about the fate of the 3ds

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    It's almost confirmed that the wii u will slowly decline and fall forgotten.
    But what about 3ds? I mean, the autostereoscopic feature is very cool and isnt available on switch.
    Does that mean 3ds will still be supported by 1st part and 3rd party?
    Also, do you consider New3ds as a 9th gen console or an advanced 8th gen console?
    And finally, what about games like Pokemon? They've always been on mobile console, do you think they will now move to Switch or keep being released on N3ds (maybe not available on o3ds)
     


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    Eh, the 3DS will likely get new releases for a bit, but it's definitely gonna die faster now, and it's for the best.

    They have to focus on the Switch now.
     
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    The 3DS will die out pretty quickly. Sun and Moon will likely be the last big first party release unless there's some Mario Party I'm not thinking about.
     
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    Since I plan on treating the Switch strictly as a handheld I would be a little overwhelmed if the 3DS didn't die. I can't keep buying for both if they have big titles.
     
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    The mario party already came out in EUR around 12 oct but US gets it around november 10th
     
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    It's dead, Jim.
     
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    I think it's going to die after a year or two. It's had long enough life already.
     
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    I actually like the 3ds more than I like the switch. The 3ds has been around for a while though so It's about time it got replaced. I was just hoping it got replaced by something better. Not a tablet.
     
  10. Abu_Senpai

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    I dont see the 3ds dying since Nintendo confirmed that the switch doesnt play 3ds carts
     
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    here you go

    Rumor: Nintendo says Switch is a home console successor, 3DS successor coming in the future nintendoeverything.com/?p=450586 pic.twitter.com/8PbxHHxDlT
     
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    I think switch will only replace Wii U. Beacuse nintendo DS (DualScreen) console will never die. It has its own unique style of playing games.
     
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    Would you believe, when I was a kid, I and everyone I knew thought DS stood for digital system?
     
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    Really? :ha:
     
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  16. Mikemk

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    Yes.
     
  17. KingVamp

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    What the fate of there handhelds in general. A new handheld beyond just a simple revision after the Switch, just seem contradicting. Maybe a dualscreen handheld can still play Switch game cards, but then why not make dualscreen in the first place?
     
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    Wii U was also handheld. I doesn't mean they would stop making dual screen consoles.
     
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    Unlike the Switch and 3ds, the Wii U was still tied to the console at short range. They aren't even carrying the dual screen idea from the Wii U.
     
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    If they're still pushing dual screen games, then I highly doubt the 3DS would die soon. It'll probably have a dual screen successor or something since the Switch is not dual screen capable unlike the Wii U.