Reggie Fils-Aime: Nintendo 3DS Has “Long Life”, Switch is “Home Console” At Heart

“They’re going to coexist just fine.”

Posted By | On 15th, Jan. 2017 Under News


Another concern, dating way back to when the Nintendo Switch was first revealed, was the 3DS potentially being phased out. Thankfully, that doesn’t seem to be the case.

According to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime in a recent interview with Wired, “3DS has a long life in front of it. We’ve already announced games that will be launching in the first couple quarters of this year. There are a number of big games coming. And in our view, the Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo Switch are going to live side-by-side.”

A lot of this comes down to the differences in price and games available. “You’re going to be meeting different price points, you’re going to be meeting different types of consumers, you’re going to have the newest, freshest content available on Nintendo Switch, you’ve got a thousand-game library available on Nintendo 3DS, plus some key new ones coming. They’re going to coexist just fine. We’ve done this before, managing two different systems.”

Fils-Aime ended by saying that, “I think there’s a sense that Nintendo Switch is a portable device. It is portable. But at its heart, it’s a home console that you can take with you on the go.”

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