Nintendo President Says 3DS Support Will Continue Unless Switch is a 'One-Per-Person' System

Following the most recent financial results briefing, Nintendo released an Investor Q&A that detailed the company's plans for the 3DS now that the Switch is in its second year.

Tatsumi Kimishima, the current president of Nintendo, and Shuntaro Furukawa, who will be taking the role in June, were asked a bevy of questions, ranging from the company's mobile game strategy, the announcement of Dragalia Lost, to the relationship between the Switch and 3DS.

"[The 3DS] has an ample software lineup at a price point that makes the system affordable especially for parents looking to buy for their kids," Kimishima said. "We expect that demand to continue during this fiscal year as well, so we will continue to sell the product"

Nintendo wants to support the 3DS into at least 2019, but the Switch is clearly the company's main focus. During the briefing, questions about the coexistence between the Switch and 3DS were raised again and Kimishima offered a scenario that could change the company's stance.

"Given that Nintendo Switch is a home gaming system that can be taken on the go, this situation may change if it grows from being a one-per-household system to a one-per-person system. But the price of Nintendo Switch is not something with which most parents would buy a system for every one of their children in a short period of time. Moving forward, we will work to ascertain what kinds of play people want at which price points, and as long as there is such demand, we will continue to sell the Nintendo 3DS system. I see the product coexisting with Nintendo Switch at this point in time."

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