The Nintendo 3DS will live on, even if the handheld console was entirely overshadowed by the Nintendo Switch at E3 2019.
New Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser -- who landed the top job in April, when beloved CEO Reggie Fils-Aime retired -- reiterated that the company will continue to support the 3DS. In an interview with Time, Boswer said the focus at E3 2019 was on the Nintendo Switch, and that the company had no new Nintendo 3DS games to announce at the annual video game event. But that doesn't mean Nintendo is pulling the plug on the handheld console.
The Nintendo 3DS business "continues to do quite well," Bowser said, stating that as long as there is consumer demand, the company will continue supporting the device. Retailers also continue to sell hardware and software for the 3DS system, likely sharing Bowser's sentiment that the console is "a great entry point for young gamers."
"A 3DS at $79 with a game included is a great value proposition for a young gamer coming into the Nintendo ecosystem," said Bowser.
I know the switch has become very popular. Im also glad their still room for the 3DS. I still play games on the 3DS time to time. There could be other games to come out later that would benefit the 3DS.