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volod
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Leesville, LA
Member since Jun 2014
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Is the New Nintendo 3DS a dead console?

It hasn't been discontinued like its older cousin the Wii U.

But I don't see how this thing has a real future. It barely had a start. It has very few exclusives and a few movie/TV licensed games The only notable ones being Super Smash Brothers and Xenoblade.

And technically those are Nintendo exclusive, as both can be played on the Wii U.

I've had the 3DS since 2013 and I never saw the N3DS worth the $.

I have a Switch now since I think that's Nintendo's horse this generation.

Disagree? Please share.


BulldogXero
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Member since Oct 2011
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re: Is the New Nintendo 3DS a dead console?
People really want the Switch to be the next Nintendo handheld since that's where the third party support and the majority of first party suport is directed.

I'm still not sure Nintendo sees it that way.


volod
Southern Fan
Leesville, LA
Member since Jun 2014
2242 posts

re: Is the New Nintendo 3DS a dead console?

It just feels like the N3DS is a forgotten console.

Lack of any advertising for its games. Even this board barely talks about.

That because all the big handheld releases can be played on the original 3DS


CBandits82
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re: Is the New Nintendo 3DS a dead console?
Ever oasis was supposed to be incredible


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FourThreeForty
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re: Is the New Nintendo 3DS a dead console?
2015 and some of 2016 they were alive and well as far as the 3DS goes. Pokémon, LoZ Fire Emblem...all have had MAJOR titles come out within the last 2 years.

It just seems dead cause the switch is freaking dynamite. Just about every single Switch game is a hot commodity outside 2-3 at the moment.


Freauxzen
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re: Is the New Nintendo 3DS a dead console?
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People really want the Switch to be the next Nintendo handheld since that's where the third party support and the majority of first party suport is directed.

I'm still not sure Nintendo sees it that way.



This is still the case. Or Nintendo just fears announcing it, and the wheels are already in motion behind the scenes.


volod
Southern Fan
Leesville, LA
Member since Jun 2014
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re: Is the New Nintendo 3DS a dead console?
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2015 and some of 2016 they were alive and well as far as the 3DS goes. Pokémon, LoZ Fire Emblem...all have had MAJOR titles come out within the last 2 years. 


I own those popular titles. They came out for the original 3DS like I stated in the OP.

They could be played on the N3DS because backwards compatibility. But they were not exclusive to the new 3DS


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Brettesaurus Rex
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re: Is the New Nintendo 3DS a dead console?
If Nintendo was really smart they'd consolidate the development teams for the Switch and the DS. There's really no point continuing the DS any longer


volod
Southern Fan
Leesville, LA
Member since Jun 2014
2242 posts

re: Is the New Nintendo 3DS a dead console?
I agree.

To be honest it would be a better tactic to announce the term limit on the 3DS.

Then assign 3DS and older Nintendo era titles in the eShop.


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Dr RC
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re: Is the New Nintendo 3DS a dead console?
All I know is it used to be when I took my 3DS to the airport I'd get so many street passes I couldn't clear them out fast enough. Now I'm lucky if I get more than one.


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oauron
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re: Is the New Nintendo 3DS a dead console?
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If Nintendo was really smart they'd consolidate the development teams for the Switch and the DS. There's really no point continuing the DS any longer

They've already done this. There are no meaningful 3DS games coming. The only things that have been released in the past year are pretty small projects or third party.


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Bonkers119
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Member since Dec 2015
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re: Is the New Nintendo 3DS a dead console?
I’ve never had a 3DS but I have a switch. I don’t know how the battery life is for the 3DS but I play my switch quite a lot handheld, and it seems I can usually get 3-4 hours out of it before I have to charge it again. For me it’s usually enough.


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sportsaddit68
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Member since Sep 2008
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re: Is the New Nintendo 3DS a dead console?
I actually got a 2DS for christmas this year as a present. I have ebayed a few titles for it already.


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GeauxWarTigers
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Member since Oct 2010
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re: Is the New Nintendo 3DS a dead console?
the New 3DS was just a mid life upgrade. I wouldn't call it a separate console from the 3DS. It's basically a PS4 Pro or Xbox One X (except it did get a few exclusives that won't run on a regular 3DS, but not enough to really matter).

It had a bad name and marketing (similar to the WiiU), so it was doomed from the start.


BulldogXero
Mississippi St. Fan
Member since Oct 2011
6650 posts

re: Is the New Nintendo 3DS a dead console?
The battery life on the Switch portable is a concern. It's also about as wide (not depth-wise) as a Sega Game Gear, so it's not fitting in anyone's pockets. It's also quite heavy.

I don't own a 3DS, but my DS and Vita are much lighter.


volod
Southern Fan
Leesville, LA
Member since Jun 2014
2242 posts

re: Is the New Nintendo 3DS a dead console?

I know exactly how you feel.

I bought a case for my 3DS, but it's mainly to keep all my games in one place.

Its a portable console, but only as portable as small iPad


SaintEB
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Member since Jul 2008
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re: Is the New Nintendo 3DS a dead console?
Wife bought me a 2DS XL and I’m enjoying it. I hope they don’t kill it anytime soon.


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CBandits82
Lurker since May 2008
Member since May 2012
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re: Is the New Nintendo 3DS a dead console?
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This is still the case. Or Nintendo just fears announcing it, and the wheels are already in motion behind the scenes.



Switch has potential to be massive if they stop releasing portable hardware and throw everything at it.

The library would be insane.

The Switch has potential to be incredible IMO.


GeauxWarTigers
LSU Fan
Auburn
Member since Oct 2010
17384 posts

re: Is the New Nintendo 3DS a dead console?
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Switch has potential to be massive if they stop releasing portable hardware and throw everything at it.

The library would be insane.

The Switch has potential to be incredible IMO.


I think it's going to be that way going forward. I think they kept a little support going for the 3DS while waiting to see if the Switch would take off, but after it did they announced the next mainline Pokemon game would be coming to the Switch. That's a pretty big move and indication that it will be getting both the handheld and home gaming teams developing for it.


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Dr RC
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Member since Aug 2011
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re: Is the New Nintendo 3DS a dead console?
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While most of the attention Nintendo gets these days involves the Switch (and that system’s recently revealed DIY cardboard toy controllers), the Nintendo 3DS platform is still killing it. Nintendo announced today that the 3DS family of systems just had its best month of sales since December 2014.

According to Nintendo, citing NPD Group sales estimates, the company sold more than 750,000 2DS and 3DS systems in the United States during the month of December. That’s a 27 percent increase over the same period in 2016, pushing 3DS hardware sales past 21 million in the U.S., Nintendo said.


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