E3 2018 is well and truly over and its fair to say that Nintendo was very much “All About Switch” this year. The 3DS didn’t get a look in and it seemed that no one ever thought to bring it up as to why the 3DS didn’t have a presence at E3. IGN have finally revealed that they did in fact talk to Nintendo America COO, Reggie Fils-Aimé about the Absence of the 3DS. Reggie reaffirms support for 2DS and 3DS and that announcements will be coming on select games over the following months.
“We’re going to continue [focusing on the 3DS], we’re going to continue to have some new games on that platform. We’re going to announce [them], and we will over the next number of months, but it’s going to continue to be a vibrant piece of our overall business, certainly here in the Americas.”
Reggie did not specify what games we are likely to see announced but with four 3DS titles in the pipeline that we know of from Nintendo themselves; Captain Toad, Warioware Gold, Luigi’s Mansion and Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr’s Journey.
The Nintendo 3DS has over 1,000 titles that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike and has seen over 72.53 million units sold. It is still very popular even after a 7 year run and continues to have stable sales. Nintendo have also recently announced that two New Nintendo 2DS XL bundles, one for North America and one for Europe. The Hylian Shield Edition for NA and Animal Crossing Edition for Eur will be hitting retail stores next month.