Despite the success of Nintendo Switch, Nintendo has long committed to supporting the 3DS and has no plans to discontinue the system even in 2019.
Although the pace of software releases have tremendously slowed down in 2018 and 2019, there are still customers buying a 3DS and 3DS games, as 2.31 million Nintendo 3DS family systems and 11 million 3DS games were sold between April and December 2018.
During the investor’s Q&A session this Friday, an investor asked why Nintendo has reduced their Q4 2018 sales target for the 3DS to 2.6 million systems. Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa explained that the “market is shrinking faster than we expected”, and so the target was reduced.
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