Switch-konsollens popularitet er skyhøj, og nu konsollen både er i stander og fungerer som håndholdt, er der flere der stiller sig undrende overfor hvorfor Nintendos stadig udgiver eksklusive 3DS-spil, og støtter op om konsollen. Det mener Nintendo dog er meget naturligt.
For nylig afholdte Nintendo et møde med deres investorer, og her sagde nu tidligere præsident Tatsumi Kimishima (via Nintendo Everything):
"Consumers purchased Nintendo 3DS systems in numbers we expected last fiscal year. It has an ample software lineup at a price point that makes the system affordable especially for parents looking to buy for their kids. We expect that demand to continue during this fiscal year as well, so we will continue to sell the product.
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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