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    Kimishima says 3DS and Switch won’t compete, will run in parallel, 3DS will get unique software

    This information comes from Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima…

    We will strive to utilize the large installed base of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems in our business to maintain the momentum we have regained over the last year.

    As we conveyed at the Corporate Management Policy Briefing in February, Nintendo 3DS has characteristics as a handheld system that differ from those of Nintendo Switch. We do not think that they compete directly in terms of price point or
    playstyle. We will run businesses separately and in parallel.

    We have also already stated that we think it is critical that we provide software unique to Nintendo 3DS in order to run both the Nintendo Switch business and the Nintendo 3DS business in parallel.


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    So...what I've been saying all this time!


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    Continuing with the DS family...


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    It will only affect Nintendo's ability to get more games on the Switch. That was supposed to be the benefit of combining teams.
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    Whatever. I don't care anymore.

    I got Little Nightmares, RE7, and Mass Effect to play. I have plenty to keep me occupied until Nintendo decides to stop being stupid.
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    Not a good idea at all

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    They should have just released a real home console instead of this Switch nonsense. Silly Nintendo.
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    Dudes. The 3DS is on its way out. The Kimmy quote in the OP is 100% PR speak. They don't want people to stop buying 3DSs yet. This is EXACTLY the same thing they did when DS "wouldn't replace the Gameboy line".

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    That could definitely be true. I hope so

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    If that were true wouldn't it make more sense to begin liquidating current 3ds and 2ds stock rather than releasing new hardware? It's one thing to make a new iteration for emerging markets, but to release new hardware to compete against your own brand new hardware this holiday season is madness.
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    I just hate hearing it over and over again.
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    Releasing a new iteration IS liquidating in a way that makes them some money​; they're getting rid of the last of the parts.

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    Plus Nintendo has done it before. The Gameboy Micro and Wii Mini we're both released after their successors.
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    Perhaps... I don't get that vibe though. All of the talk about consolidating development for one platform is just Internet fiction. They are gonna keep the 3ds line alive and well for a while I believe. Switch will suffer just like the Wii U did. It's just so cheap and easy to develop for the 3ds, they will never stop.
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    So now instead of having a console and handheld, they have a handheld, and a much better handheld. It doesn't surprise me, though. That seems to be their arena.

    That's what some of us said when they released the new 3DS. We said that was just to hold them over until the Switch came. Then the Switch came, and they're releasing a new iteration, and they have a pretty good lineup of upcoming games for something they're liquidating. I really don't think that's what's going on, and we're probably just going to have to learn to live with it.
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    They don't have much lined up for 3DS; most of it is outsourced/third party.


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    This and it's more children targeted then your average Nintendo stuff. Fire Emblem being pretty much the only exception.
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    How could anything be more children targeted than the average Nintendo stuff?
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    Well...

    - Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
    - Ever Oasis
    - Hey Pikmin
    - Miitopia
    - Fire Emblem Warriors
    - Monster Hunter Stories
    - Yo Kai Watch 2
    - Holiday 2017 Kirby game
    - Likely another Pokemon iteration

    Even if they're not all made by Nintendo, 3DS is far from dead. It has the same amount of software output as Switch this year. Plus I'm certain they'll announce new titles for the platform at E3.


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    Now imagine the excitement for the Switch if those games were Switch exclusives instead of 3ds

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    A dumbed down version of Pikmin, Kirby, and a Pokemon wanna be
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    they will make shitty pay to play games for the 3ds and games for people that can save $60 for the switch. that's what i would do

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    I don't care who the games are targeted for; the point is that it's taking devs away from creating Switch stuff. I don't even care if they're 3rd party. It's taking 3rd party devs away from creating Switch stuff. Even if they have multiple teams, they could be focusing on Switch and working on Switch stuff faster.

    Still better than a lot of the indies we're getting in their place.
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    You are going to need more games than that.
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    And an actual life outside of video games and squabbling around here.
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    Squabbling is life.

    He's still going to need more games though.

    I suggest Excitebots and the Shining Force games.
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    Not sure how it's not "competing". I know they market the switch as a cool versatile home console, but one of its' major features is portable gaming. It is going to compete with the switch, realistically speaking.
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    they will make shitty pay to play games for the 3ds and games for people that can save $60 for the switch. that's what i would do

    edit: i control+shit+t'd and it reposted so just pretend that i really care about how i would run nintendo
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    people joked and always have made fun of 2ds

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    It really will. That stupid thing will outsell the Switch. Sad. I've probably bought my last Nintendo console.
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    2 months in and Nintendo's own commitment to Switch is looking shaky as Michael J Fox's selfies.
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    Nintendo is making me roll my eyes even more lately. First off, the device looks nifty. If I didn't have a 3DS or was looking to upgrade than I'd buy this sucker. But the regular 2DS, while not quite as good in form or function is something like $70, right? And how many games require the additional power of the new model? It's not a lot.

    For a lot out of us here the 3DS is old and played out. We want new stuff, and that's where the Switch would come in. But I believe most people don't especially give a damn about graphics or HD Rumble or most of the benefits the Switch has over the DS line.

    The N2DSXL is half the price of Switch, is more portable, and has a gigantic library of compatible games. Sorry, but that's competition Mr. Kimishima.

    While I'm glad the DS line is still seeing support, that software needs to be applied forward to grow the market for the new product. Even if it's smaller games for $15 on the eshop, the Switch needs games right now more than anything, besides you know, putting out actual units for people to buy. Why not at least do a dual release? My mind is just boggled.

    And I get what Reggie said about Nintendo not having infinite resources to keep cranking out Minis, but then they are spending resources on this? WTH? Why not grow the Nintendo brand OVERALL instead of squeezing the last drops of blood out of an old platform?

    Make more Minis, but put a coupon/flyer in the box about the Switch, $10 off MK8DX or whatever. Mention the VC on the Switch and actually get that storefront up and running.

    Someone mentioned they might be trying to burn out old 3DS components and while that could be true, why not make a WiiU slim to burn out those parts? Or make the WiiU pro controller compatible with the Switch? I'm not seeing a lot of consistency here.

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    People can tell switch is like a NASA supercomputer compared to 3ds. People who want switches are getting one. You can't play these games on a 3ds

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    We've been talking about it a lot, but the point isn't that it's going to steal sales from the Switch. The point is that it's stealing resources from the Switch.
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    Precisely.

    We want more games, AAA titles, indie titles showered onto the Switch and Nintendo yanks a non-3D 2DSXL out of their assed and then attempt to BS us into believing that this somehow won't affect Switch development. We have a Monster Hunter coming to 3DS, have we heard ANYTHING about a Switch version yet???

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    And inside, I'm really conflicted about Nintendo because I'm loving Mario Kart 8 DX and probably will like other games from them, but I wish they'd change their attitude towards their fans.

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    I'm assuming you're talking about the WiiU here as Nintendo hasn't released a console since then...
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