Nintendo 3DS Lineup Will Be Supported Through 2018

Expect new titles to be announced during E3.


Ever since the announcement that the Nintendo Switch, the latest console to launch from the big N, would be available to play on-the-go, it’s been a wonder as to if we will be seeing the end of the company’s 3DS lineup. That’s not going to be the case as Nintendo continues to reassure gamers that their handheld lineup isn’t going anywhere and again, the subject was brought up by Reggie Fils-Aime.

Nintendo of America’s President, Reggie Fils-Aime had recently spoken to IGN where the publication had asked about the 3DS lineup. According to Reggie, the handheld will continue to receive support and new video games, some of which will be unveiled during E3 of this year.

“We will certainly be announcing new titles for the 3DS platform, and we’ll do that continuously. Some things that will be announced at E3. There will be some that we announce after E3. For us, E3 is an important event but it’s not the one defining moment.

Obviously with Nintendo Direct, we’ve created means to speak directly to our consumer base. We want to provide news and information when we believe it’s most relevant.”

When pressed further, Reggie admitted that the handheld will continue to be supported through 2018. It was also brought to Reggie’s attention of a lack of new titles being added towards Nintendo Selects, a line of video game titles that were previously successful hits on the 3DS, but now released in new Nintendo Select packaging. For instance, some of these video game titles include Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.

Unfortunately, there are no additions being made as of right now towards that list, but the Nintendo president did make note that the company does need to evaluate for potential titles to be added in. It seems that gamers can rest easy for now knowing their Nintendo handheld will continue to be supported regardless of the release of the Switch hybrid console.