Nintendo Will Support The 3DS Until 2018

Nintendo 3DS

With all the hype surrounding the Switch, one can’t help but wonder where that leaves Nintendo’s cheaper console, the 3DS – but fear not, Nintendo has officially announced that it will officially be supporting the console up until 2018.

Shinya Takahashi, Director at Nintendo and General Manager of Planning and Entertainment said in an interview with The Telegraph that the company plans on supporting the console up until at least 2018 with a cheaper selling point.

“Certainly I think 3DS from a price perspective is quite a bit lower, and it’s a system we’ve released a very large library for,” Takahashi said. “So I think from that perspective it’s a very good system for kids to have as their first system. We still see a lot of potential for 3DS in that area,” said Takahashi. “And with that in mind we’re thinking of games to release for 3DS not just in 2017, but in 2018 as well.”