Nintendo: 3DS sales "contracted faster than we expected"

Joanna Estrada
February 10, 2019

So yeah, Nintendo has acknowledged the slump but the 3DS still isn't dead yet.

Nintendo's Fiscal Q3'18 earnings outlined some worrying trends for the 3DS.

If you're wondering why you should believe this rumour, Zell has a successful track record when it comes to Nintendo - having given information about Pokémon: Let's Go before last year's reveal event, and hinting at Animal Crossing on Switch before its official announcement.

The Nintendo 3DS has undoubtedly slowed its number of new releases down 8 years after its release, but with WarioWare Gold, Persona Q2 and a remake of the classic Luigi's Mansion arriving last year, it's fair to say that the handheld is still receiving some heavy hitters. The 3DS is getting pushed out of its own turf by its tougher older brother, the Switch. It's odd to hear Nintendo say that it has struggled to convey the Switch's appeal considering its massive success so far especially when comparing it to that very issue with the Nintendo Wii U, but also proves just how far Nintendo hopes to go with its new machine.

Nintendo's online subscription service called Nintendo Switch Online offers several incentives for subscribers including online play and a catalogue of retro games, but Nintendo is now planning on adding to its appeal even more. But the question remains.for how long?

The discounts will run until February 21, though if nothing in the sale catches your eye, you can head to our best Nintendo Switch Online games round-up for the best titles played with friends or foes.

"While the 3DS market has contracted faster than we anticipated, now many of consumers who newly purchase Nintendo 3DS are consumers purchasing Nintendo 3DS as their first game system".

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