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[–] vandilx 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

We can only hope.

It concerns me that after the launch of the Switch, Nintendo now regards the 3DS as a "budget" system now that caters to people of all ages on a budget and as a relatively inexpensive system for "younger players".

This makes me think the kinds of games that will come out the next 2 years will be kiddie crap and not something more middle-ground or even adult.

Furthermore, Nintendo is allowing "portable-only" games to be released for the Switch, which will cannibalize 3DS gaming.

Nintendo has already reached out to developers of retro-looking games (Shovel Knight, Blaster Master Zero) to bring their pixel art games to the Switch, cribbing more from the 3DS.

At least this time Nintendo didn't put in a 3DS card slot into the Switch like they did with adding a GBA slot to the NDS.

Still, once Pokemon comes out on the Switch, that'll be the death stroke for the 3DS. The main Pokemon games are always portable. Once a pair of Pokemon games are released for the Switch, the playerbase moves there, and the 3DS is DOA.

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[–] 007ace [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

When you look at the battery life on the switch, it's not really designed to leave the house. Just go from the living room to the washroom and back. But I agree, once they make a full Pokemon Game on the switch, the 3ds will be done. So long as it isn't Pokemon snap or battle arena. Then we're fine.