After the closure of AlphaDream, everyone thought that the 3DS had died. In a way, it absolutely did so, as multiple 3DS games were canceled after Mario & Luigi’s latest game flopped so hard. To add onto it all, this year has been beyond rough for this extremely aging console. Nintendo Directs don’t have the console even mentioned anymore and hell, only the 2DS lines are even in production.
Nintendo of America’s President Doug Bowser claims that this won’t be the end though. He says that as long as there is demand for the platform, more games will come along:
We continue to look at the 3DS family, both hardware and games, as a strong entry point for some consumers. And we’re seeing that. As long as consumer demand is there, we’ll continue to provide both hardware and software on the front.
When asked if the console is dead, he said support will last into 2020:
We’re certainly not going to say it today. I think time will tell. We will continue to support 3DS this holiday and into 2020.