The analyst Daniel Ahmad (known as ZhugeEX on Twitter) has published some data on Nintendo. We discover that the company has plans to support the 3DS until 2018 and beyond, the portable console currently represents more than 50% of the business of the house of Kyoto, hence the intention is not to abandon the platform.
Nintendo is enjoying a tremendously positive first half of the year, especially thanks to sales being harvested through its newest platform, Nintendo Switch.
Although in the beginning doubts arose around the catalog of the console, this one has been able to maintain itself through launches like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and there are still prepared more titles for this second half of year.
However, and although it may seem to be a lie because everything is not generated by Nintendo Switch alone, as Nintendo 3DS, the platform par excellence for Nintendo, is still the largest source of revenue for the company (check the data in the first tweet below).
Ahmad has also provided data for limited stocks of Nintendo Switch at least through 2017, therefore the two consoles will continue to be supported, too.
At E3 in Los Angeles, Nintendo has announced a very interesting line-up for the upcoming holiday season, which includes Super Mario Odyssey, Fire Emblem Warriors, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Pokemon Ultra SUN and Ultra MOON.
One of the reasons why Nintendo continues to support 3DS in 2018 and beyond.
It accounts for more than 50% of their business. pic.twitter.com/QUQWyYBCw5
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) June 19, 2017
Expect Nintendo Switch shortages to continue through the rest of the year.
Production is still capped right now due to component shortages.
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) June 20, 2017