Although the year of 2017 has been a success to Switch, Nintendo also has other reasons to celebrate as its portable console, Nintendo 3DS, continues to have a presence in different markets and remains a product much desired by consumers despite being at the end of its lifecycle. The demand for the console is still important and Reggie Fils-Aime highlighted the fact.
In an interview for Forbes, the president and CEO of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime, not only spoke about the success of Switch and its recent achievement to reach the 10 million units sold worldwide in just 9 months, but he also spoke about the validity of 3DS and its longevity in the market.
In that sense, the executive revealed that the Nintendo handheld console, including all versions of the family, will sell more units this year than in 2016 in the US: “In the United States we’re on track to actually sell more Nintendo 3DS systems this year than we did last year. That’s incredible for a system that has been out in the marketplace and is enjoying its seventh holiday right now.”
On the other hand, Reggie Fils-Aime believes that one of the characteristics that have kept the 3DS family alive in 2017 is its quality of accessible and introductory product to the world of Nintendo, especially for new players who are not yet ready to spend an important amount by acquiring a Switch. According to the executive, that is a very efficient way to approach the family of Nintendo systems.
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