Nintendo Switch Isn't Going To Replace The 3DS Because It's A Home Console 'At Heart'

By Mike Sousa on January 16, 2017, 2:40PM EDT

Nintendo Switch due to its features is seen by many as both a fully portable system and a TV-based console, leading some to believe that it's meant to replace the Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

While the Wii U has already been discontinued, Nintendo will continue to support the 3DS and states that the new console isn't meant to replace their handheld.

3DS has a long life in front of it. We’ve already announced games that will be launching in the first couple quarters of this year.

There are a number of big games coming. And in our view, the Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo Switch are going to live side-by-side. They’re going to coexist just fine. We’ve done this before, managing two different systems.

I think there’s a sense that Nintendo Switch is a portable device. It is portable. But at its heart, it’s a home console that you can take with you on the go.

Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America President

Nintendo Switch releases worldwide on the 3rd of March.

Source: Wired

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