The Nintendo 3DS has been featured on the news regularly since the announcement of the Nintendo Switch, but not always for the reasons Nintendo wanted. Many outlets doubted how long the 3DS would be relevant in a switch-dominated market, but according to Nintendo, the 3DS has a lot more life.
IGN reports that Nintendo will deliver games for the 3DS by 2019 and beyond. "The company will continue to introduce new games for the handheld system, through the current and the next … and beyond Part of this is due to the fact that sales for the hardware are still strong.
It's not just hot air and corrupt operation, IGN notes there are a handful of games for Nintendo's Nintendo 3DS this year, including Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowsers Jr.'s Journey . Dillons Rolling Western: The Dead-Heat Breakers A very interesting game that I was surprised that Nintendo would focus on developing such a unique 3DS game if something like Dillon's Rolling Western would be perfect to the Nintendo Switch would fit. It reminds me of a 3D version of the 16-bit era of animals with settings, and Dillon would have been perfect in the 1990s with company mascots in games like Aero The Acrobat, Bubsy and Gex  Dillons Rolling Western: Dead-Heat Breakers is currently available in Japan for the 3DS, but will be released next month on May 24 in North America and May 25 in Europe. Not only is Nintendo telling the truth about 3DS support, the company is doing the same thing while releasing new games at the same time.
There is also Sushi Striker: The Path of Sushido an interesting mix of action-oriented puzzle solving. Unlike Dillon's Rolling Western, Sushi Striker will not only be limited to the Nintendo 3DS, but from the first half of June will also be available for the Nintendo Switch.
But he does not end up there! Nintendo also ported the Wii U Adventure, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker also for the 3DS. The game originally came out in late 2014 for the Wii U, but due to the console's low-end installation and lack of market momentum, the game just did not sell as well as it could have. It's not exactly a platformer because Toad can not jump, but it's all about platform-like puzzles, where players try to get through the levels through the diorama cards to complete each stage.
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker is expected to be released in July, but will also receive a Nintendo switch port. There are also WarioWare Gold and Luigi's Mansion both of which will also be released this year for the Nintendo 3DS.
So Nintendo is definitely stacking the 3DS with many games of the year. Whether the company will continue in 2019 is a whole different story, but Nintendo says it will be dedicated to its ancient handheld.