Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa has revealed that the company continues to explore "various options" for a successor to the Nintendo 3DS.
In an interview with The Kyoto Shimbun Furukawa had stated that Nintendo 3DS still has advantages over the Nintendo Switch.
The handheld was first launched more than seven years ago, and it is unclear whether it will ever be replaced directly.
At the E3 in 2018, Nintendo of America President and Chief Operating Officer Reggie Fils-Aime talked about how Nintendo 3DS was regarded as " a key business driver " for the company "Great Value" is the first Game device for their children.
News about more Nintendo 3DS games was also promised, resulting in Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Corps and Yo-kai Watch Busters: White Dog Squad being last Week announced, and a New Nintendo 2DS XL Animal Crossing Edition will be released on July 20.