After eight years, the 3DS is on life support. First-party releases for the system seem to have dried up, and Nintendo's recent financial talk did not mention supporting future games for the device.
Unless it's already apparent that Nintendo is ready to move on, Kotaku reached out to the company after the briefing and received the following response:
"We have not heard anything new about first-party software for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems to give. We can confirm that new software comes from third party manufacturers.
So, when the 3DS is finally dropped by Nintendo, only third-party releases like Persona Q2 are expected: New Cinema Labyrinth . At the end of last month, Limited Run also announced that a physical 3DS game would be released in the near future.
Despite the age of the system, sales of 3DS games are still strong. For example, just yesterday we learned that Mario Kart 7 is selling like hot cakes ̵
Is this the end for the 3DS? Has Nintendo finally evolved? Leave your thoughts in the comments.