Nintendo hopes to keep 3DS alive for at least four more years

The following excerpts come from a recent conversation between Kotaku Editor-in-Chief Stephen Totilo and Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime:

He’s telling me that the 3DS/2DS is great “for the entry consumer, the parent with a five, six, seven year old. You’re not quite there yet. Soon you’ll be buying a 2DS or 2DS XL…”

“You’ll still be selling them in four years?” I ask.

“Yes, we…” Fils-Aime pauses, perhaps catching himself sliding from personal appeal to accidentally promising several more years of support, “certainly hope so.”

“For that entry consumer, it’s perfect,” he says, veering back to the stronger pitch. “You want to give them a product that’s going to withstand the abuses of small children and has over 1000 games available for it and some of the all-time classics of this industry.”


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