Not Officially, At Least
Just in case you’d completely forgotten, the 3DS still exists. Not only that, but Nintendo hasn’t given up on it, either! They don’t support it so much that they’re still releasing games for it, but they’re… rooting for the hardware with all their might? It’s a touching gesture, regardless.
According to Doug Bowser, new Nintendo Boss Man, “our 3DS business continues to do quite well.” The systems (both the 3DS and the 2DS) sell like slightly lesser hotcakes. For Nintendo, this is apparently more than enough. Bowser stated “as long as there’s consumer demand for 3DS, we’ll continue to support it. In fact, we believe it’s a great entry point for young gamers.”
If nothing else, third-party retailers are still plugging away with the device. Companies like Atlus, Level-5, VBlank Entertainment, and Comcept all have games coming to the dual-screened portable device. Most people probably can’t remember that last time they fired up the dang thing, but Nintendo remains officially hopeful. You’d better believe they’ll change that tune if we ever get a new Nintendo Switch model, though. A cheaper Switch would be a death-knell for Nintendo’s long-running line of handheld hardware.