While Nintendo has yet to officially confirm anything, the company’s latest statement certainly doesn’t seem to be doing anything to quell the rumors. In a statement made to Kotaku, the company revealed that they do not have any new first-party 3DS titles to announce. “We have nothing new to announce regarding first-party software for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.”
Instead, the company said, ”We can confirm that new software is coming from third-party publishers.” As we mentioned, this only seems to fuel speculation that this could be Nintendo’s way of winding things down with their 3DS console. If it is true, this was a long time coming because ever since the Switch was announced, many were wondering if it could replace Nintendo’s handhelds.
The company had previously asserted that they would be continuing to support the 3DS until they manage to achieve “one-person-one-system” with the Switch, which we imagine could be one of the reasons behind the rumored cheaper console. In the meantime, Nintendo has refuted reports that the new Switch could be announced at E3 2019, so we’ll just have to wait and see.