For a long time, the Nintendo 3DS was one of the company’s most popular and best-selling consoles. It wasn’t hard to see why, given that the Wii U was a flop, plus the ability to take your favorite game on the go was immensely appealing. However, it seems that the Nintendo Switch has managed to dethrone the 3DS.
When the Nintendo Switch was first launched, many wondered about the fate of the 3DS handheld console from the company. After all, the Switch offered similar portability features, but could play more modern games. However, at that time the company stated that they would continue making 3DS consoles.
Nintendo’s 3DS is more than just a handheld gaming console. The console also comes with support for some apps, such as the YouTube app that allows gamers to watch videos on their consoles, a nice break from just playing games all day. However, if you do use the YouTube app quite a bit, you might be disappointed to learn that the app will be going away in September.
When Nintendo launched the Nintendo Switch console, it seemed as though they might be replacing the 3DS console. This is because the Switch offered up a portable gaming experience, new features, and new games, but Nintendo later explained why they were keeping the 3DS around.
According to the rumors, Nintendo could have a new Switch console in the works that is expected to be a cheaper version of the current Switch, where it will only be playable in handheld mode. This led to speculation that Nintendo could finally be going about potentially replacing their 3DS lineup.
With the Nintendo Switch offering up a bigger display and more powerful hardware, it made sense that many believed that the Switch was designed to replace not just the Wii U, but also potentially the 3DS due to the fact that it could be taken around just as easily as it could be plugged into a TV.
If you’ve been meaning to get your hands on some Nintendo Switch and/or 3DS titles but felt that some of them were a tad expensive, you’ll be pleased to learn that to celebrate E3 2018 (which has since ended), Nintendo has launched a special sale in which select games have received some pretty big discounts.
With Microsoft offering backwards compatibility with the Xbox One for Xbox 360 games, we’re sure some are wondering if maybe Nintendo had a similar plan for the Nintendo Switch and some of their older consoles. Interestingly enough there is some good and bad news on that front.
When Nintendo officially unveiled the Switch yesterday, they confirmed some of the earlier rumors that the console would be some kind of hybrid between a home console and a portable gaming system. The preview trailer also did a pretty good job of showing off the various ways gamers could enjoy the system while on the go.
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