Rather than make a 3DS successor, Nintnedo should just make a handheld-only NS that's cheaper and less powerful than the original NS. It could be the NS's version of the 2DS. I'd suggest making a stronger traditional home console variant but at this point I'm seeing the NS as Nintendo's concession that they can no longer compete in the home console market. In fact, when I think of it that way, I get a lot less disappointed at what the NS ended up being.
It already is like that, if you take away the Dock and controller base unit.
Unless your talking about a cheaper version of the NS, kinda like how there is a 2DS as well?
So a smaller chip, and you cant take off the joy-con L & R peices...
But I think that ll be dangerous for the market.. Id rather see Nintendo just fully embrace the Switch, and go this is it.
Its already portable, and that means you ll also have potential to sell the dock+controller base to more users (that get just the tablet part).
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