So according to multiple sources and people, there's been a rumor going around that the final shipments of New 2DS XL systems have been rolling in mainly through Walmart. Do you guys think Nintendo will quietly discontinue the 3DS line of systems? Do you think this is officially the end of New 2DS systems being sold or do you think it'll continue selling more for the next several months or even y
Nintendo seemed to discontinue the OG 2DS and in their recent fiscal year investor meeting they didn't even offer a 3DS sales forecast for this fiscal year, which likely means this will be the last year Nintendo will continue selling 3DS systems.
Imo, I think that's it for the 2DS, there simply isn't enough demand for it anymore for Nintendo to continue selling it. It had a hell of a run though, never would I imagined this somewhat under powered portable device in 2011 would last for 9 years especially in the mobile game age. This system proved there's still a market for dedicated handhelds and how games will always sell systems, not tech specs. This system proved a lot of people wrong and had a killer library. It seems like this is it for the DS line as a whole(2004-2020).
At one point in 2017 I was wondering if Nintendo would release a 3DS successor eventually, but I realized the Switch Lite was officially their successor being a more affordable, handheld only device and I believed combining the two divisions was the right thing to do.