Nintendo Says More 3DS Franchises Are Coming To Switch
Nintendo's president said "more 3DS franchises" will appear on Switch.
Thanks to the Switch Lite's success, Nintendo is looking into bringing more of its 3DS franchises to the console-handheld hybrid in the future.
Wall Street Journal tech reporter Takashi Mochizuki tweeted that Nintendo Japan's current president, Shuntaro Furukawa, said the "company would make more 3DS franchises available on Switch." Such a move is already happening with Brain Age, which is getting a new entry this December in Japan. A Western release for the new Brain Age game has yet to be announced.
The news rides on the back of Nintendo Switch Lite's growing popularity, as the company mentioned in its earnings report that the console sold approximately two million units worldwide in just 11 days since its September 20 launch.
The result is encouraging for Pokemon games coming next month. Nintendo chief Furukawa said company would make more 3DS franchises available on Switch to convey appeal of Lite.— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) October 31, 2019
Following Luigi's Mansion 3's launch, the next big games headed to the Nintendo Switch are Pokemon Sword / Shield, which comes out on November 15. There are a few Switch games sprinkled between Sword and Shield's launch, such as Just Dance 2020 (November 5), Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 (November 5), Disney Tsum Tsum Festival (November 8), New Super Lucky's Tale (November 8), and Romancing SaGa 3 (November 11).
The Switch Lite has received glowing praise following its launch. In our own review, editor Peter Brown thought highly of the iterative console, saying, "If anything, I hope the Switch Lite is an indication of where Nintendo might go with its theoretical upgraded Switch model in the future. I don't remember the last time I detached my Joy-Cons, and I constantly gripe over the fake d-pad whenever I have to use it. And after playing with the Switch Lite for an extended period of time, I now look at my standard Switch as being more fragile than ever. The Switch Lite has almost everything I'm looking for in a Switch--I just wished it lived up to its name."
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