Nintendo Says More 3DS Franchises Are Coming To Switch

Nintendo's president said "more 3DS franchises" will appear on Switch.

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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.

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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Are they going to ruin those the same way they're screwing up Pokemon, because if so, that's a damn shame. I would love to be hopeful but when Suddowoodo makes the cut over Bulbasaur, I honestly think there might be a carbon monoxide leak at Nintendo HQ.

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@jerusaelem: nobody is forcing you to buy anything, you don't know how business works.

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super mario 3d land is a actual 3ds title

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That’s great news

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Etrian Odyssey would be cool. Then there's the Bravely Default, which is simultaneously great and awful.

I'm still waiting for Atus to catch up with the SMT franchise too.

Good to hear that will be more of a crossover coming up....Rune Factory and Alliance Alive are good starts.

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Despite them saying that it wasn’t meant to replace the 3DS. This just proved that they just wanted to see how well it did at first before pulling the trigger. The Xenoblade Chronicles remaster made that more obvious to me. They’ll probably just try to port all the big titles so they can finally drop the 3DS.

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@khfreak9: And a good thing too.

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Link Between Worlds, Luigi's Mansion 2, and Mario 3D Land would be cool, hopefully they'll support 3D TVs

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Are there any actual 3DS franchises? I can't name a single one.

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