Nintendo America President Reggie Fils-Aime recently spoke to IGN about Nintendo’s commitment to the 3DS. He said that “we will certainly be announcing new titles for the 3DS platform, and we’ll do that continuously. Some things that will be announced at E3. There will be some that we announce after E3. For us, E3 is an important event but it’s not the one defining moment. Obviously with Nintendo Direct, we’ve created means to speak directly to our consumer base. We want to provide news and information when we believe it’s most relevant”. When IGN asked for clarification if the support will continue to 2018, Reggie confirmed that it will.
IGN asked Reggie if Nintendo will be doing any more Nintendo Selects titles in the future. Reggie said that “in terms of Nintendo Selects, we think the line is very strong right now. We need to evaluate for new potential additions, but we’ve got nothing to announce right now”. He was also asked whether Nintendo will be added more classic games to the 3DS’ Virtual Console. In response, Reggie says that “we know that there is tremendous interest in this overall area. We’re blessed with having a tremendous legacy of content that we’ve launched across our various platforms. We’ve got nothing to announce right now in terms of Virtual Console offerings, whether it’s on 3DS or Switch, but we know there’s a tremendous amount of interest in this area.”