Well, the days when Nintendo can count on its portable business may very well be coming to an end. The company’s recently released a modified financial forecast that includes a drop to 6.6 million units in expected hardware sales for the Nintendo 3DS family from April 2015 to March 2016. That from the previously forecasted 7.6 million, making it an approximately 13-percent drop—or 1 million flat difference—in expected sales.
Having recently gotten back into Nintendo’s handheld ecosystem, it’s pretty apparent that they’re not in the best place right now. When browsing the shelves of local game stores looking for something to play on 3DS, it’s a wasteland. The games I want to play aren’t in print anymore or don’t exist because of a complete lack of third-party support.
Sure, there are games on the horizon but the outlook for the 3DS isn’t good. Not to mention, with the NX coming soon, why would people want to invest in a 3DS for the long haul?