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Nintendo notes that the 3DS market is contracting quicker than expected

10 February 2019

If you're looking to play online multiplayer, rather than local, you'll need a paid Nintendo Switch Online subscription to connect to other players, but there are a number of titles still ideal for couch co-op too.

Now that the Switch has reached over 32 million units sold, Nintendo has been wanting to push families into purchasing more than one per household.

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To combat this change, and in hopes to "build relationships with consumers and enrich the [service's] content", Furukawa notes that Nintendo is "planning ways to boost the appeal of the service on a yearly basis", with announcements to follow.

With the release of the Nintendo Switch and the success the console has seen with its various first- and third-party hits, many were left wondering what the future of the 3DS holds.

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"We will talk about the next fiscal year in more detail at a later time, but basically we want to further increase both our hardware and software unit sales more than this fiscal year". In North America, Nintendo Switch Online service starts from $4.99 per month. Major games like Pokemon Let's Go were announced in May 2018 and released in November 2018, and Super Mario Odyssey was officially announced during the January 2017 Switch event (though footage of it was first teased in the Switch reveal event in October 2016) and released in October 2017.

Nintendo's director Shinya Takahashi echoed these sentiments by saying Nintendo is "preparing various new offerings for consumers who subscriber to the service".

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As a passionate gamer since the 1990s, Vadim has kept his passion alive since then, and he is here to cover video games news, as well as to share with you all the novelties out there regarding gadgets or games-related tech.

Nintendo notes that the 3DS market is contracting quicker than expected