Nintendo says Switch is a home console 'first and foremost,' not necessarily successor to 3DS

In an interview with Polygon, a Nintendo representative clarified that it thinks of its upcoming Switch console—previously codenamed the "NX"—as a home gaming system first and foremost, and that it will continue to support 3DS handhelds

"Nintendo Switch is a home gaming system first and foremost. We have made no announcement regarding the future of Nintendo 3DS. “Obviously with sales of almost 60 million 3DS portables worldwide, there’s still a huge hunger for new games, such as Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. There are many more games in the pipeline."

On the other hand, the Wii U will become scarce as the Switch's March 2017 launch nears.

"We have nothing to announce about the production status of Wii U," Nintendo told Polygon. "We announced in April 2016 that as we prepare for the launch of Nintendo Switch in March of 2017, Nintendo will ship 800,000 Wii U hardware units to the global market for this fiscal year. As a result, the inventory of Wii U hardware at retail will become harder to find. We encourage anyone who wants Wii U to communicate with their preferred retail outlet to monitor availability."

Nintendo announced Switch, a console/handheld hybrid, this morning.

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