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With the Switch Lite, Nintendo technically has a new device that’s dedicated entirely to portable gaming. What does that mean for 3DS? Not much, apparently.

Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser has indicated that the 3DS won’t be going anywhere for the time being. “We’ll continue to support our 3DS family of systems as long as there is demand,” Bowser told The Verge.

The Switch Lite is notably cheaper than the original Switch at $200, but the 3DS has an even lower barrier to entry for portable gaming. Consumers can still purchase a 2DS for only $79.99.

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The latest Japanese hardware sales from Famitsu are as follows:

Two more sets of data are in pertaining to Nintendo platforms from the NPD.

First up, here’s a look at the top ten best-selling third-party games on Nintendo platforms of all time in the United States:

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It’s been well-documented just how important Fire Emblem Awakening was to the series. If that game hadn’t been successful, the franchise could have been in jeopardy. Thankfully, all went well, and Fire Emblem Awakening even achieved huge popularity in the west.

In an interview with VG247, Fire Emblem: Three Houses director at Intelligent Systems Toshiyuki Kusakihara was asked about what made Awakening so successful. Funnily enough, he’s completely unsure. Kusakihara said that the team “didn’t make any change to our philosophy to make Awakening be liked outside of Japan” and doesn’t know “why it’s so popular.”

Yacht Club Games has provided a sales update on Shovel Knight. Since launch, the game has sold 2.5 million copies. That news was announced in celebration of Shovel Knight’s fifth anniversary.

As fans know, there’s still a bit of Shovel Knight content on the way. Yacht Club Games will release Shovel Knight Showdown and King of Cards in the near future.

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The latest Japanese hardware sales from Famitsu are as follows:

This week’s Switch/ Wii U/3DS-specific UK software sales are as follows:

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Famitsu are as follows:

This week’s Switch/ Wii U/3DS-specific UK software sales are as follows:

Some Nintendo fans may recall Mobile Ball, a 3DS title that was announced during an older Japanese Nintendo Direct. Mixi had been developing the project, but failed to provide any notable updates in recent months. We now know why.

Mixi announced today that it has pulled the plug on Mobile Ball. The game will no longer be happening, with the company citing that it did not meet quality standards.

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