Nintendo won't abandon Wii U & 3DS after the launch of NX

The company says they won't abandon their existing customers.

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Nintendo seems to be gearing up for the potential launch of the company's new console NX next year. There have been rumours that the manufacturing process for the new console has already started. However, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS owners needn't worry, as the company aims to support them both after the launch of the new console.

Nintendo won't abandon Wii U & 3DS after the launch of NX

In the company's annual meeting with its share holders, Nintendo's president Satoru Iwata said that abandoning the existing hardware after the launch of NX wouldn't make sense from a business standpoint. There already exists a consumer base on both of the devices. He also added that in the future they will continue creating new games for both Wii U and 3DS:

"While we are preparing NX for the future, we are discussing within our internal development teams as well as with the second-party developers we co-develop software with and also with third-party software publishers about how to continue creating software for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS."

That said, Nintendo remained silent about NX, stating that the other companies might well steal ther ideas should they detail them ahead of time, and that it would remove the element of surprise for customers should they reveal the console at this stage.

Nintendo won't abandon Wii U & 3DS after the launch of NX

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