Nintendo has become something of a phoenix metaphor in the video games industry since the rather lackluster reveal of the Nintendo Switch to its meteoric launch. But after the abject failure of the Nintendo Wii U, who could forget the trusty little handheld that kept Nintendo chugging along in the interim?
The Nintendo 3DS and the "spinoff" devices, the Nintendo New 3DS and Nintendo 2DS, have been holding the line since company sputtered to a halt with the Nintendo Wii U. Key releases like Pokemon X and Y, Fire Emblem Awakening, and all those Mario titles we can't seem to get rid of, all kept them afloat for a significant period of time.
Fast forward to just after the release of the Nintendo Switch and it seems like the company has thrown its hard-working handheld in the dumpster. The console has seen just a couple of new releases this year.