Back in 2017 Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime noted that 2018 wasn't the end for the 3DS, explaining that the company was going to "continue to bring new content.to keep [the] device vibrant and keep it going well into 2018 and beyond".More news: Anthony Joshua close to confirming fight in United States of America against Jarrell Miller
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"We are now planning ways to boost the appeal of the service on a yearly basis", he said. It was recently confirmed that more than 8 million accounts had subscribed to the service, although it has now been revealed that more and more customers are choosing to opt for short subscription plans, rather than the longer 12-month option. The 3DS market has "contracted faster than we anticipated", however many are still taking advantage of the "desirable price point" of the aging console.More news: Nigel Farage backs new party if exit from European Union is delayed
Nintendo's director Shinya Takahashi echoed these sentiments by saying Nintendo is "preparing various new offerings for consumers who subscriber to the service".
"While the Nintendo 3DS market has contracted faster than we anticipated, now numerous consumers who newly purchase Nintendo 3DS are consumers purchasing Nintendo 3DS as their first game system (...) Demand still remains from the parents looking to purchase a first game system for their kids". Those games could previously be played online with no subscription before being gated by a monthly or yearly fee, but Nintendo included a library of NES games and cloud storage capabilities to the deal.More news: Good Friday agreement in peril over Brexit, Tony Blair warns