Nintendo says the Switch Lite isn’t going to replace the 3DS You might think that a handheld-only Switch would mark the death knell for the Nintendo 3DS, but Nintendo doesn’t necessarily see it that way.
This past weekend, my wife and I went to the local Best Buy and wandered through the Nintendo aisle. To my surprise, there were only two 2DS units available to buy and a total of four 3DS games on the shelves. This experience—along with how little (ie: none) was shown for the console at E3—makes it pretty clear the system has reached the end of the line.
Whether Nintendo wants to admit it or not, this is their new handheld system as far as most users are concerned.