The Nintendo Switch release is just at the corner which will be a half home x portable hibrid machine so there is a question: what will happen with the Nintendo 3DS in the near future?
The latest portable machine of Nintendo released in 2011 (the XL edition in 2012) and the New Nintendo 3DS in 2014 and 2015 (depends on the regions) so the basic machine is is 6 year old now.
But according to a report with the Nintendo’s current president Mr.Tatsumi Kimishima on the Kyoto NP the company considering successor. The 3DS basic system with the Nintendo 2D available even for the kids and the portable was always a main part of the company. But nothing exactly details about the successor published or announced during the report. Maybe Nintendo not even started to working on it.