3DS Has 0 Games Launching in May in Japan – Is This Signaling the End?

The 3DS has been wildly popular in Japan over the years, however the end my finally be on the horizon after exploring the upcoming game release schedule in Nintendo’s official Japanese website. As discovered by Nintendo Soup, there are literally zero games planned for release next month.

This month, there are two titles arriving, while the next title after April we have to look forward to in Japan isn’t until June. Technically, Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr’s Story will release in 2019. Still, this does beg the question – has Switch cannibalized sales of 3DS so much in Japan that Nintendo is finally starting to wave the white flag on the platform to itself?

That certainly appears to be the case based on their upcoming release slate.