In a recent interview Kimishima responds to the question: Will you discontinue the 3DS?
"Thanks to our software, the 3DS hardware is still growing. So that business still has momentum. And certainly rather than being cannibalized by the Switch, we think the 3DS can continue in its own form."
Are you surprised?
I assumed the 3DS would be phased out to simplify development and increase sales in migrating toward a unified platform.