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Speaking with Famitsu, Nintendo has revealed their upcoming Switch console will not be backwards compatible with 3DS cartridges and Wii U discs.[1]

Please note this does not rule out the possibility of 3DS and Wii U games being backwards compatible with the Switch via digital downloads.

This news isn't surprising considering the Switch reveal trailer showcases a console with thicker cartridges, and a lack of a disc slot.

Image credit: Nintendo.


  1. "Wii U、3DSとの互換性は? 同梱内容は? Nintendo Switchに関する任天堂の回答を公開!" October 20, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2016.

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