E3 2017: Reggie Answers All Your Nintendo Questions

Ever since Nintendo fully unveiled the Switch back in January, consumers have been asking about the console's online services and functionality.

IGN sat down with Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America president and chief officer, during E3 to discuss what the future holds for the 3DS.

Nintendo 3DS has been made a valued platform by means of creative efforts from the vantage point of the form factor. When E3 started Nintendo went ahead and shocked us all by confirming that a "Core" Pokemon title is indeed coming to the Switch but it may not release for a year.

It is indisputable that Nintendo has another hit on its hands with its portable-meets-home console, the Switch. I suspect Nintendo will make that decision when it has sold tens of millions more Switch.

Almost a year after of the runaway success of Pokemon Go, which Nintendo produced in collaboration with Niantic, Fils-Aime says the game wasn't a one-time phenomenon.

Nintendo recognizes that demand varies by game, and wants to make sure that when it comes to the most requested titles, fans are assured that their excitement isn't unheard. "And so that's how we think these through". One of the biggest complaints about the Switch and its online capabilities is that it does not supporting saving games to the cloud, even though that is a feature of the 3DS. I'm not going to tell you when we'll get there, but our goal is to improve our supply chain so that more product is available to more consumers. While Fils-Aime supposedly did not recall the use of that term, he did reiterate Nintendo's stance that Nintendo will provide specifics about legacy content on the Switch at a later date. "I can't say there's a solution coming, but we do hear the message", Fils-Aime said. It's going to require a mobile device and be delivered by an app.

Just porting games, however, is not enough, with Reggie citing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as an example.

"So let's be clear".

"I think in particular it's a fun game to play on a splitscreen at home with your friends or family", he said via an email interview.

Until know, the annual event has been exclusively for industry and the media, however this year sees thousands of gamers joining the professionals on the floor to get a sneak peak at upcoming releases and getting to experience many of them for themselves.