After a nine-year run and more than 75 million systems offered, Nintendo has actually formally exterminated the 3DS.
Production has actually now stopped on all 3DS hardware designs, consisting of the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 2DS XL.
“We can verify that the production of the Nintendo 3DS household of systems has actually ended,” a Nintendo representative informed our sis website GamesIndustry.biz. “Nintendo and third-party video games for the Nintendo 3DS household of system will continue to be readily available in Nintendo eShop, on Nintendo.com and at retail.
“The existing library of more than 1000 Nintendo 3DS video games includes lots of seriously well-known titles and can supply years of material to check out and delight in.”
There’s no expectation that the 3DS eShop or online services will be impacted in the future.
Last year saw the arrival of Nintendo Switch Lite, a more affordable variation of Nintendo’s more recent console targeted at more youthful fans. Its launch has actually been a success – and it will not be the last brand-new Switch design to show up either.
With Switch now doing the numbers and currently offering different item alternatives, now appears an affordable time for the 3DS to go.
The 3DS was initially introduced in Japan back in February 2011, and in Europe one month later on. The long-awaited follow-up to Nintendo DS was created to supply glasses-free 3D visuals, though this function was constantly optional. It likewise consisted of the terrific StreetPass, which was not.
An XL-sized variation of the system followed 18 months later on, prior to the 2DS – a more affordable, chunkier variation without stereoscopic 3D abilities – in 2013. Both 3DS and 2DS were later on modified once again with the launch of the New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL (which included a thumbstick nubbin) in 2014 and the New Nintendo 2DS XL (which took the initial 2DS concept and stuck it in the 3DS’ clamshell) in 2017.