Nintendo comments on ending production of the 3DS

3DS eShop continues on

As confirmed earlier in the week, Nintendo has ended production for the 3DS family of portables. Nintendo has since provided a statement on the matter, which you can find below.

"We can confirm that the manufacturing of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems has ended. Nintendo and third-party games for the Nintendo 3DS family of system will continue to be available in Nintendo eShop, on Nintendo.com and at retail.

The existing library of more than 1,000 Nintendo 3DS games contains many critically acclaimed titles and can provide years of content to explore and enjoy."

Categories: Portables
Tags: 3ds


Sun Sep 20 20 05:55am
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Well...atleast they were so kind as to let us get eshop games.

Mon Sep 21 20 05:53am
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Yes, but for how long. Nintendo online services are a very temporary thing so far. That is why I'm careful to invest my time in their online user creation software. After a few years it'll be gone (because they need you to focus on their new hard/software).

I'd say for a while. Considering how long they've kept their services.


Of course I'm missing some others, but I think this can paint a general picture of the future of the 3DS online services. In fact, the 3DS online services times have already exceeded those of the DS.

Mon Sep 21 20 01:43pm
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Yes I personally think they should keep at least one server available for each old piece of hardware's services to keep these millions of units of retro hardware somewhat alive for everyone who wants to dust them off for their kids or for other fun and nostalgic or retro gaming purposes. So there's a lot of room for improvement here I think : )

Anyway, nice list!

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