According to Nintendo’s official website in Japan, Nintendo has discontinued all 3DS models. Although the new 3DS LL, New 2DS LL and 2DS page lists can still be opened, the words “discontinued” are listed under the name of each product, and the information on the homepage is that the entire series has ended production .
Nintendo’s US website has cleared all information about 3DS, and there is no information about the handheld game console on the homepage, but there is a support link at the bottom.
Naijatechnews learned that 3DS was released in 2010 and went public the following year. It encountered bumps when it was launched, sales were sluggish, and there were few games worth playing. After a few months of release, the price dropped sharply, and sales began to grow. To apologize to early buyers, Nintendo provided 20 NES and Game Boy Advance games for free.
3DS has undergone several revisions: the larger 3DS XL, the improved New 3DS, the reduced price 2DS, and finally the fashionable 2DS XL. In total, Nintendo has shipped more than 75 million 3DS consoles worldwide, less than half of its predecessor DS. But in general, this console can be seen as a success and helped guide the company through the shaky year of Wii U, with more than 384 million games sold.
Nintendo’s focus is now entirely on the Switch. As of the end of June, the company’s Switch game console shipments have exceeded 61 million units. This number is likely to surpass 3DS in this holiday season.