The Japanese website of
Nintendo has revealed that it has stopped the production of all the 3D models.
Although the page enlists the New 3DS LL, New 2DS LL, and 2DS – but lists show
(underneath the name) that the products are out of production. We’re not
exactly sure when this change was made.
The US site of Nintendo
removed all the mentions related to 3D a couple of hours ago, too. Now the
homepage doesn’t show the handheld console or any other support link.
It’s been a decade
since the announcement of 3D was made. The launch was unsettling but as soon as
the prices dropped, the sales increased dramatically. Oh, by the way, Nintendo
has also made 20 NES and Game Boy Advance games completely free for the users!
The 3Ds were revised
and rebranded several times throughout its life. Remember when the larger 3DS
XL changed to New 3DS worldwide? There was also a major cut in the price of 2DS
– and oh, it also converted to a sleek model named 2DS
Nintendo has shipped
more than 75 million 3DS consoles in its lifetime, which is disappointing.
However, the system was a success as it guided the company through the bumpy
Nintendo is now focusing
only on the Switch, and so far, it has shipped more than 61 million Switch
consoles. The company hopes the number jumps higher with the arrival of the
holiday season, overtaking the lifetime achievement of 3DS model.