https://i.imgur.com/5tE9D8A.jpg
In an unsurprising move Nintendo seems to be silently discontinuing the 3DS. This makes a lot of sense as the 3DS isn't selling as much as it once was and Nintendo can now focus entirely on Switch and other new hardware production such as the new Game and Watch. Nintendo has historically been at the top of mobile gaming starting with the original Gameboy and continued that dominance with the DS, 3DS and Switch. I picked up the 3DS late in it's life-cycle and was able to get a lot of incredible DS games and 3DS games as Nintendo started focusing more on the Switch. In fact, if you wanted to start collecting for the DS and 3DS now is a great time as many stores will start to mark down stock.

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/17/21441096/nintendo-3ds-production-discontinued-total-sales

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 09/20/2020 at 02:18am

I saw this days ago and am still confused as to whether this only pertains to the 3DS models or if it also includes the 2DS models. I can understand getting rid of the former, I didn't get much from the 3D aspects of featured games. It kind of doesn't make sense that they'd get rid of the latter though, at least that's what I think. However, they could have decided to replace the DS w/ the Switch. I think I've owned every version of the 3DS, including the 2DS XL. It's kind of sad to see it go away and yet again a bit more so if they're discontinuing the DS entirely (I've owned many versions of the DS). The DS is an evolution of the original Gameboy, which I had when I was much younger.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/20/2020 at 11:44am

I think it’s the whole lineup but I’m not certain of that. The thought and still think the 3D effect is really neat. Played a lot of games that way and really liked it. If a future Switch gets a webcam I hope they add it back, that would be really neat.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 09/20/2020 at 06:42pm

The 3D was the best. It worked best on the New 3DS.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/20/2020 at 06:55pm

The New 3DS was all I’ve ever had so maybe I was somewhat spoiled in that way?

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 09/21/2020 at 01:18am

I'm thinking that if they were discontinuing the DS family, they would have said DS instead of 3DS. I don't know though, I'm still confused.

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/21/2020 at 02:27pm

DS is the old generation, which also included the DS Lite and the DSi. The 3DS generation includes the 2DS, and the New 3DS and new 2DS.

Nintendo and their names, amirite?

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/21/2020 at 02:30pm

Also Greg the article in Jon's post specifies the 2DS.

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2020/9/17/21441096/nintendo-3ds-production-discontinued-total-sales

The listings for all 3DS/2DS models show as out of production.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 09/21/2020 at 03:37pm

Right, thanks for clearing that up. Maybe I just don't want to believe it LOL.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/21/2020 at 04:03pm

Yeah, it's sad. Wit h that they haven't made any new 3DS games and it hasn't got a lot of 3rd party games either. Seems like a good time to say goodbye.

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