Nintendo 3DS is dead. Long live Nintendo 3DS.
It’s been an interesting race, but the days of Nintendo 3DS are officially over.
The video game company confirmed Thursday the end of production of the 3DS family of consoles, adding a note on the official website: “The manufacture of the Nintendo 3DS family of consoles is complete.”
With much sharper focus on the Switch lately and reports citing declining 3DS sales, the news isn’t much of a surprise, although if you’ve been coveting your 3DS, you could pour one for the family. of consoles.
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Exactly when Nintendo made this decision for the 3DS family remains a mystery, but the company has confirmed its end on September 16.
Unveiled in 2010 as the successor to the Nintendo DS, and released in 2011, the 3DS saw a drastic price drop shortly after its initially fragile release. The 3DS’s biggest asset was the ability to see 3D graphics without dorky’s glasses, but its hefty price tag and totally thin OG game lineup saw customers on the fence first. The lower prices, along with a fairly attractive game bundle, seemed to have worked, however, with sales increasing in the early years.
After several redesigns, including the New Nintendo 3DS, New 3DS XL, 2DS, and New 2DS XL, the Nintendo 3DS family has sold over 75 million units to date.
But it seems like it’s all about the Switch these days.