Nintendo 3DS repair spare parts quickly ran out in Japan


Nintendo is running out of the spare parts needed to repair the original Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL in Japan. As such, the company had to stop accepting handheld console repairs earlier than expected. Original 3DS units received before March 8, 2021 will be the last batch officially repaired by Nintendo. [Thanks, 4Gamer.]

Previously, on February 25, 2021, Nintendo issued a notification that it would no longer accept repairs to the original 3DS and 3DS XL (known in Japan as 3DS LL) due to “difficulty obtaining spare parts ”after March 31, 2021. However, the announcement resulted in more units being sent to official service centers, resulting in a complete depletion of the spare parts supply. spare even faster than expected.

Despite the phasing out of the official repair service, Nintendo has assured those still using 3DS that the Nintendo Network online service will remain accessible. The Japanese official service center is still accepting repairs for the new 2DS and New 3DS units for the foreseeable future.

The original Nintendo 3DS was released worldwide in 2011. The larger XL variant followed suit in 2012. Nintendo has gradually moved away from the original handheld systems to make way for the more powerful New Nintendo 3DS. All production on 3DS family consoles ceased in September 2020.


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