Is the old 3ds family dead

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  1. Teslas Fate
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    I'm curious to ask this as many apps such as Netflix, and Youtube are no longer supported, so does this mean its getting close to its EOL
     
  2. lone_wolf323

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    That also applies to the new 3ds aswell. But yes, the old 3ds consoles are done as far as nintendo is concerned.
     
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    New aswell
     
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    I still think that the look and feel of o3ds was better than any handheld console.
    How smooth the bottom half is and the color choices they made... Aaah.
     
  5. Psionic Roshambo

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    Yeah but homebrew stuff will continue to roll out for years, improvements to CFW and all kinds of neat things :)

    CheckPoint was updated a few days ago, built in cheats updated and all kinds of stuff :)
     
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    It was nice. only thing I didnt like of the 3ds was the fact the 3ds slider used a light up system to say when 3d was on. didnt like that.
     
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    Yeah the only downside to homebrew is many of the features aren't the same as new 3ds consoles
     
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    Pretty sure it has reached EoL already.
    https://www.ign.com/upcoming/games/3ds
    Whole lot of nothing scheduled for release.
     
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    why
    at least it told you when games supported 3d on the fly, rather than looking it up, or having a game that isn't 3d in most places but suddenly has 3d for no reason in specific spots
     
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    That was one decent thing. Tho I have never cared about the 3d feature of the console.
     
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  11. alexander1970

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    Hello.:)

    The old 3DS is dead ?

    *unpacks his Wife's Christmas Present with great concern and looks again at it.....*

    Thank goodness, nothing is dead.
    Luma3DS is still working and the "Games" as Gift Packages as well.:D
    And a new System Update is available too.....

    Do not scare me with such "News".:teach:

    Thank you.:)
     
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    Even though I own a Switch, PS4 Pro - I confess I'm totally back in love with my New 3DS XL, it's all I've played of late tbh

    End of life or not, it will always have my heart
     
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  13. Ammako

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    3DS may die but it will yet live on in our hearts.

    [​IMG]
     
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    They just released a firmware update and also they still manafacture new 2ds xl systems.
     
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    I think that as long as the console can still make eshop purchases then it's still not dead. That and the online multiplayer if Nintendo thinks it's worth paying for the servers.
     
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    Real talk though, the 3DS is amazing. It literally supports playing like 99% of Nintendo's entire handheld library, from the Gameboy all the way up to the 3DS. The only games that don't work are those with special hardware that VC and AGB FIRM don't support. And that's not even counting NES, SNES and Game Gear yet either.

    For something you can get for only $50 off Nintendo's store, this is amazing.
     
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    Nintendo support 2020 nintendo 3DS but not new games
     
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    The eShop is still open and has had 7 new indie releases since the beginning of September:
    https://www.nintendo.com/games/game... 3DS&indexName=noa_aem_game_en_us_release_des

    As other have stated, Nintendo still sells new 2DS and New 2DS XLs: https://store.nintendo.com/ng3/us/p...categoryId=cat750772&navAction=pop&navCount=2

    They also sell "refurbished" New 3DS XL's:
    https://store.nintendo.com/ng3/us/p...lse&productId=prod880691&categoryId=cat750772

    Just bought one last week and it is indistinguishable from brand new. Only difference is a white box instead of a retail box. I don't know why people obsess over whether a console is "dead" or not. The Wii just received another physical release and people play Mario Kart Wii online every single day. How's that for dead?
     
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    I'm still tempted to upgrade my original XL to a 2DS XL, tbh. I just wish they'd hurry up and release that red/black Mario Kart edition in the west.
    The black/turquoise model doesn't look so bad though, so I might just settle for that.
     
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    Not hell, but not heaven either.
    It's kinda funny how they're cheaper than a new New 2DS XL now.
     
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