New 3DS ends production globally

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by zoogie, Jul 13, 2017.

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Will you mourn the death of the New 3ds?

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  1. Burn it.

    4 vote(s)
    9.5%
  2. Nooo!! Those face plates are sooo cute! Just ditch the 3D and give it a more confusing name!

    18 vote(s)
    42.9%
  3. Something something I am a cat, don't understand. Something.

    13 vote(s)
    31.0%
  4. Death? Pfft, they'll live forever on Ebay. It's my wallet that will perish instead.

    7 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. zoogie
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    The regular-sized, faceplate changing one shown here.

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    This is likely the case in the US as well given the introduction of the New 2DS XL and its same-ish price point -- and it was never an permanent SKU here anyway. No word on if Europe is on board with the New 3DS's execution by firing squad.
    Update: Discontinued globally

    Better scoop up those face-plates while they're hot.
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  2. wsquan171

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    I actually pretty like the swap-able face-plate design. Don't understand why they stop making it. Probably to push n2dsxl sales I guess?
     
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  3. zoogie
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    I think the new 2ds XL is its permanent replacement worldwide. Having 4 SKU's on store shelves is a little ... much this late in the 3ds's life. 3 is still pushing it IMO.

    Sales weren't very good either lately, it seems.
     
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  4. Kevinpuerta

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    Damn. I wanted to get a brand new one. Guess used is my choice now since the prices on new ones will go up a bit.
     
  5. MelonGx

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    N3DSLL/XL, N2DS XL are still on.

    I have several this model and hate LL/XLs.
    But the market don't think so.
     
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    Here in europe have been dissapeared since last year (even before black friday), only XL are being sold nowadays.

    It's not strange to me this information.
     
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    Aww I posted yesterday about it getting killed. And I got yelled at for it's only being in Japan. I kind of knew it was over the world if Japan ends it.
     
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    Thanks to whoever changed the title. :)

    As for the rest of you ..... thanks for reading my thread -- hope it brightened your day :P
     
  10. dpad_5678

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    The FUCK? The small New 3DS was sexy af. FUCK!
     
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  11. Adeka

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    This is very stupid and actually pisses me off. It's the only model of the new 3ds that doesn't attract fingerprints

    Even the matte top of the new 2ds is a fingerprint magnet
     
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    No Idea
    Swappable faceplates?
     
  13. LinkBlaBla

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    That mean a lot! that mean Nintendo is preparing to make only xl portable console in near future( same size as 3ds xl)the small version isn't very much liked be the population , people prefer to have special edition and larger screen resolution ....i hope it mean a new 480p screen in future DS family console! 720p is already used on the switch! :O
     
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    Fffffffffffuck.

    I never got a faceplate for my n3DS, it's still using the stock black ones because I never saw any good ones in stores here. I wanted the hyrule crest one, but never found it in my country.

    I guess it's now or never. But I really don't feel like paying scalpers for them, and all the good ones are hoarded by scalpers :(
     
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    Your mom's basement.
    I'm glad I bought mine a year ago.
     
  16. The Real Jdbye

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    I went on ebay looking for faceplates and...
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    ........Ffffffuck.
    Over $300 Buy It Now?
    Fuck them, it's rare because those scalpers hoarded them all. :angry:

    Anyway, I ordered the hyrule crest/triforce faceplates. They were $25 which is still a lot for 2 thin, cheap pieces of plastic, but at least it had free shipping. :unsure:
     
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    The Fourth Dimension
    This is actually the sturdiest and cleanest looking system out of the entire 3DS family, apart from the old 3DS XL but that has the flaw of being too large to be portable.

    It's my favourite one; this is surprising to me since I thought Nintendo would try to milk it a little longer. Shame but oh well.

    I'm starting to wonder if the late Iwata's replacement is a bit more conservative WRT where to spend resources: in favour of moving developments forward in order to actually have a shot at going against the top competitors in the gaming market, rather than keeping things as they are and continue to tailor to their content but singled out minority. All speculation of course, but Nintendo's been doing damn well as of late since they decided to middle finger the Wii U and its investors
     
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    Damn, that was quick. I would have probably ended up buying the New 3DS from Japan if I wasn't so hell bent on purchasing a limited edition Pokemon item. Too late now! *Sobs*
     
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    Well, I bought a New3DS second hand 2 months ago. It's sad, because I think it's the perfect size. I'm not about XL consoles or big phones, I prefer smaller ones.

    Anyways, good I bought the MH4U faceplate weeks ago for 10 euros. They are probably going to be expensive in the near future. But faceplates now!

    And, why not, I would buy a small nintendo switch if they make it. Way better than the actual one which I consider too big. Having XL and Small model should be standard, but hey, I'm not Nintendo.
     
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  20. noragrets

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    who's gonna buy faceplates anyways if the consoles are no longer being made?
    btw i have sealed kyogre edition faceplates if anyone's interested
     
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