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    On the 3DS hardware section of the official Japanese Nintendo website, an announcement appeared today stating that the production of the Nintendo 3DS series has been discontinued. Meanwhile, the official U.S. Nintendo website no longer lists the 3DS in its hardware section and no mention of the 3DS line of products can be found. In fact, the nintendo.com/3ds URL redirects to nintendo.com. But unlike the Japanese website, there is no announcement of the handheld's discontinuation.

    These news come abruptly as Nintendo has not made any official statement regarding the discontinuation of the 3DS line. The company even held a mini Direct today but made no such statement. With the Wii U long discontinued and the 3DS following suit, Nintendo seems to fully focus on the Nintendo Switch. An upgraded model has even been rumored by multiple sources briefed on Nintendo's strategy for an early 2021 release.

    While the 3DS might be discontinued, it will still live on with emulators and homebrews that will give it a second life. In the wake of this news, what's your favorite 3DS game/memory?

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  3. JuanMena

    JuanMena Politically Incorrect ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    Smash Bros and Colors!
     
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  4. jt_1258

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    well...shall we all take a moment of silence for the death of the wonderful system.
    Hours on hours of mario kart and smash be it on the system or as a controller
     
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    Animal Crossing New Leaf, it's still a lot better than NH in my opinion and doesn't have a terrible community. My 3DS still gets used a lot but the switch mostly just collects dust in it's stupid dock.
     
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    raxadian GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
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    I knew it was gonna happen when games sales for the 3DS tanked so hard last year the company behind the Mario & Luigi games went bankrupt. Plus Nintendo choice of not releasing more games for the system. With Pokemon online services for it being gone there was no reason to keep the 3DS alive.

    That being said, the Switch is not a bad console.
     
  7. Asia81

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    rip
    3ds will soon be labeled as "retrogaming" that hurt...
     
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    2nd best handheld we had since the psp. Hacking the 3DS/Wii U were the main reasons I joined this site.
     
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    The Pushmo games - with 3d effect. You're welcome.
     
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    So this really does mark the end of the 3DS' life. But it will forever live on in our hearts.


    New Leaf, Smash Bros and Fire Emblem.
     
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    I still have my 3DS from the day it came out, tough little thing. Still a great system; but I prefer the N3DSXL because it's nice and big.
     
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    Thanks for all the memories, 3DS. You were my first console. o7
    (Obviously, I won't be parting with mine, but this is still the end of an era.)
     
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    I never had one and never wanted one, but I like the fact that Metroid: Samus Returns exists
     
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    That's very sad news. I have to do very careful with my 2 3DS XL and 2 New 3DS XL systems. :(

    If all my system are stop working in future then I will have to use computer to play 3DS games on 3DS emulator.
     
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    can we get one more stability update for old time sake please?
     
  16. gamesquest1

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    RIP 3DS, it was a fun ride :bow:

    now wondering if going forward Nintendo will stick with just a single hybrid system each generation or if they will launch a new dedicated home system or a new dedicated portable sometime soon, I could kinda see them just keeping 1 system per generation but with 3 versions, the move beefy home only, a standard home+portable and a cheap budget lite system
     
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    Good memories. I bought a New 2DS XL released too. 100 bucks is a steal for that console.
     
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    One system?

    Nintendo already has the old Switch, the revision Switch that has better anti-piracy and better battery life and the Switch Lite. Then there is the supposed Switch HD that will be released either for Christmas or next year.
     
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    I hated the fact they shut down Streetpass. I had years saved of "streetpass friends " that was all erased when my first 3ds died.
     
  20. Jayro

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    I have to hand it to the 3DS, it had a damn good run out of all their handhelds. It sold like hotcakes. But it was dead to me as soon as the Switch launched, and we got no more first-party title support. It was a very slow death for the system from then until now. (I'm kind of shocked we still get 3DS systems stocked in my store to be honest)
     
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    Now you know how I felt when the Wii and Nintendo DS online services died in 2014 without previous warning.
     
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