Nintendo discontinues 3DS production in Japan

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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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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.
 

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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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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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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

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 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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