The New Nintendo 3DS has been discontinued.
Nintendo confirmed production of the handheld had ended in Japan earlier this week.
The end of New Nintendo 3DS leaves the handheld family represented by just the recently-launched budget New Nintendo 2DS XL and the New Nintendo 3DS XL, both of which feature larger screens.
Why was the 3ds discontinued?
Nintendo discontinued the production of the New 3DS and N3DS XL systems because they came out with the New 2DS XL. They did this 80% because the Switch was already out, 10% because many players complained that tHe 3D hUrTs mY EyEs, and 10% because developers quit making their games support stereo 3D.
When was the Nintendo 3ds discontinued?
New Nintendo 3DS
|New Nintendo 3DS in its open position|
|Introductory price||New 3DS: ¥16,000, US$219.99, €169.99, A$219.95 New 3DS XL: ¥18,800, US$199.99, €199.99, A$219.95|
|Discontinued||Standard: July 13, 2017 XL: July 25, 2019|
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Is it worth buying a 3ds in 2019?
Even though the 3DS is preparing to perform its swan song, the console is still worth purchasing in 2019 for its excellent library. The 3DS is also much smaller than the Nintendo Switch, making it the most portable of Nintendo’s recent hardware.
Is the 3ds Dead 2020?
Nintendo’s 3DS support will continue into 2020. To that end, Bowser says that Nintendo doesn’t yet consider the 3DS, in The Verge’s words, a ‘dead platform’ and that its current plans see it supporting the “3DS this holiday and into 2020.”
Are DS games still being made?
If the DSi and DSi XL are the only DS units that Nintendo still makes then that means that Nintendo no longer manufactures machines that can play GBA games. The Nintendo 3DS and 2DS both play DS games, so even if the DS hardware is slowly fading away, the DS software line-up is still relevant.