Tag: 3DS

Nintendo 3DS Online Functions Will Remain Intact For A Long Time Yet

The Nintendo 3DS has been discontinued, meaning that the console is no longer being produced. Because of this, fans of the device–or owners of many digital games that they don’t have downloaded–might be wondering what this means for the system’s online functionality, including online play and the Eshop store. According to Nintendo, though, there’s no need to worry.

In a statement given to Gamesindustry.biz, Nintendo has affirmed that the 3DS online functions will remain in place for a long time yet. “Nintendo and third-party games for the Nintendo 3DS family of system will continue to be available in Nintendo eShop, on Nintendo.com and at retail,” a Nintendo spokesperson told the site. “We currently have no plans to end any existing online services for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.”

The statement continues, assuring fans that there’s nothing to worry about. “Online play and Nintendo Eshop will continue to be available

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Nintendo 3DS, 2011-2020: Its strange life, quiet death, and the potential end of a mobile gaming dynasty

Nintendo confirmed this week that it has discontinued production on all current models of the 3DS family of portable gaming systems, which ends the platform’s life cycle after nine years.

The 3DS is going out with a whimper. Nintendo has made no official announcements on the subject at time of writing; instead, Nintendo quietly adjusted its Japanese website at some point to note that all current models of the 3DS were no longer available. Nobody noticed the change until a few days ago, when the news broke via Japanese gaming Twitter. Nintendo of America, headquartered in Redmond, Wash., subsequently revised its website to remove all mention of the 3DS, aside from some support documentation. It’s all just gone now.

It’s a strange end to a strange ride for the 3DS, the latest and possibly last of Nintendo’s dedicated handheld gaming devices. Nintendo’s portable systems have been a cornerstone of the

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Nintendo has discontinued the 3DS

Nintendo has discontinued every model of the 3DS, according to its Japanese website. The page listings for the New 3DS LL, New 2DS LL, and 2DS are still live, but each product lists “out of production” under its name, and a message on the main page says that the entire series has ended production. It’s not clear when the change was made; several Japanese Twitter users noticed it this afternoon.

Nintendo’s US site, meanwhile, appears to have scrubbed all mention of the 3DS sometime in the past few hours. The homepage doesn’t feature the handheld console at all other than a support link all the way at the bottom — under a similar link for the definitely-dead Wii U.

The 3DS was announced in 2010 and released the following year. It suffered a rocky launch, with low sales and little software

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