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