Nintendo Ends Production Of Standard New Nintendo 3DS In Japan

Gwen Vasquez
July 14, 2017

It doesn't possess the same power as Nintendo Switch, but there is a hefty library of titles available on 3DS to dig into.

Over on the official Nintendo Japan website, the magic of Google translate reveals that the New 3DS lineup is marked as "All production ended".

Nintendo is done making the New 3DS in Japan, but the New 3DS XL is still going strong, apparently.

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Australia was lucky enough to receive the New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL just a month after its Japanese launch in October 2014, the rest of the world didn't get the console until January 2015. The New Nintendo 3DS LL has not had its production canceled overseas, or at least has not had its product page updated in the same way the standard New Nintendo 3DS has. It only stands to reason that the neglected smaller version is the first to go. Japanese players that want a system with a smaller form factor and screens are now stuck with the Nintendo 2DS, which doesn't feature stereoscopic 3D.

This sudden ending of production comes on the day the New Nintendo 2DS XL is released in Japan, so it doesn't come as much as a shock. That's a good problem to have with so many SKUs for the 3DS, a system still wildly popular even after its most prolific years.

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