Nintendo Ends New 3DS Production


Japanese Nintendo is reporting that production has ended on the New Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo keeps discontinuing its systems.

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It seems like Nintendo always announces the end of production for its hardware in the most obscure way possible. Components that would've been used in the standard 3DS can be instead used towards the New Nintendo 2DS and 3DS XL, apart from its smaller, stereoscopic 3D screen. The internal components are probably better being used in the New 2DS consoles.

As of December 31, 2016, the New 3DS had sold 2.49 million units worldwide, far below the 9.82 million of New 3DS XL.

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It appears Nintendo is concentrating all of its efforts on the Nintendo Switch as Japan as stopped its production for the New Nintendo 3DS console. Nintendo continues to drive sales of the New Nintendo 3DS XL and later in this month, the new member of the family will launch.

We'll have to wait and see if this carries over to other territories around the globe.

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