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Production Has Ended On The Small New Nintendo 3DS

The New Nintendo 3DS with the interchangeable coverplates is no longer in production. The news was announced today by Nintendo Japan. The system hasn’t proved to be as popular as the New Nintendo 3DS XL, which rules the roost. The current models of the Nintendo 3DS will be the New Nintendo 3DS XL and the upcoming New Nintendo 2DS XL.


22 thoughts on “Production Has Ended On The Small New Nintendo 3DS”

  1. And eventually, they’ll announce that ALL new 3DS systems are no longer going to be produced. I’ve been waiting all this time in hopes that they’d release a SNES edition before buying one (since they released a Super Famicom edition in Japan). But I still haven’t seen one. I’ll never own one unless they release a Super NES edition.

    1. I held out for one but my buddy ended up selling me his N3dsXL for $80 before the small one got announced here in the states. I couodnt pass that up lol

  2. I just know it will be the day when the Nintendo Handheld and home console will become one Hip hip hurray.

    Until then the fans has the XL and 2DS to play, while I get on my broom and float away.

  3. I like how this is the only one of 3 sites I saw that didn’t go “Nintendo stops New 3DS production in Japan” in the title leaving out the important “only the standard version” information out of it….
    I will give you twice as many clicks I gave them for that.

  4. I’ve been wondering if they were gonna do this. It’s for this exact reason that they didn’t release the regular New 3DS in the States outside of a bundle. It’s unfortunate because I know people who prefer the smaller size of the regular 3DS. Luckily the design of the New 2DS XL has nearly the same gripping area as the regular with the width and screen sizes of the XL.

  5. I hope that in 2020 they announce a new 3DS with near Wii U graphics (or better) and contain a 720p OLED screen, and multitouch on both screens…..hopefully better cameras. But something that is more mobile than switch. …switch is a home system, the point is that its simple in design that you can bring it anywhere (for a very limited time) that same year we well probably see a “switch pro” much like the Xbox one X. But i don’t see Nintendo doing like Xbox in that all new games well still work for the gen one switch.

  6. Ridley X3 {Jaded Ninty fan. Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4. Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch; just need cloud storage, add external HDD support, & to eliminate the need for that stupid Nintendo Switch Online App on smartphones.}

    They did the same with the Wii U’s 8gb set, aka basic set, when they realized 8gbs was stupid & that most people were getting the 32gb one instead. Yet Wii U continued for a time even after that. So the small n3DS getting canned doesn’t mean the 3DS as a whole is out the door soon. If they truly are gonna support it in 2018, you still have all of this year, next year, & some of 2019 for the 3DS to continue selling in the market.

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