Not long ago, we reported that Nintendo of Japan was stopping repairs services for 3DS and 3DS XL consoles from 31st March this year. Nintendo has now advised that their stock of repair parts have depleted and it’s had to stop accepting repairs immediately (8th March 2021). Nintendo of Japan announced the news on Twitter and apologised for inconvenience. Repairs for the New 3DS, New 3DS XL, 2DS, and 2DS XL will still be accepted. Here’s the translated text from Nintendo’s tweet:
And dead are people’s 3DS systems, outside of third-party repairs.
How sad to see Nintendo is pulling the plug on the 3Ds family. Only a matter of time for USA.
The thing has been on the market for 10 years.
That is pretty decent amount of time to supply spare parts, as some manufacturers do not not supply spare parts 1 to 2 years after release.
Manufacturing was stopped in 2020, so I am assuming that any parts they might have left, will be used on possible warranty cases, but they likely still have some new units they can just swap to customers as well.