New Nintendo 3DS production ends in Japan

At least the New Nintendo 2DS XL is almost here

Production on the New Nintendo 3DS has ended in Japan, according to Nintendo’s Japanese website. This includes all colors of the upgraded handheld — but not all models.

There are two versions of New Nintendo 3DS currently available: the New Nintendo 3DS and the New Nintendo 3DS XL. The basic version is smaller and has swappable face plates and colored face buttons.

A notification on the Japanese page for the smaller system notes that it’s out of production. No such marker is found on the New Nintendo 3DS XL’s page, however. The larger model has the same basic capabilities, but with slightly bigger screens and a heavier body.

Production ends just before the release of New Nintendo 2DS XL, a revision of the 3D-free Nintendo 2DS handheld. The system is light with a clamshell design — similar to the New 3DS, in other words, barring the 3D and face plate options.

How and when this will affect Nintendo buyers outside of Japan is unknown. We’ve reached out to Nintendo for comment.

Source: Polygon – Full


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