Nintendo has discontinued each mannequin of the 3DS, in response to its Japanese web site. The web page listings for the New 3DS LL, New 2DS LL, and 2DS are nonetheless dwell, however every product lists “out of manufacturing” beneath its identify. It’s not clear when the change was made; a number of Japanese Twitter customers seen it this afternoon.
Nintendo’s US web site, in the meantime, seems to have scrubbed all point out of the 3DS someday up to now few hours. The homepage doesn’t characteristic the hand held console in any respect apart from a help hyperlink all the best way on the backside — beneath the same hyperlink for the definitely-dead Wii U.
The 3DS was introduced in 2010 and launched the next 12 months. It suffered a rocky launch, with low gross sales and little software program of be aware, however began to choose up momentum after a dramatic worth reduce just some months after its launch. By the use of apology to early adopters, Nintendo made 20 NES and Recreation Boy Advance video games out there totally free.
The 3DS obtained a number of revisions all through its life: the bigger 3DS XL, the improved New 3DS, the cut-price 2DS, and eventually the modern 2DS XL. In whole, Nintendo shipped greater than 75 million 3DS consoles worldwide — fewer than half as lots of its predecessor, the phenomenally in style DS. However general, the system might be seen as a hit, and helped steer the corporate by way of the rocky Wii U years with greater than 384 million video games bought.
Nintendo’s focus is now absolutely on the Change, after all, with the console’s hybrid nature eradicating the necessity for a devoted handheld system. The corporate has shipped greater than 61 million Change consoles as of the tip of June — a determine that’s prone to overtake the 3DS this vacation season.