It has been over nine years since the release of the Nintendo 3DS, and now it is time to say goodbye to one of the most beloved Nintendo consoles. It has been confirmed that “the manufacturing of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems has ended.”
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The announcement comes a little over a year after Nintendo said the Switch Lite wasn’t going to replace the 3DS.
“We’ll continue to support our 3DS family of systems as long as there is demand,” said Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser at the time.
It’s not a surprise that the end has come for the 3DS, and to some extent it’s not that surprising that it had as long of a run as it did—nearly 10 years! Its predecessor, the DS, was around for just as long, and remains Nintendo’s top-selling console with 154 million units sold.
Now it is time for the Nintendo Switch to shine. But the legacy of 3DS will live on.
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