Nintendo issues statement on ending 3DS production

Last week, during their company briefing, Nintendo revealed that production of all 3DS systems was ending. The company has now followed up with an official statement and more information.

Here’s Nintendo’s statement in full:

“We can confirm that the manufacturing of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems has ended. Nintendo and third-party games for the Nintendo 3DS family of system will continue to be available in Nintendo eShop, on Nintendo.com and at retail. The existing library of more than 1,000 Nintendo 3DS games contains many critically acclaimed titles and can provide years of content to explore and enjoy.”

“We currently have no plans to end any existing online services for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Online play and Nintendo eShop will continue to be available and it will be possible to access and redownload all previously purchased content in the foreseeable future.”

The 3DS launched in March 2011, and has sold 75.9 million units worldwide, as of June 30, 2020. Total software sales stand at over 384 million units.

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