Last week, we learned from Nintendo’s official website that they would be discontinuing production for the 3DS after 9 long years on the market.
Nintendo issued a statement to GamesIndustry.biz officially confirming manufacturing of the 3DS family of consoles has indeed come to an end. That said, it seems that players will still be able to purchase and play games for the 3DS via the eshop and retail.
In addition, the spokesperson explained that there are currently no plans to end any of the existing online services for the game, meaning that 3DS owners will still be able to access and redownload their purchased games for the system “for the foreseeable future”.
You can read Nintendo’s full statement below:
“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.”
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