Sep 17, 2020

Nintendo 3DS discontinued after almost a decade

Nintendo has discontinued its 3DS handheld after about 76 million sales over a nine-and-a-half year period. A notice on the Japanese firm's site says "Manufacturing of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems has ended". The Nintendo Switch - a hybrid handheld-and-home machine - is the current focus of Nintendo's efforts. In its 2011 review, game site IGN wrote: "Once you're in the 3D sweet spot... the 3DS looks amazing; graphics look clean, characters and objects are sharp, and ghosting effects are limited, creating a rich, immersive gameplay experience unlike anything we've seen on a handheld before." While Nintendo initially insisted it was not a "Replacement" for the 3DS, declining support and sales meant the venerable handheld's time was limited.

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