Nintendo has stopped production of the Nintendo 3DS in Japan

Nintendo has officially ended the production of the standard New Nintendo 3DS line in Japan today. The New Nintendo 3DS first launched back in 2014 as the New Nintendo 3DS and XL versions. North America only got the XL version of this handheld, while Japan and Europe were both able to enjoy the smaller version.

This model featured removable faceplates that could be customized to your liking, as well as SNES-colored buttons that many wish had been included on the larger New Nintendo 3DS XL models.

To sum all that up, here’s a peek at all of the produced Nintendo 3DS models, with those that are discontinued struck through. Looks like the original Nintendo 2DS is up on the chopping block next, now that the New Nintendo 2DS XL is out.

Nintendo 3DS Models

  • Nintendo 3DS
  • Nintendo 3DS XL
  • Nintendo 2DS
  • New Nintendo 3DS (in Japan)
  • New Nintendo 3DS XL
  • New Nintendo 2DS XL

Boy do I hope Nintendo has better model names for Switch variants when they arrive.

Nintendo eShop Card – $20