Nintendo issues statement on ending 3DS production, online play and eShop will remain available
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Nintendo is ending production of all 3DS systems. The company has now followed up with an official statement and more information.
Current 3DS users will be happy to hear that online play, along with the eShop, “will continue to be available”. Nintendo also says “it will be possible to access and redownload all previously purchased content in the foreseeable future.”
The full statement reads:
“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 first launched in 2011. Aside from the original system, Nintendo released the 3DS XL, New 3DS XL, New 3DS, 2DS, and 2DS XL models.