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Knocking on Death’s Door: The End of the 3DS?

April 27, 2019
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Is the end of the 3DS finally near?  It would certainly seem so after Nintendo’s financial meeting this past week as the little console that could wasn’t really even mentioned where future support was concerned.

Kotaku took the initiative to reach out to Nintendo directly regarding the future of the 3DS console and this is what they had to say:

“We have nothing new to announce regarding first-party software for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. We can confirm that new software is coming from third-party publishers.”

So while not officially dead, it still looks as if we will be getting some 3rd party support…how much though was undisclosed.

While there are many Nintendo “fans” out there that are frequently commenting on articles and message boards that it is time for the 3DS to end (i.e. “Its about time!”) due to the “tech” being outdated, etc., these are the same folks that will rush to the eShop to download the latest pixelated game (outdated “tech”) and will rave about it in the same said article comments and message boards.  Honestly it is quite mind-boggling to try to comprehend.

I really enjoy my 3DS, I love the 3D aspect of certain titles (A Link Between Worlds should NEVER be played any other way BUT in 3D), I love the portability of it; even being more portable, at least in my opinion, than the Switch due to the compact size.  It had a wide range of excellent titles that I still pick up and play to this very day even after the console being on the market for 8 years now.

So say what you will about the 3DS, it has been a great system to us and provided tons of hours of enjoyment.  Even though it is 8 year old tech (probably even older than that since the tech was already a little dated when the 3DS released) it still produces better visuals than the majority of these “old school” indie titles everyone raves about (not knocking on indies.  I love them as well!  Shovel Knight and Dead Cells rocks).  So with that said, it is going to be sad to close the book on such a great console.

How do you guys feel about it?  Let’s chat in the comments below.  Thank you very much for visiting Nintendo Playroom and we look forward to seeing you again!  Be sure to check out our Community while you are hanging out!

SourceCode, aka Lucas Hughes, is the creator/owner of Nintendo Playroom.  He spends his days primarily as a husband/father/programmer/gamer.  He loves all things Nintendo and is very passionate about the Nintendo community.

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SourceCode, aka Lucas Hughes, is the creator/owner of Nintendo Playroom.  He spends his days primarily as a husband/father/programmer/gamer.  He loves all things Nintendo and is very passionate about the Nintendo community.

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