Nintendo unexpectedly released yet another addition to the 3DS family earlier this year: the New 2DS XL. Seriously, who asked for this? Well, regardless of whether you actually wanted it or not, Nintendo of Europe looks keen to make it a mainstay.
According to a recent report first shared on Reset Era by user Shiggy, shipments in Europe for the New 2DS XL will make up the majority of all new shipments for the entire 3DS family in 2018. That’s because the New 3DS XL is being discontinued in the region. See for yourself by taking a look at this chart:
At this point, the majority of folks who want a 3DS have already gotten one. If you’ve been holding out though and happen to live in Europe, then you better grab a unit while you still can before it’s gone forever.
It’s almost uncomfortably ironic that the New 2DS XL is phasing out its 3D-capable brother since the 3D-functionality is what Nintendo originally banked on in the first place. This is even more so with the New 3DS models since they had improved 3D-functionality. The arrival of the first 2DS essentially proved that the 3D screens weren’t really a big deal after all, and the New 2DS XL doubled down on that. Now, it looks like the deal is done (in Europe, at least).