NoA Rep Says Japan Ending New 3DS Production Doesn’t Impact North America

Earlier today we reported that Nintendo was ceasing New 3DS production in Japan. With that being Nintendo’s flagship model of the handheld, many people thought that this was signaling the end of the line for the Nintendo 3DS worldwide. It appears that this isn’t the case however, according to a Nintendo of America rep:

This announcement does not affect Nintendo of America territories, as the model in question was only sold in limited quantities as special offerings. There are no changes to the sales status of New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS or the upcoming New Nintendo 2DS XL, which launches on July 28.

Some were hoping for the 3DS to start to fade to focus more on the Switch, while others wanted the 3DS to live on. Which side of the camp were you on?

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