Over the festive period I went looking for an original 3DS, as my wife’s 2DS was stolen recently, and I could not find anything. Head to any online retailer and you’ll see that they’ve got some old stock left. When checking the local official Nintendo web site you’ll still see the 3DS being promoted, but move on to the international official Nintendo site and you’ll notice that the original 3DS is missing.
It might be an indication that the original launch 3DS is being discontinued in favour of the 3DS XL, 2DS and the expected 2015 launch, in the west, of the New 3DS/3DS XL.
We’ve contacted Nintendo and will update this post once we have more news.