Farewell, my friend. Nintendo 3DS production stops

The various conveyor belts, fabricators and machines that make the 3DS have all been switched off. Nintendo has stopped production of the 3DS family of products.

Thankfully, if you own the device and games on it, Nintendo isn’t going to just forget about you either. “We currently have no plans to end any existing online services for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems,” a spokesperson told GamesIndustry.biz. “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 launched in 2011 and had some pretty amazing titles. Whether you were playing Pokemon, Fire Emblem, a Mario title, Animal Crossing or Legend of Zelda, or just keeping up with JRPGs, there was a lot to love on the device.

My 3DS still lives in my office, with a healthy collection of game cartridges. You never know when the need to go back to a game will hit. Actually, I feel like I need to play a bit soon.

If it has the letters RPG in it, I am there. Still battling with balancing trying to play every single game that grabs my interest, getting 100% in a JRPG, and devoting time to my second home in Azeroth.

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