Nintendo has ended production on all New Nintendo 3DS systems worldwide, although such decision does not affect the New Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS.
That move doesn’t come as a particular surprise, especially as the New Nintendo 3DS hasn’t proven to be particularly popular in the company’s home turf.
As the most recent comparison, there were 11,489 New Nintendo 3DS XL and 2,196 Nintendo 2DS units sold across Japan last week, compared to the meagre 845 New Nintendo 3DS units that were shifted.
It’s clear that those in Japan prefer to have larger screens to play their games on, rather than the chance to personalise their system with the cover plates that have been released.
Nintendo of America has since added that halting production will not affect their territories, as the model was only made available in special edition bundles as opposed to being on general sale.
“This announcement does not affect Nintendo of America territories, as the model in question was only sold in limited quantities as special offerings,” a Nintendo of America spokesperson explained.
“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.”