RUMOR: Original 3DS may be Discontinued

The Nintendo 3DS was a paragon of technological marvel when it launched in March 2011 in the west. For nearly four years, it’s brought us top tier games and stereoscopic 3D within our hands. As many are aware, Nintendo has launched a New Nintendo 3DS in Japan and Australia this past holiday, with improved 3D and faster speed under the hood. It’s enough to make older models obsolete, and it sounds like that’s what Nintendo has in mind.

Destructoid reports that the original model of the 3DS has seemingly become impossible to find. For a start, the regular 3DS has been expunged from the official website. Destructoid also cited the absence of the Coral Pink model from Toys R Us’ website. Despite multiple retailers like Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Target having listings for the original 3DS, no store had stock in their findings. Finally, GameStop has said itself that Nintendo has discontinued the unit.

This news isn’t particularly surprising. The death of the original 3DS comes on the heels of Nintendo Japan discontinuing the standard variants of the 3DS XL, while the 3DS had been discontinued for a while longer. Chances are, this move will bring the New 3DS/XL to the States sooner than later. What are your thoughts on the death of the original 3DS?

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