Nintendo ends production of its Nintendo 3DS line

The Nintendo 3DS was around for nearly a decade.

Katie Teague Writer II
Katie is a writer covering all things how-to at CNET, with a focus on Social Security and notable events. When she's not writing, she enjoys playing in golf scrambles, practicing yoga and spending time on the lake.
Expertise Personal Finance: Social Security and taxes
Katie Teague

The Nintendo 3DS production has ended.

Sarah Tew/CNET

Nintendo has officially stopped producing its  Nintendo 3DS gaming systems. Notes on its UK and Japanese websites, spotted earlier by Japanese Nintendo, say production of the 3DS systems has ended. 

The 3DS was on the market for almost a decade, following its debut in 2011. The 3DS, 3DS XL , New 3DS , New 3DS XL , 2DS and New 2DS XL are all discontinued, reported Nintendo Life.

Nintendo and third-party games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems will continue to be available in Nintendo eShop, on Nintendo.com and at retail, Nintendo told CNET. 

Nintendo has shifted its focus to its Nintendo Switch console, another handheld gaming device. Several reports have claimed the company will release a new Nintendo Switch in 2021.

Watch this: Nintendo Switch 2: What we want to see