Goodnight, sweet prince
When Nintendo revealed the 3DS in 2010, it heralded a new era for the company’s portable efforts. Now, games were not only touch-based, but also in stereoscopic no-glasses-needed jump in your face 3D. The concept was interesting, and worked (to some extent) in several games (Super Mario 3D Land is pretty fantastic). Though it never caught fire like the DS did, it still managed to sell over 75 million devices.
Now, more than 9 years after its 2011 launch, and several iterations and adjustments, Nintendo is finally putting the device into the vaults. yes, the 3DS is no longer being produced. A quick look at Nintendo’s website shows no mention of the device, outside of the online game store and My Nintendo. In fact, as I personally went to best Buy this week to pick up my copy of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, I noticed that there was no longer a 3DS section, no matter how small.
The 3DS is finally gone. Rest in Peace, dear friend. You made bathroom trips at the office that much more enjoyable.