Following on from the news that Nintendo has ceased production on the Nintendo 3DS and all models in the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, in a new statement to GamesIndustry.biz, a Nintendo spokesperson has admitted that while production is over, at the current moment in time, Nintendo intends to leave the online systems intact, so that anyone and everyone with a 3DS, or wants to suddenly pick one up whilst stock lasts, can still use the likes of the eShop.
The full statement is as follows:
“We can confirm that the manufacturing of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems has ended,” a spokesperson said. “Nintendo and third-party games for the Nintendo 3DS family of system will continue to be available in Nintendo eShop, on Nintendo.com and at retail.
The existing library of more than 1,000 Nintendo 3DS games contains many critically acclaimed titles and can provide years of content to explore and enjoy.
We currently have no plans to end any existing online services for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. 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.”
Source: GamesIndustry.bizTags: 3DS, news, Nintendo, Online Services
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