Nintendo 3DS AbolishedThat is, the console is no longer created. For this reason, device fans, or owners of many digital games that haven’t downloaded, may wonder what this means for the online features of the system (such as online play and e-shops). According to Nintendo, but don’t worry.
In the statement given to Gamesindustry.biz, Nintendo has confirmed that the 3DS online feature will still be maintained for a long time. “Third-party games for Nintendo and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems will continue to be available at Nintendo eShop, Nintendo.com, and retail stores,” a Nintendo spokeswoman said. “Currently, we have no plans to terminate the existing online service for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.”
The statement continues, ensuring fans that there is nothing to worry about. “Online play and the Nintendo eShop will continue to be available, and in the near future you will be able to access and re-download all previously purchased content.”
To date, 3DS has sold over 75 million units. Major digital-only titles on the system include BoxBoxBoy, Pushmo, Pocket Card Jockey, and Crimson Shroud.
The 3DS recently received a new collection of physical games, The Atooi, which brings together many releases that were previously digital only, although they were only available online. The last 3DS game to receive a wide range of retail physical releases was Persona Q2: A New Movie Maze.