Nintendo of Japan has recently declared that it will cease repair services for the 2DS, New 3DS, and 3DS XL models. This decision comes as the company runs low on spare parts for these devices. While similar services have already been discontinued in other regions, Japanese fans could still get their devices fixed until now.

The company has not provided a specific date for when the services will end. Instead, it will depend on how quickly their remaining parts inventory depletes. This announcement affects the Nintendo 2DS, New Nintendo 3DS, and New Nintendo 3DS LL (XL) models.

Nintendo expressed regret over any inconvenience this may cause to its customers. They encouraged those considering repairs to apply as soon as possible, given the limited availability of spare parts.

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This move is part of a broader winding down of support for the 3DS family. Nintendo previously ended eShop sales for these devices and announced the upcoming shutdown of online play services in April 2024. Fans of the 3DS will soon have to look to third-party services or DIY solutions for repairs.

The 3DS has enjoyed a long and successful run, but as technology advances, companies like Nintendo must shift their focus to newer platforms. This decision marks the end of an era for the beloved handheld gaming device.

Source: Nintendo Japan