Nintendo To Cease Repair Support For 2DS And 3DS Family Systems

All good things must come to an end, and the Nintendo 3DS family system is no exception. After having a good run throughout the years, the consoles will soon reach the end of their lifespan, as the company has announced the termination of repairs in Japan.

The news comes after the conclusion of eShop sales in March 2023 and ahead of the shutdown of online play in April this year. While repairs haven’t been available for some time in other parts of the world, users in Japan with certain 3DS models were still able to access the service.

“Nintendo of Japan will stop accepting repairs for Nintendo 2DS, New Nintendo 3DS, and New Nintendo 3DS LL (XL in the West) consoles when their inventory of spare parts runs out,” reads a translation of the official post on X / Twitter.

Nintendo of Japan’s website doesn’t give a date, but repairs will stop once the necessary components run out of stock. As such, the company advises users who are considering a fix for their New 3DS, New 3DS XL, and 2DS systems to do so as soon as possible. Upon termination of the service, they will have to rely on third-party support or turn to DIY solutions.

Nintendo 3DS Repair

3DS family hardware was discontinued in September 2020, with all of the attention directed to its successor, the Nintendo Switch. While a sad sight, it has been a long time coming, considering that the New 3DS and New 3DS XL devices were released in 2014 (2013 for the 2DS).

Additionally, online play for the 3DS is also coming to an end on 8 April, further driving the nail in the coffin for the gaming systems. Goodbye, old friend — you’ll be missed.