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    According to a NintendoLife article, Nintendo has confirmed that 3DS/2DS production is no longer after about 9 years being on the market.

    Even though the 3D effect eventually got sidelined, it was a pretty neat trick without needing glasses. The New 3DS line made that feature a whole lot better with the eye tracking. It had a whole lot of social features built in that I have seen people use but when I got on board, the system was pretty much replaced by phones, so I never got a chance to use that stuff.

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    A shame, but not entirely unexpected, given the popularity of the Switch and Switch Lite. I think the New 2DS XL was the only model from the series still being offered in the US up to this point.

    Last year, I lucked out and found a New 3DS XL at a flea market for all of $10, not long before (or after) it'd been discontinued. Haven't picked up many games for it yet, but it's a fun system to play regardless.
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    I do own one but I really haven't played any 3DS games on it. I find it's harder to come across these games used than older games were, like finding GB/GBC/GBA or DS games was somewhat common at garage sales, thrift shops, or classified ads for pretty cheap prices like $5 each or less. With 3DS I hardly ever found any used games for cheap prices, usually people want $20-$30+ for anything decent, I've only found cheap games for titles really not worth owning. I'm not sure why that is when I could still find various Wii games for cheap everywhere, it's like most people who bought a 3DS were collectors instead of general consumers or children.

    Maybe I'll come across some of the better games so I can actually play them, I've been interested in Corpse Party since I heard it was coming out on the system.

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    Mostly played Kirby Triple Deluxe on the Nintendo 3DS as exclusive originals go.

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    Have to be honest, I got mine mostly to serve as an upgraded Nintendo DS console. The 3D feature didn't really appeal to me and I'm not sure that the games released in the 3DS era were that spectacular. The DS period from 2005 - 2010 was a really great time for those games, with Radiant Historia being arguably the last truly great original release (not a sequel, remake, or franchise tie-in) for the system. I have a few games I've been meaning to go back to and finish - great reminder that I should do that.
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    Nintendo is selling refurbished systems on their site. $49 2DS systems, $99 New 2DS XL's and I think $130 3DS XL's. A few months ago I bought a 2DS to add to the collection for the kids. The local shops by me are selling them for $60 (and now $70 at one place) but used and sometimes not in the best of shape. The 2DS from Nintendo seemed like it was brand new.

    While I already have a New 3DS (not the XL-the Animal Crossing Happy House Designer one) I decided to get a New 2DS XL. I watched my daughter play on her New 3DS XL (which I bought for her as I broke her 3DS XL trying to replace the housing as the hinge broke) and was reminded on how nice the screen was. And while my eyesight hasn't changed in over five years, these eyeballs aren't getting any younger. I love my DSi XL, so why not while as it's a good price? I wanna really SEE Animal Crossing and maybe enjoy FIre Emblem Warriors more. I can't see all the action on my 3DS.

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    I wish Nintendo put more effort into the 3DS. They released so many games without the effect and then Intelligent Systems who used the feature in each of their games and did amazingly well with it, didn't even a single Advance Wars on the system. My favorite Nintendo series, missed the 3DS and I'm never able to experience the game with that effect.

    That being said there were so many games with amazing 3D and then other games with poorly developed 3D. Resident Evil Revelations is a beautiful looking game but the faux 3D looks disappointing, same with Tales of the Abyss, etc. But then you've got a lot of games that do it well. Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate, Fire Emblem Echoes, SMT4, there's some great looking games that look absolutely amazing due to the 3D effect. I really wish Castlevania Dracula X Chronicles was ported over to the system, the game would have been perfect for the system provided it received a good port.

    It's my favorite Nintendo console, yes I own more DS games, but I prefer the 3DS.
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