Looks like Nintendo has reprinted 3DS retail games for one last hooray

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The 3DS officially ended back in September 2020, ending hardware production for a system that couldn’t quite match the dizzying heights of its predecessor (the DS), but still remains a favorite for many Nintendo gamers. Among our staff there are bound to be some members of the 3DS fan club.

Although the only hardware left to buy will be legacy stock, we got an interesting tip from a community member @pikuri_ It is worth noting that various games (both first and third party) appear to have been reprinted in Europe over the past few months. Titles thought to be out of print naturally rose on platforms like eBay, but some online retailers have been stocking up lately – very useful for topping up collections or catching up on games you originally missed.

As you can see in some of the tweets and images below, there is notable evidence that these are reprints from at least 2021. A sign of this is a slimmer gaming case, much like Japan’s, while subtle adjustments to the packaging update the product information. This particularly affects the UK and the EU.

A New York-based independent store, meanwhile, highlighted that to its knowledge 3DS cartridge production has ceased, which seems highly likely at this point.

If you’re trying to complete your 3DS retail collection, now might be a good time to start browsing online and in stores. You might get lucky and find some reasonable prices. Looks like Nintendo has reprinted 3DS retail games for one last hooray

Fry Electronics Team

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