Another sign that the nails are being put into the coffin of the Nintendo 3DS as the company’s Japanese website has shut down its releases. Back in April, we talked about how the company already announced that they had no plans for the console moving forward, but that it would still be receiving third-party games. Now, according to the listings on their own website for all consoles, the 3DS listings have been totally shut down. Meaning that not only does Nintendo have no new games planned for it on their end, but they’re not listing any games coming down the road for the 3DS period. Nintendo as a company usually listed anything that would be coming out on their system from approved game developers and publishers, much the same way Sony and Microsoft do for their products.
Basically, it’s another sign that since Nintendo has both a home console and a mobile console in one with the Switch, they’re just going to slowly step away from development on the 3DS. Which, let’s be honest, we knew was coming the minute we saw the Switch was portable. It was only a matter of time before Nintendo decided as a company to move on, and that time is apparently coming sooner than many wanted. Maybe the company will give the 3DS one last big hurrah at E3 this year, but we’re guessing aside from a few titles here and there, you’re seeing the end of its lifecycle in real time.