Nintendo Japan has announced that it will no longer repair broken 3DS and 3DS XL units from March 31 as they are running out of the parts they need.
In a statement posted on its official website, Nintendo explained, “Due to the difficulty in obtaining the parts necessary for the repair, we will no longer be able to accept repair requests for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL as of the 31st. March 2021. “
The company has told its customers that units that arrive after this deadline will not be repaired and that it may not even be able to repair some of the units that arrive on time.
“Please note that even before the above date, we may not be able to repair your product if the necessary parts are no longer in stock. Please be aware of this in advance,” he said. -he declares.
This news applies to all colors of 3DS and 3DS XL material. Nintendo will continue to repair new 3DS, New 3DS XL and 2DS models for the time being.
Nintendo officially discontinued all models of the 3DS in September of last year, confirming that production ended earlier in the year with all the attention focused on the Switch.
According to Nintendo’s financial reports, 3DS had sold 75.08 million units worldwide by the end of March 2019, but that number had only reached 75.77 million by the end of March 2020.
Meanwhile, Nintendo announced earlier this month that 80 million Switch units have already been shipped globally and now aims to surpass total Wii sales by 101.63 million units.