Nintendo of Japan Discontinues the 3DS XL

Nintendo of Japan announced on their website that the Nintendo 3DS XL is to be discontinued in Japan.

The New Nintendo 3DS XL appears to be taking the place of the Nintendo 3DS XL, thanks to its updated screen and GPU, improved battery life, an extra set of L and R flippers and a right analog stick.  Despite the announcement of discontinuing the Nintendo 3DS XL in Japan, it appears that the Nintendo 3DS will remain in production.


The New 3DS XL (labeled as LL in Japan) will use Micro SD memory cards rather than normal SD cards. Take notice to the new set of buttons on the top shoulders.

Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe have not released any announcements about discontinuing the Nintendo 3DS XL for their respective regions.  Some assume that when the New Nintendo 3DS XL is released in these regions, then the older models may be phased out.


Since the release of the New Nintendo 3DS XL in Japan, the system has been labeled as the best selling video game platform since its release in October.  Projected sales indicate that the New Nintendo 3DS XL will hit 1.2 million units by the end of the year.

With beautiful decorated systems like these, it’s truly a wonder why Nintendo of America won’t follow suit like their Japanese brethren.
I just want to cry. We will never see anything this amazing here in the states.


Interested in what we thought about the New Nintendo 3DS XL?  You can view our thoughts here.

My Opinion:

This news is no surprise to me, especially after the release of their sales for the New Nintendo 3DS XL (officially called the New Nintendo 3DS LL in Japan).  Unfortunately, I am getting very impatient and irritated with Nintendo with their lack of a release date and information for the Americas. 

Landon Luthi is an Associate Writer for MONG and loves to sign everyone up for depraved magazines, because life’s too short not to be an utter bastard to both your loved ones and enemies alike.  You can follow this sick degenerate on Facebook, Twitter, but not at Aeropostale, because their clothes are only for the beautiful.

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