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[Update: Nintendo's official response is as follows: "Nintendo has nothing to announce about the production status of Nintendo 3DS."]
We have reason to believe Nintendo of America has completely ceased production of the original 3DS model, based on information from retailers and Nintendo itself.
Originally, Nintendo had begun to wind down the availability of new 3DS units, relegating the Coral Pink 3DS to a Toys"R"Us exclusive. Since then, the Coral Pink 3DS has been quietly removed from the Toys"R"Us website. The Coral Pink unit is still available on Nintendo's refurbished storefront, but no such luck for any other 3DS model.
This persists through major North American retailers, such as Walmart, Target, and Best Buy. GameStop has listings for the original 3DS, but the site's store locator failed to find anything within a 100-mile radius. Local GameStop employees indicated to Destructoid that Nintendo had outright discontinued the system, and they would no longer be receiving new stock.
The 3DS is similarly hard to find in the UK, with both GameStop's UK website and GAME only showing 'new' results for the 3DS XL and the 2DS.
Nintendo's official website also lacks an option for a brand new, regular 3DS, instead pushing the various 3DS XL and 2DS bundles available.
3DSCapture.com, a fan-run site that produces capture boards for the 3DS, also believes the console has been discontinued, citing "The original model 3DS is no longer in production and new systems are becoming difficult to find" as the reason behind canceling its 3DS with pre-installed capture board service.
This news comes on the heels of Nintendo of Japan putting the 3DS and 3DS XL models out to pasture in anticipation of the New 3DS' release. At the moment, it is unclear if Nintendo is quietly doing the same in Western territories, or if there are other factors involved.
We've reached out to multiple Nintendo sources for comment, and will update this story as necessary.
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In an interview with the Associated Press, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto spoke about several topics, including sold-out amiibo figures, the future of Mario, and next year's open-world Zelda.
On missing exclusive in-game content...
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Just for a second I thought this was colored like the silver PS2 I always thought was kind of sucky (or the recent Dragon Quest PS4), and then I saw those PlayStation Japan live stream pictures (via Kotaku) with that matte gray look, that PS1-colored logo on the console and its controllers' PS button. Yeah, good stuff.
Sony is only producing 12,300 of these individually numbered consoles (globally), which go on sale at Sony Stores in Japan tonight for 49,800 yen ($418). It comes with a vertical stand and that camera I forgot about, too. PlayStation Blog Europe has more, including a €499 price point, nice comparison shots, and no details yet on how to purchase this in that region.
North American folks (US & Canada, at least) will be able to "pre-order" from a "very limited supply" on Saturday, December 6, says our PlayStation Blog. The PlayStation Experience keynote at 10:00am pacific will apparently give up details on that process, but Sony's Adam Boyes has said the console will be on sale at the event itself.
If you can't drop the cash on it, maybe check out the 20th Anniversary Theme for your regular old PS4. It comes with the PS1 start up sound.
Also, yes, you can buy me one of these for Christmas.
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In high-level competition, every little advantage counts. It is why Olympic swimmers shave their bodies before a race, why pre-med students fight tooth-and-nail for every half point on every test, and why gaming keyboards exist.
I am not a professional eSports athlete. I play competitive games, but I would not win any serious competitions. That said, I think this keyboard is pretty great, and in addition to the benefits to top-level players, it has some cool features for people like me too.
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Nintendo revealed its first foray into the quality of life business today, announcing a non-wearable sleep monitor designed to help people develop better sleeping habits.
The project is a collaboration with ResMed, a manufacturer of sleep disorder treatment products. Along with Nintendo, the company hopes to provide individuals with the tools to visualize and combat fatigue.
To do this, the bedside device will observe body movement, breathing, and heartbeat via radio frequency and transmit the data to cloud servers for analysis. The "platform" will chart results over time, and make suggestions on how to improve users' health.
No specific name, release date, or pricing information was announced.
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