3DS XL to be Discontinued in Japan in Light of New 3DS
The 3DS XL has been out for two years now and Nintendo is looking to move forward by discontinuing the model in Japan.
Siliconera reports that Nintendo has made it official on its Japanese website--it's discontinuing its old 3DS XL version. In August, Nintendo announced a new version of the 3DS and 3DS XL (or, as Nintendo is now labeling it, the 3DS LL). Now, Nintendo has decided to stop producing the old 3DS XL model. The company still plans to produce select colors of the normal 3DS--Clear Black, Metallic Red, and Gloss Pink--but none of the 3DS XL colors will be continuing production. On its website, next to the 3DS XL section, Nintendo has stated "ending production soon" to make the public aware of its decision. Soon enough, the new 3DS XL version will be the only version that you can buy in Japan. With the Nintendo 3DS XL being the best-selling 3DS since it was released in October, Japanese sales tracker Media Create estimates that it will hit 1.2 million in sales by the end of the year.
The question on everyone's minds now is, will this trend continue on to Nintendo's U.S. market?