Of the Original 3DS

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Monday — everyone ready for another week?

We had a pretty good weekend, spending most of Saturday just relaxing and playing video games during the rainy day. While we’ve been playing most games on our Switch nowadays, there’s still plenty of games that we’re playing on our 3DS systems.

In a recent My Nintendo News post, there was talk about Nintendo no longer offering factory repairs for the original Nintendo 3DS systems. The Nintendo 3DS originally was released about six years ago, while the 3DS XL came out in 2012.

Rachel and I both have the original 3DS systems, and we’ve never ventured out to get any of the updated versions of the system, not even the 2DS. We’ve never felt the need to, considering our original 3DS systems have always worked well. The only modification, if you will, that we needed to get for the systems was to get bigger SD cards, which I was able to install myself without a problem.

Still, with this update from My Nintendo News, I started wondering if Rachel and I should invest in updated portable systems from Nintendo. I’ve also heard that Nintendo will be coming out with a newer version of the 2DS at some point in the future. Considering neither of us uses the 3DS feature on our systems, the 2DS may be a good investment. Anyone want to share their thoughts?

Do you have an original 3DS system? Is it still working well for you, or do you have a more updated system?

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11 thoughts on “Of the Original 3DS

  1. The 3DS is most likely in my top 3 systems, I just love the little thing. I have a midnight purple original model which still works perfectly fine (the menus seem a little slower). I also have a black New 3DS XL which is definitely my preferred model. The New 2DS XL looks great as well!

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    • My 3DS definitely gets a good workout! It sounds as if you’d recommend the New 3DS XL… I’m curious if I should next invest in one of those or perhaps wait for the newer 2DS system. It won’t be anytime soon, considering we just recently got the Switch, but it’s on my mind.

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      • The fact that my 3DS slider is always off (except for those very few cinematic scenes in games that I like to see in 3D) makes me lean toward the new 2DS as well. Thanks for the input!

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  2. I used my original 3DS for a really long time. But I was given the Animal Crossing New 3DS for my birthday (or something) so I switched over to that. 😉 We don’t have the 2DS yet, but we’ll probably be getting one at some point!

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  3. I actually updated twice. I have a 3DS XL and now a New 3DS XL. I’m not planning on getting the New 2DS XL (repeat: planning), but I like how sleek it looks. I still have my original 3DS, which I loved when I first got it. The circle pad rubber is broken, but I still have it, haha.

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