Previously, we reported just one day after the 3DS’ 10th anniversary that Nintendo was planning to end support for the family of systems’ repairs beginning this March 31st in its home territory of Japan. While that seemingly gave customers enough time to still send in their broken units for restoration, in an unexpected turn of events Nintendo has announced that the company will no longer be accepting repairs for select unit models in the 3DS line of systems starting today. The following 3DS models that will no longer be eligible for repairs have been listed below.
- Original Nintendo 3DS – Model No. CTR-001 – Serial numbers begin with “CW” or “CB”
- Original Nintendo 3DS XL – Model No. SPR-001 – Serial numbers begin with “SW” or “SB”
- New Nintendo 3DS – Model No. KTR-001 – Serial numbers begin with “YW”
According to Nintendo, the announcement of the end of 3DS repairs sent customers into a frenzy as request forms on their website to fix systems went wild. Due to an overabundance of requests, the company has completely run out of spare parts to make enough repairs for every unit that has been sent in. Any and all 3DS units received by the repair center’s location before March 8th will be the last batch of handhelds to be officially repaired by Nintendo.
While 3DS repairs for the select models above have now gone under, Nintendo reaffirms that customers can still send in other unlisted units including 2DS consoles along with broken game cartridges and even various accessories. If more news regarding the 3DS and Nintendo’s support of the handheld make the rounds, we’ll be sure to let you all know.
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