3DS - Timeline

Thursday6th May 2021

Friday2nd Apr 2021

Wednesday31st Mar 2021

Tuesday30th Mar 2021

Sunday28th Mar 2021

Saturday27th Mar 2021

  • News Surprise, The 3DS Is Getting Another Physical Release This Year

    Andro Dunos 2 already confirmed for Switch release

    The 3DS may have turned 10 recently after fading from Nintendo's business strategy, but the console isn't quite ready to die yet, it would seem. French publisher PixelHeart has just announced that Andro Dunos 2 – which is also coming to Switch – is getting a physical release on the 3DS, too...

Friday26th Mar 2021

Thursday25th Mar 2021

  • Anniversary Nintendo 3DS Launched Ten Years Ago Today In Europe

    US anniversary also falls later this week

    Making the vast majority of the Nintendo Life team feel excruciatingly old, today sees the tenth anniversary of Nintendo 3DS' release in Europe. Yes, on 25th March 2011, the 3DS hit western shores for the first time following its Japanese launch a month prior – the North American release came just two...

Wednesday24th Mar 2021

Monday22nd Mar 2021

Monday15th Mar 2021

Tuesday9th Mar 2021

Friday5th Mar 2021

  • Video Ten 3DS Exclusives That Could Be Better On Nintendo Switch

    Potentially perfect ports

    With the likes of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Pikmin 3 Deluxe making the jump to Switch, it's pretty commonplace to see fans talking about which other titles could transition from the Wii U to Nintendo's latest system. But what about games that were originally released on the 3DS? While...

Friday26th Feb 2021

Sunday14th Feb 2021

Friday12th Feb 2021

  • Video 11 Great 3DS Games Overshadowed By The Nintendo Switch

    Now might be the time to check them out

    The 3DS is easily one of the greatest handheld systems Nintendo has ever released, but admittedly it was overshadowed in its later years when the Switch arrived on the scene and games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild became top priority. Our Kong-loving video producer Jon Cartright has taken the...

Tuesday19th Jan 2021

Monday18th Jan 2021

Wednesday13th Jan 2021

Sunday10th Jan 2021

Friday8th Jan 2021

  • Video So, Are People Still Playing 3DS Games Online?

    We put a variety of games to the test

    Recently, we shared a video in which we booted up several Wii U titles to see if people were still playing them online. The results were pretty surprising, with plenty of games still remaining active despite the system's age and relatively low install base. So, what about the 3DS? J

Wednesday6th Jan 2021

  • News LEGO City: Undercover Games Removed From Wii U And 3DS eShops

    In what's becoming a worryingly common trend

    Just days after it was discovered that a number of DSiWare games had vanished from the eShop, and following the confirmation that Netflix will soon be discontinued across Wii U and 3DS, it's now come to our attention that two LEGO City: Undercover games have also been entirely removed from Nintendo's...

  • News Netflix Is Winding Down Its Services On Wii U And 3DS

    Will be discontinued as of 30th June

    Nintendo has now removed Netflix's video application designed for the Wii U and 3DS from both eShops. As of 31st December 2020, it can no longer be downloaded by new users. It is, however, still possible for existing users to re-download the applications at this point in time. The service for Wii U and 3DS will...

Monday4th Jan 2021

Sunday3rd Jan 2021

  • Soapbox An Ode To The 3DS, Nintendo's Workhorse Console

    Kate Gray explains why this dual-screen wonder will be missed

    Some people remember where they were when they found out about the assassination of President JFK. I can't tell you where I was when JFK was shot, but that's mostly because I hadn't been born, and therefore wasn't watching the news at the time, but I can tell you where I was when the...

Thursday17th Dec 2020

Sunday22nd Nov 2020