In 2023, the 3DS eShop will shut down for good.
Nintendo announced it will be shutting down the 3DS eShop in March 2023. This is a huge blow to game preservation, especially since certain physical copies have gone up in value.
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The 3DS has a plethora of outstanding games, some of which will be hard to find at retail after the eShop closes. Others won’t be available physically at all.