Nintendo has confirmed that the Nintendo 3DS family of systems has been discontinued. The company is no longer producing any more products of the handheld. The following notice was recently posted on the official Nintendo website:
Nintendo 3DS Family
Dive straight into Nintendo franchises such as The Legend of Zelda, Mario, Animal Crossing and much more! Nintendo 3DS family systems are backwards compatible, so you can play the entire library of Nintendo DS games too!
Please note: The manufacturing of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems has ended.