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Pour one out for the Nintendo DS. The dual-screen powerhouse is being put out to pasture by Nintendo. Retired. In Nintendo’s most recent year-end financial report, it was revealed that production has been stopped and no new units will be manufactured. 153.87 million units were shipped over its total lifetime! That’s a lot of hand cramping!

We’ll always have Pokemon, little guy!

In related news, the fiscal earnings results were a bit grim. Nintendo posted a $366 million operating loss for the year citing slow sales and the depreciation of the yen. The 3DS and the Wii U missed sales projections. In both cases, Nintendo cited scheduling gaps of compelling software in overseas markets as a factor that hindered sales.