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Nintendo announces New Nintendo 3DS

Posted on August 29, 2014 by (@NE_Brian) in New Nintendo 3DS, News

Nintendo has announced a brand new iteration of the 3DS known as “New Nintendo 3DS”. The system features a second analog nub and much more like a cartridge slot on the bottom and ZL/ZR buttons.

New Nintendo 3DS is white and black. The XL model is metallic blue/metallic black.

New Nintendo 3DS is 3.88 inch, 3.33 inch for the New Nintendo 3DS. It’s 1.2 times bigger than the original model.

The top right of the New 3DS model has the little nub called the c-stick. It serves the same purpose as the slide pad. Nintendo went with the smaller C-stick so that the abyx buttons wouldn’t have to be moved/redesigned, and it’d still be close for the fingers. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Dragon Quest X, Final Fantasy Explorers, and Smash Bros. all take advantage of this.

Additionally, the button colors come in the same color as the Super Famicom.

New Nintendo 3DS can use the bottom screen to use NFC. In other words, you won’t need a special reader.

New Nintendo 3DS supports micro SD cards. Data can be sent over Wi-Fi to PC.

There’s also a more powerful CPU inside. That means things like HTML5 videos in the Internet browser will be supported.

New Nintendo 3DS features swappable covers and back covers. 1,000 yen per cover plate set, and many will be available at launch. 50 are due out by the end of this year.

New Nintendo 3DS launches on October 11. Pricing is set at 16,000 yen. The XL model will go for 18,800 yen.



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  • Have they learned nothing from the Wii U/Wii name confusion? If newer titles are only going to be playable on the New 3DS, the average uninformed consumer is going to assume it will be playable on a 3DS XL or similar model.

    Terrible, terrible decision.

    • SecretX

      consumers are dumb. in the age of the interent people can’t google the simple things.

    • sonicfan1373

      That is the name in Japan; 3DS XL is also called 3DS LL there; and it is being branded the New 3DS there, they are not using the Japanese word for new. They will probably name it something else in the West (3DSi?).

      Of course, I do agree that if they do name it the New 3DS here it will cause alot of confusion, but again, I doubt they will.

    • sd

      It could be worsse, they might have called it the 3DUS. But yes Nintendo need to rethink their names.

  • Melissa Rossetti