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With the release of the New 2DS XL in Japan today there is also some bad news that comes with this. According to the product page on the official Japanese’s website, Nintendo announced they have ended production on the regular sized New Nintendo 3DS in Japan.

The new current lineup for the 3DS family still in production in Japan will now be New Nintendo 3DS XL, New Nintendo 2DS XL, and New Nintendo 2DS.


Nintendo have published a new video in which the load times of the latest Monster Hunter game, Monster Hunter X, are compared between the game running on a New Nintendo 3DS and a regular Nintendo 3DS. By this point, it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to anybody that the New Nintendo 3DS can load the game quite a bit faster. Check out the video below:

Update: Bumped to the top. We also have confirmation of another two cover plates for Europe.

Previously, the Splatoon cover plates pictured above were set to be released in Europe this July. However, Nintendo just announced that we’ll be able to get our hands on them a bit earlier, namely on June 26th.


The Nintendo online store in the Uk is now offering a “build your own bundle” deal where you can create your own unique set for only £159.99, which will ultimately be a savings of around £40 – £45  if you were to buy included items individually.

Bundle options include;
– New 3DS (black or white)

– one of nine sets of cover plates

– Mario statue display holder (holds your 3DS, DS, DSi Lite)

– charger

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In his briefing on Nintendo’s financial results in October, President Satoru Iwata stated that the company was considering making it possible for 3DS owners to make purchases on the eShop through touching a prepaid Suica card to the console’s NFC sensor. Starting from December 9th, Japanese New Nintendo 3DS owners will be able to make use of this convenient new feature, making it the first handheld game console to allow for NFC payments. Making purchases on the eShop will also reward users with Suica points, with one point awarded for each 200 yen spent. Like the Wii U, which already supports this method of payment, this will presumably be allowed by another super-stable firmware update.

Source via Neogaf

A few weeks ago the latest batch of New 3DS cover plates coming to Japan were revealed which featured K.K. Slider and Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire among other things. It appears that all these cover plates released on November 21st in Japan will come with a Kisekae Mario 3DS theme (pictured above).


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Nintendo Australia just opened up their New 3DS website. The site contains all sorts of information pertaining to the newest edition to the Nintendo handheld family.
Recently announced through a Nintendo Direct for Australia, the New 3DS will land on Australian and New Zealand’s shores on November 21.