During the Japan-only Nintendo Direct back in August, the new Nintendo 3DS was revealed for Japan markets. The new Nintendo 3DS releases October 11th in Japan, but Nintendo of America has not announced the console nor it's release date yet. It was said by Nintendo of America it would not come out this year.
Nintendo of Australia has recently shown off the new Nintendo 3DS and new Nintendo 3DS XL in their first ever Australia Nintendo Direct. For Australian and New Zealand readers, the new Nintendo 3DS and new Nintendo 3DS will come out on November 21st, a day before Pokemon Omega Ruby, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, and the presumed day of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U's launch. The new systems will be pricey- AU$219.95 for the new Nintendo 3DS and AU$249.95 for the new Nintendo 3DS XL.
|new Nintendo 3DS faceplates and corresponding home screen|
- Faster CPU
- Better 3D screen technology
- MicroSD-slot instead of normal-sized SD-slot
- Amiibo support
- Two circle-pads instead of one
- New buttons ZR and ZL
Smaller updates include:
- The speed on the new Nintendo 3DS has greatly increased, with faster downloads, web browsing, and the new feature to watch video files.
- The camera has greatly improved, so now you can take better pictures under dim lighting conditions.
- You can transfer data through wireless LAN directly up to your PC.
- The new Nintendo 3DS' has automatic brightness adjustment, brightness is dependant on your surroundings, therefore improves your battery life. You can play all of your old Nintendo 3DS games on your new Nintendo 3DS console.
|Japanese new Nintendo 3DS Homescreens|
|new Nintendo 3DS How-to videos|
The picture below shows the differences between the New Nintendo 3DS and the New Nintendo 3DS XL. The new Nintendo 3DS is a little bit bigger than the older 3DS, in length and height.
Nintendo announced two new bundles coming to the new Nintendo 3DS XL. One of which is Super Smash Bros. 3DS coming this November for Japan, and another bundle pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. It seems unlike the new Nintendo 3DS, the new Nintendo 3DS XL will have special designs that are not replaceable or swappable.
If you would like to know even more about the new Nintendo 3DS, go to http://www.nintendo.com.au/new-nintendo-3ds/index.html