new Nintendo 3DS and... (excluding North America)
- January 09, 2015
- By Carter Fitzsimmons
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During the Japan-only Nintendo Direct back in August of 2014, the new Nintendo 3DS was revealed for Japanese markets. The new Nintendo 3DS released in Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, but Nintendo of America has not officially announced the console nor it's release date yet. (Update: although it has not been officially confirmed, GameStop revealed it's release will be February 13th in America. Trading in a regular 3DS will net you $75 towards a New Nintendo 3DS, and trading in a 3DS XL will net you $100 towards a New Nintendo 3DS.)
The new Nintendo 3DS will retail for 16,000 Yen, around £93 in UK, around $153.75 US, AU$219.95, and Italy €169.98, while the new Nintendo 3DS XL will cost 18,800 Yen, around £109 in UK, around $172.95 US, AU$249.95, and Italy €199.98.
|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.
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 came in 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
Images from Nintendo Life. Watch their unboxing of the new Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition here: