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New Nintendo 3DS + New Nintendo 3DS XL
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August 29, 2014, 14:22
Nintendo just announced and showed off a new model of 3DS in the Japanese Direct, the...er, "New Nintendo 3DS," no less!

+Second analogue mini-stick
+ZL and ZR buttons
+Vastly improved viewing angles
+Faster e-Shop speeds
+Amiibo support
+Interchangeable faceplates

*Some upcoming games will only work on this model of 3DS, such as Xenoblade!

Oh, and some good news for ALL 3DS owners: soon we'll be enjoying brand new, customizable menu themes!

Discuss and speculate!

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08/29/14, 14:22   Edited:  08/29/14, 16:45
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The Japanese prices seem to indicate that they'll likely run around the same as the current models($200 for the XL and $170 for the small). I wonder if it'll replace the current models or if they'll continue to sell those with a bit of a price drop.

Posted by 
 on: 09/04/14, 20:57
So what do you do when you are struggling to maintain constant support for two platforms? Why, add a weird subplatform with a poor name to the mix, silly.

Posted by 
 on: 09/05/14, 06:30
Pretty sweet, man. They've solved a lot of my little irritations with the 3DS XL. Like how the volume keeps accidentally changing while I'm playing. And those dumb Start and Select panels. I'm sold!

Hopefully, the volume level/speakers are decent this time, as well. The XL was kind of pitiful in the sound categories. I also hope that the 3D effect is better. I always thought the XL was a step down from the OG 3DS, in terms of 3D.

As for Xenoblade, I never bought it, so this seems like a positive thing. But can they really maintain the fidelity of the Wii game on this device?

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 on: 09/05/14, 15:09
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