Friday, August 29, 2014

Nintendo Announces New 3DS and New 3DS XL Systems, System Pics

Nintendo has revealed a new version of their successful 3DS handheld system, the Nintendo New 3DS and New 3DS LL/XL. The 'New 3DS' and 'New 3DS XL' is a revamp on the existing 3DS model, adding a nub-like C-stick to the upper right side, and adding an extra set of triggers on the back of the system. The New 3DS is set to release for 16,000 yen ($160 USD) and the New 3DS XL for 18,800 yen ($180) on October 11th in Japan. A North American release is expected in early 2015.

Upcoming titles like Monster Hunter 4 and Super Smash Bros. 3DS will utilize the new C-stick. The system will include a better CPU with increased speeds for enhanced eShop browsing and downloading, as well as an increase in the quality of stereoscopic 3D viewing. The game cartridge slot has been moved to the bottom front of the unit and NFC support has been added to the bottom touch screen. The improvements made to the hardware means titles like Xenoblade Chronicles will be exclusive to the New 3DS.

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