Nintendo Announces the New Nintendo 3DS

New models of the Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo 3DS XL have been announced. The two new redesigns are simple known as New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL, and both share the same new features. The newest models boast the following additions:

  • A second analog knob on the right side of the handheld.
  • Two new trigger buttons on the back, ZR and ZL.
  • Wider 3D viewing angle, including camera tracking for improved angles.
  • Brightness adjustment based on environment.
  • Slightly larger screens.
  • Colored buttons (Super Famicom!).
  • Built in Amiibo functionality.
  • Upgraded CPU.
  • Additional microSD card slot.
  • The ability to place customizable Face Plates on the handheld.
  • New 3DS exclusive games.

The brand new models are set to release in Japan on October 11, but it has been confirmed that other regions will not see the new models until next year. Images of the New 3DS:

 

And a look at the New 3DS XL:

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Kirbylover490
August 29, 2014 11:04 AM

Did anyone notice:
1. The Game card goes in the bottom now
2. There are 2 3D switches now

Vipsoccermaster
August 29, 2014 11:07 AM
Reply to  Kirbylover490

I believe you mistook the left 3D switch as the Volume switch.

Kirbylover490
August 29, 2014 11:08 AM

Now that I see it, it is a volume switch. My mistake!

galloots
galloots
August 29, 2014 12:49 PM
Reply to  Kirbylover490

The third one will likely be fore internet connection I assume.

EDIT: It has the wi-fi symbol actually under the 3rd one if you look in the 3rd set of pictures.

MagiKooper
MagiKooper
August 29, 2014 2:29 PM
Reply to  Kirbylover490

1. I first thought that was the SD card placement
2. The right side is the 3DS switch….the Left Side is the Volume switch……
3. I think its the Wireless…..because that cut is moved from the side of the 3DS…and the one in the top corner is the Miiverse which as always been there.

My one concern is the SD cards….I would like to transfer my purchased things to my NEW 3DS XL…..HYPPEEEE!!!!

Nookling
Nookling
August 29, 2014 12:23 PM

I’ll probably hold off on this for a while until it had too any exclusives to ignor

Bowser498
August 29, 2014 12:27 PM

Now this looks like an upgraded 3ds! Well, I already have a 3ds XL. :/

Boo3DSmashBoo
Boo3DSmashBoo
August 29, 2014 1:18 PM

I think this is something that who doesn’t have a 3DS or a 3DS XL should buy. But now who has a regular 3DS or 3DS XL need to buy an adaptor for use Amiibo.

TwoDreamy Luigi
August 29, 2014 1:21 PM

I really digging out those colored buttons. Look so classical, it’s good.

LudwigVonKoopa7777
LudwigVonKoopa7777
August 29, 2014 4:56 PM

I know right? At least it is visually appealing.

GameGuy5
GameGuy5
August 29, 2014 1:51 PM

Looks pretty neat. Maybe I’ll get one of these. For me, it just depends on what these ‘New 3DS exclusives’ that are in store for us. 😛

VideoTanooki
VideoTanooki
August 29, 2014 4:21 PM
Reply to  GameGuy5

such as “Better nintendo 3DS” “nintendo 3DS U” “Nintendo 3DS with more features” or “Nintendo 3DS, but not”

Zympherior
August 29, 2014 2:22 PM

“New 3DS exclusive games” … Really?! But I love my old 3DS that I got since launch day… I don’t want to change…

RobinFTW
RobinFTW
August 29, 2014 2:55 PM
Reply to  Zympherior

Exactly like me! I hope they will not put A LOT of games exclusive to the New 3DS.

Connor
Connor
August 29, 2014 2:57 PM
Reply to  Zympherior

Even worst that they said Xenoblade Chronicals 3ds will be Exlcusive :c
Guess im buying one JUST for Xenoblade

MagiKooper
MagiKooper
August 29, 2014 2:26 PM

I predict it will come out the same time as Monster Hunter 4 releases for the US….of and exclusive games……H*ll yeah i’m buying this……SO HYPEDDDD….My entire body is ready for this.

Zek
Zek
August 29, 2014 3:03 PM

I Find it a Giant Kick in the Teeth,Last Year Nintendo was all about pushing the 2DS and 3DS XL and then this happens!,Nintendo,you confuse me

MagiKooper
MagiKooper
August 29, 2014 3:45 PM

As long as I can transfer my purchased data from my 3DS XL over to the New 3DS XL i will buy this in a heartbeat…..PLEASE EARLY SPRING OF 2015!!

Person McPerson
Person McPerson
August 29, 2014 3:51 PM

mehhhh

LudwigVonKoopa7777
LudwigVonKoopa7777
August 29, 2014 4:53 PM

Well, we will see about this. I might replace my 3DS XL with one of these.

Yoshiman222
Yoshiman222
August 29, 2014 5:06 PM

“New 3DS exclusive games.”
BS way to earn some extra money, Nintendo. Didn’t think you’d do anything like this.
Better give me a way to easily replace my old 3DS with this one. =/

rafmandx
rafmandx
August 29, 2014 7:02 PM

Although it looks pretty good I need to see what exclusives it’ll have to win me over.

Shaun Kessel
Shaun Kessel
August 31, 2014 7:51 PM
Reply to  rafmandx

so far they anouncesed a port of xenoblade cronocles

Geoman
Geoman
August 30, 2014 2:33 AM

I like my old 3ds and I am not getting this one. why would they do this there weren’t any dsi esclusives. maybe we can play those games in our 3ds as well

MagiKooper
MagiKooper
August 30, 2014 3:40 AM

Looks like Nintendo answered some questions about the New 3DS models

http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/29/nintendo-answers-questions-new-nintendo-3ds/

Sake Sashimi (Drunk Fish)
Sake Sashimi (Drunk Fish)
August 30, 2014 6:44 AM
Reply to  MagiKooper

God, I really want this!

Sake Sashimi (Drunk Fish)
Sake Sashimi (Drunk Fish)
August 30, 2014 6:40 AM

THE ULTIMATE DS:
The New Nintendo 3DSi XL Lite!
Not sure how you would do and XL lite, but they can make it happen with Nintendo Logic.

DiddyKongDerp
August 30, 2014 7:27 AM

I wonder if I should get this or the Wii U for christmas…

Vipsoccermaster
August 30, 2014 12:20 PM
Reply to  DiddyKongDerp

You cannot get a New Nintendo 3DS/XL for Christmas, unless you live in Japan. They won’t come to Europe and United States until 2015.

MagiKooper
MagiKooper
August 30, 2014 2:30 PM

I pray its early 2015…..be great to release this along side of Monster Hunter 4 since it seems to use that……So hypeedd.

Braystar
Braystar
August 31, 2014 3:08 PM

Um…. Y?