Nintendo is making two new variations of its 3DS moveable console, arriving in Japan this October
Nintendo releases recorded video shows, generally known as “Nintendo Direct,” fairly typically. Often they’re targeted on video games, or they spotlight an upcoming season’s recreation releases. This morning, nevertheless, Nintendo revealed two new variations of its wildly profitable 3DS moveable recreation console. And identical to the Mario collection, Nintendo’s not pulling any punches in relation to naming conventions: the brand new 3DS is just referred to as “New” 3DS. And sure, there is a “New” model of the bigger 3DS XL, too.
As seen above, the smaller “New” 3DS has Tremendous Nintendo-themed buttons on the correct aspect. Simply above these buttons is a brand new, tiny analog stick. Bizarrely, Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata in contrast the brand new analog persist with the GameCube controller’s yellow C-stick (which was not often utilized in GameCube video games).
Past the brand new analog stick (it is actually extra of a nub, is not it?), NFC tech is now constructed into the 3DS, making this vacation’s Amiibo figures all of the extra logical. There’s additionally a brand new microSD card reader under the bottom panel (which is now simply swappable for brand spanking new designs) — handy! Oh, and in case it wasn’t clear from the pictures, the “New” 3DS fashions are each slimmer and taller than the earlier fashions.
There are two shoulder buttons now on all sides as nicely, and the cartridge slot’s been moved to the underside entrance. There’s additionally phrase of a brand new CPU inside the brand new 3DS, however we have got subsequent to no information about it to date. Presumably it helps with the brand new “Tremendous-Secure 3D” performance — which Nintendo says “will present gamers with an much more snug 3D gaming expertise” — although we’ll want extra information earlier than we could be positive.
The “New” 3DS can be obtainable this October eleventh, however they have been introduced for Japan solely to date; a press launch from Nintendo says that North America and Europe should not anticipate the brand new 3DS till some level in 2015. Pricing in Japan ranges from about $one hundred fifty for the smaller model to about $one hundred eighty for the XL (“LL” in Japan).
In different Nintendo information, the corporate this morning introduced launch dates and rollout plans for its Amiibo NFC collectible figurines. The primary 12 (“Mario, Peach, Hyperlink, Samus, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Kirby, Fox, Marth, Villager and Wii Match Coach”) can be found for pre-order beginning at the moment, and there is no strong launch date given; they value $12.ninety nine apiece. That stated, they will must be obtainable in time for Tremendous Smash Bros. Wii U — arriving sooner or later “this vacation season” — as that is the primary recreation that’ll use them. Nintendo says that first dozen is just the start, and there is “extra on the best way sooner or later.”
- Key specs
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- Recreation format Downloadable, Cartridge
- Display measurement three.fifty three inches
- On-line options Multiplayer, Retailer, Browser
- Course management D-pad, Thumb stick (1)
- Movement controls Accelerometer, Digital camera / optical
- Dimensions zero.eight x 5.three x 2.9 in
- Weight eight oz
- Launched 2011-03-27
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