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Nintendo reveals the "New Nintendo 3DS" and "New Nintendo 3DS LL"

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The new regular sized 3DS screen does seem big enough in pictures, but there's zero chance I'll pull the trigger on one before trying it myself.

7/10 chances I'll still get the XL.
 

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I'm all over this. Hopefully they release it in black over here.
 

HUELEN10

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Fixed (and problem solved) :p
Nintendo doesn't like doing that. They don't like people saying "the Wii" or "the Wii U". You don't say games on the Wii U, you say games on Wii U. You can say games on the new Wii U lineup because the and new refers to lineup.

As far as styleguide goes btw, it's "amiibo" and the plural for amiibo is "amiibo".
 

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Nintendo doesn't like doing that. They don't like people saying "the Wii" or "the Wii U". You don't say games on the Wii U, you say games on Wii U. You can say games on the new Wii U lineup because the and new refers to lineup.

As far as styleguide goes btw, it's "amiibo" and the plural for amiibo is "amiibo".
I say "the Wii U" all the time...
 

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It appears the stylus doubles as a tool to remove the faceplates.

Okay, hype at maximum. New Nintendo 3DS looks nearly perfect. The only, and I mean ONLY flaw I see if the location of the place to attach a wrist strap; because it's on the back, you can't attach a strap AND use the charging dock at the same time. It's either/or, but dammit I can overlook that oopsie!

This is gonna be the best thing ever.
Hate flaw with the charging dock is that you can't even use the console itself while on the dock. I have done this many times with the old system while doing system transfers or doing a few quick tasks after docking it with the red flashing light of doom.

But yes, it seems almost too good to be true. I guess the fact that we will have to wait six or more months for this is punishment enough.
 

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I was ready to buy a TON of faceplates, but then I realized they were only for the smaller model. Really sucks.

Yeah, I've been paying only slight attention to these developments and now that I've got the time to sit down and read the details, that is a massive disappointment.

Given the slightly larger screen of the N3DS I may have to fall back from my XL. But no way I'm buying without trying it out first that's for sure.
 
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Gah, it's perfect. How will noa mess it up!? Lime green and hot pink options only!
Oh dear, I forgot we had to deal with NoA for stuff like this. I expect a train wreck for color options, just to be safe. Im sure they will out do themselves. Probably bad colors and no colored buttons.
 

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Oh dear, I forgot we had to deal with NoA for stuff like this. I expect a train wreck for color options, just to be safe. Im sure they will out do themselves. Probably bad colors and no colored buttons.

It'll release with hot pink, black, and blue because girls will only buy a nintendo handheld if it's pink.
 

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My wife can read it, she skimmed Famitsu article - they think the 3D viewing angle is incredible and it's also much clearer for a second person looking over the shoulder
Hats off to Nintendo if it happens to be true :)
 
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It'll release with hot pink, black, and blue because girls will only buy a nintendo handheld if it's pink.
The saddest thing in all of this is that I'll have to give up my Purple Rain 3DS. Damn I love the color and luster it has 😢

I need purple rain faceplates now damnit.
 

Aostia

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That's nice. I can't wait to see if for real. Even if the data transfer really bother me...
 

Aostia

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no reason to believe any New 3DS rumor at the moment.
keep quite until next year western release.
 

Celine

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My wife can read it, she skimmed Famitsu article - they think the 3D viewing angle is incredible and it's also much clearer for a second person looking over the shoulder, even though Nintendo hasn't said so explicitly. They say the new stick & trigger buttons are well placed and work good but comfort will depend on hand size. When comparing the two, they say it's hard to pick which is better, cause the LL is easier to hold and has bigger screens, but the regular is still bigger than the old regular 3DS, and much lighter. You could pretty much just infer most of that without an article :D
Very good.
 
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I need both in my life. It's such a misfire missing the holiday season in the US, though. I expect we won't see this until March.

If it is region-free (LOL), I'm in for one.
 
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The New 3DS/LL is perfect, the only thing I don't like about it is its name. Why did they think putting "New" in the name was a good idea is beyond me.

Apple did it with the 3rd generation iPad, and then they quickly realized what a shit idea it was. Nintendo is just two years behind on the Apple naming curve. Coming next: 3DS Air.
 

Aostia

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The New 3DS/LL is perfect, the only thing I don't like about it is its name. Why did they think putting "New" in the name was a good idea is beyond me.

I seriously think that the name is fine for japan.
if they'll keep it in the West, it will be a mess.
Call it "3DS Plus", maybe...
 

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Everyone keeps saying "Watch NOA screw up and release it WITHOUT the colored buttons"

Am I the only one who hopes this happens? I can't stand those colored buttons. Makes it looks like a leapfrog toy or something.

I get the Super Famicom reference but still. I prefer sleek matching systems to a throwback scheme anyday. The only upside is maybe this is a hint that SNES games are coming to 3DSVC?
 

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Everyone keeps saying "Watch NOA screw up and release it WITHOUT the colored buttons"

Am I the only one who hopes this happens? I can't stand those colored buttons. Makes it looks like a leapfrog toy or something.

I get the Super Famicom reference but still. I prefer sleek matching systems to a throwback scheme anyday. The only upside is maybe this is a hint that SNES games are coming to 3DSVC?
Doubtful. It has a C-stick too, but no one is actually expecting GCN games on VC; twould be impossible.
 

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N3DS Feels like a true successor to the DSLite the most perfect iteration of the DS. (Or any ninty handheld)
Idk why they even had to release the monstrosity that was OG 3DS which i hated for every reason i hated the OG DS.

Probably going from XL to N3DS, biggest reason for me going to XL in the first place was the buttons were so superior. And since screen size is a little bigger too its a win win.

Is there a US date yet? Didnt check the OP.
 

HUELEN10

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You know what would be cool? Faceplates without a logo but with different materials like smartphones... a wooden cover or brushed aluminium would be cool
As I've said prior, just give thir parties enough time.

If not, anyone want to start a kickstarter for anodized aluminum ones?