During today’s Nintendo 3DS Direct, the company unveiled new 3DS hardware with New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL or LL in Japanese market.
Featuring 1.2x larger screen than the regular 3DS, the New Nintendo 3DS contains coloured face-buttons, new ZR and LR buttons, and a tiny joystick on the right side which might come in handy while playing fighting and racing titles.
Both models will natively support Nintendo’s Amiibo toy-figurines along with some brightness adjustments and better 3D viewing angles to reduce the blurriness found in regular 3DS.
The handhelds will also support MicroSD memory cards and will ease the files transfers between PCs and 3DS in addition to a browser which will enhance internet surfing and a parental lock to mask adult content for younger audience.
Lastly, the CPU is getting an overhaul and will shorten the loading times and allow faster download speeds than its predecessors.
The New Nintendo 3DS will set you back 16,000 yen (around £93) and New Nintendo 3DS LL will cost you 18,800 yen (around £109). Both handhelds will be available in Japan on Oct. 11, 2014. As for the North American and European release date, nothing should be expected until late 2015.
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