The 3DS didn’t do well initially, but after a slew of great game launches and a huge Price Cut, it finally caught on, and absolutely slaughtered the sales of the Playstation Vita.
After the 3DS, the 3DS XL was launched, which was essentially an enlarged version of the 3DS, as it offered no changes except that off a bigger screen and a bulkier form factor.
Nintendo today has announced two new Variants of the 3DS, which actually offer some improvements to the 3-Year Old Console.
First off, in additional to the left Analog Stick (Pad?), there is a much smaller nub on the right side.Believe us when we say that is small, as the thing is smaller than the buttons themselves. Also, the Buttons are of a different color: They are modelled after the SNES’ Buttons.
Speaking of Buttons, there are two new “ZL” and “ZR” Buttons alongside the usual “L” and “R” Buttons.
The 3DS is also now thinner and taller than before. It also now has NFC (for the Amiibo Figurines) and MicroSD Card support. The innards also receive the update, as the CPU is now faster than before. Even with the faster CPU, the new variants will have a much better Battery Life.
There is also a larger version of the new Model, and it is called: The 3DS XL.
It will launch in Japan first, costing 16,000 yen ($154) and 18,800 yen ($181) for the XL Model. According to Nintendo, America and Europe will receive it sometime in 2015.
What do you think of the new 3DS Models?