New Nintendo 3DS XL
Nintendo Handheld Game Console
The Nintendo 3D Screen XL system features a stereoscopic 3D display on the upper screen to give objects within the game world a feeling of space and depth. Discover the Nintendo 3DS XL handheld system, designed for gaming on-the-go.
Nintendo delivered two surprises back in August: one, that it planned to release a new iteration of the market leading Nintendo 3DS handheld by the end of the year, and two, that it would release in Australia before Europe and North America.
The first is surprising because no one expected it. A 3DS with a more powerful CPU and better 3D support isn’t something the masses have been baying for.
The second is surprising because traditionally, Australia is usually among the last major regions to receive hardware releases.
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Releasing a new 3DS is a typically opaque business decision for Nintendo: the 3DS, 3DS XL and 2DS models all have a substantial user base and all operate the same software.
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The New Nintendo 3DS line up seems to commit the same messaging error as the Wii U: casual customers may be confused by the subtle rebrand, or not realise it’s a new product at all. While previous 3DS iterations have served only to expand Nintendo’s audience, this one threatens to divide and confuse it.
Additionally, the New Nintendo 3DS range exhibits no substantial leap over its predecessors – none that can be discerned with the naked eye, at least.
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