After seeing its release in Japan and announcements for Europe, it was inevitable that the New 3DS was coming to North America. Today, Nintendo of America confirmed, the New Nintendo 3DS XL (yes, the official name includes “New”) will be making its way to North America in just one month on February 13, 2015. However, the standard New 3DS will not be coming stateside.
Here’s what you need to know:
Nintendo announced that the New Nintendo 3DS XL system will launch in the U.S. on Feb. 13 at a suggested retail price of $199.99. New features include but are not limited to,
- New Nintendo 3DS XL features a wider range of controls with the addition of a C Stick and ZL/ZR buttons
- super-stable 3D via face-tracking technology
- faster processing speeds
- built-in NFC functionality that allows for communication with amiibo figures.
The three stand-alone New Nintendo 3DS XL models and the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate bundle will all be available on Feb. 13 at suggested retail prices of $199.99 and $229.99, respectively.
Some of the upcoming software that you’ll see on shelves will be playable only on the New 3DS. These will be marked on the box to help you differentiate. Still, all regular 3DS titles will work on the New 3DS.
Another important tid-bit is that the New 3DS XL will not include a power adapter or charger with the system. These will be sold separately.
For more information on the New 3DS XL, hit the following link: New Nintendo 3DS