New Nintendo 3DS Comparison Vid, Debuting First in Australia
Worried that the New Nintendo 3DS is just the same thing as its predecessor? This split screen video compares the two handhelds as we find out what country is getting the New 3DS first.
We're glad to see these side-by-side comparison video between the New Nintendo 3DS and the regular 3DS. The New Nintendo 3DS has that new control stick on the right side, which we were shocked to see that the 3DS and the 3DS XL never had. It also has improved 3D viewing, so you aren't forced into looking at the top screen from a certain angle to get the 3D effect (its blurred distortions are gone). The New 3DS also downloads at a much faster rate than the 3DS. Don't forget the new Z buttons and its amiibo compatibility. Lastly, the New 3DS' shell can be swapped out for customizable face plates.
In terms of pricing, the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL will sell for AU$219.95 and AU$249.95 respectively. When translated to US dollars, these prices are $194.85 and $221.42. Of course, these are not the finalized prices of the New 3DSes, so we suggest our readers take these numbers with a grain of salt -- this is just a baseline of what we should expect the new handhelds' prices to be like.
The New Nintendo 3DS and its XL counterpart will launch on Nov. 21 in Australia. The New 3DS will not launch in North America or Europe until 2015.