So when Nintendo announced the new 3DS, they listed the following improvements for it:
- Better battery
- Better 3D
- In built NFC
- Better ergonomics
- Second analog stick added via the C stick
- ZL and ZR buttons added
- Improved, faster CPU
Of these, the last one was notable, because that's the reason there is software being made exclusively for the New 3DS, right?
Based on disassembly of certain sysmodules for code added/changed with in the 8.0.0-18 update, it appears that the "New 3DS" has the following changes:
- They extended FCRAM from 128MB to 256MB.
- They added another VRAM (?) of 4MB.
Going by the 8.0.0-18 update, which added support for the mem-regions listed above, it appears that the "New 3DS" will use the exact same system-titles as the original hardware(with a new system update at launch, for old/new hw, as both seem to use the same system-titles).
So what I am not understanding is, why not just make this the successor system? That's basically what this is.