Nintendo Announces New 3DS!

At PAX Prime 2014, Nintendo announces the New 3DS. Listen to Justin and Peter give their impressions on this new platform.

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V-Nine
V-Nine

..Theme at beginning and end of video sounds like Nights into Dreams...

foxgirl9
foxgirl9

i will get both of them but i would use the small one most ;D

lilflipp
lilflipp

3DS is a solid system. But I did have lag issues with some games. Games are pushing it to the limit especially with 3D on.

01geekyguy
01geekyguy

Don't worry. as we've all seen Nintendo knows what they're doing.

nccpeter
nccpeter

was hoping they would release a 2DS XL.

bruta
bruta

gonna upgrade my waifu

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

lol thumbs up if you still consider the GameBoy Advance SP AGS-101 the ultimate gameboy :D

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

The right analog nub is so tiny.  Hopefully,  it's responsive.    i like the colored buttons and additional trigger buttons.  

greenpolyp
greenpolyp

If Nintendo released this instead of the plain 3DS they would of locked down the handheld market. I hate Nintendo but now this changes everything. Wii games playable on the 3ds!? Sold!!!! Monster hunter with no more awkward controls!? Sold!!!!!! Resident Evil 4 Wii edition on 3DS!? SOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nev3rtime
Nev3rtime

Didn't mention one of the most interesting features of the new 3ds. It has a new 3d screen with a much wider viewing angle.

It appears that it judges your faces location through the camera and supply you with the correct two images regardless what angle the screen is.

Also has a better battery.

BranKetra
BranKetra moderator moderator

I might get this.


I have the Luigi Anniversary Edition 3DS XL and it is awesome already.

mep69
mep69

They finally release a version with 2 thumb sticks :O

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

And Nintendo lays off 320 people from their German headquarters...

www.kotaku.com/nintendo-of-europe-will-lay-off-320-people-this-month-1627924242

Class act N - hide the bigger story with an announcement. Jeers to gamespot for not mentioning this.

As per usual - Japan is unaffected. The base for all of Nintendo's missteps. Seattle employees must be nervous.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

isn't this a repost of their other article? 

bledsoe45sbc
bledsoe45sbc

if there are games you can't play on the old ones , this isn't a hardware revision its a new platform with good backward compatibility

Micropixel
Micropixel

That's a lot of hardware revisions. If the price remains the same, I'll pick one up!


hystavito
hystavito

@ChiefFreeman Might be tricky to operate but I guess Nintendo would have tested it like crazy.  It reminds me of those mouse nubs (I forget what they were called) on some laptops in the past, I think it was a thing on IBMs and then maybe later Lenovos.

deathblow3
deathblow3

@greenpolyp uuummm i think they did lock down the handheld market currently the 3ds is in the lead for sells and barely behind the ps4 in weekly sales. the vita is not outselling the 360.

ultimaomegazero
ultimaomegazero

@greenpolyp I doubt they'll do that, but it'll mean faster downloads, better customization, more powerful, AND 2 C-pads.

hystavito
hystavito

@Nev3rtime Wow, that would be cool.  One of the reasons I often turn off the 3D is because of the need to be in the perfect position or it starts to look messed up.  With a handheld system and your body in different positions it's easy to move out of the sweet spot.

amk11
amk11

@Sevenizz This was said back in June and it's only cause they moved European HQ from germany. Dont be stupid

Nev3rtime
Nev3rtime

@Sevenizz We knew about the lay-offs weeks ago. The news wasn't synced with this story.

greenpolyp
greenpolyp

@Micropixel It going to be around $230.00. Its more than the usual system upgrade like with the psp go and the dsi. I bet there will be a special edition with a free game. This is awesome......I'm actually happy, and I hated Nintendo!

Mayleene
Mayleene

@nl_skipper If name is so important to you a lot could be said for your "name" -- nl_skipper <=== what is THAT?

hystavito
hystavito

@nl_skipper @bledsoe45sbc I don't think they are upping the graphics capability at all though.  They only mentioned a faster CPU for better performance in browsing, eShop, that kinda stuff.  It seems like any new games could technically run on the old one, just that it won't have enough buttons to support it.  That's not really what most people would consider a "new" system.


Can't really compare it to the Wii -> WiiU situation.

bledsoe45sbc
bledsoe45sbc

@hystavito if there are games that will only run on the new system , its a new platform even if if some games that come out are cross platform with the old 3ds .

hystavito
hystavito

@bledsoe45sbc @hystavito "The reason for this being a New 3DS exclusive is because the system packs a speedier CPU that is necessary for running the game. "


That's from the full article which I hadn't read until now.  I guess I was wrong about it just being buttons.  Other coverage didn't mention the faster CPU being for games.

bledsoe45sbc
bledsoe45sbc

@hystavito @bledsoe45sbc if that is true its mind boggling that nintendo is announcing this new handheld like this , and naming it this way , considering what they are going thru with confusion about the wii wiiu

amk11
amk11

@bledsoe45sbc New 3DS or 3DS U? which is more confusing? If I walk in to a retailer and ask for a New 3DS i'm getting a New 3DS

Mayleene
Mayleene

@amk11 I really don't know which is more confusing but "amk11" is VERY confusing