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Nintendo, during a Japanese Nintendo Direct have revealed two new 3DS models. These new models will have built-in NFC and an additional directional button. No release outside of Japan ha been announced.

The video seen here shows off all the features, though not in English, everything is still highlighted well.


These new models will also have a more powerful CPU allowing for things like faster downloads. With these new versions having NFC built-in, allowing them to support Nintendo’s announced amiibo toy line, Nintendo have said they will sell an NFC adapter for the current models.  They will also support custom covers.


Source: Japanese Nintendo Direct

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  • James Galizio

    Why didn’t they call it the 3DSi? Seems counter-intuitive as a name.

  • I couldn’t see the difference between the two screens. Does the new one have better hardware or a better screen? If only I knew Japanese.

  • Suzaku Kururugi

    Seems like it. The screens are touted as supposedly having a better viewing angle in 3D. We will see in october.

  • One part of me wants better hardware, but my wallet says I don’t need to buy another 3ds