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Nintendo revealed a NEW Nintendo 3DS Model today during a Japanese Nintendo Direct. There are two versions of the new model, the NEW Nintendo 3DS and the NEW Nintendo 3DS LL.
One of the new features of this NEW Nintendo 3DS is Wider 3D Viewing: nearly any angle you view your Nintendo 3DS, the 3D will continue to work, with aid from the camera which directs the 3D to your eyes. The NEW Nintendo 3DS also sports a C-Stick, with similar use of the Gamecube C-Stick. This new C-Stick also takes the role of the Nintendo 3DS Circle Pad Pro. Two other new buttons, which were originally on the Circle Pad Pro, are the ZR and ZL Buttons. The NEW Nintendo 3DS design is similar to that of the SNES Controller.
Some new functions of the built-in camera include the previous mentioned Wider 3D Viewing, but also new Ambient Light Adjustment. The new console will adjust the lighting of the screen based on ambient light from your environment, thus causing less strain on your eyes in both bright and dim environments.
Another new redesign is the Nintendo 3DS Game slot being at the front of the console, alongside the Stylus Holder and Power Button. The NEW Nintendo 3DS has a height of 21.6 mm, a width of 80.6 mm, a length of 142 mm, and weighs 253g. The NEW Nintendo 3DS LL has a height of 21.5 mm, a width of 93.5 mm, a length of 160 mm, and weighs 329g. The NEW Nintendo 3DS has a Battery Life of 3.5 - 6 Hours, the equivalent of the Nintendo 3DS LL, or about an hour more than the Nintendo 3DS. The NEW Nintendo 3DS LL has a Battery Life of 3.5 - 7 Hours, just a bit more than its Nintendo 3DS LL counterpart.
It was revealed that Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS LL will require an NFC add-on to use Amiibo, while the NEW Nintendo 3DS and NEW Nintendo 3DS LL have Built-In NFC Readers. The NEW Nintendo 3DS family uses Micro SD Cards instead of the typical SD Card used by the Nintendo 3DS. These Micro SD Cards are removable from inside the back of the system, which can now be accessed more easily than before. The NEW Nintendo 3DS can exchange files directly to a computer via a wireless modem, without having to remove the Micro SD Card, as was done in the past. A 1GB Micro SD Cards is included with the purchase of the NEW Nintendo 3DS. The NEW Nintendo 3DS also runs faster than the past Nintendo 3DS family, with faster downloads as well as internet browsing now available. A Charge Docking Station, available in a wide variety of colors, is also available for the NEW Nintendo 3DS.
Although not Pokémon related, the NEW Nintendo 3DS will be available with a Monster Hunter 4G Design as well as a Super Smash Bros. 3D Design, which also includes Pokémon mascot, Pikachu. The NEW Nintendo 3DS itself was revealed to be completely customization with Customization Cover Templates. The templates appear to also come with New Menu Themes for the console as well, which are also available for download on the eShop for regular Nintendo 3DS consoles.
The NEW Nintendo 3DS has a Japanese Release Date of October 11th, 2014. The NEW Nintendo 3DS will cost 16,000¥ while the NEW Nintendo 3DS LL will cost 18,800¥.
A wide assortment of official screenshots have also been revealed, and they'll be included below (behind the Read More button if viewing this on the front page!).