Officially called the “New Nintendo 3DS”, the new Nintendo 3DS (see what just happened?) features some subtle and some major changes. The first more apparent is that the X, Y, A, and B buttons are now colored a la Nintendo 64 and SNES consoles of the last century. Also, there are two shoulder buttons per side, and an additional, but smaller, analog stick on the right side of the portable game console.
Best of all? Nintendo has fixed the 3D effect; by using gyroscopes and the cameras, the 3D image can be tailored to the angle of which you are looking at the 3DS, therefore eliminating the eye strain and headaches associated with the 3DS when it first launched years ago.
Inside, there’s a faster processor and more RAM, allowing for better visuals than before. Also added: NFC (near-field communication). As for sizes, the new 3DS will come in regular and XL versions, and comes out on October 11 in Japan.
Currently, no North American or European launch dates are available, but they might be soon.