Saturday August 30, 2014

Nintendo unveils updated 3DS, 3DS XL Models

New 3DS and 3DS XL handhelds were announced by Nintendo on Friday. More than just a simple refresh, they have larger screens, more buttons, better battery life, and NFC tech built-in. Alas, it appears they won't hit US shores this year.

The new models launch in Japan on October 11, with the new 3DS priced 16,000 yen (around $154) and the new 3DS XL 18,800 yen ($181). The new 3DS XL will be available in Metallic Blue and Metallic Black, and the new 3DS in White and Black. A Nintendo press release notes: "As for the overseas markets, our local subsidiaries will separately confirm. However, there will be no U.S. and European launches this calendar year."