Nintendo To Reveal New 3DS Model?

Ahead of Nintendo's E3 press conference tomorrow, it appears some news of what will be discussed has already spilled out in the Japanese press. The most important piece being that the company plans to launch a new model of the Nintendo 3DS.

According to a report from Nikkei, this new model of the 3DS will have a 4.3-inch screen (the current model's bottom screen is 3.02 inches) and could be available worldwide within a few months.

In other words, a 3DS XL. Here's hoping it also comes with a second thumbstick.

The report also claims the Wii U will launch at a price of around ¥30,000. That's about $390, but that's an unfair comparison to make at the moment given the lopsided exchange rate.

任天堂、2つのゲーム機で再攻勢 スマホに対抗 [Nikkei, via Andriasang]


    a 2nd stick, bigger screens and TRIPLE the battery life!

    *sob* why? The wife hasn't taken this purple 3DS I got her out of the box *bos*

    If this is just a super-sized 3DS with no extra sticks, I think people will be rightly annoyed - because they'll know that a revision of the XL is coming with two sticks "soon".

      Well for my own selfish reasons I hope its just bigger with no extra stick. This new is box 3DS has to stay useful until at least July!

        I'm with you on this one, I got a Zelda 3DS and I'll be damned if I'm going to buy another one for an integrated 2nd analog stick (the circle pad pro is a piece of crap!)

    A two stick hardware revision will piss off a hell of a lot of early adopters...

    ...who will still go out and buy one.

    only wish for one thing, take away stupid region locking.

    If it's a bigger version then the second stick peripheral won't (might not) fit.
    So what are they going to do, release a larger version of the second stick peripheral, or just put the second stick onto the XL?

    Dang. I would like a bigger one, but I've barely touched the existing one since I bought it [and almost immediately regretted].

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