New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL announced for Australia and New Zealand


Australia and New Zealand to get the new Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL a month after their Japan release.

The new Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL will be released in Australia and New Zealand on November 21, 2014. The announcement came via a YouTube video posted by Nintendo Australia which shows Nintendo Australia managing director Tom Enoki talking about the two new consoles. The Australia and New Zealand launch is just a month after the new models launch in Japan on October 11, 2014.

Nintendo announced that they will not be launching the Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL in Europe and United States this year.

New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL

The New Nintendo 3DS will be available in white, while the New Nintendo 3DS XL will come in 2 color options – metallic black and metallic blue. Nintendo will also offer players customizable external covers that they can purchase.  These covers will come in a range of designs so players can choose what represents them the most.

The new Nintendo 3DS and new Nintendo 3DS XL will sell in Japan for 16,000 Yen ($150) and 18,800 Yen ($180) respectively. The new models will be compatible with all the older DS and 3DS model adapters. They pack will not include an AC adapter.

The 2 new Nintendo 3DS devices were announced in August 2014, in a Nintendo Direct presentation. The additions to the new Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL are a stronger CPU compared to the previous models. There is also a new ‘nub’ which is placed right on top of the ABXY keys.

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Here is the announcement video that came via Nintendo Direct Australia.