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  • dangomushi - February 5, 2015 10:33 p.m.

    Guys, Reggie has big gorilla hands. For this reason alone, the smaller version was never considered for North America.
  • shawksta - February 4, 2015 7:10 p.m.

    Here's what i want to know The Auto-brightness, can you turn it off?
  • ._. - February 4, 2015 1 p.m.

    --i was gonna get the monster hunter 3dsxl --but --it sold out before i even knew preorders were ready --and to be honest(cause i was gonna lie to myself) --i prefer the circle pad proXL(vs WHATEVER that little nub thing is) --the circle pad pro also adds the extra triggers(and they are in the PERFECT location~and they are large) --the CPP is VERY ergonomic(compared to the squared off 3ds alone) --and I just like it --i ALSO just recently (like in the last few months) --bought a really good 32GB memory card for my 3ds --and then? --i had to buy an adaptor to get my stuff transferred properly --so --i really kinda didnt want to get the new 3dsxl --but they were having some GREAT 'trade in' deals on it --but --because of my love for the CPP and my new Memory card(id now need a micro card) --plus --the fact that i couldnt get a collector's edition --im just gonna get MH4(and im gonna wait until i can find a used copy for about 20$)
  • ultragamer - February 4, 2015 11:14 a.m.

    I agree that the smaller one needs to come to North America. Its the one I was planning on buying, mainly because the face plates are pretty cool.
  • winner2 - February 4, 2015 9:12 a.m.

    Really weird how they don't bring the smaller one to america, but I like my XL enough that I'd be fine with a new XL. Won't be upgrading but hey, I like some of the features of the new ones regardless. The faceplates are really nice, I would love it if I could do that with my XL. However, that c-stick is not what I wanted in the slightest, in fact I don't think that's what anyone wanted to be honest.
  • DukeNukeThem - January 27, 2015 8:15 a.m.

    Really good in depth Preview / Update Justin. One question tho. As a lover of the PS vita and its twin analog sticks, do you think this is now a good handheld console for twin analog stick games like Monster hunter and Kid Icarus? Would Nintendo feel comfortable enough with this second stick to put out more 3D, dual analog stick based games? Cheers if you get a chance to answer.
  • beckisback - January 24, 2015 3:57 p.m.

    I went to pick up my playstation plus subscription card for the next year and in my local game shop they've had both options! I'm not a massive Nintendo fan but I've preordered smaller one :)
  • J-Fid - January 24, 2015 8:58 a.m.

    My only (slight) complaint is that the XL version does not have the custom faceplates. That would have been cool.
  • pl4y4h - January 23, 2015 1:57 p.m.

    I'm looking at that new XL ones and it looks like they moved start and select over to the side, which had they left it on the bottom like the other ones, would have freed up enough space for another analogue stick
  • Psylockerules - January 23, 2015 12:51 p.m.

    its amazing the new stable 3d is worth it alone! i show people and they finally are amazed by it, where as before they would move their head a bit and it would go blurry
  • SnakeinmyBoot - January 23, 2015 12:46 p.m.

    So it's just like the DSi, another slight update that (hopefully) will only have exclusive games that need its extra hardware. I'll get one if I find the Majora's Mask Edition at a decent price, or a Metroid one comes out. Otherwise, I see no point in getting one, unless there is an exclusive game made that I have to play, and I'll wait until the system is cheaper. 3D is an afterthought, even with head tracking. I don't care about swappable covers. (I'd prefer a case that encloses the whole system, if I were to go the customizing route.) It does suck how NoA decided the XL is all that the US gets. I prefer an XL, since the larger screen is less eye -strain prone and it still fits in my pockets. But, there are a lot of people who don't like it, even in the US. It could have been a simple fix if Nintendo wasn't obsessed with region locking a portable system. Actually, will the smaller New 3DS be available in Canada? Thanks to Nintendo becoming worse than a bag of rocks at naming things, my searches are fruitless. Ninty of Canada's site says nothing about the smaller New 3DS, so I can only assume North America entirely will not get it at all.
  • KaboomKrusader - January 23, 2015 11:05 a.m.

    If you want to see the standard-size New 3DS come to America, whether it's the size you prefer and want or just think we should have the same fair choice as other regions... Then please help us in letting Nintendo know. Contact them directly and offer feedback. It's already making a big impact. PHONE: 1-800-255-3700 (6:00am-7:00pm PST. Option 5 for General, then 4 for Console Availability.) EMAIL: CHAT: (6:00AM-6:30PM PST) TWITTER: @NintendoAmerica (You can also tag with #OperationFaceplateNA) MAIL: Nintendo of America / PO Box 957 / Redmond, WA 98073-0957