During the Nintendo Direct broadcast on August 29th, 2014, Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata (岩田 聡) revealed the New Nintendo 3DS and LL. The New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS LL feature a C Stick camera analog control similar to the one on the Gamecube controller and it is placed above the A/B/X/Y buttons. New ZL and ZR shoulder buttons have also been added next to the L and R shoulder buttons. A faster CPU has been incorporated and these 3DS version feature the NFC reader incorporated into the system which will allow players to place the amiibo NFC figures on the bottom screen without having to use the upcoming 3DS NFC adapter. High resolution pictures from the broadcast are available on our Imageboard thread.

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A special Super Smash Bros Soundtrack CD will be available for people that purchase both the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game. The offer has been confirmed for the North American, European and Japanese Club Nintendo markets. Pikachu is featured on the cover and it is expected to feature some Pokémon tracks. Battle! (Trainer Battle) (Pokémon X and Pokémon Y) is already confirmed on the Sample page link. The page also confirms Shota Kageyama from GAME FREAK who recently left the company and now works for SPICA MUSICA was one of the musicians who worked on new arrangements for Nintendo 3DS version. The CD has been added to our database and details will be updated as information becomes available.

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Battle! (Trainer Battle) (Pokémon X and Pokémon Y) Sample


October 11th, 2014 Launch Date in Japan

New Nintendo 3DS systems will be released in Japan on October 11th, 2014 but Nintendo of America has confirmed they will not launch in North America or Europe in 2014. The New Nintendo 3DS LL will retail for 18,800 yen while the New Nintendo 3DS will retail for 16,000 yen.

Version Comparison Data

New Nintendo 3DS XL New Nintendo 3DS
Size 93.5mm high, 160mm wide,
21.5mm thick (when closed)
80.6mm high, 142mm wide,
21.6mm thick (when closed)
Weight Approximately 329 grams
(including Battery Pak, stylus and Micro SD Memory Card)
Approximately 253 grams
(including Battery Pak, stylus and Micro SD Memory Card)
Upper Screen 4.88 inches (diagonal)
Wide-screen LCD display showing approximately 16.77 million colors with 800 x 240 pixel resolution
400 pixels are allocated to each eye to enable 3D visuals
3.88 inches (diagonal)
Wide-screen LCD display showing approximately 16.77 million colors with 800 x 240 pixel resolution
400 pixels are allocated to each eye to enable 3D visuals
Lower Screen 4.18 inches (diagonal)
Touch-screen LCD showing approximately 16.77 million colors with 320 x 240 pixel resolution
3.33 inches (diagonal)
Touch-screen LCD showing approximately 16.77 million colors with 320 x 240 pixel resolution
Battery Duration
  • Approximately 3.5 to 7 hours when using Nintendo 3DS software
  • Approximately 7 to 12 hours when using Nintendo DS software
  • * Depending on the brightness of the screens, the battery duration varies. When the “automatic brightness adjustment” is on, the brightness of the screens changes automatically in accordance with the brightness of the surroundings and, therefore, the battery duration becomes longer in dark places and becomes shorter in bright places. Also, when the “energy saving mode” is on, the battery duration becomes longer.
  • * The above Battery Durations are rough indications and can be shorter depending on the status of use.
  • Approximately 3.5 to 6 hours when using Nintendo 3DS software
  • Approximately 6.5 to 10.5 hours when using Nintendo DS software
  • * Depending on the brightness of the screens, the battery duration varies. When the “automatic brightness adjustment” is on, the brightness of the screens changes automatically in accordance with the brightness of the surroundings and, therefore, the battery duration becomes longer in dark places and becomes shorter in bright places. Also, when the “energy saving mode” is on, the battery duration becomes longer .
  • * The above Battery Durations are rough indications and can be shorter depending on the status of use.

Nintendo Direct August 29th, 2014 (Japanese)


Sources: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/corporate/release/en/2014/140829.html, http://www.smashbros.com/us/music/ and http://club2.nintendo.com/smash-promo/