There she is. The New Nintendo 3DS
"Ambassador Edition". With nothing in the way of an official announcement, Nintendo yesterday sent an email to an unconfirmed amount of Club Nintendo members accross Europe, offering them a chance to get their grubby mits on an exclusive New Nintendo 3DS bundle before anyone else. While the system - essentially a revision of the 3DS, with a few new features, a slightly faster processor, and changable face plates - was announced for Japan last year
, and launched in Australia just before Christmas, as of yet, there's been no news as to when the console will officially release on these shores. The only way to get one at the moment is to have been one of the lucky few chosen - or to get bidding on ebay.
As one of the lucky few to receive the invitation email, I've been lucky enough to buy the new console. Setting you back £179.99, this exclusive bundle includes a White New Nintendo 3DS with exclusive "ambassador" flaceplate, Super Smash Bros white faceplate, and a white charging dock.
Here's a very picture heavy look at what you get in the box, and a few shots of how the new console sizes up against the (old) 3DS, 3DS XL and 2DS. Enjoy!
Inside the outer box...
Super Smash Bros faceplate, assumed not exclusive.
Explanation of what the special exclusive faceplate says, which is Nintendo.
Game card, stylus, and power switch are now at the bottom of the device
*like Zelda* Da da da daaa
SNES coloured buttons. Start/Select moved to the side instead of under touch screen.
Volume slider now placed on side of top screen.
Top and bottom exclusive faceplates
Top view shows the two extra new buttons. Charge port moved to middle.
New Nintendo 3DS (2015) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)
The wireless switch has been removed and is now an option on the user interface
New 3DS screen is slightly larger for the improved 3D viewing angle.
New Nintendo 3DS is slightly bigger in all dimentions.
Nintendo 3DS XL and New Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo 2DS and New Nintendo 3DS
Depth comparison of Nintendo 2DS and New Nintendo 3DS
The family so far..... *waits for the New Nintendo 3DS XL*
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