Nintendo has released yet another iteration of the 3DS. Are we really surprised? It's called New Nintendo 3DS. That's a catchy title right there (sarcasm inserted for effect). But before you go poking your eyes out in frustration, listen up (Hey! Listen!).
It's faster with bigger screens and better battery life. It also has a new analog pad called the C-stick. You may remember the C-stick from the Nintendo GameCube controller. It has a more powerful CPU, which allows faster download of games and supposedly better looking games as well.
Here are a couple of nice added features—the screen can automatically adjust brightness depending on the lighting, which is not only convenient, but it also saves on battery power. Also there's no more 3D "sweet spot." The New 3DS has improved 3D, which allows players to continue to see the 3D effect even if viewed from an angle. This is achieved with the portable's camera and gyro sensors to track the player's face. It also makes adjustments to make sure the image isn't blurred.
Finally, the system is also equipped with a NFC reader/writer in its bottom screen, which means players can put Amiibo toys directly on the portables screen and have the New 3DS read them.
The New Nintendo 3DS comes in Black and White. There is also a New Nintendo 3DS XL that comes in Metallic Blue and Metallic Black. It is priced at 16,000 yen ($154) and the New Nintendo 3DS XL is priced at 18,800 yen ($181). Both will be out October 11 in Japan.