You might have heard, but the 3ds is getting a new face (figuratively and literally). "But Blanky, why would I get a new 3ds? What's new?" A good question, which is why this article is here. So for you handheld fans, here's what's 'new':
The 3D is actually good now.
If you're like me, not needing weird 3D glasses to experience Link beating your ass all over Final Destination in 3D was like living in the future. Then you realize it's pretty bad, you have to keep your face directly in front of the screen to see the 3D, which makes it not so much fun to play games in 3D. So why is it good now? Because you can face the screen from all the angles, and still get that sweet 3D. 3D for days son.
C-stick, It's back baby.
If you played on ye old Nintendo console's you'll know what the C stick is, and what it does. Otherwise its just another joystick, that'll do new stuff. Get that vitamin C-stick.
Aren't there enough buttons?
No. Two shoulder buttons? Does 4 sound good? Because you'll get 4.
But first let me take a 3D selfie.
If you have a 3D then you'll know that the camera is pretty weak, your phone probably has a better camera. But with the new 3Ds Nintendo promises that it'll be better much better, muuuuuuuch better. So get ready for some sweet 3D photos. (inb4 3D nsfw)
It'll play new things.
The new 3Ds boasts increased power, with newer and faster CPU's and GPU's. Which means it'll play old games smoother (I'm looking at you Pokemon X/Y in 3D mode), and it'll play newer more power Intensive games. Like Monster hunter 4, and other titles. However that also means that these new power intensive games won't run well on the older system. Which means new games for the new 3Ds won't play on the 3Ds. It's annoying, especially for everyone who still think the 3Ds is a newish system, and don't exactly have the dosh to get another.
More bang for the same amount of buck.
Unless you bought the first 3Ds then that statement is true. The price for the new 3Ds is about the same with the first iteration, the compact $151 and the XL for $174 .So for the same price you get a butt load more, and if you do wanna shell out for the new system regardless, I'd say worth. Unfortunately for the US only the XL will be available, and the systems will still be region locked.
D-Day, when's it gonna drop?
It already has... in Japan and Australia. In the Eu and the US you'll have to wait till February 13th, 2015.
All in all, its annoying as hell that they bring a new system so soon. But for what it brings, i'm looking forward to it, most definitely.