Written by Erik Kubik, kube00 Friday, 22 June 2012 08:55
By now most gamers have heard the news. Nintendo has announced the new 3DS is coming out relatively soon. The big question on everyone’s mind is why didn’t they announce this at E3 and what does this mean for the original 3DS?
This announcement means Nintendo was holding out on gamers at E3. That announcement, if the system would have come with a second analog stick would have stolen the show. I have a feeling one of the big reasons Nintendo didn’t announce this at E3 was that it would have stolen the thunder from the Wii U. I think overall people might have been more interested in the 3DS than the Wii U, but who knows, we can only speculate. The new 3DS XL is coming in August. It will be $199 and have a screen that’s 90% larger. The system will be available in red or blue and have an enhanced battery. Hopefully this enhanced battery offers more battery life than the current system.
Gamers everywhere are asking where is the second analog stick? If Nintendo had added this there would be no doubt that the system would be a must have. The good news is with the pending release of the 3DS XL gamers will see the price drop on the original 3DS. As of right now, depending on the color Amazon has them for $169-$183 but you can find them used for $150 or less these days. I’m sure in the next few months gamers will see the 3DS get as low as $125 possibly. Once August hits, frugal gamers everywhere will be snagging the original as eager owners dump the originals for the XL version.
Well Nintendo you have sold 4.5 million of the 3DS despite having issues with the system's launch. Let’s hope the 3DS XL sells well.