Nintendo has vague excuse for the small New 3DS' absence


Only getting the XL, ’cause we like it XL in America!

The New 3DS and New 3DS XL launched in Japan last October and then in Australia and New Zealand the following month. Both models.

Today Nintendo announced the release date — February 13 — for the New 3DS XL in North America, as well as a special Majora’s Mask-themed model. There was no word of a release of the smaller New 3DS, however. The one with colorful buttons and swappable face plates.

Nintendo of America issued a non-statement to Kotaku confirming that it wasn’t an oversight. The New 3DS is currently only coming in XL.

Different territories make their own business decisions regarding individual products and timing. We think New Nintendo 3DS XL makes the most sense for our market. Nintendo makes different systems at different price points for a whole range of consumers, and New Nintendo 3DS XL simply expands those choices even further.”

Nintendo (Sorta) Explains Why The Smaller New 3DS Is MIA[Kotaku]