what Merc linked isn't farfetched at all considering that the CPU boost would be miniscule but a RAM boost opens up many more possibilities. if I consider this correctly, we will have at least ten 3DS.5 exclusive titles by the end of 2015.
If anything that's put me more off. Nothing notable is really attracting me to the console at the moment. Seems like a DSI, where they sort of advertised it like a new console, when it was still basically the same with upgrades. I don't see the point in spending an extra £140+ for an upgrade to a console I already paid £140 for to be honest. Seems to me that this caters to people who don't have a 3DS more so than existing owners, which is a marketing tactic that has never sat well with me.So it seems like there may be more improvements to the New 3DS' hardware than what Nintendo has said. We know of some upgrades which Nintendo have flat-out told us about, like the faster processor, but while filing through the latest firmware updates for the 3DS, coders may have uncovered a little bit more. Remember this is just a rumour for now:
3DBrew, via NeoGAF
As noted above, the original 3DS has 128MB of RAM (FCRAM just means 'fast cycle RAM'), and it also has 6MB of VRAM. The New 3DS will perhaps, then, have a total of 265MB of RAM and 10MB of VRAM, which is not a small upgrade. This is not official or confirmed so take it with a pinch of salt, but if this is true then you may see a lot more New 3DS exclusive games than people may have initially thought if they utilise the improved hardware fully; the processor upgrade is relatively negligible to overall game performance, but not a RAM upgrade like this.
On a small side-note, it has been confirmed that the New 3DS won't play any existing 3DS games at any kind of increased graphical fidelity despite all the upgrades, regardless of whether the above is true or not.
I'm pretty sure you will be able to transfer your current 3DS data to the new 3DS Console, like the other models.However, what about Ambassadors? I want to keep my Ambassador stuff when I inevitably buy this new 3DS
I believe only the New 3DS have custom plates. I may be wrong. http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/08/29/new-3ds-and-3ds-xl-announced-with-extra-buttonsCan anyone confirm my suspicions that the XL will not have custom plates? I hope not.
The same thing happened to me. And I know Katsukity will make a recording module for the 3DS.5.Of course this is announced right when I get a brand new normal 3DS for recording. Welp.
If you just grab a New 3DS, it's perfectly fine. You can just get a New 3DS and continue to play all of your DS and 3DS games.This is so stupid. Why would you release titles exclusively for it but not call it a new console? They should have just made a new model with a second circle pad and that would have been fine, but no. We have to treat it like a new console.
This is also bad timing for me. I'm behind in my 3DS collection as it is.
Ok, just looking at it I can tell it would be comparatively cheaper than buying a normal XL. To get even close to the functionality of the New 3DS XL, you'd have to buy a Circle Pad Pro XL in addition to an Amiibo platform, which since the former has vanished off the planet (Along with the High Capacity Wii U Gamepad Battery ) and the latter is unreleased as of writing, I'd estemate would total around... $80 in addition to the price of the XL. Plus, you wouldn't be able to get an official battery upgrade as one does not exist and you'd lack the extra RAM and the beefed up CPU required for the exclusive games. How could this possibly be more expensive than the XL?I somehow doubt this will be a cheap venture. Not worth the money to trade in my XL and buy this.