Nintendo made the surprise announcement of a new design (paint-wise) for the New Nintendo 3DS this morning. Hyped up in a Twitter video by Reggie Fils-Aime, the New Galaxy Style New Nintendo 3DS XL is just like all the other New 3DS models, except it has a starry galaxy imprinted on its front.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 29, 2016
It’s an offbeat choice for Nintendo, who usually bases themed handhelds around recently released games. 3DS models based on Majora’s Mask, Fire Emblem and Monster Hunter have all been sold at some point. It’s been a long time since a new design was introduced solely to be a new design.
The New Galaxy Style New Nintendo 3DS XL will go on sale nearly immediately, arriving in stores by the end of this week. Price is $200.