New Nintendo 3DS is a convenient portable size with a screen 1.2 times bigger than that of Nintendo 3DS. Customise with cover plates in your favourite designs, for a truly personal look!
ZL and ZR Buttons have been added next to the L and R Buttons, and a new C Stick can be found near the A, B, X and Y Buttons, expanding your control options.
With these additions, it’s easier than ever to surf the internet on your handheld, or take total control in a range of games.
Surfing on the internet is made easy by using the ZL/ZR Buttons to switch between tabs, and you can zoom into the page by using the C Stick.
Enjoy faster speeds for downloading software*
Improved CPU performance also allows for faster loading of applications such as Miiverse.*
We’re planning to release dedicated software for New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL that utilises the improved performance of the new CPU. Some upcoming New Nintendo 3DS software will enable improved graphics and gameplay on New Nintendo 3DS.
Power up your gameplay with amiibo: interactive figures that utilise near-field communication (NFC) to enhance your games in surprising new ways!
New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL have an area on the bottom screen with NFC reading and writing functions built-in, so you can enjoy playing with amiibo in compatible software!
The super-stable 3D function allows the system to recognise your face using the inner camera, automatically adjusting the angle – even if you move a lot during gameplay – to give the best possible 3D experience.
Play all of your current Nintendo 3DS games
New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL are compatible with all current Nintendo 3DS software.**
Software and data from your current Nintendo 3DS system can be transferred to New Nintendo 3DS systems.
Play your favourite Nintendo DS games
Don’t worry about losing your current Nintendo DS games when you upgrade: almost all existing Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi games can be played on a New Nintendo 3DS system in 2D. With backward compatibility, you can keep playing your favourite existing Nintendo DS games.