It will now have a left analog stick, additional ZL and ZR buttons, a better frontal camera, better battery life, improved 3D technology and software, and higher performance.
They are also improving the software and screen technology. With the New Nintendo 3DS, they have expanded the view angle for the stereoscopic 3D effect. The console will also support wireless file transferring with PC. You can also say goodbye to the old SD cards since the console now uses Micro SD cards. There will be an automatic brightness adjustment based on lighting and NFC technology, which the new Amiibo figures will be utilizing.
The biggest difference between the New Nintendo 3DS and the previous model is the more powerful CPU, which will allow companies to create more impressive looking games. The New Nintendo 3DS is backwards compatible with all 3DS games, but the old 3DS can’t play the new games if they use the extra power provided by the new CPU. Nintendo also promises download speeds and the web browser will be faster. The new browser can also play videos!
However, the console is still region-locked, so if you buy the Japanese version, you can only play the Japanese versions of the games.
Both the regular size and the XL size will be available.
It will be releasing in Japan October 11th, and will be coming to North America and Europe in 2015.
And to top it all off, J-Pop star Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is the face of the advertisements and she has designed two custom skins for the new 3DS.