Nikkei say 3DS Redesign on the way

#1 Posted by hershelgeorgelives (78 posts) -

Nikkei, that Japanese paper that has accurately predicted many thing in the past, is now predicting a 3ds redesign we will see tomorrow.

Apparently, it will include

- 4.3 inch screen, making it 1.5 times the current size

- release in North America, Japan and Europe could happen as early as Summer

Yep, that's about it.

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#2 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2778 posts) -

No secunt analogue?

#3 Posted by Moonshadow101 (575 posts) -

It would be very, very surprising if they included a compatibility-breaking change in an early revision.

#4 Posted by JJOR64 (19070 posts) -

Just read about that a few min ago. Nintendo 3DS XL?

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#5 Posted by AndrewB (7691 posts) -

I hate feeling like I have something to lose from them announcing a redesign since I bought a 3DS very recently. I'm okay with everything about the 3DS besides the lack of a second analog nub built in to the system, so I'd actually be happy if a redesign merely included a larger screen size.

#6 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11415 posts) -

I have my doubts.

#7 Edited by bemusedchunk (734 posts) -

There is no way. It's way too early for a re-design.

Also, it's only a larger screen. How much would this bad boy cost? $250?

Edit: Speeling.

#8 Posted by bemusedchunk (734 posts) -
#9 Posted by NegativeCero (3041 posts) -

How are they not adding the second nub? It's a no-brainer that Nintendo isn't doing, apparently.

#10 Posted by bemusedchunk (734 posts) -

They should leave a second nub off.

Those shoulder buttons are hard to hit as it is...

#11 Posted by Chop (1998 posts) -

I could believe a reveal, but summer feels way too soon to release a redesign.

#12 Posted by xyzygy (10079 posts) -

@bemusedchunk said:

There is no way. It's way too early for a re-design.

Also, it's only a larger screen. How much would this bad boy cost? $250?

Edit: Speeling.

Usually all their redesigns in the past costed the same price or lower, I think? They never went back to launch pricing from a redesign.

So glad I saved off on getting a 3DS. The new Lords of Shadow game is pushing me to get one right bad.

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