I’ve always said that kangaroos have it the best. The trend started with Crocodile Dundee and continued with … Crocodile Dundee 2. Now, Australia’s luck is continuing.
Nintendo revealed today that it shall unleash the New 3DS in Australia and New Zealand in November. That’s only one month after the revised handheld console debuts in Japan on Oct. 11. New 3DS introduces several new features, including extra buttons, improved stereoscopic 3D, and a faster processor. The system is even capable of playing games that the standard 3DS and 3DS XL cannot handle.
Nintendo confirmed that New 3DS will go on sale for around $195 ($220 Australian dollars) and around $220 ($250 AUD) for the New 3DS XL. You can get all of the details for Nintendo’s Australian New 3DS launch in the video below:
Nintendo is heading into the holidays strong. The company just released Super Smash Bros. for 3DS in Japan last week, and it has already surpassed 1.2 million in sales. Next month, Smash Bros debuts on the handheld in the rest of the world, and Japan gets the New 3DS.
If you’re in North America and you’re getting excited about a holiday launch for the New 3DS here … well, maybe you shouldn’t. Nintendo explicitly said the system won’t make it here until “next year” when it first introduced the new handheld. We’ve contacted the company to ask if Australia’s good fortune will make its way to the West, but it still seems unlikely.
Oh, well — at least we don’t have to deal with face-sized Australian spiders in our homes.