Submitted by Splooshington 1086d ago | rumor

Nintendo to unveil new, larger 3DS - report

We're just one day away from Nintendo's E3 conference and a report from Nikkei is suggesting that the company is planning a new, larger 3DS for release as soon as this summer. (3DS, E3, Nintendo)

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mike1up  +   1086d ago

I wouldn't be surprised if we saw 2 circle pads.
user5467007  +   1086d ago
Please Nintendo let this be true...

I've been hanging off for a 3DS for ages now and I said to myself I would wait untill E3 to see what happens

If they don't announce a new version I'll buy one if they do then I'll know that I've done the right thing waiting...time well spent
firefoxprime  +   1086d ago
Maybe? All I know is they're first conference is primarily Wii U focused.
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darthv72  +   1086d ago
would be nice if the unit incorporates a 2nd circle pad. I honestly can see them redesigning the existing form to include that. Looking at a 3ds you can see there is room for a 2nd pad.

IF and this is just an "if" they did that then there definitely would be some wii-u controller interfacing going on. People who have a 3ds with the circle pad add-on as well as those who get a new design unit would be able to use it as a controller for the wii-u.

Problem solved about more than one tablet supported for wii-u.
Lucretia  +   1086d ago
and Didnt i say i told you so. LMAO!!!!!!!!!!

oh man. so glad i held out, a week before i got a 3ds i saw the article for the dual analog release.

then figured they would re release the 3ds.

from what my brother owns i didnt miss anything but resident evil and soon kingdom hearts so im fine.

wud be glad if the 3ds got bigger and had 2 analogs
mike1up  +   1086d ago
Actually yea, I think that you were one of the folks who predicted this a while ago. Fair enough, when you're right, you're right. Good call.

For the time being, however, it's just a rumor. Although, I definitely wouldn't mind this one being true.
WildStyles  +   1086d ago
Glad I haven't made the jump yet. Knew something like this was going to happen.
Cloudberry  +   1086d ago
Good thing I haven't bought one yet.
If this is true, I hope for dual circle pads too.
-Alpha  +   1086d ago
I just got a 3DS, I'm going to be pissed if I see two slide pads lol. Oh well, it was inevitable, the 3DS could definitely use some hardware revisions so I'm interested to see what they do.
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MasterCornholio  +   1086d ago
If the rumors of it being bigger are true then I really don't see a reason why it wouldn't have a secondary circle pad. If you think about it if Nintendo didn't do this then they would have to design a new circle pad accessory which would make this larger 3DS even more bulky than the original 3DS with the circle pad accessory. Anyways I hope that the screen is a lot bigger because 3.5 inches seems a bit small to me for a portable gaming device.

ronin4life  +   1086d ago
Yeah. It wouldn't make sense to not include a second stick if such a model were made.
Unless they found a way to make the screens bigger without increasing the overall appearance, which would be impossible going off this info.(a screen size increase of 1.5)

Overall though, I have my doubts that this will happen. There are too many factors that don't add up. The only thing that makes this rumor credible in my eyes is where it is coming from.
Lucretia  +   1086d ago
from launch it was apparent the 3ds was rushed and unfinished. it sucks you just got one :/ maybe u can return it, nah u cant sorry.

yeah nintendo is famous for remodeling their consoles 5 times a generation so i knew this would happen
mike1up  +   1086d ago
I don't remember any "NintendoSlims".
ashbc  +   1086d ago
We won't see an announcement at E3. All eyes are on the Wii U.
gk07  +   1086d ago
bring it ill trade my old one : )
-Alpha  +   1086d ago
How much $$ do you get for doing that?
gk07  +   1086d ago
not sure but u get more if u trade tho we will see
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enkeixpress  +   1086d ago
Anyone surprised? You shouldn't be.. Nintendo has done this with all of their previously released handhelds. Re-release the same sh*t with some slight re-visioned features & functions.

Not a bad idea seeing as how it works, brings the money in.
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maniacmayhem  +   1086d ago
Of course Nintendo is releasing a better version of the 3DS.
Why is this a surprise. The Big N is just like Apple when it comes to their handhelds. Release a version and then 6 months to a year later(/s) announce a newer upgraded version.
ronin4life  +   1086d ago
EVERYONE is like this, not just Nintendo.
maniacmayhem  +   1086d ago
Really? Everyone? Who else releases completly upgraded versions of their handhelds as often as Nintendo?
Technical World  +   1086d ago
Sony did the same thing with the PSP...
PSP 2000
PSP 3000
PSP E-1000

Compared to Nintendo...
Nintendo DS
Nintendo DS Lite
Nintendo DSi
Nintendo DSi XL

So ACTUALLY, Nintendo made less DS' than Sony made PSPs.
klecser  +   1086d ago
Technical World, for the win. Hitting you with (very common) knowledge.
klecser  +   1086d ago
I just got a text from a friend saying: "Traded in my blue 3DS for the midnight purple one!" I called her and broke the rumor to her. ;)

I was going to upgrade to Midnight purple as well, but two weeks ago I told her I was waiting for E3, because, duh.

I'm not completely convinced that a new 3DS would have an additional circle pad. Its easy to scale screen size. Its not so easy to make a second circle pad that is backwards compatible with all the games. I'm not a hardware designer and some people have said that "just adding a second circle pad" is not as easy as people think for backwards game compatibility.
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TheModernKamikaze  +   1086d ago
Let me guess.. 3DS XL? with 2 circle pads.
GuruStarr78  +   1086d ago
so much for that rumor...

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