CheatCC says - "Things have been brewing in the realm of the 3DS. People are upset about the New 3DS situation, since North Americans will only be receiving the New 3DS XL. It's understandable. Every other region is getting that model, and it's the only one with delightful faceplates. Not to mention, some people prefer a smaller model system. It's only reasonable for people to feel let down because they aren't at least getting the option to choose a model. Fortunately, there's potential for an easy fix. All Nintendo would have to do is release a firmware patch that eliminates the 3DS region lock."