"Nintendo's always given people choices when it comes to handhelds, so it comes as no surprise to see new 3DS models on the horizon. Yet, the introduction of Nintendo's New 3DS and New 3DS XL feels different, probably because it's more than just a new form factor, or a stripped down value version. The new models have an improved processor, more buttons, and an extra camera that enhances the glasses-free 3D experience. They're practically the same size as the original 3DS and 3DS XL, but they're technically superior in every way. Where do New 3DS systems leave the old models? The answer: in their dust.
With so many improvements, the New 3DS is probably the best candidate for future 3DS customers, but what about people that have had a 3DS for years? Should they upgrade to a New 3DS and ride the portable wave with Nintendo, or, is it smarter to just accept that sometime down the road, there's a chance you'll potentially miss out on some really exciting games? The answer is easier than you think."