Nintendo addresses decision to hold back New 3DS in North America

There are currently no plans to release the standard New 3DS in North America.

Whereas both the New 3DS and New 3DS XL will be available on February 13th in the UK, priced at 149.99 and 179.99 respectively, in the US only the New 3DS XL will be made available on that date.

Different territories make their own business decisions regarding individual products and timing,” Nintendo of America told Kotaku. We think New Nintendo 3DS XL makes the most sense for our market.

Nintendo makes different systems at different price points for a whole range of consumers, and New Nintendo 3DS XL simply expands those choices even further.”

When pressed on whether the standard New 3DS could be released at a later date, the rep added: We have nothing to announce at this time.”

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