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New Nintendo 3DS & New 3DS XL Will Arrive In Australia And New Zealand November 21, 2014

Nintendo of Australia launched its first Nintendo Direct earlier today – much to the surprise of many fans. The presentation detailed a number of future arrivals for Australia and New Zealand on the 3DS, but the company also announced a release date for the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL.

Tom Enoki, managing director at Nintendo of Australia, sent word over that the new 3DS hardware will arrive on November 21, 2014. While Japan receives it this October, Nintendo fans in North America and Europe must wait until 2015, though both regions have yet to receive a specified release date. For those who missed the Australian Nintendo Direct broadcast earlier, you can watch it in the video embedded above.

The new 3DS standard version will mark its entrance in white and come with a price tag of $219.95 AUD, while the new XL will come in two colour variations – Metallic Blue and Metallic Black – and is priced at $249.95 AUD. The presentation also confirmed 20 interchangeable face plates, which are also releasing in Japan this year. For the first time, Nintendo fans will be able to experience the new 3DS and 3DS XL at PAX Australia between October 31 and November 2.

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107 thoughts on “New Nintendo 3DS & New 3DS XL Will Arrive In Australia And New Zealand November 21, 2014”

    1. He said in the direct that the consoles didn’t include an AC adapter. That seems like a really weird move. I mean, I already have two of them… Or three? I have like four of these things. But it still seems really bizzare not to include them.

      1. It’s a waste when most people like you already have one, or two, or three, or four of those things. I wished all electronic manufacturers would just quit giving me the damn USB cable’s. Everyone owns more that one. Take the free money. Same for the earplugs. They suck and everyone has them. Just give us the phone, DS, or whatever we want without the cables and sell those separate or give people the option to get them for free when they purchase the device.

      1. i always thought that EU and australia was connected, at least in games section is always called “EU and Oceana”.. so i really really hope this would come as early in EU, or during xmas!

      1. Now Nintendo can charge massive prices for their stuff in Australia (as usual) and nobody will complain (because prices haven’t even been revealed for other territories).

  1. They’re probably holding it back for US and Europe so it doesn’t interfere with all the bundles and limited edition 3DS’ they announced for the holiday, as well as give them something strong to start off the new quarter

  2. Times like this I laugh at how naive and stupid I was wanting to grow up in america, all I can say is now, thank god I don’t live in that waste dump of a country have fun with your debt, conspiracies and finance, Australia has pretty much everything now, except good internet…

    1. Biggest Nintendo fan since NES

      Australia lmao your country was just a dumping place for convicts and is made fun of by almost every nation. So zip it u kangaroo worshippers

      1. We may be convicts, but at least we don’t murder our own people every year and blame it on other countrys, US in general is scum at the moment

        1. Compare to Russia and the Middle East killing and waging wars for thousands of years, US is the least of the world’s problems. We don’t go beheading harmless, innocent children or preaching superiority and lying like the next Hitler/Napoleon named Vladimir Putin (if you’re gonna say US does that, then let it be Republicunts because they’re dangerously stupid)

            1. Republicunts are America’s biggest problems that they need to remove themselves. They’ve caused far more damage than terrorists themselves. Wonder if they’re actually terrorists too…

              1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                To be honest, besides the Democraps supporting gays and science to some some extent, they are basically just the same…

                What the US Human President Obama has been doing these last 8 years is almost no different than what the Bush one did…

                He even bans more “illegal imigrants” mostly children than Bush ever did…

                1. Okay 1. What exactly has he been doing tha same? He isn’t waging a pointless war, he’s recovering the economy (slowly but surely), talks about equality far more than Republicunts talk shit about Obama, blaming him for practically everything THEY did, even if one of them take a shit in a public restroom and forgot to flush, they blame Obama for not flushing the toilet. lol That’s how pathetic they are.

                  Him banning more immigrants than Bush? LOL That’s where I have to stop you. All of the border states conjoined with Mexico are Republicunt controlled and its mostly their own fault for not upholding security at the border and the reason the reform isn’t happening because, again, Republicunts are in control. They’re obstructing the country for far too long just for war and money. But by November, that’s all going to change.

                  1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                    The only thing we have to keep in mind is that no matter what side, both of them thinks that war and guns are the solution to every problem on this idiotic world…

                    This is why they will never win against primitive fanatic groups like the ISIS one because they are not bound to borders or pride…

                    1. Fact is we have and use weapons only for necessary reasons. There will be extreme groups of people who’s insanity is boundless so we need weapons but also vigilance on our own in case they turn too.

                2. They still don’t want to sign on the new Kyoto-protocol which is why China didn’t even show up at that sorry excuse of a Environmental Meeting…

                  More than 15 years and still this stupid species is going the wrong way…

                  Just yesterday or 2 days ago there was a report that about half of the Americans wants to have God and religion back in power whie 5% more homophobes, that country is going to long back it’s just laughable…

                  I feel sorry for the decent humans living in that Dark Age fanatic country…

                    1. Ew, guys stop. D: I’d rather see another console war than hear about country wars. I see enough of that on the news. Lol.

                    2. I’d say only fools let themselves be controlled by fools…

                      My family went to the Us a few times recently and were horrified at how much ignorance there was over there, specially on the news…

                      Almost nothing about the rest of the world which only confirms their state…

                        1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                          Of course, but we are talking about the US now, don’t even ge tme started on my own stupid country wer ethey gave 13% of the votes to a nazi party in this year’s elections 2 weeks ago…

                          1. 2 things: 1. Rigging voting laws in specific, Republicunt states and 2. Manipulation of the stupid. That’s how these fuckers cheat.

                            But don’t worry. I’ve seen more states turning around and going blue due to Republcunts exposing their own stupidity in public and being exposed of corruption and fraud.

                            1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                              I hope so…

                              It’s funny how they hate communists and yet they are Red haha…

                              Here in Sweden it’s the opposite, the left are Redish and the right are Blueish…

                            2. I am just putting this here because there are too many comments…. stick to video game talk, most of what you people are throwing back and forth is ignorant misinformation. Which is to be expected, but it probably is a discussion for another time and certainly another place

                                1. Well, what I have seen from most of the “political” commentary is very far from the “truth”, which is understandable given the information that most are privy to, but like I said, not the place for it I don’t believe. Peace in gaming

                    3. Also Americas are made fun of to, have fun with the ‘famous’ Nash Grier and all the other people that are making money off making 6 second videos, you may as well burn all your tax dollars

                    4. You do realise that the Native Americans were slaughtered in their hundreds. Then the land was overrun by the English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Turkish, Irish, Swedish, etc.?
                      Even more so than the aboriginals were?

                  1. australia doesn’t really have everything and the games are very expensive over there so :P don’t start country wars because console wars are already stupid enough for fanboys.

                                1. Exactly. They’re nothing BUT desperation. lol That’s why they’re damage controlling their betamax (not game console or even PC box) and why they’re buying out the game market. They suck, period.

                3. Why don’t you thank people for submitting some things Silver, but thank them for others?


                  Not to be an ass about it but you guys are super late to almost everything Nintendo news related, so I know nearly 90% of the stuff here is submitted by the users of the site. Sometimes you guys are days late to news that is everywhere else, just like with Nintendo’s anniversary.

                  I’m sure I wasn’t the only person who submitted this earlier but it’s just funny I submit this hours ago and it shows up shortly after but with no thanks to anyone again when it was already known before that also and it wasn’t posted on this site until I submitted it. Unless it’s just a huge coincidence the articles I submit even show in the same order I’ve submitted them in, like with yesterday, you posted three articles I submitted in the same order I even sent them in, but you didn’t thank anyone for them.

                  I don’t care about my name being known at all or under every single thing I submit, but just a general thanks is nice.

                  1. Hi, I’m really sorry you were not thanked for any of the articles you sent in via email, Michelle. As I’ve explained to others in the past, Sickr handles the news tips and emails that come in and unless he forwards them on to me, I never see them. Yesterday, he was otherwise engaged and I was the only reporter on site.

                    Sometimes we’re late in getting news like the Australia Direct up because it happens in the early hours of the morning for us in the UK. Unfortunately, we can’t work around the clock with news like this between the three of us on this site – we’re only human, after all.

                    If you’d like to send me any news tips on the days I usually frequent the site (Mon – Wed), you can either send them in a direct comment to me on the first article I post, or you can contact me via my Twitter handle @ColetteStirling – where I always check my notifications each morning.

                    Again, really sorry you didn’t get thanked for anything you sent in. It really was a coincidence. So thank you, and thanks to everyone else who sends things in. It is much appreciated. :)

                      1. No problem, just assumed every one of you checked what was submitted. I guess we must think alike because that is a crazy coincidence indeed.

                        Anyway, I’ll keep that in mind for future reference, as I was also not aware that only three people ran the site.

                  2. This is a great experiment nintendo, go the less big countries to see how many of them loved to be scammed.

                    Screwing over 40 million.


                      1. Test what? We already planted a chip in iwata’s brain but do to that he was a microsoft terrorist he got it removed by his lover don matrick lmao.

                        They both have something in coming….. THEY SUCK AT WHAT THEY DO!!!! PERFECT MATCH!!!! Iwata’s wife was pissed when she found out that he was gay and that their marriage was a lie……… JUST like how nintendo lied with wii u!!!

                        This and that together… HHHUHHHH!!!!! OBAMA IS THE ANTI CHRIST!!!!!!

                          1. I’m not even trolling, im just speaking nonsense.

                            Wait don’t tell me your getting upset. SUPER DAD IS HERE!!! NOW i’m going to take your gameboy away and sell it for drugs and continue to neglect you…. in about 30 years you will be a worthless crybaby nintendo fanboy on a website ran by a mushroom.

                            ehhh i did a good enough job.

                  3. *spits out drink* LEAVING JAPAN ALREADY!?! O.O So… when is the US release? I hope it’s in a month I can actually afford it. If not, bleh. I’ll just get it when I can.

                  4. People actually play in NewZealand and Australia? Why would they be getting it before the biggest potential sales spot US?

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