One of the biggest peeves of North American Nintendo fans is the fact that the company decided against releasing the standard New Nintendo 3DS in favour of the larger New Nintendo 3DS XL. People want to be able to decorate their New Nintendo 3DS consoles with the innovative faceplates on offer to European consumers. The executive vice president of sales and marketing at Nintendo of America, Scott Moffitt has said in a recent interview that they don’t feel that the market in the United States needs the standard New Nintendo 3DS right now, but if they feel that they need to introduce it later on then its something they will consider.
“With Nintendo, every market and every region makes their own choice of what their hardware lineup ought to be for their market and makes the best guess they can for what will satisfy the needs of gamers in that market,” Moffitt said. “So I’ll never say never, but if we see a consumer need for that and fill out our portfolio of hardware offerings on the portable side we will consider bringing them in. But right now our lineup, we believe, satisfies the needs of the widest variety of gamers in our territory.”