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Reggie Says They May Release “New Variants” Of New Nintendo 3DS In North America

Forbes recently had the opportunity to catch up with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime after this year’s E3 event. The publication quizzed Reggie regarding why there was no new Nintendo hardware showcased at the show. Fils-Aime pointed towards the New Nintendo 3DS as a piece of hardware they have recently launched and also teased that they may release “new variants”. Whether he just means releasing additional colour schemes for the New Nintendo 3DS XL, or alternatively bringing over the standard New Nintendo 3DS, remains to be seen. Here’s what Reggie Fils-Aime had say at this year’s E3 event.

“Our focus is over the current six- to nine-months. In our handheld space, we’ve just launched the new Nintendo 3DS XL. So from that standpoint, there is no new hardware coming over the next six- to nine-month period. There might be some new variants. The thing about the handheld space, consumers love new designs, new colors. And we’ll continue to offer those types of experiences. But there’s not going to be a fundamentally new piece of handheld tech coming out.”

59 thoughts on “Reggie Says They May Release “New Variants” Of New Nintendo 3DS In North America”

    1. New 3DS can’t get exclusive games cause then the original 3DS whinny owners people are gonna complain on why “isn’t this game on original 3DS >.<?" I've seen lots of this with Wii U VC Games complains. like people want Earthbound for 3DS but can't cause is on Wii U.

      1. It’s bullshit. 3DS owners should be able to play and download games from all past handheld systems. Wii U gets GBA games but we dont? Why punish us for Not buying a Wii U?

        1. Reality is Dolphin Revolutionized Cafe NX

          The least they should do is release DS games on 3DS eShop considering that 3DS can play DS games by default without emulations and whatnot.

          1. Yah that would be excellent too! But why not gba? Was there a specific reason those games weren’t included? Gaaah..

          2. While an exclusive might be too much at the time, it’d be cool if they released games “Better on New 3DS” (Kinda like games with and without the N64’s Expansion Pak)

          3. it’s so funny how Reggie has gone from being one of my favorite people at Nintendo to now one of the most annoying person at Nintendo. I Get that he is one of the big faces at Nintendo and as such he has to represent the company but at the same time Reggie, don’t look at something that is clearly red and try to convince me that it’s black. stop pulling the same shit out of your ass all the time. we all know that sales wise, the WiiU has failed horribly and that most major WiiU projects have been pushed over to the NX for a late 2016 release. i know you don’t want to talk about the NX right now because you don’t want to shoot the WiiU in the leg on it’s way out but you can at least admit that the damn thing was a commercial failure. i love my WiiU and will always love it’s great game but i’m excited for the future and the NX. Please don’t disappoint me Nintendo.

          1. It’s a better 3ds with a stupid name and more powerfully internally and it is overall better than all past DSes, I own one and its pretty good only gripes are the gloss finish on exterior but it’s not a big deal and that so far the only exclusive for it is a port of Xenoblade from the Wii

          2. Except Scott Moffitt said that they have no plans to bring the regular New 3DS to outside markets. Nintendo seems to have a big problem coordinating their vision and marketing and what their intended focus is across all their markets. It’s just a clusterfuck of damage control, hyperbole, and possible contradictions that cause a very real perception of lack of consistency.

            1. The fact that there’s like no new games out or announced for the New 3DS is pretty telling about the actual need for it.

                    1. For real. Like I’ve said I thousand times, they are in a bad position. Even if they wait until 2017. I don’t know how they’re going to come out on top with this one, there are so many different factors going against them, it looks almost impossible for this to end well.

                      Also all this talk from them lately has me worried. They say it needs to be cheaper than the Wii U, but the Wii U is already pretty damn cheap. So I’m utterly confused on how they’re are going to make a competitive system that is better and cheaper than the Wii U.

                      Even if they make a system on par with the PS4 or Xbox One, they’ll still be screwed. So yea, they really are going to have to make something stellar, and I guess if not that, they better bring some serious games to the table, to make up for it.

                      Good luck Nintendo. As much shit as I give them, I don’t want to see them fail, but they’re making it really hard for themselves.

                    2. Reality is Dolphin Revolutionized Cafe NX

                      Lmao New3DS and its only exclusive is Xenoblade 3D game that caters to weaaboo´s(oh holy hell it doesnt have JP voices, aww cry me a river weaaboos), dont make me laugh Nintendo, i´ll stick to regular 3DS and keep on rockin StarFox64 3D & KidIcarus:Uprising until you make brand new handheld successor to 3DS.

                        1. Reality is Dolphin Revolutionized Cafe NX

                          Specifically a White American Anime, or Japanese culture fan, though the definition has been expanded in recent years to include anyone of Western culture(no matter the race) who get hard ons for Japanese culture.

                          Weeaboos often want to be Japanese and hate Western culture in favor of Japanese, which often most have never even really experience irl, just from Anime. It’s more of a phenomenon in gen y due to the fact that they came up in the anime boom, kick started primarily by Toonami, and hyper Japanese gaming of the mid 90s with Playstation.

                          They are often Anime addicted, and spend tons of money(or their parents money) on anime merchandise, including cosplay, whole DVD boxsets(imported a lot of the times) plushes, and and bad anime video games. They are often pretentious about it(the hardcore ones at least) and think that American animation is crap, not mature, or only uses “crude” art, ignoring the fact that there is nothing mature or realistic about most anime.

                          Most of the guy weeaboos think they’re some kind of romantics, often swooning over anime girls and having no grip on reality because they think anime love is real, and coin themselves as “nice guys” that can’t get girls because they’re often on the friend line.

                          source:urban dictionary.

                              1. Holy shit, that was so fucking hilarious. And damn, he can speak Japanese so well. Thank you for posting this, lol.

                                1. Reality is Dolphin Revolutionized Cafe NX

                                  That video is hilarious and informing, its everytime the same, just dare to critisize the typical BandaiNamco anime licensed game or throw a joke about DragonBall and they get pissed off for no reason, worst are the ones with the cartoon girlfriends i mean wtf? Thats like those sick bastards that fuck cars.

                                  1. Lol, and I stumbled upon a real life weaboo on his page. Venus Angelic… Freaky…

                                    Now I have to find this My Strange Addiction episode she is in. Yep, something is off with these people. Like he said, there is nothing wrong with liking these things, but people like that girl take it to a whole nother level.

                                    1. Reality is Dolphin Revolutionized Cafe NX

                                      Hey, im first to admit of liking the original DragonBall (and Z to some extent), but weeaboo takes this shit too seriously, i dont remember what i said once, something like DragonzballP (youtube parody of the series) is better than the real anime or something like that and oh boy those weeaboos lost their minds LMAO…..yeah

                                      And the fact that someone prefers Xbox over PlayStation makes people pro-western idiots who only play brown realistic FPS games, nevermind that many have Nintendo alongside Xbox which makes their idiotic statements irrelevant.

                                      They are just like those creepy fuckers who fuck eiffel tower, cars, but instead they have anime girls.

                                      Like you said these people do not have all screws together, theres something off about them.

                                    2. I’m going to reiterate this, you need to watch this video people. So god damn funny. Oh goodness, I was crying and my stomach hurts from laughing so hard.

                                      “I feel you guys, my favorite anime consists of Toy Story, Cory in the House, Airplane instruction videos from the 80’s, you know Seinfeld? You know we all like the same shit, I get it, I’m an anime fan as well.”

                                      “You know when I was younger, I wanted to be Thomas the Tank Engine, BUT THAT SHIT NEVER HAPPENED!”

                                    3. Reality is Dolphin Revolutionized Cafe NX

                                      basically weaaboo within the realm of gaming is those typical PlayStation Jrpg only gamers that hate everything else that is not stupid Jrpg.

                                  2. Galactus The Planet Devourer

                                    I swear Nintendo releases more Systems than they do games!!!!

                                    The New 3DS is pointless!!! They should just release a new handheld not one that’s just a tiny bit better. So retarded. Then claim exclusives to it. People aren’t gonna buy that crap for just one game.

                                    1. Actually lots of people already are. In Japan the NewXL is selling like 10-16k a week if I’m remembering right.

                                    2. Lol. Seems to be the case.

                                      Guess I’m not one to talk. I got it for the 3D, and I literally only paid $20 out of pocket for it. So to me it was well worth it for the improved 3D. Now I don’t have to be a statue in order to enjoy the 3D effect.

                                      Would be great if they put something other than Xenoblade on it, but I think even they are scared of splitting the user base like this as far as games go. So I don’t know why they bothered, instead of just waiting to make an entirely new handheld. Was hoping we would have seen some more new games for it at E3, but that flew out the window.

                                      1. Same. The stable 3D is great, I can actually play 3DS games in 3D now. Lol.

                                        Plus it’s faster, I don’t have to wait 30 seconds for a game to boot up or close.

                                    3. Can’t believe that we still don’t have the standard new3ds like all the other territories and we might not even get those ones if any. Keeping my money. If they wait too long what’s the use? Then might as well wait for the successor or maybe even the revision of the successor. I would have enough to play until then. Ugh NOA, you are killing me.

                                    4. Now Reggie is saying the color variants are coming but wait for 6-9 months and they might release the regular.

                                      Release the regular now so I don’t have to read posts from whiners who don’t want to get the N3DS because their only excuse is the lack of exclusives.

                                    5. Translation: we make a shit ton of money off OCD-riddled autists who just have to own every console variation, however minute, so we’re just gonna keep doing that kthxbai.

                                    6. new variants? I want those that the other territories got. New variants might mean with no face plates. plus 6-9 month feels rather late in the 3ds life span.

                                    7. color-tv/nes/snes/n64/gamecube/wii games should be released on wii u and game & watch/gameboy/gbc/vb/gba/ds games should be released on 3DS! dammit nintendo!

                                    8. If they weren’t gonna bring over the regular sized one with faceplates they should’ve at least made more colors. They had four at launch, two of which were limited and one of the limited editions was exclusive to GameStop. So we are left with two colors, of which only one is kind of neutral.

                                      They need to do one or the other. I’d like the smaller one mostly cos of the Faceplates, I have bought new 3DS’s before because a new design came out, specifically Pikachu XL and the Zelda Ocarina 3DS. If they release a color I like or a design from a game I like I’d be content. I’d be even happier with the smaller one, but either way…. I just don’t want black or red.

                                    9. Thanks nintendo for making me feel like a huge fuck for once again purchasing your console so early. there’s no point in doing this shit. just focus on games already

                                    10. TBH I think I’d be more pissed if they only released the small version. – but as everyone is rightly saying, we need more New 3DS exclusives. 1 just isn’t enough.

                                    11. Ridley 4 Smash DLC!

                                      I love Xenoblade Chronicles but the fact it is the only n3DS exclusive is just fucking terrible. They should have just remade Xenoblade Chronicles for the Wii U with updated graphics & HD textures and not even bothered with the n3DS, even though I’m happy with the improved 3D effect, faster loading times, and what not. I would have gladly waited another year or two for the 3DS’s successor that has improved 3D. I guess like the Wii U, Nintendo is abandoning the console & is focusing on it’s replacement. Which means the only games coming are ones already announced or games that are nearly finished & almost ready for release.

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