It seems that the move towards budget hardware status is picking up pace for the 3DS, which need not be a bad thing. Nintendo of America has announced two New Nintendo 3DS models - the smaller variations - that'll arrive on 25th November, with a recommended price of just $99.99 in the US. In the initial announcement no specific retailers have been confirmed.

As you can see there'll be two versions, black and white, each with a matching set of cover plates.

It's a very tempting deal, giving the New models an all-important sub-$100 price-of-entry. With the 3DS due to turn six years old in 2017, this seems like a smart move.

Are any of you in North America tempted by these models?