If you're yet to get around to watching the Japanese Nintendo Direct, it's worth taking a look. Much of it is either the same as in the West or focusing on titles long established outside of Japan (such as Shovel Knight and Terraria), but it had some unique segments that certainly catch the eye.
For one thing a lot more SNES Virtual Console games were confirmed for the New 3DS, and that same segment revealed a lovely New Nintendo 3DS XL - or LL as it is in Japan - system. Unlike the NES 3DS XL from 2014 it's designed to imitate the Super Famicom console rather than the system's controller. You can see some images and the correct part of the Nintendo Direct broadcast below.
We're not sure the odds on a Western release are particularly good, especially in North America where the Super NES had a different visual design. Nevertheless we're sure it'd sell out rapidly if it ever arrived as a limited edition.
Would you splash the cash on one of these if given the opportunity?
HA! I wish I had that, I still love my Super Nintendo, still works too
If they release this in Europe I will buy it without hesitation.
My Australian import launch model, Metallic Blue N3DS XL has seen a lot of use now.
Not to mention Japan has an infinitely better lineup for VC on the N3DS than we do, figures.
It would be low risk/high reward, but I think the mentality at Nintendo is that they wouldn't release it somewhere the original system never existed. Prove me wrong, Nintendo, and show you've gotten the hang of having a global customer base.
I'd buy it if just for collective reason. It looks amazing
MUST....HAVE.....even if it's an SNES model...that said...maybe Nintendo should do a whole bunch of special editions of the 3DS XL that are modeled after each Nintendo game system
I'd definitely buy the SFC 3DS but I'd much prefer an American SNES themed 3DS since that's what I own. Still awesome though!
@Vineleaf They released a Famicom themed GameBoy Micro, 10 years ago, and we never got the Famicom in the West. It's cool looking though: http://www.amazon.com/Game-Boy-Micro-Anniversary-Edition-Advance/dp/B000C1VJT8
Imagine if this was a MyNintendo reward.
@KrakenSoup We did get our own NES themed GBA SP however while they got a Famicom one too. I think Micro was pretty much dead in the water soon after it's release outside of Japan anyway, so no real room for collector's editions...
Best 3DS iteration ever. Period.
That is beautiful... I wish I could get them as face plates for my New 3DS XL!
I own 6 3DS' already, yet I'd still get this because it looks totally sweet!!
Love it! But I'm sure they will do faceplate's for Europe (hopefully) I'd say America will get a version of their snes on the xl. Wonder how that would look.
Region lock is making me cry right now
@readyletsgo my guess would be "icky", always reminds me of those Violet sweets.
Do the gray colors fade to a squashed yellow after 20 years??? Tis the only way to truly identify it as SNES.
I have no interest in buying a New 3DS for it's features, and never been tempted by any of the editions so far, but wow, if that came out in the UK I'd be sorely tempted.
I would sell my mother for one of these.
Holy sh*t! I'd buy that in a heartbeat! I want!
I won't lie. This design looks amazing and if there were to be SNES or Super Famicom face plates, I'll definitely be sold.
Other than that, this is pretty much the only New 3DS XL I'd buy if it were to come to the US (though it would definitely be changed to resemble the SNES that US got).
I will buy two of these if I could, I love the SNES and its design.
If they decide to do something lile this here in the West, I'd rather they release one as the SNES I grew up with. The one with the purple buttons. That's where my nostalgia lies.
I don't own a 3DS, but I'd buy this in a heartbeat. It reminds me of the NES themed gameboy that came out last decade in the US, which I own.
Man... I'll tell you that if I didn't just get the Pokemon 3ds and I wasn't absolutely happy and satisfied with its size downgrading from the XL i'd get this. But honestly, I'm beyond happy right now with my smaller new 3ds Pokemon edition. I can always just slap a new faceplate on if I wanted a "new" system.
If I didn't just get the Pokemon one though, I'd be all over this. Like everyone else has said it's definitely the best 3ds I've ever seen.
This is so brilliant! ..and hey, It is not just Super Famicon look, it's also SNES (Europe) look!
Send it this way please
Send it this way please
If it was the American Super Nintendo, and obviously a NA region system, I'd be all over it. The Famicom line doesn't do much for me.
I need this!!
Looking at the backside, I've never known anyone to play a new 3DS with the card slot, headphone jack and stylus facing up. Wouldn't that mean that the touchscreen would be the top screen?
Have I been playing the 3DS wrong all this time, or is the entire backside printed upside down?
I'll be happy with face plates for my ambassador new 3ds
If they did a SNES XL I would be sorely tempted. However I promised myself that my Hyrule Edition would be my last 3ds. I have way too many of those things.
I so want this. The Super Famicom and the Sega Dreamcast are the two best looking games consoles ever IMHO. Even though I've already got a New 3DS XL I would still buy this!
On a related subject, I wish Nintendo would let us buy VC games from different regions. I had an import Super Famicom back in the '90s and I'd much rather have the Japanese versions of games than the US/PAL versions.
Asap day one purchase for me just as a collectional item.
I would love this design, even though it would make little sense in the NA landscape. I always preferred the EU/JP design of the SNES. Sure the NA SNES is pretty ugly comparatively, but growing up with the old gray and purple left it's mark on my heart, too.
That being said, still waiting on the N3DS Game Boy design.
Perfect!! I was looking forward to buy a New 3DS XL (besides both the Zelda ones). I would be a perfect fit for all my new downloaded SNES titles!!
make it happen, NoA!!
Chucks!! Is not a new 3DS LL, is a plain, normal New 3DS. I just noticed the colored buttons...
EDIT: well, the pic says is a New 3DS, console, but teh announcer stated "New 3DS LL". I wonder who is right...
Please bring this to the UK and EU it is amazing best 3DS ever.
Yes I'd upgrade straight away. Cool as f...
@Kingfisher The second image is just upside down (i.e. it's open flat with the topside at the bottom so that the words are right-side up).
You know what would be even better than that SNES model 3DS?
SNES GAMES ON THE 3DS.
@ga3tr0n Luckily, we got that covered!
@kirbygirl Who, what, where? When? HOW?
@kirbygirl I see that.
I guess my question then is: Why wouldn't they print the words so that they would be right-side up when the system was? It seems like a mistake that could have easily been fixed.
@Kingfisher They generally print the design so that it's right side up when you have the system closed. It's true of most if not all of the 3DS designs so far. The Retro NES XL is a good comparison--though this is cooler since it when the system is fully opened (flat), it really looks like a top-down view of the Super Famicom console.
@kirbygirl I don't have a New Nintendo 3DS
@ga3tr0n I'm sorry to hear that. It's definitely a worthy upgrade, IMHO, even if this awesome SFC N3DS XL doesn't wind up getting a release in your region.
@kirbygirl While I've often thought about upgrading, classic SNES games is the first time I have a good reason to do so. DAMN YOU NINTENDO!
I have some extra cash lying around because I pulled a 90€ card at a Friday Night Magic draft. But I need that Unlimited Taiga. Gah!
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