Earlier today we reported on GameStop offering pre-orders on the New Galaxy Style New Nintendo 3DS XL - not the snappiest product name of all time, admittedly. It's an iteration of the system that's been rather surprising, and seemingly random unless this week's Nintendo Direct sheds a little more light on its purpose.
When searching for the Amazon product page for this system, we came across another Galaxy design 3DS product; in this case a third-party hard shell, one of a whole load of designs for New 3DS XL models.
We couldn't help but be amused at some of the similarities - such as purple constellations in each - albeit one is a cheap add on and one is an official Nintendo system.
It's a quirky discovery, in any case, though this writer most certainly prefers the purple look and design of the real deal.
Time will tell whether this 'New Galaxy Style' system is a release on a whim by Nintendo, or whether it's related to something like Pokémon Moon or an as-yet-unidentified product.
Its come too late for April Fools, anyway.
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Yeah, purple looks better but there isn't much difference. Maybe for once Nintendo copied someone else for a change.
The XL looks way better. But it is alternative for thse who don't want to pay $200 US or $240 CAD for it.
Just wondering here that these images are not actual galaxies!!
Aren't these what they call nebula??
I'm guessing this design has some game tie-in. When I first saw it I thought it was too reminiscent of a third party skin. It just seems an odd choice with no game.
Is it bad that I actually kind of prefer the cheap 3rd party add-on?...
@filterclay you just blew my mind
@filterclay Technically, it is. It does not show the entirety of the galaxy, but it shows a star nursery in a galaxy. It is not 'galaxies' but 'galaxy.' Therefore, the creators are technically correct...
However, I do see your point. The image is, by definition, a nebula. That does not disqualify it as a galaxy, however.
@ThomasBW84 All XL present and accounted for, sir.
@BranJ0 No,I really liked the official one, until I saw the hard cover, and now the official one looks way too dark and monochrome.
2001 epic music
In space...no one will hear your jumping...
Mario coin sound
Trailer for Galaxy 1 and 2 for New 3DS.
That's probably many peoples wet dream
@filterclay That always bothers me. If they want to truly call it galaxy print, they should put an image of Hubble Deep Field or something.
Imagine if Sailor Moon Crystal appear from that Galaxy... XD
There's a "starry sky" cover that looks nicer than either of those "Galaxy" ones.
It's too bad Nintendo didn't design the New XL to have changeable faceplates like the standard size New model.
@Dave24 I would love to see Galaxy on the 3DS, the thought of non-waggle controls is just so great. I'm sure the chances of it happening are 1/10.
@PlutoPerson Thanks for the explanation!
So if it is a star nursery does it mean something else Nintendo is about to reveal? An enigma yet to be answered? I jest!
I meant galaxies because they were two separate prints, one from Nintendo and the other one by Supremery.
@PlanetaryNebulae But the Hubble deep field isn't purple enough!
Also it would not match with the Ecco the dolphin 🐬 shiny sticker I'm gonna put on mine - for a cute psychedelic galaxy, you know! LOL
@filterclay XD Well, the smiley face from gravitational lensing on my profile picture is purple. There's plenty of purple things for them to choose from that are actually galaxies. I am tempted by this 3ds, nonetheless.
@PlanetaryNebulae Nice! You get a point! Nintendo should have done this!
The image is really beautiful, so I am curious to see how the real print is, live - not from the internet!
I honestly could see Mario Galaxy being ported. Why not? Usually they do some advertising for something that would be this big, but it being a port and knowing the system should be able to handle it keeps a realistic possibility. Looks as if Nintendo might be taking a quick shot at Sony before Thursday's announcement and win a few sales. You never know, Mario Galaxy only playable on the"New 3ds" could push units. Although it still seems way to good for us to be that lucky. The genius of the idea I'd true is I know that's all it would take for me to run out and finally purchase the New 3ds. Why a Nintendo Direct along with the new design of "Galaxy" . Here's hoping for a miracle.
I'm afraid if "Super Mario Galaxy 3DS" that forced us to play that game ONLY on New 3DS, not compatible with older 3DS.
Both look nice, but I kinda prefer the third party design...
@Anti-Matter It's worse than that. The cartridge can sense if you don't have the galaxy design 3DS and won't run.
I wonder why they choose to have Reggie announce a Galaxy themed New 3DS XL. I mean, in the past, bundles and 3DS's with new colours or designs were announced normally. Something about this just seems........off. I do truly wondering if they'll surprise us with a Super Mario Galaxy game or port for the 3DS. Hmmmm, we shall see.
The system pops up in stores the day after the 3ds direct sooo.... New Game bundle? 😅
I could see a mario galaxy port to 3DS being a surprise reveal
I like the actual graphic on the 3rd party one better than the original Nintendo one.
Also, of this is some tie-in with a surprise release of then Mario Galaxy games on 3DS, then surely Nintendo wouldn't have chosen such a boring generic design, especially considering how spectacularly over-the-top crazy and colourful those games are.
I also prefer the 3rd party cover design.
...psh..mario galaxy..yea right.. more like half finished:
..how many people would have bought that?...
@filterclay Probably why it was called 'galaxy style' then? Maybe Nintendo are quite concerned with astronomical accuracy so they didn't want to explicitly call something that is not a galaxy, a galaxy.
Could be that they're going to be doing a whole space themed thing for a while (similar to the year of Luigi)... they've just released Federation Force, and we've got Sun and Moon on the way... and they do have a handful of other IPs that have connections to space that we haven't seen on 3DS in a while (if at all)... Star Fox, F-Zero, Mario Galaxy, etc.
Inazuma Eleven GO 3: Galaxy?
I really want this as faceplates.
It's weird. Announcing it with a video featuring Reggie. Releasing it after a Nintendo Direct focused on 3DS... maybe there's more to it...?
I'm really expecting Mario Galaxy 3. Not a port of 1-2, Mario Galaxy 3. Also, why do some of you think you would need the New 3DS for it? 3DS could easily handle both galaxy games, they weren't very taxing on the Wii hardware like Xenoblade was...
I'm personally hoping for a Gamecube game. Smash Melee, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, etc. You can play atleast one game from all the other Nintendo systems on a 3DS, why not the Gamecube?
Yeah this one has been bizarre.
type in purple galaxy on google images and BOOM there it is
Sailor Moon Stars return , with main Villainess is Sailor Galaxia. XD
Oops.. just kidding.
I prefer the actual Nintendo model if nothing more because the interior would be purple as well, matching the outer.
@The_Ninja hmmm see I really do think taht Nintendo would do the whole New 3DS required thing if they released SMG1/2 if only to give themselves a hardware boost come christmas time. Also I'm sure if any system was going to get a GC port atm it would be the Wii U which has a far superior VC library (and is actually a home console)
@tjhiphop Indeed! Certainly it's a case of giving this design a stylish name.
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