Nintendo will release the New Nintendo 3DS outside of Japan this year and the first Western region to get the system will be Australia. The improved Nintendo 3DS has a faster CPU, two extra shoulder buttons, a C-stick to designed to make it easier to control, and it auto adjusts brightness which saves battery life.
New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL will launch in Japan first on October 11. Australia and New Zealand get the enhanced handheld on November 21. New Nintendo 3DS will be available in white while New Nintendo 3DS XL comes in metallic black and metallic blue.
Nintendo announced Xenoblade as a New Nintendo 3DS exclusive in Japan.