Nintendo has just announced the launch date of the New 3DS XL for the North American market after much anticipation. Alongside that, the company has also unveiled two new limited editions of the device: a Monster Hunter Ultimate 4 and Majora’s Mask editions, the latter already sold out at most online stores.
Other than that, a slew of other games for the new handheld console has also been announced, more notably Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (to accompany the limited edition models), which will coincide with the device’s launch date on the 13th of February.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 14, 2015
Oddly, the smaller, “regular” new 3DS was not announced for the US market. Kotaku reached out to Nintendo of America for an answer:
Different territories make their own business decisions regarding individual products and timing. We think New Nintendo 3DS XL makes the most sense for our market. Nintendo makes different systems at different price points for a whole range of consumers, and New Nintendo 3DS XL simply expands those choices even further.
As the Asian-Pacific region is somewhat related to the North American market, we could be seeing the launch of the new 3DS XL in Malaysia very soon. It retails at US$200 (about RM710) and will be available on the 13th of February 2015. Let’s hope it will make its way to the Malaysian market soon.