Why the New Nintendo 3DS isn’t being sold in North America

Unlike Europe, Japan and Australia, those in North America will only be able to purchase the New Nintendo 3DS XL at launch, after Nintendo of America decided against bringing the smaller model to the region.

While not entirely justifying their thought behind its absence, they pointed toward the company’s different territories “making their own business decisions” and that the larger New 3DS XL was more suited to the market.

“Different territories make their own business decisions regarding individual products and timing,” a Nintendo of America spokesperson explained to Kotaku.

“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.”

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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