The Nintendo 3DS is getting a nub

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Nintendo has announced new versions of the their handheld systems. The New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS LL (known as the XL in the West) will get upgraded processors, A-B-X-Y buttons re-colored to match the traditional SNES console, ZR and LR shoulder buttons like the Wii U, and a cute little analog nub added just above the face buttons that will work like another directional control. The revised systems will also feature NFC technology to read the recently announced Amiibo figures. Nintendo claims that the improved systems will also sport reduced blur when using the 3D feature.

The New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS LL systems will launch in Japan on October 11th. No dates have been announced for other regions yet, but the company did say that they would not launch outside of Japan this year.