Smaller New Nintendo 3DS headed to US, CEO teases

Interchangeable faceplates here we come!

Nintendo of America CEO Reggie Fils Aime

Classic Reggie. Not an E3 goes by without a tease from Nintendo of America's CEO Reggie Fils-Aime, and this year won't be any different.

When asked about the possibility of the smaller version of the New Nintendo 3DS making its way to North America Fils-Aime said, "Not going to make any promises but, you know, I would suggest to your readers that they stay tuned and maybe some special SKUs might show up," to Stephen Totilo, Editor-in-Chief of Kotaku.

In past years Fils-Aime has hinted at everything from the latest Legend of Zelda to the upcoming Star Fox game before they're ready to be released, building excitement and buzz before the products are showroom-ready.

Sales for Nintendo's new handheld reached around 400,000 units per week when it launched in February, a number that has slowly declined before settling around 100,000 units per week in June, according to sales site vgchartz.com.


Nintendo currently sells a standard 3DS, a 3DS XL, a New Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS here in the US, though it looks like that lineup could have a new addition before the holidays.

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