The smaller new 3DS is coming to the US on September 25

By James O'Connor
1 September 2015 01:31 GMT

If you want to upgrade to the new 3DS in the US, but don’t want the XL model, you’re in luck.

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The smaller system, previously not available in the US, will launch as part of a bundle focused on Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. The bundle will include the game, two customisable cover plates, and an Animal Crossing Amiibo card. This pack will retail for $220, and will coincide with the launch of the new Animal Crossing spin-off.

The new 3DS XL was first released in the US on February 13 of this year. The system comes with extra shoulder buttons, a second analogue nub, improved 3D visuals, and just enough extra processing power to ensure that a handful of games going forward will be exclusive to the new systems.

It also has a built-in NFC reader, which will allow Animal Crossing fans to use the series’ Amiibos and Amiibo cards in Happy Home Designer.

Thanks, IGN.

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