New Nintendo 3DS Exclusive Games

Scott's Stash
16 Feb 202419:35

TLDRThe video script discusses the New Nintendo 3DS line, highlighting its unique features like super stable 3D, enhanced controls, built-in amiibo support, and faster processing power. It also covers the controversy of games being exclusive to the New 3DS, such as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, Runbow Pocket, Minecraft New Nintendo 3DS Edition, and Fire Emblem Warriors. The script touches on the strategy behind these exclusives and their impact on the 3DS' legacy.


  • 😀 The naming scheme for the New Nintendo 3DS is confusing, often causing misunderstandings about whether it is a new version or just a used console.
  • 😀 The New 3DS includes several new features such as super stable 3D, a C stick for enhanced controls, built-in amiibo and NFC support, and faster processing power.
  • 😀 The super stable 3D feature adjusts the 3D display based on the angle of your eyes, significantly improving from the original 3DS.
  • 😀 The C stick, although unconventional and compared to a 'C nipple,' provides touch-sensitive control mainly for camera adjustments.
  • 😀 Faster processing power makes the New 3DS smoother and more intuitive compared to previous models like the original 3DS, 3DS XL, and 2DS.
  • 😀 Some features of the New 3DS, like accessing the micro SD card, are less convenient as they require unscrewing the bottom plate.
  • 😀 A major controversy was the initial lack of an AC adapter with the New 3DS, requiring users to purchase one separately.
  • 😀 The New 3DS had exclusive games that could not be played on the original 3DS, including some Super Nintendo games and titles like Binding of Isaac.
  • 😀 Xenoblade Chronicles 3D was a significant New 3DS exclusive, showcasing the system's capabilities despite retaining some graphical limitations from the original Wii version.
  • 😀 Other New 3DS exclusive games included Runbow Pocket, Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition, and Fire Emblem Warriors, with some being exclusive due to easier porting rather than hardware necessity.

Q & A

  • What are the key features of the new Nintendo 3DS systems?

    -The key features include super-stable 3D, a C-stick for enhanced controls, built-in amiibo and NFC support, faster processing power, and improved overall system performance.

  • Why was the naming of the new Nintendo 3DS considered confusing?

    -The naming was confusing because it used the word 'new,' which is often used in stores to describe any recently released or unused product, leading to ambiguity.

  • How does the super-stable 3D feature improve upon the original 3DS's 3D display?

    -The super-stable 3D tracks the user's eyes with a front-facing camera, adjusting the 3D effect based on the viewing angle, making it more stable and effective than the original 3DS.

  • What is the C-stick, and what is its primary function?

    -The C-stick, also known as the 'C-nipple,' is a small touch-sensitive control that helps with camera adjustments, providing an alternative to a second analog stick.

  • What advantage does the faster processing power of the new 3DS offer?

    -The faster processing power makes the new 3DS systems smoother and more intuitive to use, with quicker web browsing and overall better performance compared to previous models.

  • Why did the new 3DS systems not come with an AC adapter initially?

    -The new 3DS systems did not come with an AC adapter initially to reduce costs, assuming that many users already owned compatible chargers from previous Nintendo devices.

  • What are some examples of games exclusive to the new 3DS systems?

    -Examples include Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, Runbow Pocket, Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition, and Fire Emblem Warriors.

  • Why were some games made exclusive to the new 3DS systems?

    -Some games were exclusive due to their higher hardware demands or for ease of porting from other systems like the Wii U. In some cases, it may have been a marketing decision to give the new 3DS more appeal.

  • What was the controversy surrounding the exclusion of the AC adapter with the new 3DS systems?

    -The controversy arose because the exclusion seemed inconvenient for users who did not already own a compatible charger, especially since the new 3DS systems used a specific type of charger rather than a universal one like micro USB.

  • How did the box layout of new 3DS exclusive games differ from regular 3DS games?

    -The box layout for new 3DS exclusive games featured a different design, with the 'new' label prominently placed at the top, making the artwork feel more cramped and the packaging distinct from regular 3DS games.



😅 Confusing Naming and Features of the New 3DS Line

The script discusses the perplexing naming conventions of the 3DS line, emphasizing the 'new' in New 3DS and New 3DS XL to differentiate them from older models. It highlights the system's improved features such as super stable 3D, a built-in C-stick for enhanced controls, amiibo and NFC support, and faster processing power. The speaker notes the system's smoother and more intuitive user experience compared to the original 3DS, but also points out some design choices like the relocated stylus and the need to unscrew the bottom plate to access the micro SD card. The absence of an AC adapter in the original package and the exclusive games available only on the new 3DS are also mentioned, with the latter being a point of contention.


🎮 New 3DS Exclusive Games and Their Impact

This paragraph delves into the exclusive games available only on the New 3DS, questioning Nintendo's decision to limit certain titles to this system. It mentions how some games, like 'Binding of Isaac', faced issues with certification but eventually made it to the platform. The speaker also discusses the retail exclusive games, starting with 'Xenoblade Chronicles 3D', which served as a showcase for the New 3DS's capabilities, despite its graphical limitations inherited from the Wii version. The paragraph ponders the strategy behind choosing 'Xenoblade' as an exclusive and the missed opportunity to port other Wii games to the New 3DS to boost its appeal.


🛍️ Runbow Pocket and Minecraft on the New 3DS

The script talks about 'Runbow Pocket', a port of a Wii U game, and its transition to the New 3DS, noting that while it doesn't utilize the full power of the New 3DS, it works well as a handheld game. It also addresses 'Minecraft New Nintendo 3DS Edition', announced during a period when the focus was shifting towards the Nintendo Switch. The speaker speculates that the decision to make Minecraft a New 3DS exclusive was due to ease of development and the inclusion of the C-stick for better gameplay. However, the lack of 3D support in Minecraft is seen as a missed opportunity.


🤔 Fire Emblem Warriors and the New 3DS Exclusive Lineup

The final paragraph discusses 'Fire Emblem Warriors', which was announced as both a Nintendo Switch and New 3DS game. The speaker finds it odd to see a game initially associated with the Switch on the 3DS, especially with the system's less refined visuals. Despite this, the game runs well on the New 3DS, and the speaker suggests it was included to ensure the 3DS had a strong lineup in case the Switch did not succeed. The paragraph concludes with a reflection on the New 3DS exclusive games, noting their limited number and the peculiarity of this strategy in Nintendo's history.



💡New Nintendo 3DS

The New Nintendo 3DS is a line of handheld gaming systems by Nintendo, featuring enhanced hardware compared to the original 3DS models. It includes improved 3D stability, a second analog stick called the C-Stick, built-in NFC support, and faster processing power, making it more capable of running demanding games.


The C-Stick, also referred to humorously as the 'C-nipple,' is a second analog stick added to the New Nintendo 3DS for enhanced control. It is touch-sensitive and mainly used for camera control in games, addressing a common request for a second analog stick on the original 3DS.

💡Amiibo and NFC support

The New Nintendo 3DS includes built-in Amiibo and NFC support, allowing players to use Amiibo figures to unlock in-game content and features by placing them on the touch screen. This feature adds convenience and enhances gameplay experiences through additional interactions.

💡Processing power

The New Nintendo 3DS features significantly faster processing power compared to its predecessors. This improvement results in smoother and more responsive performance, quicker web browsing, and the ability to handle more demanding games, making the overall user experience more enjoyable.

💡Super Nintendo games

Super Nintendo games on the 3DS Virtual Console are exclusive to the New Nintendo 3DS systems. Despite being capable of running on the original 3DS, Nintendo restricted these games to the New 3DS to promote the newer hardware and provide a sense of exclusivity.

💡Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is a New Nintendo 3DS exclusive game, serving as a showcase for the system's enhanced capabilities. It is a port of the original Wii game, featuring the same art direction but adapted to run on the handheld. This game demonstrated the improved processing power of the New 3DS.

💡Runbow Pocket

Runbow Pocket is a port of the indie game Runbow for the New Nintendo 3DS. It is a 2D platformer with multiplayer elements, known for its fun art design and engaging gameplay. The game was likely made exclusive to the New 3DS for efficiency and budget reasons.

💡Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition

Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition is a version of the popular sandbox game optimized for the New 3DS. It utilizes the C-Stick for camera control and the bottom touch screen for inventory management. This edition is a trimmed-down version of Minecraft but retains the core gameplay experience.

💡Fire Emblem Warriors

Fire Emblem Warriors is an action game that was released for both the Nintendo Switch and New Nintendo 3DS. It features characters from the Fire Emblem series and gameplay similar to the Dynasty Warriors series. The New 3DS version was created to ensure the game could run on the handheld while still taking advantage of its improved hardware.

💡Exclusive games

Exclusive games for the New Nintendo 3DS are titles that can only be played on this upgraded system due to its enhanced hardware capabilities. These games include ports and new releases that benefit from the faster processing power and additional features of the New 3DS, such as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D and Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition.


The New Nintendo 3DS line of systems has a confusing naming scheme due to the use of the word 'new' in various titles.

New 3DS XL features super stable 3D technology that adjusts the display based on the viewer's eye angle.

The C-stick, a second analog stick, was a highly requested feature and is now included in the New 3DS XL.

Built-in amiibo and NFC support is now available in the New 3DS XL for convenient gameplay.

The New 3DS XL has faster processing power, making the system feel smoother and more intuitive.

New 3DS exclusives are games that can only be played on the New 3DS systems due to enhanced hardware capabilities.

Super Nintendo games on the 3DS Virtual Console are exclusive to the New 3DS, despite being compatible with the original 3DS.

Binding of Isaac: Rebirth was initially a New 3DS exclusive due to content restrictions but later became available on other platforms.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is a New 3DS exclusive that demonstrates the system's processing power with enhanced graphics.

Runbow Pocket, a port of a Wii U game, is a New 3DS exclusive that includes additional DLC and 3DS themes.

Minecraft New Nintendo 3DS Edition is a New 3DS exclusive with optimized controls and touch screen inventory access.

Fire Emblem Warriors was announced as a New 3DS exclusive alongside its Nintendo Switch release to ensure 3DS support.

The New 3DS exclusive lineup is limited, continuing Nintendo's tradition of creating exclusives for upgraded systems.

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn was rumored to be a New 3DS exclusive but was later released on all 3DS systems.

The New 3DS exclusive strategy seems to be a way for Nintendo to push their upgraded systems to consumers.

The New 3DS exclusive games are a unique aspect of Nintendo's history, showcasing the capabilities of the enhanced hardware.