Posted by marc March 04, 2016
Super Famicom 3DS XL

While the North American Super Nintendo was fugly as hell, the same isn't true for the European and Japanese versions of Nintendo's 16-bit console. It's understated curves and color scheme contrasted perfectly with the fun colors of controllers' buttons. Arguably more importantly, there were tons of Japanese exclusives on the Super Famicom, making it a frequent go-to for me. When Nintendo introduced the New 3DS, I couldn't help but notice the buttons featured the same colors as those on the SFC's controller. Apparently this was a hint of things to come, as Nintendo have just announced a Super Famicom-themed New 3DS XL (or LL to those in Japan). It's super sexy but will almost certainly be exclusive to Japan. This is particularly annoying because the platform's software is region-locked. Oh well. At least it's nice to look at.

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