Coders who were looking through the recent Nintendo 3DS firmware updates have potentially discovered some new information about the recently unveiled new Nintendo 3DS. The coders claim that Nintendo has extended FCRAM from 128MB to 256MB and added 4MB of VRAM. We won’t know for sure until Nintendo provides some specifications for the new model.
“New 3DS” is the latest 3DS console from Nintendo due for release in 2015. It was announced on 29 of August 2014. It will feature “New 3DS”-specific titles that are not playable on older 3DS models, which may imply new encryption keys(though blocking title-launch of those titles on old hw could be done other ways too as well).
According to official sources, the following changes have been made hardware-wise:
Better 3D screen technology
MicroSD-slot instead of normal-sized SD-slot
Two circle-pads instead of one
New buttons ZR and ZL
Based on disassembly of certain sysmodules for code added/changed with in the 8.0.0-18 update, it appears that the “New 3DS” has the following changes:
They extended FCRAM from 128MB to 256MB.
They added another VRAM (?) of 4MB.
Going by the 8.0.0-18 update, which added support for the mem-regions listed above, it appears that the “New 3DS” will use the exact same system-titles as the original hardware(with a new system update at launch, for old/new hw, as both seem to use the same system-titles).
Well there you have it, the New 3DS is stronger, or is it? Remember this is jus a rumor as of now.