During the inaugural Australian Nintendo Direct broadcast made earlier today, Nintendo has confirmed the release date of the New Nintendo 3DS console for Australia and New Zealand. The release date for Australia and New Zealand is set for the 21st of November, just in time for the (summertime) Christmas rush! This release date also coincides with the release date of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, making it an ideal item for anyone looking to upgrade their console for Pokémon’s release.
This is the first announcement of the release schedule for the New 3DS outside of Japan, and the FIRST Western release area to receive the console only just over a month after the intended Japanese release date of October 11th. Hopefully this is the first of many announcements to come for other regions, who may also hold out hope for a release before the holiday season. Both a regular size and XL version will be available upon release for the Australian price points of $219.95 and $249.95 respectively. The official Nintendo announcement can be found on the Nintendo Australia webpage here.