Luckily for Nintendo, this isn't a review of the naming process and we'll be focusing on the improvements made to the system. It's also worth pointing out that while we've been getting our mitts around the New Nintendo 3DS XL, there's also a smaller model (the New Nintendo 3DS) which offers the same improvements. That version, not available in the US, also boasts snazzy SNES-colored ABXY buttons and changeable cover plates
This means stores could have shelves where the Nintendo 3DS, 3DS XL, 2DS, New 3DS, and New 3DS XL all sit next to each other, leaving potential buyers confused and with a headache before they've even picked one up. To make matters worse original 3DSs and 3DS XLs won't be able to run new New 3DS-specific titles, but the New 3DS will be backwards compatible with 3DS and DS games. Try explaining that to parents shopping for little Johnny's birthday present.
The new 3DS XL, on the other hand, will be slightly thinner, slightly bigger, and 7 grams lighter. Both new consoles also include a new Micro SD slot underneath the base cover.