It’s been out in Japan and Australia since last year, but today Nintendo finally confirmed when we’ll be able to get our hands on the New Nintendo 3DS in the west – it will be out on Friday 13th February in the US and Europe!

These dates are not a particular surprise – in fact the US release date was leaked earlier this week via a giant promotional poster. Still, it’s nice to have official confirmation, right?

The new 3DS models have pretty much launched to critical acclaim, so it’s a really exciting time for what still is one of the only mass market auto-stereoscopic devices available. If you aren’t sure whether to upgrade, check out Leon’s in depth review (and when we say in depth, we mean it!) and his hands on videos with his very own ambassador console. Or, if you’re a fan of cardboard boxes, head on over to the unboxing video.

Will you be embracing the New?