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Nuvendil said:
Quodam_Diem said:

I dont think we should compare N2DSXL with the game boy Micro. Micro was more like an experiment just to see how the market would react in this model. Secondly, it was not promoted the same way like the N2DSXL. To e honest, I dont really remember them putting too much effort, trying to push sales. It was more like we "suspend Game boy family and this is a farewell". N2DSXL is promoted the same way with the previous 3DS models. Also, as you can see the design is better than the design of micro by far. The aim here is clearly to push sales and to show that 3ds is still around. What do you think? 

Edit. Forgot to mention that I bought a pink 3ds model, gave it to my sisters, then bought blue N3DSXL and I'm really interested in buying the new one, just to have it in my library, or playing with it occasionally. As you can see, I'm really surprised and excited about the new 2DS .

Then shall we compare it to the Wii Mini?  Or perhaps the backlit Gameboy Advance SP?  Or maybe the PSone?  Or the Xbox 360 E? 

Companies have released final revisions of consoles just before or just after their successors many times before.  It's pretty SOP. 

Wii mini was like micro. It came just to fill a very little amount of demand. To be honest,I don't think that it has sold more than a milion. I still don't understand this move, because that time N decided to kill the Wii, there were no important releases.However, we could easily compare it with the other machines you mentioned, cause they had the same characteristic. To wide the install base, as it happened. So, 2DS XL is more likely in the same position as SP, One and E. Besides that, 3DS is still getting games and there is still a market ready to buy one. I also think that this model should have beed released years ago.