Nintendo's just announced a new model of the 3DS/XL, featuring a new C-stick control, built in NFC-tech (for Amiibo), fun colored buttons, a Micro SD slot, new buttons at the back of the device, improved 3D technology, bigger screens, and a longer battery life. The New 3DS will also have customizable covers so you don't have to wait for the special edition of your dreams.
Mario Kart 8 has now sold more than 1 million total units in the United States alone, becoming the second Wii U game to cross that milestone, along with New Super Mario Bros. U (1.69 million). Mario Kart 8 continues to drive momentum for the Wii U platform. Through the first seven months of 2014, total sales of Wii U hardware and software have increased by nearly 60 percent and more than 135 percent, respectively, over the same period in 2013.
If you're not familiar with 3DS play coins, they're earned while a 3DS is in sleep mode and its owner walks around (or shakes the device wildly like a dirty cheater). For every 100 steps you take, you earn one Play Coin up to 10 coins a day and 300 coins total. Think of all the trophies you could buy!