We saw the reveal of the New 3DS this morning. It looks pretty sweet right? I already upgraded from a standard launch 3DS to an XL, and now I want to do it all over again. It also has a pretty unique feature from an internet standpoint -- it will lock out a lot of sites unless you verify your identity.
Yep, in Japan, you'll need to manually turn off a filter meant to block many websites by paying a nominal $0.30 fee with a valid credit card -- something parents can limit with parental controls. This is essentially a way to prevent children looking at mature content.
Given the problems Nintendo has had with things like Swap Note in the past, this makes sense.