The New 3DS has already been confirmed to have distinct hardware and software advantages compared to the original 3DS and 3DS XL. It has the new C-stick, colored buttons, and a better CPU, which will allow for bigger and better games. If Nintendo upgraded the CPU, then why not the RAM as well? A new rumor has surfaced that claims that Nintendo has upgraded the virtual and physical RAM of the New 3DS.
Nintendo might have confirmed this rumor within the code of the new 3DS update. People snooped around the new update, and found that both the RAM and VRAM have been doubled on the new 3DS, meaning the hardware will allow more expansive environments in the New 3DS exclusive games.
In fact, that might have been necessary to allow for Xenoblade Chronicles, which has expansive environments, to be exclusive to the system. The increased RAM might—and this is a very far-fetched idea—allow for N64 emulation or even Gamecube emulation on the 3DS. This rumor definitely seems possible, but then again it could just be Reggie trolling.