There is a grey button-like thing on the right side of the New Nintendo 3ds XL. It is above the main ABXY buttons:

New Nintendo 3DS XL button

Specifically, it's on the bottom half of the system, next to the screen, straight above the Y and diagonal to the X button. I used to have a normal 3DS, but I don't think this ever existed on it.

It looks like a button, but I'm not sure. What is it and what does it do?

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As per the Nintendo site there is this image that explains the button. They call it the 'C stick'.

New Nintendo 3DS XL - 'New controls' website

New controls

The C stick brings new control possibilities (like intuitive camera control) to compatible games.

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