Last night, in a web presentation, Nintendo announced the big brother of 3DS Handheld Gaming console – 3DS XL. The name is justified as the new 3DS has experienced 90% boost in screen size; glasses-free 3D display has been increased from 3.53 inches to 4.88 inches while the relatively smaller touchscreen has expanded from 3.02 inches to 4.18 inches.
Since 3DS XL has computing muscle and software identical to original 3DS we can’t necessarily call it the upgraded version but the other version. If you find original 3DS petite to play games properly, you can wisely consider this new version; I believe some games would become more enjoyable on a device with nicely spaced controls. Also, Nintendo has worked on device’s battery life; you can expect to get 6.5 hours of Gaming on a single charge.
3DS XL would be released in European and Japanese markets on 28th of July whereas North American folks would have to wait till 19th of August when they’d be able to buy engorged 3DS + 4GB SD card for $199, alongside New Super Mario Bros. 2.
[via Ars Technica]