Just announced: Nintendo 3DS XL

If you recently bought a Nintendo 3DS console you might want to bite the pillow, ’cause Nintendo is going in dry.

Nintendo just announced the release of their new version of the 3DS console, which has a 90% larger screen than the original.

The Japanese version is called LL, while the US version is called XL.

The top screen measures at 4.88 inches, while the bottom screen is 4.18 inches, that’s about 90% bigger than it’s predecessor. The battery will last 3.5 to 6.5 hours while playing 3DS games, and 6 to 10 hours for DS games.

Other than that everything else seems to be the same.

However, you will have to purchase an AC adapter separately, as it’s not included with the system. The LL will be compatible with the current 3DS power adapters, so I’m pretty sure the XL will be the same, of course assuming you have a 3DS in the first place. A 4GB SD card will be included though.

The 3DS XL will come in three colors (white, red & black, silver & black) and be out in Japan on July 28 for ¥18,900. The 3DS XL will be out in Europe on July 28. In North America, it will be released on August 19 for $199.99 USD in black, black &blue, and black & red.

I’m really surprised they didn’t announce it during the recent E3 seeing as how close the release date is, especially considering a lot of folks found the recent convention kind of boring.

Now the question is, would you be willing to trade your current DS/3DS/DSi console to buy this one? Also, will the next version be called Nintendo 3DS XLOLOMGBBQ?


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