Month: June 2012
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Nintendo Reveals 3DS XL
During its Nintendo Direct broadcast last night, Nintendo revealed a new version of the 3DS featuring larger screens.
The system will be called 3DS XL in the West and will have a retail price of $199.99.
It will be released on August 19th in America, the same day as New Super Mario Bros. 2. It’s due to hit European shelves slightly earlier on July 28th, the same day as Japan, though a price has yet to be confirmed.
The 3DS XL’s top screen is now 4.88 inches, while the lower screen is now 4.18 inches. Both screens will be 90% larger than on the original 3DS. The actual resolution on the screens is the same as the original 3DS.
The new 3DS will have longer battery life than the original model of the 3DS. Nintendo notes that 3DS XL will have a battery life between 3.5 and 6.5 hours while playing 3DS games (compared to 3-5 hours for 3DS) and between 6 and 10 hours while playing DS games (compared to 5-8 hours for 3DS). The 3DS XL’s battery will take approximately three hours and 30 minutes to charge.
The system will be released in red and blue. Europe will also receive a silver option.