3DS XL Announced By Nintendo
Nintendo has announced the 3DS XL.
Releasing in Europe on July 28 and North America on August 19, the updated 3DS features larger screens and improved battery life.
Unveiled this morning by Nintendo, the top screen increases in size from 3.58" to 4.88", while the lower screen jumps from 3.02" to 4.18", giving players a total of 90% more screen space.
The battery, meanwhile, lasts between 3.5 to 6.5 hours when playing 3DS games and up to10 hours when playing original DS software.
It is heavier too, weighing in at 336 grams, compared to the original's 235 grams.
In North America, it will retail at $199, releasing in black, red and blue. European pricing is yet to be confirmed, though the console will launch in blue, red and silver and doesn't come with an AC adaptor, although it does contain a 4GB SD card.
Perhaps surprisingly, the machine's new design doesn't include a second circle pad, meaning that it will need its own version of the Circle Pad Pro to get the best out of games such as Resident Evil Revelations.
Nintendo also confirmed that the new Super Smash Bros game for the 3DS and Wii U will be developed by Namco Bandai.