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Created: 2012-06-22 08:10:34
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reply date: 2012-06-22 08:10:34 last edited on: 2012-06-22 08:11:39


Nintendo have just announced the 3DS XL which features a much larger screen (90% Larger) and better battery life

Nintendo 3DS XL increases the size of the handheld's top screen from 3.58 inches to 4.88 inches, and the lower screen from 3.02 inches to 4.18 inches, which Nintendo says gives players 90% more screen space.
Overall 3DS XL is 46% larger than the standard 3DS at 93x156x22mm and weight of 336 grams, compared to the original 3DS's 74x134x21mm and 235 grams.

Despite this, the XL will feature improved battery life of 3 to 6.5 hours when playing 3DS software and 5 to 8 hours when playing original DS games.

My personal opinion is that this model is being released mainly to support the Wii U since it has been rumoured that the 3DS can be used as a second gaming controller.But the new model can also be useful to others that felt that the 3DS or screen was too small for their hands.

The console has been shown in Blue, Black and White however it is unclear as to which colours are released in each region.

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reply date: 2012-06-22 08:11:24


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reply date: 2012-06-22 10:06:39


Yup, I definitely want this. I had my current goal set to the 3DS, but im gonna have to wait til august 19th :D
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reply date: 2012-06-22 10:09:54


lol, they made a lot of money from it last time with the DSi. Thing is, im about 6'6, and therefore, my hands are larger than the average (obviously, lol) so having a larger version is just perfect :D
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reply date: 2012-06-22 22:22:57


yeah this sux in my case that i just finish buying the 3ds and now the xl came out which i rly like with bigger screens :(

but also i saw on the nintendo video i saw for the US they mention only blue,red and black colors o.O
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reply date: 2012-06-23 00:50:01


I knew I should have waited before buying my 3DS a year ago. Oh well. What sucks is that people who buy the XL won't be able to use the circle pro pad WHICH is why I won't be trading in for the XL because I desperately want a 2nd analog stick. Not having a 2nd stick is why I haven't bought games like MGS3 and RE: Revelations because I can't stand not being able to move the camera around.
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reply date: 2012-06-23 00:57:21 last edited on: 2012-06-23 15:27:07


I knew I should have waited before buying my 3DS a year ago. Oh well. What sucks is that people who buy the XL won't be able to use the circle pro pad WHICH is why I won't be trading in for the XL because I desperately want a 2nd analog stick. Not having a 2nd stick is why I haven't bought games like MGS3 and RE: Revelations because I can't stand not being able to move the camera around.kkrulez64


for a second i was like what u mean u wont be able to use the circle pad O_O but i get what your saying it will take some time before they made a seperate thingy that u attack to the xl like they have for the regular 3ds same with the mario kart wheel for the 3ds im sure they would make it bigger

also i think agm forgot to mention its to release in stores in august 19 least for the US along with the new super mario bros 2 for the 3ds which will have extra downloadable content later on o.O

EDIT: heres the link to the video in case anyone missed it or hasnt seen it www.nintendo.com/nintendo_direct/
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reply date: 2012-06-23 15:10:33


That's what i hate about Nintendo, they sucker you in into buying their new system and then just come out with one better than the one you bought :@
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reply date: 2012-06-23 15:59:01


That's what i hate about Nintendo, they sucker you in into buying their new system and then just come out with one better than the one you boughtearplug115


Its how technology works :p You counted how many iPod Touches and iPhones have been released since 2007 with little change between them.

On topic now, this system is basically just a bigger handheld with a better battery, its not like they are going to stop making the regular 3DS.
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