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.