Larger screens Better battery life Improved form factor 4 GB SD card included $199 for NA
PORTABLE 3D ENTERTAINMENT GOES EXTRA-LARGE WITH NEW NINTENDO 3DS XL
Larger Version of Nintendo 3DS System Launches Alongside New Super Mario Bros. 2 on Aug. 19
REDMOND, Wash., June 22, 2012 – A big year for the Nintendo 3DS system is about to get even bigger. In a Nintendo Direct video on June 21, Nintendo revealed plans to launch Nintendo 3DS XL, a new version of Nintendo 3DS with 90 percent larger screens. When it becomes available across North America on Aug. 19 at a suggested retail price of $199.99, the new system will create even more immersive entertainment experiences for users, delivering a wealth of games and video content that can be enjoyed on the go.
Nintendo 3DS XL features an updated form factor and will be available in Red or Blue. The new system's battery life outperforms that of the original Nintendo 3DS, and it comes bundled with a 4 GB SD card, which owners can use to store content such as downloadable games and videos from the Nintendo eShop. Nintendo 3DS XL launches on Aug. 19, the same day as New Super Mario Bros. 2, a new installment in the fan-favorite Mario game series.
"No other hand-held entertainment experience compares to the fun of Nintendo 3DS," said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. "With the launch of Nintendo 3DS XL on Aug. 19, consumers will be able to enjoy the great lineup of current and upcoming games on an even grander scale. Plus, Nintendo 3DS XL gives owners even more real estate on their screens to enjoy entertainment applications like Nintendo Video and Netflix."
Don't worry, you're not alone. My jeans aren't tight either but I guess their pockets are just designed small. Nintendo should come out with a brand of clothing specifically designed to carry around their larger portables!
It's not required, but it is more productive. It's kind of like playing Wii Remote only in Smash. You can technically get it done, but it is very restrictive as some moves are automatic.
I hope, I pray that most games are playable with only one circle pad. Hopefully they control well without sacrificing 3D, because I shouldn't have to make that compromise. We can all agree that releasing it with only one circle pad was a bad idea.
I'm tired of this subject. I've already said my piece. Deuces.
The Supreme Court has a name for that: dissenting opinion.
Actually, so does Tom Cruise: Minority Report.
On a different note- just plunked down 50.00 on this sucker. I'm not going to trade in a damn thing to get this beauty. Once I heard it will play DS games natively on roughly the same size screen as a DSi, it went from a maybe to a no-brainer. I've got so many DS games on backlog, the 3DS XL just became my baby.
Like there won't be a special edition/new colors released within a year.
That's exactly why I'm holding off, I don't like the red and blue (and all black inside) colors. I mean, within 15 months the original 3DS has seen aqua blue, cosmo black, flame red, pink, purple, and the Zelda one. So I'm not too worried.