I honestly wonder if that's what they will do. But they went so far as to give the "LL" version color-coded letters on the buttons, which makes me think that they are planning on making games or features that have commands that correspond to certain colors, rather than letters or something.
Or maybe we'll just get purple buttons because, Nintendo of America.
Probably depends on several factors - if you're using the stereoscopic 3D or not, the screen brightness, Wi-Fi, if the game uses both screens, the volume of your audio, etc.
But yeah, that's quite a range. I suppose if you're traveling, turning off the Wi-Fi switch and not having the screen at FULL BLAST would make the system last longer, which would make for a good travel companion on a flight or something. Of course, even 3.5 hours would be more than enough, unless you're traveling across the entire WORLD or something, ha ha.
So the New XL will have better battery life than the small one or are they both in that range?
I'm mostly curious to see how well this improved 3D screen technology functions... it tracks your head using the camera and adjusts on the fly? Sounds pretty complicated but really impressive if it works under various lighting conditions and such.
I define a new console as: if you can't play the games on the old console then its a new console. So the New 3DS is practically a new console. Why is Nintendo releasing a new console only 3 years after it last one? It not as if the 3DS is selling bad, hell, it one of the best selling consoles of all time (#Long live the 3DS).
@Pokefreak911: the Game Boy Colour didn't come out until years after the Game Boy.