Some details regarding the new 3ds XL
Gamers rejoice Mighty N announced on June 21, 2012, during its Nintendo Direct broadcast the Nintendo 3DS XL will be released on July 28, 2012 in Japan and Europe (€199.99/£179.99), on August 19, 2012 in North America (US$199.99), and on August 23, 2012 in Australia and New Zealand (A$249.95) In both Japan and North America it will be released on the same day as New Super Mario Brothers 2. The colours available at launch are:
Red + Black (Worldwide)
Blue + Black (Europe, Australia and North America)
Silver + Black (Europe, Australia and Japan)
In order to reduce costs Nintendo will sadly not include an AC Adapter with the Japanese and European versions, however an AC Adapter will be included with the North American and Australian releases. A Nintendo DSi, DSi XL or 3DS AC Adapter (Model Code: WAP-002) is compatible with the 3DS XL, and will also be available for purchase separately, or in a bundle with a 3DS XL Charging Cradle. ( so if you have a 3ds from before you have nothing to worry about!). The 3DS XL is set to not replace the original Nintendo 3DS console and Nintendo claims both models will be manufactured.
So for those who prefer a bigger better longer lasting hand held 3D gaming experience, the 3ds XL would be a wise choice!
90% larger screen, source: wikipedia
As with the DSI XL, the 3DS XL features larger screens and longer battery life than the original 3DS. The screens are 90% larger (top: 4.88 in (124 mm), bottom: 4.18 in (106 mm)), and the battery life is increased by 86%. A 4 GB SD card comes packaged with the console instead of a 2 GB card included with the original 3DS. It was not compatible with the original Circle Pad Pro but an XL sized version of that accessory will become available later in 2012.
I for once can’t wait to get my hands on this unit, what do you gamers think about it so far?
Would you be interested in purchasing the 3ds Xl?
The Game Mistress