"This morning during its Nintendo Direct presentations, Nintendo announced the 3DS XL, a larger version of its original 3DS hardware. You may have a few questions about it, especially if you already have a 3DS, so we’re going to answer some of the most likely ones below.
What’s all this about a new 3DS then? I just woke up.
Much like the DSi XL was a larger version of the DSi, the 3DS XL is a bigger version of the 3DS. Its top screen is the biggest screen on any Nintendo handheld to date.
Even bigger than the DSi XL screens? Those were big as it was.
Yup, even bigger than that. The top screen is a whopping 4.88 inches and the bottom screen is 4.18 inches. In comparison, the DSi XL screens were “only” 4.2 inches each.
I’d imagine this means the hardware itself will be bigger then.
True, with this increase in screen size naturally comes an increase in hardware size. While the standard 3DS is 134 x 74 x 21mm in size, the 3DS XL is 156 x 93 x 22mm in size. It’s not muc...