3DS XL announced – here’s everything you need to know

"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...

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NewMonday2095d ago

that is good news for me, the original was to small for my big hands and bad eyes.

now i just need for my particular kind of games to release.

NukaCola2094d ago

Not having a secondary circle pad is a huge turn off.

CommonSense2094d ago (Edited 2094d ago )

"What about America?

They won’t get it until 18 August. [laughs]

Silly America.


just give us the information. don't try to be entertaining. way to make the paq (potentially asked questions) just sorta fizzle out at the end.

iluvps3952094d ago

Are we going to see 6 or 7 different versions of this handheld??? Nintendo's track record says yes so I am holding off on this until the 3DSXL Lite Dual Thumb Pad Deluxe Pro 3 Screen 4D version comes out.

Lucretia2094d ago

yep, we can expect to see atleast 6 more revisions. its been happening since the GBA, and will happen with this. This is the fastest revision nintendo has ever done though.

i can see a Normal version with dual analogs coming next, then shortly after a dual analog XL version. Nintendo loves milking the fanboys of their money

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