Nintendo 3DS XL Coming Soon With 90% Larger Screens

on June 22, 2012 12:15 PM

Nintendo announced today that, like the Nintendo DS before, the Nintendo 3DS will have an XL Version, to be released on July the 28th in Europe and August the 19th in North America.

The new console will include a a 4.88 inch top screen and a 4.18 inch bottom screen, 90% larger than the ones coming with the original 3DS. It will also come packaged with a 4 GB memory card compared to the 2 GB one included in the 3DS.

The 3DS XL will have a different rounded form factor and will be available in three color combinations: Silver/Black, Red/Black and Blue/Black. It will cost $199.99 in the US ad €199.99 in Europe.

In a move to keep prices down (and, according to Nintendo, because many fans already have a 3DS), the new console won’t come with an AC adaptor in Europe (and in Japan), while the adaptor will be in the North American version.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.