Despite Miyamoto recently insisting a focus on a future 3DS successor rather than a model revision, Nintendo has announced and unveiled the 3DS XL in its Nintendo Direct broadcast.
At 4.88 inches (12.4 cm) the 3DS XL screen is 90 per cent larger than the current 3DS model, but there will be no resolution improvement. The super-sized version will be called the Nintendo 3DS LL in Japan and the Nintendo 3DS XL in the West.
The new 3DS's battery will last 3.5 to 6.5 hours while playing 3DS games, a slight boost over the standard 3DS's battery capabilities. The battery will last 6 to 10 hours for DS games, also slightly longer than the standard version. The 3DS battery will take approximately three hours and 30 minutes to charge.
The 3DS XL will work with current 3DS adapter plugs. The North American release will feature an adapter bundled while Japan, Europe and Australia oddly won't get one bundled. The XL will, however, come with a 4GB SD card.
The 3DS XL will come in a variety of colors: for the Australian release, we will get Blue x Black, Red x Black and Silver x Black. The 3DS XL will be out in Australia on August 23rd, with a suggested retail price of $249.95. Have a look at the Nintendo Direct presentation to see the reveal in full.
By Nathan Misa- Writer Bio