A New 3D Console: Nintendo 3DS XL
Today Nintendo officially unveiled the Nintendo 3DS XL, a larger version of the company's 3D stereoscopic handheld console. Dimensions of the new device : 161.0 X 91.4 X 21.2mm. Weight : 314 gr (+ 36%).
The 3DS XL (known as 3DS LL in Japan) has a 4.88-inch upper screen (+38% linear, +93% in surface), and a 4.18-inch bottom touch screen (+38%). The 3DS XL will hit North American retail, with a 4GB memory card, on August 19 for $199.99, on the same day as the new Super Mario Bros. 2's release.
It will arrive at Japanese retail on July 28 for 18,900 yen ($235), and the same date in Europe (price to be announced).
Despite the significantly larger viewing areas, Nintendo said the 3DS XL will have a 25% longer battery life than the current 3DS. 3DS software on the 3DS XL will allow players 3.5-6.5 hours of battery life, while DS software will allow for 6-10 hours. That's compared to the current 3DS' 3-5 hours and 5-8 hours, respectively.
17 Millions 3DS were sold globally since its introduction.
Source: Geek Montage