News – 3DS XL unveiled

June 22, 2012 by Simon Wigham  
Filed under News

At their Nintendo Direct conference, Nintendo revealed a hardware revision for the 3DS. The 3DS XL is coming July 28th.

Strangely despite being the most requested feature by far, there’s still only the one circle pad. The screen however is 4.88 inches, that’s 90 percent larger than the current models screen and it also has the distinction of being the largest portable Nintendo format ever. The battery has a longer life, lasting 3.5 to 6.5 hours for 3DS games and 6 to 10 hours for DS titles. Continuing on the bigger theme, there’s also a 4GB SD Card included, of which is twice the size of what comes with the current model.At launch there are 3 colours on offer: silver, blue and red.

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