Nintendo announces Nintendo 3DS XL, launches July 28 in Japan, Aug 19 in US

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It may not be as successful as the Nintendo DS, but it hasn’t stopped them from releasing new hardware. At its Nintendo Direct livestream, Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata revealed the Nintendo 3DS XL – and it’s literally a bigger 3DS. An American release date was announced by Nintendo of America’s president Reggie Fils-Aime in its own Nintendo Direct stream.

Should be noted that if it does come to the Japan, it will be the Nintendo 3DS LL.

It will feature a 4.88-inch screen with the same glasses-free stereoscopic 3D display and a 4.18-inch touchscreen. That is up from a 3.53-inch and 3-inch screens. You’ll have longer battery life, but no adapter to recharge the device (sold separately), and it’s been redesigned slightly. You still have the 3D camera and a front-facing camera, the same analog stick and D-pad.

It will come out on July 28 in Japan with white, red and black, and black and silver colour schemes with a price tag of 18,900 yen. It will come out in North America on August 19 for $199 – and arguably, both are far cheaper launch prices compared to what the Nintendo 3DS actually came out back in 2010.

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  • Feliciakissxoxo

    What’s up with the colors? Why aren’t the normal colors available? Like white, black, baby pink. I don’t like the red and blue in combination with black ): guess I’ll have to wait..

  • Dan

    the should have added the second analog, doesnt even make sense that they didnt.