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Nintendo officially announces 3DS XL: $199 on Aug. 19th


11:04 PM on 06.21.2012
Nintendo officially announces 3DS XL: $199 on Aug. 19th photo



[Update: Nintendo says that the U.S. version WILL come with an AC adapter. Japan is doing their own thing over there.]

The Japanese version of Nintendo Direct let the cat out of the bag, but here's the official details for the North American release of the newly announced big screen 3DS. As with the DSi, they're calling it the 3DS LL, but we're calling it the 3DS XL. 

Nintendo 3DS XL is coming to North America on August 19th for $199.99, hitting shelves right alongside New Super Mario Bros. 2. But Europe gets it first, on July 28th. You know you'll want both, so start selling things or stealing. 

Check out that 90% larger screen. Nuts, isn't it? The new top screen is now 4.88 inches, up from 3.5 inches on the original model. The bottom screen also gets a bump up from 3 inches to a bigger 4.18 inches.

The system itself is almost 50 percent bigger, but that means a bit more battery life, with Nintendo quoting more the 6 hours of use. But for when the juice finally runs out, you'll need to make sure to purchase an AC adapter separately, as one is not included with the system. A 4GB SD card will be included.

The system will be offered in blue/black or red/black. What about that pretty white one from Japan's announcement?

Are you going to trade in your 3DS for this big dude?

Nintendo officially announces 3DS XL: $199 on Aug. 19th photo
Nintendo officially announces 3DS XL: $199 on Aug. 19th photo





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