3DS XL Avoids Rocking the Boat While Introducing Improvements
Nintendo releasing a 3DS hardware revision was an inevitability; it was only a matter of how long the company would wait before doing so. When no announcement was made at E3, it looked as if we would be waiting at least a few more months, until perhaps the Tokyo Game Show in September, before plans for one would be revealed. Instead, giving us little notice once again, the company broadcasted yet another Nintendo Direct event last night, and along with an announcement regarding Namco Bandai’s involvement in the development of the next Super Smash Bros., Nintendo unveiled the 3DS XL.
Much like the DSi XL, the 3DS XL is essentially the exact same piece of hardware as the existing model, only with significantly larger screens and a $ 200 price tag. More specifically, it has screens 90 percent larger than those found in the standard 3DS, measuring in at 4.88 inches on top and 4.18 inches on the bottom (compared with 3.53 inches and 3.02 inches, respectively, for the regular 3DS). As an added perk, the battery life is also improved, which is a welcome development considering that is one of the 3DS’ most glaring weak points.
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