Nintendo’s announced a new 3DS model overnight, coming with a 90 percent bigger screen (bottom and top), and is officially called 3DS LL in Japan, and 3DS XL in the west.
The top screen measures at 4.88 inches and is 90 percent bigger, while the bottom screen is also 90 percent bigger, measuring 4.16 inches.
The new console’s battery will last up to 6.5hrs, which is 1 1/2 hrs longer than the current model. The battery will last 6 to 10 hours for DS games (as compared to 5 to 8 hours for the 3DS).
In Japan, Nintendo’s releasing the 3DS XL’s adapter as a standalone item to cut costs, however in the U.S. the adapter will be included in the package.
The 3DS XL will come ready with a 4GB SD card.
As for variety, 3DS XL will come in three colors (White, Red x Black, Silver x Black) and be out in Japan on July 28th for the asking price of ¥18,900. 3DS XL will see a release July 28th in Europe and August 19th in the U.S. It’ll cost $199.99 in the latter region. No price was announced for Europe.