| Monday, June 25, 2012
If you’ve been interested in getting a Nintendo 3DS for some time now, Nintendo’s announcement from late last week is either the precise news you’ve been waiting for, just the thing to add more confusion to your purchase consideration process, or might just end up on your leave-it-be pile. Continuing its habit of product updates, Nintendo announced that it will be introducing an XL version of the 3DS. Just like the DSi XL, the 3DS XL will feature considerably larger screens (90% to be precise), and some other big extras. Available in red or blue, and featuring a larger, longer lasting battery pack, it comes bundled with a 4 GB SD card, so you’re not just getting bigger screens, but a memory card with double the capacity of the one included with the regular 3DS.
The 3DS XL will be launching alongside New Super Mario Bros. 2, on August 19th, for a suggested retail price of $199.99. This announcement does open up some questions though, specifically; will these new screens address some of the 3D viewing angle issues of the current 3DS? As well, what in the heck are they going to do about the Circle Pad Pro?