Nintendo 3DS XL Announced

by Jim Reilly on Jun 21, 2012 at 05:57 PM

Nintendo revealed the 3DS XL, a revision of the original 3DS handheld that boasts a 90 percent extra viewing area.

The top screen measures 4.88 inches and the lower screen is now 4.18 inches. It also offers longer battery life. The memory card is also being increased to 4 GB. The 3DS XL will include an AC adapter in North American but not in Japan. It will have to be purchased separately, but you can still use other adapters from other Nintendo devices.

The new handheld is coming in Black, Black x Blue, and Black x Red on August 19 in North America for $199. It releases on July 28 in Japan and Europe.

Correction: Nintendo of America confirmed the 3DS XL includes an AC Adapter. The story was updated.