Nintendo 3DS XL Hits U.S. This August For $200

By Ishaan . June 21, 2012 . 9:04pm

In North America, the Nintendo 3DS XL will come bundled with a 4GB SD card, and will be released on August 19th for $200. The system’s screens are larger than those of the Nintendo 3DS, with the top screen coming in at 4.88 inches and the bottom screen is 4.18 inches.


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  • Curan_Altea

    It’s tempting, but the current screen is good enough…. Plus that’d stretch the resolution a bit I’d think.

  • DS23

    No second analog = No sale

  • skyblaze

    wh… where’s the second… x_x

    • Spider-Man

      All that empty space on the right!

  • Repede91

    How much bigger is it than the regular 3DS?

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    well 4gb is better than 2gb but that is pretty pricey for hardware thats a year old at this point in time, I cant see how that larger everything increases the cost that much. 

    One Vita price drop puts both systems in the same range…

    • tubers

      Not entirely sure but wouldn’t business cargo shipments be more expensive if it’s heavier and bigger?

      The VITA’s more tempting with the typical 50 dollar gift card promos. (<– think this happend at least 3X already.. last one was last week).

      But OFC, this doesn't have Mario and Zelda on it LOL.

  • Xapth

    No second circle pad… and I’m guessing the current Circle Pad Pro will not fit with this newer model… whatcha gonna do Nintendo?

    I’d love if this model fixed the blur effect the current 3DS has on original DS games.

    EDIT: A few sources are saying that an AC adapter WILL BE INCLUDED with the 3DS XL in North America

  • MrRobbyM

    Yeah. Definitely waiting for a price drop. 200 isn’t that bad but it’s still too much for a handheld to me. However…a GBA/GC purple/cobalt would be very tempting.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Wow, what a kick in the ass. This would be perfect for imported games since they usually have tiny tiny kanji. Too bad play-asia doesn’t have some kinda trade-in policy with these…

    • Aoshi00

      This would come in real handy playing Prof Layton too.. and as I said before the text in Code of Princess is way too tiny for me..  I’ve always thought the 3DS’s screen is too small after getting used to seeing the DSi XL comfortably..  argh, now I have 2 small 3DSes.. would wait for a cool color or LE to upgrade or something, and by then still another question, upgrade the US or Jpn system.. probably the US.. but still the possibility of a 2nd analog

      • FitzpatrickPhillips

        Yeah you were right, the text in CoP is pretty small. Didn’t realize it until later. Do the other 3DS games you’ve imported have the same issue? Or is it just CoP’s?

        • Aoshi00

          I thought CoP’s has the smallest text I’ve ever seen, they could’ve appeared bigger but dunno why they made it unnecessarily small, real tiny.. Senran Kagura and Layton were a bit hard to read too, especially when you have 3D turned on, the layers of picture look cool but it takes a lot of concentration to focus and read it, for me anyway.. so XL would really let me enjoy the games a lot more.  I still can’t believe XL comes out so soon and before a 3DS Lite or 3DSi..  it’s a rather plain design, but I like the buttons at the bottom.. I would be tempted to pick up an XL on day 1, but I think only a limited edition would justify an upgrade more, just like I got the Red Mario XL..

          Also I’m not sure if you’ve gotten the 10 free ambassador games, if you want to do trade-in, you would lose the games unless you have both systems and make the transfer first (I did it once when I sold my black 3DS and got a Zelda one), not that those games are a big deal, but the freebies made me feel better as an early adopter lol..  I would like to get a XL eventually, but probably won’t trade in the Zelda LE 3DS..

          Also you really want a bigger screen to enjoy the 3D effect anyway.. just like when watching 3D movies in theater, if you sit too far, the 3D effect is not as obvious or immersive..

  • Mago Iichi

    Yeah, I heard it has better battery life. 6 to 10 hours.

    200 bucks though? I’ll be waiting for that price drop.

    • Anesia Hunter

      Don’t expect that to happen until the regular 3ds does another price drop and if you remember right it started off at $250. So, unless Sony drops the PS Vita prices a lot forcing Nintendo to drop the 3DS price more I don’t see that price drop happening too soon.

      • Mago Iichi

        Just like people didn’t expect this redesign soon? I give em 1 more year LOL

  • Andrew Austin

    Its like Nintendo doesn’t listen to their consumers.

  • Solomon_Kano

    According to IGN it comes in blue. Sold. Absurd that it doesn’t come with an AC adapter though. I’ll probably nab one off of a friend.

    • Covnam

      It looked like the same blue as the DSi XL, which I hope doesn’t turn out to be true, I don’t really like that shade.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Ick. Yea, I just looked at it again. I was hoping it’d be the same shade as the black and blue DS lite. Guess I’ll go for the red one, since those are the only 2 colors we’re getting.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I bet gamestop deal: Bring in your 3DS and get 40% off on the 3DXL :/   *called it* 200$ with out a AC plug hmmm at gamestop you can get a 3DS Ac for 10/12$. they should have added a 2nd sliding pad 

    • Mago Iichi

      So basically you’re paying up to 210-215 if you get the AC Plug, plus 10-40 more depending on if you buy Kid Icarus and get the Stand or just 10 to get the stand.

      Hell, just buying 1 3DS game and this 200 dollar thing is 250 including the AC Plug LOL

      I see what you did there Nintendo, I see what you did.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        lol indeed

  • Covnam

    I’ll probably end up getting this at some point, maybe after a price drop. Playing on the DSi XL has spoiled me for a larger screen at home. Not really surprised at there being no second thumb pad, just like the PSP, Nintendo doesn’t want to divide it’s consumers where some have the 2nd pad and some don’t. Plus, this is just like the DSi XL, just a larger screen, so of course there wouldn’t be any changes to it.
    Odd that the ac adapter isn’t included, it’s a bit much to ask new buyers to pay extra for a charger to even use the device.

    Edit: I hope they move the stylus though, never really liked the current spot on the 3DS.

  • MrRobbyM

    In other (still related) news..

    Mario now supporting paid DLC. I knew Nintendo was looking a little *too* good today.

    • Solomon_Kano

      From Andriasang: “The development team will work on the paid stages after release, and will respond to user feedback.”

      Pre-planned… but post-developed.

      Is that supposed to make it sound better or…

      • MrRobbyM

        The only way this could be even slightly justified is dependent on how much the community has a say in the development. But then again, they could have easily included that in the game. I’m extremely excited to get a 3DS with all these news but Nintendo has done a few things recently that I’m not too fond of. First of all, saying that digitally distributed games should cost as much as physical copies is the biggest bs I’ve ever heard from them. Now they go the paid DLC route when they said themselves that they were against it.

        Nintendo is going a bit downhill to me.

        • Solomon_Kano

          I’m not fond of their base digital model, but the notion of selling digital games in store is brilliant. Letting digital content be subject to the sales that physical retailers offer is the most forward thing Nintendo’s done in the digital space in their entire history. Now, that hasn’t been put into action yet, but it is an idea that I’m really fond of.

          I’m with you on the DLC though. Nintendo seems to like saying one thing and doing another lately. Just at E3 Miyamoto said that they were looking towards their next handheld rather than a 3DS revision, but wait… we just got news of a 3DS revision. Surely this wasn’t decided without Miyamoto of all people not knowing. And don’t get me wrong, this revision just provided a further reason for me to get a 3DS, but that kind of confusion is absurd. I’ve nothing against DLC itself, but Nintendo’s stance on it changing suddenly is irksome. They’re just making hypocrites of themselves.

          • eilegz

             agree the lack of credibility in this industry even reached to nintendo…

            just when miyamoto said that they wont release a new 3ds revision, and how iwata and reggie stance about DLC… everything change now

          • Solomon_Kano

            It’s crazy that they’re saying stuff like they don’t know what the company has planned.

    • kylehyde

      Is more than official, this is the first mario 2D game that I’m going to past.

  • eilegz

    I beginning to feel like Nintendo is doing all they can to make their fanbase hate them.
    I mean seriously a new model without a second analog, no ac adapter? and dlc mario, and miyamoto said that there wont be a revision for 3ds and bam here its the new one…

    way to go to screw you customers

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      It is indeed not revision here. It is just upscale like DSiXL and DSi where they add nothing except increasing the size and battery life.

    • mirumu

      The thing is, this really isn’t much different to what Nintendo did with their old handhelds. If anything it was much worse with the Gameboy Advance where every new version seemed to remove something important.

  • Shadowman

    It will sale more if there were a second analog stick I can’t believe Nintendo would do that. I don’t know I might just wait.

  • GaiunxWolfenX

    no big deal, those who want this, good for you the 3ds has been a great console if a little slow, i would have gotten mad as hell if it would have come with the second  circle pad XD, it would have felt like nintendo just kicked fans who got the device earlier (and of course i get the “nintendo should have done 2 circle pads from the beginning” thing).. although no ac adapter is really silly O-o what were you thinking nintendo guys who come with these ideas?

  • No second circle pad and it doesn’t even come with an AC adapter? What kind of scam is that? It probably costs them 50 cents worth of sweat shop labor and plastic to make one. The bigger screens and longer battery life are great, but taking out something that is necessary to use the damn thing really doesn’t sit right with me.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      odd right

    • Chaheezor

      As it was mentioned in the last article. It is only in Japan were it will not come with an AC adapter. Outside of Japan, the adapter will be included.

      Why are you people only reading what you want to read?

      • malek86

        Europe too won’t get it, apparently.

        But even if it were just for Japan, I’m not sure what’s the reasoning for not including something that’s included with 100% of electronic devices out there.

        •  To drum up sales for the separately-packaged AC adapter, duh.

        • Chaheezor

           Ah, my bad then. I take that back then.
          It is really odd though I have to say, I mean I’m not really bothered about it as I have my 3DS charger and its not going anywhere, but surely if they really think it’s because 3DS owners already have one, they’d have one with a charger and one without. Granted, that is a stupid idea but a better one than “Don’t already own a 3DS? Too bad, pay us an extra £7 and we’ll give you one”

  • Anesia Hunter

    Will, there be a pink one?

  • Jason A

    Cool, currently happy with my original 3DS, I might get it one day when It’s cheap. 

  • ZEROthefirst

    If this has a much longer battery life than my current 3DS do I want this? Yes. Will I get it though? Not until the price goes down a bit or at least find a decent used one.

  • CrimsonalCore

    No thanks, I want to save my money for Wii U. :3

  • ArcadiaSymphonia

    Crap! I’ve been saving for a wii u now this?!? Ugh nintendo i’ll still save for the wii u but this’ll be in the back of my mind too!

  • I’m so getting this my old 3DS is going to my sister. Big hands meet 3ds XL. 

    • Christopher Nunes

      If they have a Red and Black version of this, I might just get it! ^_^

      • Solomon_Kano

        They do.

  • tubers

    If only this means Sony’d do a “PSP 2000 “move for the VITA early 2013.

    I kinda like this though.. I’d rather have a free AC adapter than a free 4GB card though.

    There’s so many SD Card sales.

    • Solomon_Kano

      What would Sony even change? Better battery life is pretty much the only possible improvement that doesn’t come down to personal preference.

      • elsalvadorps

        What about better picture/video quality, built-in memory and being able to skip that idiotic intro

        • mirumu

          I don’t think screen technology exists to improve upon the Vita’s screen just yet. Maybe when IGZO displays get out of the labs. Why add built-in memory when they can just bundle memory cards with the current model?

          There’s certainly a lot they could do on the software side, like making the PS3 synchronisation simpler, supporting more video codecs, enabling support for multiple PSN accounts, and allowing you to skip that intro video as you say, but they should just release that for free as a system software update.

          When Sony do release a new Vita version I expect the changes will largely be internal ones that cut their production costs.

          • Solomon_Kano

            This. Any changes beyond these would probably be beyond Sony’s PSP revision trend and would only drive the system’s price up — and there’s no way in hell Sony’s gonna do that.

      • tubers

        Well just think of the PSP life cycle:

        Improvement in screen (brighter, more saturated.. afaik there are different qualities of OLED). Throw in 720p screen as well if they can afford to and still maintain no higher than the current MSRP.

        Camera Quality. No, not just higher res but 720p would also be welcome. (it’s slightly worse than the 3DS in color)

        Weight.. the 2000 was lighter .

        RAM and slight speed bump.. the 2XXX to Go PSPs did this.

        TV Out.. like the 2000 as well.

        I daresay reduce the overall footprint even for a bit.. for a more pocket friendly experience..

        Just pointing out, again, the PSP model revision history. History is likely to repeat itself.

        • Solomon_Kano

          As far as a portable system goes, the Vita could be considered bleeding edge. If Sony were to make the improvements you suggest they’d charge over what the system costs at present and, looking at it’s sales, that’s definitely not something they’d want to do. The footprint, yea, that could change easily. The rest are things that would up the production cost on the system and Sony won’t pay more to make it and not have us pay more to own it. But with slow sales already, they wouldn’t do anything to make the system less appealing.

          Those are all possibilities, but I can’t see them going with them as they would be guaranteed to cost us more and Sony can’t afford to push the system’s price.

          • tubers

            “ present”.. heck no! (So I totally agree with you there)

            I am generally speaking later down the line. At the earliest, a full year after the U.S. Release.

            IMO, there won’t be any major revisions (PSP 1000 to 2000 “leap”) until the heralding of the PS4. I think this way because I think the VITA is a transitional device (PS3.5) that has a small potential for eating with/against the PS3 market.

            The VITA’s future doesn’t seem much bleak at least (for “core” gamers).

          • Solomon_Kano

            *nods* Agreed. The Vita’s future looks to be the same as the PSP’s to me. It’ll fall behind the Nintendo system, but that’s to be expected. It’ll still be home to some great niche titles, some big names, and lots of imports.

            You’re definitely right about it being transitional. That’s kinda what the PSP was. A lot of things that the PSP has now didn’t roll around until after the PS3 came into play, so I could see the next significant change in the Vita happening once we see the PS4.

  • Herok♞

     I know I already posted this but felt it need to be restated.: Ok finally everyone who said the second circle pad is needed can shut up
    because now it’s clear it was just an add on to a few games and not need for the system like some people claimed, plus this
    is good the early adopters aren’t screwed over because there are no big
    changes except battery life which is easily fixable.

    • OneOkami

      No I’ll keep my mouth open in stand by it.  I have a Vita and a 3DS, and that second stick can make a world of difference.  I couldn’t finish Kid Icarus purely because of the controls.  IMO, that game was legitimately hindered by the hardware’s ergonomic design and ruined what would’ve otherwise been a enjoyable and memorable experience for me.  

      • Peace Legacy

        The majority of people bought and love Kid Icarus on 3DS for what it is
        If you ain’t happy about it, well…too bad I guess
        Here, have a bigger screen to observe the 3D

        • OneOkami

          Oh, I can easily see why people loved it.  So did I…when I wasn’t having to (frequently) stop and put the system down to flex my hands or try to balance the console on my right knee take some of the stress off my hands.  Mental and physical interferences like that affect and degrade the overall experience, and if someone tells you otherwise then they have no business in industrial design.

          It was like being thrilled driving a nice, high-performance car in a race…but having to sit on a hot concrete stool, with piss-poor handling and no air conditioning in 97-degree weather while doing it.

          • Asura

             I don’t think you realize what driving high-performance cars in races is actually like. It’s about 10000x worse than what you wrote.

      • Herok♞

         I never did get why people had problems with the controls it is really easy to hold the system with one hand and use the stylus with the other,and I did that for hours on end without it hurting. I think a second analog stick would be more cumbersome then helpful in KI:U
        What does having a Vita have to do with anything, I have one as well and I know that with the second stick is only going to be needed with shooters since even Gravity Rush lets you use the gyro controls if you want.

        • OneOkami

          There is no doubt in my mind that a 2nd stick for camera control and aiming would’ve been far more comfortable for me.  Having to hold and aim with the stylus meant I had to use my left hand to not only manipulate the thumb-stick and press the left trigger, but holding the system with one hand from one half creates a pivot resulting in torque from the use of the stylus, which means the left hand has to support the entire system including countering the torque to keep it level.  This position put a lot of stress on my hand, which is why I would sometimes resort to trying to rest the console on my leg to relieve it, but that just left me in a constantly hunched over position and the 3DS still feeling awkward in my hands.

          A second analog stick like the Vita would’ve allowed me to hold the 3DS under even support, fingers comfortably spread along the back (I had to scrunch mine up to reduce discomfort so if you didn’t you may have smaller hands than me), more natural, even positioning across both my hands (VERY important) and my thumbs and index fingers RESTING on the sticks and triggers instead of requiring more noticeable physical (and stressful) effort to manipulate.  

          What does the Vita have to do with anything?  This whole debate is about the inclusion (or lack thereof) of a second stick.  IMO, with the way many games are designed nowadays, seconds analog sticks aid tremendously in game controls, and as those games designs that can and often do smooth cross the “boundaries” between home and portable consoles, it will increasingly become advantageous to have it, which is a major reason I consider the Vita’s design superior.  And though I already knew it, the use of the second stick on the Vita has already proven it to me.  Its like the difference between playing Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker on the PSP vs the SIXAXIS. Boy what a difference it makes.  BTW, having alternative controls options doesn’t make it any less advantageous to me.  Rarely would I chose gyro controls over a stick for character movement or vision, especially as I’m often using my portables out in public, including when sitting right next to someone.  In situations like that I prefer to minimize my physical motion both of out personal comfort and courtesy to those around me.

    • Hraesvelgr

      Yeah, I agree that a second pad isn’t really needed, since there are almost no games that even use or need it. But hey, like I’ve been saying a lot these days, people are going to complain just to complain. Even if they added a second circle pad, I’m sure people would find something else to complain about.

      • OneOkami

        Yeah, I agree that a second pad isn’t really needed, since there are almost no games that even use or need it”  

        It is rare for an accessory to get vast, strong support (and by strong support I mean games being truly designed around the accessory) because doing so limits your market due to the inherent fragmentation introduces.  In that sense, I don’t think it’s fair to say the pad isn’t needed because there isn’t support for it (which I’m not entirely sure if that is even accurate).  The way the pad was introduced is the cause of the limited support it receives. That’s why a hardware feature like this needs to be built-in from the get-go.

  • SLick123456789111

    Gotta get that extra analog on there Nintendo.
    Just used the WiiUP Controller Template & move the B,Y,X&A buttons down to make room for it.

  • FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF- gamestop better have a good freaking deal for trading in my current 3ds!!!

  • No

    No second analog nub on a bigger system? Really?

    • MINT_FanFan

       Because it will be unfair for people who bought normal 3DS, i think.

      If it features second analog nub, it will become a new standard, more and more game will use that analog, rendering the old 3DS at disadvantage at games which uses 2 analog nubs.

      And no, “then buy a CPP” is not an option… If a 3rd party component becomes a-must, then the product itself is already fail.

      That’s why i don’t think Nintendo will attach a 2nd analog nub anytime soon.

      • Christopher Nunes

        But would the Circle Pad Pro fit on that 3DS?

        • No, it wouldn’t. I saw this on Bulbagarden with a direct comparison of the two. They would have to make a new Circle Pad Pro XL. I would rather they just redesigned it with a second analog than for people to double or triple dip. I love my 3DS so I wouldn’t be upgrading to an XL anytime soon.

          Nintendo’s latest handheld is one expensive investment for those who want the best of both worlds for their gaming experience. The Vita, being region-free, wins in that aspect, besides the one account per Vita issue, is a more sound investment that’s in dire need of games to help push is sales.  

      • OneOkami

        When you feel compelled to ship a platform accessory with a game to ease discomfort when playing then you’ve already failed.  When you ever have a need to produce an add-on component shortly after launching a product due to obviously strong enough and important enough 3rd party demand, then you’ve already failed.

    • isfuturebright

      I think it’s a matter of time until they released a redesign of 3DS. It took 2 years from DS to Lite so I would expect something like late 2013 for a redesign with 2 analog.

  • Nikolai Sumcad

    And I remember paying more for the original version. o.0

  • CALLED IT!!!

  • TheSquishyTanker

    I’m content with my Zelda edition 3DS, so I’ll pass.

  • Monsley

    Nice! The only reason I don’t have a 3DS yet is because I was hoping for a model with bigger screens, so I’m really happy to see my dreams have finally come true! :D

  • Might trade mine for this…but I don’t know. Apparently I have a rare color :) !
    (Gotta love my Aqua blue.)

    • Yes you do. :D I as well have that colour, and it will be out of production sometime in the future.

  • MaruluGames

    This is why I imported a Japanese 3DS when it first launched. 
    Now I can buy a European (I life in Europe) 3DSXL without any regrets.

  • Suicunesol

    Aha! Now I have a reason to import a Japanese 3DS! I can play Senran Kagura with even bigger boobs popping out of an even bigger screen! ^______^

    • Peace Legacy

      I am just absolutely loving how straightforward and frank this comment is

      • miju

         Me too. It’s refreshing for some reason.

  • Pang Chee Jie

    Nintendo has made a smart decision by not including a second circle pad. First of all, there are approximately 10million people who own 3DS’s and adding a 2nd circle pad would almost certainly fracture the entire user base. Some developers would want to take advantage of the newly added circle pad and the gen1 3DS owners might not be able to play the and this will most likely piss off plenty of the current 3DS user base. Furthermore, the Circle Pad Pro is an OPTIONAL peripheral and is not supposed to be something that a person needs to buy to play a certain game. What’s more, the CPP isn’t flying off shelves and it’s rather bulky too. Unless Nintendo includes a CPP for every game that requires the use of a second circle pad(like the Wii Remote Plus), adding a second circle pad would most likely create a magnitude 6 shit storm. Nintendo is doing the right move by actually NOT listening to the consumers. Take a look at the PSP and the NDS. The PSP only had one analogue nub and it was successful. The DS had NO analogue stick/slide pad and it was still highly successful.

  • wha…? 3DS XL?????

    I think I’ll stick with my good ol’ 3DS. I just bought it six months ago. 
    I’m not going to be Mr. Update-my-model. Besides that, I never went for a PSP 3000 when I got my PSP 2000 so yeah, no worries. At least new owners get a wider screen. 

  • Julien_N

    After all this Suspicious Specific Denial from Miyamoto about the redesign, here we have a 3DS XL. Hum…well, it is not completely suprising (But still enough to leave me in a laughter of confusion when I learnt the news XD), but I thought they would create a new model with better battery life but the same size (a la DS Lite) before tackling the bigger version.

  • XiaomuArisu

    So….am I the only one who thought the 3ds markII whould get a second stick?
    The other question is does this ds has a higher resulotion? The other xlDS was worse then the first because the game looked pixelated on the bigger screen.
    BTW dont have a XLDS but one of my friends,thats why I know about that problem.

    • raitouniverse

      3DS games look pretty good, so it’s possible that they’ve been made to handle the upscale.

      This also does seem to fix the DS problem, they probably want more people to play their new pokemon game on their 3DS because this should guarantee that the resolution should be the same now instead of insanely downsized.

  • I still prefer my 25th Anniversary Legend of Zelda special edition best :D

  • I’m okay with my 3DS, but my sister is going to flip out for this after getting that Purple one.  She wanted a bigger screen and stuff too…

  • Brandon001

    seriously? now i dont know which DS to get when i do get around to getting one

    hm, 200 is steep though, hopefully by the time i can get one, they’ll still have the smaller model

  • KingGunblader

    I’m in… if they fix the resolution problem for DS games. I just got Radiant Historia and I would love to play it on those wonderfully huge screens.

    • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

      With a larger screen it would be bigger, but it would probably still look a little blurry :<

  • Kristina Wright

    Like Bruno, I too still prefer my Zelda 3DS but I’ll definitely pick one of these bad boys up in Red once made available, if not at launch. I loved my XL so much so this will make me love the 3DS even more. Not going to sell my current 3DS for the new one though. I’ll keep my Zelda one forever!

  • Placido Michael Cortorreal Flo

    Well the actual 3DS screen are kinda small but, i guess this news does not hype me up much, :P if it had twin circle pads maybe i would consider buying one…

    But then again, that other circle pad for camara controling wont come soon, since it would be a waste of invesment on the circle pad pro xD

  • I’ll be just fine with my original 3DS (which I bought when it was launched).

    I hope I’m doing the right thing of holding off from getting a PS Vita until Christmas, maybe Sony will make another version or reduce the cost.

  • It would be great if the 3DS camera’s quality improve. I really have fun taking 3D pictures of my anime figures (especially Beach Queens, lol) with the 3DS camera. But the picture quality is pretty poor unless I take it out to the sunlight while shooting from right direction.

  • DarthSithZero

    Still no 2nd Joystick!?!?! WTF Nintendo I thought you learned the lesson

    • Nicky Tetlow

      I know, right? Why can’t Nintendo alienate its customer base properly?

      • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

        If they included a second slider they would alienate people who bought the first 3DS. Then all developers would start using dual pad capabilities. Think next time.

  • ddh819

    How will DS games look on the 3DS XL compared to a DSi XL? Will they be about the same size on screen, since the 3DS XL top screen is a little bigger than the DSi XL, but the 3DS resolution is not the same as the DS?

  • 3DSi XL Lite
    All I want to say right now.

  • thundergodCN

    Brought a 3DS yesterday…….then this

  • Ricewarrior

    One of two things would’ve made me want to buy this:

    1) Extended Battery life of at least an extra 3 hours.
    2 A Second Circle pad.

    From what I heard though, they managed to increase the battery life by an extra 30 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes. Which is respectable but, to me, isn’t worth an extra 200$.

    Also the lack of a second circle pad is a giant disappointment considering there are some games that are starting to use it and chances are, there will be more to come. What’s also worse is that the Circle Pad Pro won’t work with this. So gotta shell out more cash to buy that Circle Pad Pro XL.

    I suppose the only thing I find appealing is the size mostly because I apparently have huge hands so I can actually hold the thing with my palms instead of balancing it with all my finger tips.

  • Zerita Wilson

    keeping my original aqua no point in rushing in to grab this when this happens alot with nintendo as with the dsi 

  • Keitaro004

    This is one of the very few moments I’m glad I waited to buy a console.

    • same. i was about to buy that sex purple 3ds, but i had this FEELING. 

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