New and bigger Nintendo 3DS XL/LL revision revealed! There’s no second Circle Pad, surprisingly, but it’s got a much bigger 4.88” screen on the top (compared to 3.53”), and a 4.18-inch screen on the botom (up from 3.02”). It has a longer battery life of around 6-10 hours, and the pack-in memory card has been given a boost from 2GB to 4GB, too. And real Home/Start/Select buttons!
In the U.S., 3DS XL will hit on August 19 with a $199 price ($30 more than the standard system) with Red and Blue editions. Europe Red, Blue, and Silver — the systems ship on the same day as New Super Mario Bros. 2.
It will release with White, Red/Black, and Silver/Black editions in Japan on July 28 for ¥18,900, or around $235 with the yen as strong as it is right now. In Japan and Europe, at least, the charging dock will be sold separately, and the system will not include an AC adapter (it’s compatible with the old adapter, though).