In a Famitsu Q&A, Nintendo revealed that it will release an XL-compatible version of the Circle Pad Pro accessory in 2012. Good news, people who want to play Monster Hunter Tri-G on a Japanese 3DS XL! Maybe if the accessory continues to exist, it’ll pick up more support from upcoming games. Nahhhhh.
The page above is one of the sample pages Famitsu posted for the feature that includes this news. That page doesn’t have anything to do with the Circle Pad Pro, but it’s such a nice screen size comparison!