- Feb 29, 2008
http://www.ingame.msnbc.msn.com/technology/ingame/nintendo-unveils-super-sized-3ds-xl-game-machine-840499The new 3DS XL handheld will run $199.99 and will launch in North America on August 19 -- the same day "New Super Mario Bros. 2" launches for the 3DS.
Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, said the super-sized version of the 3DS will come with an updated form factor and a battery that outperforms that of the original 3DS. That means the top screen will measure 4.88 inches while the bottom screen is 4.18 inches (compared to the current 3DS' 3.53-inch and 3.02-inch screens) and the battery will last 3.5 to 6.5 hours (compared to the 3 to 5 hours with the 3DS).
The 3DS XL also comes bundled with a 4GB SD card for storing downloadable content from Nintendo's eShop.