|Nintendo 3DS XL|
The black Nintendo 3DS XL
|Released|| JP: July 28, 2012|
EU: July 28, 2012
NA: August 19, 2012
AU: August 23, 2012
KO: September 20, 2012
|GPU|| Digital Media Professionals|
|Memory||128 MB FCRAM|
|Resolution|| Top: 800 x 240|
(400 per eye when in 3D)
Bottom: 320 x 240
|Media||Nintendo 3DS, DS and DSi Game Cards|
|Controller input||A, B, X, Y buttons, D-pad, touchscreen, Circle Pad, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, volume slider, 3D depth slider, wireless communications switch|
|Online service||Nintendo Network|
|Colour||Black, Blue, Red, Silver, White, & Pikachu Yellow|
€199.99 (£179.99 in UK)
|Units shipped||More than 2 million.|
|Backward compatibility||Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi|
|Predecessor|| Nintendo 3DS
The Nintendo 3DS XL (Nintendo 3DS LL in Japan) is a handheld system by Nintendo. It was first announced on June 21, 2012 via a Nintendo Direct broadcast. In a similar manner to the Nintendo DSi XL, it features a larger screen as well as a greater overall size than the original Nintendo 3DS model. The Nintendo 3DS XL screens are 90% larger than the Nintendo 3DS model (top screen: 4.88 in - 124 mm, bottom screen: 4.18 in - 106 mm), and the battery life of it is increased by 86%, while the weight of it is increased by 46%. However, instead of replacing the 3DS, the Nintendo 3DS XL was sold alongside the 3DS. It has the biggest screens to ever be on a Nintendo handheld.
- The Nintendo 3DS XL was released on the same day as New Super Mario Bros. 2 for Nintendo 3DS in North America.
- Nintendo 3DS XL was slightly more expensive then its predecessor. In order to reduce high prices, Nintendo did not include AC Adapter in European countries and Japan. However Nintendo included AC Adapter in North American countries and Australia.
- A Pikachu themed 3DS XL, named Pikachu Yellow, was sold in Japan at Pokémon Centers. It was also released in Europe.
- The 3DS XL uses a 4 gigabyte SD card instead of the 2 GB SD card used in the original 3DS.
- ↑ Robinson, Andy (June 22, 2012) "Nintendo 3DS XL: Full technical specs"
Published by: Computerandvideogames.com
- ↑ Spriteit, (August 17, 2012) "Japan to get limited edition Pikachu 3DS XL"
Published by: Bulbapedia
- ↑ East, Thomas (October 4, 2012) "Pikachu 3DS XL coming to the UK"
Published by: Official Nintendo Magazine UK