3DS XL Announced!

At the Nintendo Direct the other day (sorry I didn’t blog about it sooner, I was out of town) Nintendo announced the 3DS XL! It’s screens are 90% larger than those of the 3DS and it has a slightly longer battery life. It’ll cost $200 and will be releasing August 19th (the same day as New Super Mario Bros. 2) in Red and Blue in North America. Check out it’s specs and more images below.

Size

  • 134mm × 74mm × vertical thickness horizontal 21mm (when folded)
  • (Including the battery pack stylus SD memory card) 235g

Top screen

  • (Approximately 16.77 million colors viewable) widescreen LCD with integrated Autostereoscopic
  • 240 dots vertical (horizontal) × 800 dots / (46.08mm vertical 76.8mm × horizontal) 3.53 type
  • can be assigned respectively to 400 dot 800 dot the right eye-left eye (horizontal three-dimensional representation is possible)

Bottom screen

  • (Approximately 16.77 million colors viewable) LCD with touch input feature
  • Type 240 3.02 × 320 dots vertical dots next to / (46.08mm 61.44mm × vertical horizontal)

Cameras

  • Two cameras inside / outside
  • Resolution (0.3 mega pixels) 640 × 480 both lenses: the number of effective pixels CMOS /:: imaging element / focal length of approximately 300,000 pixels

Communications

  • 2.4GHz communications passing between the play and play Nintendo 3DS available
  • via the wireless LAN access point can be connected to the Internet (supports IEEE802.11b / g Reinforcement (WPA / WPA2 ) security) within 30m distance recommended ambient communication (※ may be shortened by circumstances)

Game inputs

  • A / B / X / Y button, cross, L / R buttons, Start / Select button
  • (Possible 360-degree analog input) Slide pad
  • Touch screen
  • Built-in microphone
  • Camera
  • Motion sensor
  • Gyro sensor
  • System inputs
  • Game card slot
  • SD memory card slot
  • Charging terminal
  • AC adapter connection terminal
  • Headphone connection terminal (stereo output)
  • On the screen left and right stereo speakers (for surround pseudo-)
  • (10cm when fully extended about) possible expansion and contraction

Battery

  • If you want to play Nintendo software 3DS : about 3 hours to 6.5 hours
  • if you want to play the Nintendo DS software: about 5 hours to 8 hours
  • Battery life may vary depending on the brightness of the screen.

Also if you, for whatever reason, are annoyed about Nintendo announcing the 3DS XL, you should go watch this now.

Images and information via 3DS Blog and GoNintendo.

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