by David Sanchez on June 21, 2012 @ 9:12 pm
Reggie Fils-Aime kicked off tonight’s Nintendo Direct presentation with some major news regarding the 3DS. A hardware revision has officially been confirmed, and it looks like we’ll be getting the 3DS XL later this summer. The handheld features a sweet top screen that’s measured at 4.88 inches in width and a lower screen that’s 4.18 inches. Not too shabby!
The 3DS XL will launch alongside New Super Mario Bros. 2 on August 19. It will come bundled with a 4GB SD card and sport a $199.99 price tag. The new handheld model certainly looks great, and it’s pretty slick. The only gripe I have with it is the lack of a second circle pad, which means you’ll still have to shell out the cash for an add-on analog nub.
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