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Nintendo 3DS XL Now On Sale – Out To Make You Even More Dizzier

Radford C. Aug 20, 2012 0

The Nintendo 3DS XL Championship Edition Hyper Fighting 2nd Impact is out along with a variety of color schemes and improvements. Out of all the notable improvements are the larger screen size and the improved battery life. So what else is new with the portable?

Check out the following specs we stole from some website we hope got the specs right. We could’ve taken them from Nintendo’s official site but we felt it was more efficient to cut and paste just once.

Here’s also a comparison of the screen sizes:

Nintendo 3DS XL

  • 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
  • Slide pad – (Didn’t happen)

Other stuff

  • 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.

Here are also some side-by-side comparison between all the DS portables which include the 3DS and 3DS XL (click to zoom).

Nintendo-3DS-XL-vs-Regular-3DS-side-by-side-comparison

View Press Release

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo has launched both an exciting new game and a cool new system to play it on. U.S. residents can now get their hands on two of the hottest video game products of the year: New Super Mario Bros. 2 and the new Nintendo 3DS XL portable system. Nintendo 3DS XL offers screens that are 90 percent larger than the original Nintendo 3DS, and sells at a suggested retail price of $199.99.

The newest game to play on the system – or the original Nintendo 3DS system – is New Super Mario Bros. 2, the follow-up to the best-selling Nintendo DS game of all time, which sold more than 10.3 million in the United States alone. For the first time, Nintendo is giving consumers a variety of ways to buy the game. Shoppers can purchase a packaged game as usual at retail locations nationwide. They can go to a participating retailer and buy a code to download the game directly to their Nintendo 3DS system over a broadband Internet connection. Or they can simply purchase and download the game on their own from the Nintendo eShop using a wireless broadband connection. Regardless of purchasing method, the game sells at a suggested retail price of $39.99.

“The larger screens of the new Nintendo 3DS XL really bring all your games to life,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “The colors and visuals in New Super Mario Bros. 2 look great, especially when all the levels are packed full of gold coins.”

Gold coins are everywhere in New Super Mario Bros. 2, and players will want to collect as many as possible. Coins trail after enemies and rain down from pipes. Various power-ups turn Mario into a coin-making machine, while special pipes transport him into caverns filled with coins. For the maximum coin carnage, players can transform into Gold Mario to shoot golden fireballs and turn almost anything into coins.

There are also new connectivity features in New Super Mario Bros. 2, such as Coin Rush mode. Go for the high score while rushing through three levels back-to-back. Players can try to top their own coin tallies or see if they can beat the scores of players they encounter via StreetPass. Players with wireless Internet access can also add their collected coins to the global coin total via SpotPass.

For the first time in a portable Mario game, two players, each with a Nintendo 3DS system and game card, can play through the entire game together as Mario and Luigi over a local wireless connection. While playing through the levels together, each player will get double the amount of coins. Additionally, this unique cooperative mode lets one player become the leader and take charge of what is viewed on the screen. This allows veteran gamers to help players who are not as familiar with a traditional 2-D side-scrolling Mario game. It also encourages healthy competition as players battle for leadership in this mode.

Remember that Nintendo 3DS systems feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com.