Post by Dan @ 04:51pm 22/06/12 | 10 Comments
Kicking off the latest live-streamed Nintendo Direct conference, the Japanese tech giant has confirmed the rumours and revealed the latest addition to their portable console line, the expected plus-sized 3DS XL.
The main points of note are a 90% increase in screen size over the original 3DS (but over an inch wider in overall device size) and improved battery life, with a bit more weight (336g).
We don't have any Australian specific release details yet and it's a little tough to predict as other international territories are all over the place. Europe and Japan will see the device on July 28th, but it won't ship with an AC Adapter (puzzlingly, you'll have to purchase one separately, or use one from an existing DS/3DS). Whereas North America won't be seeing it under a few weeks later on August 19th (the launch day of New Super Mario Bros. 2) but US customers will at least get an AC adapter in the box.
The launch colours for each territory are also inconsistent, with black, red and blue for North Americans and blue, red or silver for Euros.
For the complete low-down, check out the North American Nintendo Direct presentation in it's 21 minute entirety here on AusGamers.