3DS XL Price
Notable Improvements over the Original 3DS
Screen Size: The 3DS XL has a top screen that measures in at 4.88 inches, and a bottom screen which measures in at 4.18 inches. Both screens are 90% larger than the original 3DS model.
Battery Life: The 3DS XL has an improved battery lasting up to 6.5 hours when playing 3DS games, and upwards of 10 hours while playing original DS games.
DS Games Will Be Playable at 1:1 - For those of you that own a 3DS, you may be aware of the blur factor that occurs on some games for the current 3DS model, specifically the DSi enhanced games (B/W etc). With the 3DS XL, those games will now be played at a 1:1 ratio, which would look similar to how Black and White would look on a DSi. This is perhaps the best feature of the 3DS XL. Keep in mind there will still be a large black box around the screen, however it will be a better alternative to the current way of playing DS games on a 3DS with their native resolution (hold down select when starting the game.)
- JP and EU models of the 3DS do not include a charger. NA versions will.