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ニンテンドー3DS LL Nintendo 3DS LL
Nintendo 3DS XL
|| July 28, 2012
| North America:
|| August 19, 2012
|| July 28, 2012
|| August 23, 2012
| South Korea:
The Nintendo 3DS XL (Japanese: ニンテンドー3DS LL Nintendo 3DS LL) is a Nintendo 3DS model that was announced on Nintendo Direct by Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime on June 21, 2012.
Both screens of the Nintendo 3DS XL are approximately ninety percent larger than the screens of the Nintendo 3DS. The console has an improved battery life, lasting from 3.5 to 6.5 hours. The Nintendo 3DS XL's stylus slot has moved from the back to the right side of the console. The AC adapter is not packaged with the console in Europe and Japan. The console is bundled with a 4GB SD card.
Nintendo has stated that they will eventually release a new Circle Pad Pro for the Nintendo 3DS XL.
All releases listed are the year in which the Japanese version was released.
The Nintendo eShop uses the Internet to purchase and download 3DS-exclusive downloadable games (including 3D classics), DSiWare, and Virtual Console games with money uploaded onto the console.
Via backwards compatibility
The Nintendo 3DS XL can be used to play games playable in the Nintendo DS series of systems, excluding Game Boy Advance games.
Special Pokémon editions
- Pikachu Yellow edition: Yellow Nintendo 3DS XLs which features Pikachu on the cover were be available at Japanese Pokémon Centers from August 25 at a cost of ¥18,900. It is only be available as a preorder and may be picked up from September 15. The console sold out in less than a day, with some fans reporting waiting in line for over four hours.
- Charizard edition: A Charizard edition of the Nintendo 3DS XL has been announced for Pokémon Centers throughout Japan. It will be available to win via a lottery from November 3 to November 26, 2012. If the sales are successful, Nintendo has announced that it will be available for purchase for ¥18,900 from December 15 to January 14 in Japan.