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New Nintendo 3DS XL Landing to US on August 19th

The Nintendo 3DS LL is coming to America soon under the name Nintendo 3DS XL. Earlier this month, Nintendo Co. Ltd. announced in Japan that it had added some improvements to the the 3DS portable gaming console. For the refresh, the Japanese corporation had renamed the device the Nintendo 3DS LL. Now, American consumers will have the chance of enjoying the device from the popular maker that has brought the gaming community the Nintendo DS and the Game Boy Advance.

The Nintendo 3DS XL or the 3DS LL sports an upper screen measuring 4.88 inches, with a resolution of 240 x 800p. On the other hand, the lower screen spans 4.18 inches and has a resolution of 240 x 320p. The device will have a 4 GB SD card and a longer battery life, as well. The enhancements are far from being radical, but any effort to enhance is always welcome. Still, fans of High Definition gaming, which is becoming increasingly popular, might be well-advised not too expect much from the small screens, although of course these would help them see the game better.

A curious fact surrounding the device is that Nintendo is not shipping an AC adapter with the package since. Reportedly, the AC adapter of the 3DS and the DSi XL are compatible with the new device, anyway. This allows them to price the gadget at only $199.99 as well as save on costs in the production of the part.

It begs the question, however, of what users are expected to do if they didn’t buy one of the two mentioned devices in the first place and have no AC adapter. Meanwhile, the other specifications of the gaming console remain the same. It still boasts of autostereoscopic 3D, which enables gamers to see 3D images even without wearing 3D glasses.

The target release date for the Nintendo 3DS XL in the U.S. is on August 19, which happens to be the very day when the new Super Mario Bros. 2 game is set for launching. The 3DS LL will be available in three colors: white, black and red, and silver and black.

via joystiq

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