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3DS-XL announced, $199, comes out on 8-19-12!!


#1 Jackovasaurus   And ya say Chi-City CAGiversary!   1315 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 06:32 AM

http://kotaku.com/59...-new-bigger-3ds

So, you getting one? I hope Gamestop does one of their Trade-up promos!

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#2 LordCrono27   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   85 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 06:42 AM

It comes with a adapter in america before someone starts flipping out about it.

#3 Royal High Knight   Call me Señor Pink CAGiversary!   4739 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:24 AM

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The system will retail for $199.99 and has a release date of August 19 here in the states.

Ac Adapter and a 4GB SD memory card will be included in the system package.

Red and blue are the only two so far confimred colors.

Link to the article- http://www.ign.com/a...-reveals-3ds-xl

Hoepfully now, used prices for 3DS start to lower on different websites (AWD:hot:).


Here's a top down view and close picture of the 3DS XL


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Edited by Royal High Knight, 22 June 2012 - 10:41 AM.


#4 maxrenderer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   135 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:25 AM

No second analog stick? Fail.

#5 Flikman24   Blue Lightning CAGiversary!   80 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:31 AM

Curious as to why this wasn't shown at E3. Seems kinda strange to me.

#6 aldoussnow   The Doctor CAGiversary!   127 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:35 AM

No second analog stick? Fail.


I agree I got a 3ds after the price drop and even back then the second stick was rumored. I returned the 3ds pretty fast and am much happier with a Vita. I might get another one tho. It was pretty fun and if nothing else my kids would enjoy it and I got a r4I card for it too.

#7 Royal High Knight   Call me Señor Pink CAGiversary!   4739 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:36 AM

Curious as to why this wasn't shown at E3. Seems kinda strange to me.



true. Nintendo def. needed this, cause their press conference sucked the most and thats saying something, but yesterday Nintendo finally revealed 2 things that everyone was curious about.
Why they didn't just show this at all a e3 in the first place makes no sense.

1. This
2. Super Smash Brothers 4 will be developed by nacmo bandi, but the lead designer is still head of the project.

Im not good at detailing things so here's the article- http://www.ign.com/a...next-smash-bros

#8 prettycrazy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   217 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:36 AM

Curious as to why this wasn't shown at E3. Seems kinda strange to me.


Because it's ugly.

Definitely won't be upgrading.
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#9 HaLLuZiNaTiOnZ   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1855 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:42 AM

I'd say it's a good reminder for people looking for deals on a 3DS. I mean maybe somebody will see this and hesitate buying a new 3DS.

#10 aldoussnow   The Doctor CAGiversary!   127 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:42 AM

In addition to a second analog weren't they debating turning down the 3d imagery too?

#11 Vap   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1312 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:43 AM

That's one ugly handheld. Hopefully they do a little more redesign with this thing. Thanks op for the info!

#12 Jon7   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   745 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:45 AM

Curious as to why this wasn't shown at E3. Seems kinda strange to me.


It wasn't shown at E3 because it would have detracted from the buzz they wanted the Wii U to get.

#13 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   4701 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:47 AM

Awesome, guess I have no reason to get DSi XL! I've heard people complain about the look of DS games on a 3DS.

Hoping the picture quality of DS games are as good as a DSi XL if not better, on this newer 3DS XL!

Now I have to really decide on which system to get Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward on. The Vita has my digital PS1 and digital PSP games. I have more physical cartridge DS games though.

#14 Pliskin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3086 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:50 AM

Because it's ugly.

Definitely won't be upgrading.


I agree, It looks like a kids laptop toy to me. I have the orginal one and will be sticking with that.

Edited by Gamer4life88, 22 June 2012 - 11:24 AM.


#15 realskillz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   283 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:58 AM

so glad I didnt buy a 3ds now im going to trade in my xl ds into a 3dsxl
currently playing witcher 2(360),dmc hd collection(ps3),persona 4(ps2)

#16 David Hibiki   Well then... CAGiversary!   9253 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:58 AM

Only 30 minutes better battery life on the low end?

#17 Zimmy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   767 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:06 AM

It would be a no brainer if it included a second analog stick.
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#18 sylveranking   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   449 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:23 AM

Small satisfaction in knowing that it doesn't include 2nd analog. Shuts up some of the people who insisted they will only get it with the inevitable second stick revision (which is less likely to happen now with this coming out). It does look ugly though, so I'll stick to my Ambassador Cosmo black one.

#19 The Dead Texan   Rest in Peace, Big Rizzle CAGiversary!   2618 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago   Has been playing Superman
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:25 AM

I don't know why they implemented that second stick add-on only to snub it for the redesign.

Only want a 3DS for SMT V, so I hope they tinker with this design a bit more. It's a bit ugly as is.

#20 Alkalinejoe   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   412 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:52 AM

It's not a redesign, it's only a bigger version. They'll probably save a revised version for next year.

#21 DarkZero104   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   597 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:10 PM

If it was a full on redesign you'd have a lot of people pissed off. This? This is an "upgrade" for those who felt the original was too small by making the screens almost twice as big. If you value portability, the original's better. If you value screen size, the XL is what you'd want. Eventually Nyko will release a battery for it too that'll double the time (which, as you'd expect, is higher).

#22 cochesecochese   corrompido e imoral CAGiversary!   4889 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:17 PM

A bit mental that it won't have a second stick or a cradle but...I'm over it. Glad I waited.

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#23 chicagocubsfan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1389 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:23 PM

Any word on if ambassador games will transfer ?

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:3ds: Pokemon X  :whee: 
:psp:- Killzone Mercenary
:wii:-Wind Waker HD  8-)
:ps3:- Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Remix, rain   ;)
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#24 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   26927 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:27 PM

anyone see any SPECS on this..

same size as the DSI XL or bigger.. looks bigger for some reason

Top screen 4.88 bottom 4.18
3ds 3.55 and 3.02

xl 4.2

so the Top screen is going to be alot bigger while the bottom stays the same.... Why are the screens two different sizes...
WOOOO I STINK

#25 RiPPn   Has been playing Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:34 PM

Well I had no intention of getting a 3DS til they made a bigger screen, and they did it, and I actually like the redesign better than the original, the rounded edges look smooth, and the buttons look nicer plus extra battery life to boot. I'm sold, bring on August!

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#26 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8065 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago   Has been playing Dead Rising 3
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:37 PM

It wasn't shown at E3 because it would have detracted from the buzz they wanted the Wii U to get.


Because we all know they hit it out of the park with that.:roll:
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#27 mtxbass1   This space for rent. CAGiversary!   11092 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:40 PM

I'm waiting to see what the battery life looks like. I hear it's pretty bad on the original 3DS, so unless they dramatically improve it here, I will probably sit this one out.



#28 UnlockPotential   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   548 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:51 PM

Oh, wonderful. 90% larger screens and superior battery life. So I guess we have until Black Friday to sell our current 3DS if we wanna get this one on sale so we can also afford the Circle Pad Pro.

#29 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8065 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago   Has been playing Dead Rising 3
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:53 PM

Oh, wonderful. 90% larger screens and superior battery life. So I guess we have until Black Friday to sell our current 3DS if we wanna get this one on sale so we can also afford the Circle Pad Pro.


At least in NA we are getting a AC adapter...in Europe they get the privileged of buying it separate. :)
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#30 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   26927 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:58 PM

umm how can they say 90% larger screens if they were already

3.55 and 3.02

wouldnt that make them close to 6.74 and 5.73

not 4.88 and 4.18
WOOOO I STINK