Stop the presses. Wait, we don’t use presses. Press the stops!
Nintendo has announced the Nintendo 3DS XL for $199.99 on August 19th. The system was revealed via the latest “Nintendo Direct.” According to Nintendo, the system features 90% larger screens and increased battery life.
A lot of 3DS games were also announced in this video, including the next Super Smash Bros (by Namco Bandai) and Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask.
Prior to E3 a few weeks back, we held a little podcast about what we hoped would come out of the event. I named a 3DS hardware revision amongst my expectations, but was really hoping for the Circle Pad Pro integration. Seriously, see all that empty real estate below the buttons there? That’s where the blatantly obvious inclusion should have been.
No, here’s my bad copy and paste job. It took me twenty seconds to put together. Aside from graphical inconsistencies, this is what your system should have looked like. Not understanding its importance just shows how out of touch Nintendo is at this point. The horrible name for the system (try saying 3DS XL five times fast) just solidifies the notion.
I can’t wait for the upcoming Circle Pad Pro XL will look like.Tweet
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