Nintendo 3DS XL

The Nintendo 3DS XL is a dual-screen clamshell portable gaming console featuring a 4.88-inch stereoscopic 3D display screen, an increase from the 3.53-inch screen in the current Nintendo 3DS model. The system's secondary display, the touchscreen, will also see a size increase from 3 inches to 4.18 inches.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Aug. 19, 2012
  • Price at launch: $199.99

Verge Review

It shouldn't come as a surprise to see Nintendo launch a new 3DS revision less than 18 months after the original console — after all, the company waited almost exactly the same length of time before following up the DS with the DS Lite. Where that revision sought to slim down the DS to a sleeker, more portable form factor, however, the first 3DS upgrade goes in the opposite direction. The 3DS XL (or LL in Japan) is ostensibly identical to its predecessor in every way beyond a ballooning in...

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Basic Specs

Form Factor Flip
Screen size (diagonal) 4.88 inches, 4.18 inches
3D enabled Yes
Touchscreen type Resistive
Game media type Cartridge, Internal / Downloads
Backwards compatibility DS

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...
Alias 3DS LL
Hardware
Form Factor Flip
Length 3.66 inches
Width 6.14 inches
Thickness 0.87 inches
Weight 0.74 pounds
Color Blue, Red
Primary orientation Landscape
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Display
Screen size (diagonal) 4.88 inches, 4.18 inches
3D enabled Yes
Technology LCD, LCD
Resolution (longer) 800 px, 320 px
Resolution (shorter) 240 px, 240 px
Touchscreen type Resistive
Performance
GPU brand Digital Media Professionals
GPU model PICA200
Input
Controls D-Pad, Shoulder buttons, Stylus
Analog stick(s) 1
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11g, 802.11b
IR Yes
Audio
Speaker(s) Stereo
Built-in mic Yes
Storage
Internal storage 1 GB
External storage Yes
Supported memory cards SD, SDHC
Software
Game media type Cartridge, Internal / Downloads
Backwards compatibility DS
Online multiplayer Yes
Online store Yes
Ports
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Data connections Proprietary
Rear Camera
Video resolution VGA
3D capture Yes
Front Camera
Video Resolution VGA
Power
Removable battery Yes
Battery type Proprietary
Capacity 1750 mAh
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