Nintendo unveils 3DS XL

Nintendo unveils 3DS XL
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

June 22nd 2012 at 10:10AM

Screen to be 90 per cent larger than on current 3DS

Nintendo has unveiled a new larger version of its handheld console, the 3DS XL.

The 3DS XL will feature a 4.88 inch screen – 90 per cent larger than on the current 3DS.

The new variation of the portable console will feature five to eight hours worth of battery life, compared to three to 6.5 hours for the original handheld.

The system will also come with a 4GB SD card, twice as much as the standard storage space included with the 3DS.

The redesigned console will however no longer include an AC adapter or charging cradle, with Nintendo to sell the accessory separately.

The 3DS XL will be released in Europe on July 28th.