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Nintendo 3DS LL Announced, Sporting Larger Screens And Bigger Battery

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Nintendo 3DS LL
Nintendo 3DS LL

Nintendo has unveiled the newest addition to its portable games console lineup in the form of a super-sized 3DS. The Nintendo 3DS LL, which will likely be called the Nintendo 3DS XL when it arrives in the UK, has bigger screens and better battery life.

Following in the footsteps of the DSi XL super-sizing the DSi, the 3DS LL is an altogether larger system that the original 3DS, with a 4.88inch main stereoscopic 3D screen compared to the original's 3.53inch version. The lower, touch sensitive display also gets a boost to 4.18inch, up from 3inch.

Meanwhile battery life is also improved with 3.5 - 6.5 hours of 3DS gaming and 10 hours of DS gaming. However the LL won't ship with an AC adapter, at least in Japan. Instead adpters are available separately or original 3DS adapters can be used.

The Japanese version of the new console will come in three colours: red and black, silver and black, and white.

Unveiled by president Satoru Iwata during the company's Nintendo Direct livestream, the Nintendo 3DS LL will be released in Japan on July 28th and will cost 18,900 yen.

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