3DS XL announced, coming to Europe July 28th

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  • ilmaestro 22 Jun 2012 06:19:43 32,636 posts
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    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-06-22-3ds-xl-coming-to-europe-next-month

    And of course...

    http://uk.ign.com/articles/2012/06/12/nintendo-working-on-future-handheld-generation
  • Folant 22 Jun 2012 06:26:59 1,749 posts
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    Glad I waited to pick one up, this is much more ideal.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 22 Jun 2012 06:34:16 42,080 posts
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    I really need to stop buying Nintendo products. You'd think I'd bloody learn.
  • roz123 22 Jun 2012 06:40:16 7,112 posts
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    No analogue stick or extra functions? It's just a larger version with a slightly better battery. I will probably skip this as it doesn't look like it will fit in my pockets
  • uiruki 22 Jun 2012 06:51:50 3,873 posts
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    Pretty fucking narked about this. They said they weren't making a new 3DS less than two weeks ago, so I figured if they were going to announce at TGS if at all and bought a UK one.
  • CosmicFuzz 22 Jun 2012 07:36:13 28,511 posts
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    It looks pretty fucking huge doesn't it? And if the resolution is the same it'll look super jaggy, no? Doesn't really appeal to me.
  • Trafford 22 Jun 2012 07:44:46 6,805 posts
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    It's huge
  • Trafford 22 Jun 2012 07:44:46 6,805 posts
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    It's huge
  • Trafford 22 Jun 2012 07:44:47 6,805 posts
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    It's huge
  • CosmicFuzz 22 Jun 2012 07:47:37 28,511 posts
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    It's huge
  • Ziz0u 22 Jun 2012 07:52:24 8,855 posts
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    It's huge.
  • elstoof 22 Jun 2012 07:52:39 9,526 posts
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    Holy mega crossed eyes with a bigger screen Batman!
  • ilmaestro 22 Jun 2012 07:56:17 32,636 posts
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    Somehow I hadn't even thought of the potential implications for 3D stuff. Will I have to hold it further away from my face until it looks the same size as the old one?
  • the_dudefather 22 Jun 2012 08:06:56 9,631 posts
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    While the bigger battery is nice, if it's anything like the DS XL, it won't be as comfortable to actually use
  • Armoured_Bear 22 Jun 2012 08:18:26 14,431 posts
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    Making it any less comfortable than the current one will be quite an achievement.
  • elstoof 22 Jun 2012 08:20:27 9,526 posts
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    Nintendo really did wrong you somehow didn't they.
  • Murbs 22 Jun 2012 08:21:54 22,931 posts
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    No second stick! I knew it! I mean, my hat was safe anyway, but still.
  • Murbs 22 Jun 2012 08:23:04 22,931 posts
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    Does look a lot more... Plastic. Big screen is great, but I don't feel hard done by having a smaller version.
  • steve1979 22 Jun 2012 08:39:33 2,043 posts
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    If there was a second analogue stick on there, I'd probably pick one up. But the fact that there isn't and that the 3DS is still region locked means I won't bother. Shame as there's some good games for it.
  • Blerk Moderator 22 Jun 2012 08:39:42 48,224 posts
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    Are they going to be putting a better battery into the normal-sized one?
  • spindle9988 22 Jun 2012 08:47:11 3,856 posts
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    Holds breath for 3ds lite super xl
  • mrpon 22 Jun 2012 08:48:02 30,427 posts
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    It's mahoosive.
  • CosmicFuzz 22 Jun 2012 08:50:32 28,511 posts
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    Yes but what about the new 3DS?
  • chopsen 22 Jun 2012 08:52:27 17,038 posts
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    blimey, you guys weren't kidding. It's huge.
  • mrpon 22 Jun 2012 08:54:17 30,427 posts
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    :redface:
  • Mr-Brett 22 Jun 2012 08:59:20 13,261 posts
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    I'm not a fan of the rounded corners, they make it looks a bit (more) toy like.
  • mrpon 22 Jun 2012 09:00:48 30,427 posts
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    I am. The sharp-ish corners on the 3DS make it uncomfortable to grip for any period of time. Digs into your palms.
  • Whizzo 22 Jun 2012 09:01:54 43,912 posts
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    Professor Farnsworth : Good news everyone, I've finally found a use for my Embiggen Ray!
  • roz123 22 Jun 2012 09:02:52 7,112 posts
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    Seems like they have made the start, select and home buttons more buttony (I didnt mind the 3DS ones cause you could use the stylus to press them) and the power button is level with the surface rather then sticking out. Nintendo really should improve the 3D camera, I wouldn't get my hopes up though.
  • chopsen 22 Jun 2012 09:07:33 17,038 posts
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    I would never get my 3DS out in public. If I had one of these, I would get it out in public even neverer. It looks like a laptop for retarded children.
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