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| caption = <br>The black Nintendo 3DS XL
 
| caption = <br>The black Nintendo 3DS XL
 
|shipped = More than 2 million.
 
|shipped = More than 2 million.
|colour = '''Black''', <span style="color:blue;">Blue</span>, <span style="color:red;">Red</span>, <span style="color:grey;">Silver</span>, <span style="color:white;">White</span>, & <span style="color:yellow;">Pikachu Yellow</span>}}lol
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|colour = '''Black''', <span style="color:blue;">Blue</span>, <span style="color:red;">Red</span>, <span style="color:grey;">Silver</span>, <span style="color:white;">White</span>, & <span style="color:yellow;">Pikachu Yellow</span>}}
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The '''Nintendo 3DS XL''' ('''Nintendo 3DS LL''' in Japan) is a handheld system by [[Nintendo]]. It was first announced on June 21, 2012 via a Nintendo Direct broadcast. In a similar manner to the [[Nintendo DSi XL]], it features a larger screen as well as a greater overall size than the original [[Nintendo 3DS]] model. The Nintendo 3DS XL screens are 90% larger than the Nintendo 3DS model (top screen: 4.88 in - 124&nbsp;mm, bottom screen: 4.18 in - 106&nbsp;mm), and the battery life of it is increased by 86%, while the weight of it is increased by 46%. However, instead of replacing the 3DS, the Nintendo 3DS XL was sold alongside the 3DS. It has the biggest screens to ever be on a Nintendo handheld.<ref name="Specs">{{Ref web
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| url = http://www.computerandvideogames.com/354888/nintendo-3ds-xl-full-technical-specs/
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| title = Nintendo 3DS XL: Full technical specs
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| first = Andy
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| last = Robinson
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| date = June 22, 2012
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| publisher = Computerandvideogames.com
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}}</ref>
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==Trivia==
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*The Nintendo 3DS XL was released on the same day as [[New Super Mario Bros. 2]] for Nintendo 3DS in North America.
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*Nintendo 3DS XL was slightly more expensive then its predecessor. In order to reduce high prices, Nintendo did not include [[AC Adapter]] in European countries and Japan. However Nintendo included AC Adapter in North American countries and Australia.
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*A [[Pikachu]] themed 3DS XL, named [[:File:Pikachu Yellow 3DS XL.png|Pikachu Yellow]], was sold in Japan at Pokémon Centers.<ref>{{Ref web
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| url = http://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Japan_to_get_limited_edition_Pikachu_3DS_XL
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| title = Japan to get limited edition Pikachu 3DS XL
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| last = Spriteit
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| date = August 17, 2012
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| publisher = Bulbapedia
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}}</ref> It was also released in Europe.<ref>{{Ref web
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| url = http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/42597/pikachu-3ds-xl-coming-to-the-uk/
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| title = Pikachu 3DS XL coming to the UK
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| first = Thomas
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| last = East
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| date = October 4, 2012
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| publisher = Official Nintendo Magazine UK
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}}</ref>
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*Instead of using 2 GB SD card, the 3DS XL uses a 4 gigabyte SD card instead.
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==References==
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{{reflist}}
 
[[Category:Nintendo handhelds]]
 
[[Category:Nintendo handhelds]]
 
[[Category:Nintendo 3DS]]
 
[[Category:Nintendo 3DS]]

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The Nintendo 3DS XL (Nintendo 3DS LL in Japan) is a handheld system by Nintendo. It was first announced on June 21, 2012 via a Nintendo Direct broadcast. In a similar manner to the Nintendo DSi XL, it features a larger screen as well as a greater overall size than the original Nintendo 3DS model. The Nintendo 3DS XL screens are 90% larger than the Nintendo 3DS model (top screen: 4.88 in - 124 mm, bottom screen: 4.18 in - 106 mm), and the battery life of it is increased by 86%, while the weight of it is increased by 46%. However, instead of replacing the 3DS, the Nintendo 3DS XL was sold alongside the 3DS. It has the biggest screens to ever be on a Nintendo handheld.[1]

Trivia

  • The Nintendo 3DS XL was released on the same day as New Super Mario Bros. 2 for Nintendo 3DS in North America.
  • Nintendo 3DS XL was slightly more expensive then its predecessor. In order to reduce high prices, Nintendo did not include AC Adapter in European countries and Japan. However Nintendo included AC Adapter in North American countries and Australia.
  • A Pikachu themed 3DS XL, named Pikachu Yellow, was sold in Japan at Pokémon Centers.[2] It was also released in Europe.[3]
  • Instead of using 2 GB SD card, the 3DS XL uses a 4 gigabyte SD card instead.

References

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