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Yup, that's pretty chunky. After being outed earlier this year, the 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro now has its first image on the Nintendo Japan website. With its latest attachment, the console has somehow become even bigger. We can only hope Nintendo goes down the Genesis route and tries to create as many ...

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Japan news now, as Nintendo has announced an exclusive 3DS XL for the region. The pink and white beaut' above is releasing in Japan on September 27 in celebration of Style Savvy: Girls Mode. Get it? The pink 3DS XL was revealed during this morning's Nintendo Direct presentation. No word on whether ...

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Esteemed actress Penélope Cruz appeared in a recent commercial promoting the launch of Nintendo's 3DS XL and New Super Mario Bros. 2 in Europe. With a rather convincing performance as herself, Cruz giggled her way through stages of the latest Mario game while cradling the 3DS XL in her dain...

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Nintendo's latest handheld system, the 3DS XL, released in North America today for $199.99. While western buyers can't get a special Pikachu version, Engadget's review indicates that the system is a pretty big improvement on the original 3DS regardless of its color scheme. New Super Mario Bros. 2 a...

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It was going to happen sooner or later, but we didn't expect it to be so soon. Two days before the US launch of the 3DS XL, there's already an unattainable Japanese special edition with an exclusive color scheme. The Pikachu Yellow 3DS LL will be sold only at Pokemon Center stores in Japan, and onl...

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The 3DS XL has sold an estimated 193,441 units in its two days on the Japanese market, according to an Enterbrain report published by Famitsu. New Super Mario Bros. 2, which was released concurrently, sold an estimated 430,185 copies. It's unlikely that number includes sales of the download version...

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The 3DS XL is big. ... Okay, maybe it isn't as big as our novelty Fire Emblem eraser makes it seem, but as a system whose main selling point is its bigness relative to the previous Nintendo 3DS, it succeeds handily. In addition to plenty of close-up pictures of our review unit, we also made sure to...

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Nintendo's 3DS XL system may have a size advantage over the original 3DS console, but it will also feature a new LCD screen that is less reflective, according to a recent Iwata Asks interview. Takashi Murakami, who works in the mechanical design group for the console, said the reflectivity of the n...

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If you're contemplating picking up a big ol' 3DS XL, then you're going to need one big ol' review. As it so happens, Engadget has just served up one heaping helping of 3DS XL review, packed with pictures, video and all the text you can read. The verdict: The 3DS XL is more comfortable, the battery ...

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Sure, Nintendo could've made the 3DS XL even larger by attaching a second analog stick to it, but what fun would that be? Instead, Nintendo's launching an evolved Circle Pad Pro attachment for the larger 3DS "some time this year," according to Famitsu (via Andriasang). The attachment was outed in t...

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There was a Nintendo Direct video for Europe as well, which revealed local plans for the new 3DS XL. The hardware will be released there July 28, in red, blue, and silver color variants. Like in all other regions, the 3DS XL will come packed with a 4GB memory card. And, as in Japan, the system will...

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Like it was for everyone else, it was pretty late at night for Nintendo when the news of the 3DS XL came out. And as a result, we all waited until morning for a gallery of official hardware photos not snapped from a video stream. Get a better look at the 3DS XL in its official North American launch...

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The newly announced "3DS LL" will be released in North America on August 19 as the "Nintendo 3DS XL." It'll cost $199.99 and come in either red or blue, with a 4GB SD card. The release date is concurrent with New Super Mario Bros. 2. The 3DS XL has a 4.88 inch upper screen, for a 90 percent larger ...

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