3DS XL Release Date Revealed - No Second Stick Or AC Adapter

Dave Cook


Nintendo has revealed the 3DS XL, a larger model of the handheld, but it does come with some baffling omissions. Read on to find out what the hardware involves.

Published on Jun 22, 2012

Nintendo 3DS XL was revealed during the latest edition of Nintendo Direct, with a confirmed release date of 28th July.

The hardware will feature a new screen that is 90 per cent bigger, a four GB SD card and will come in three colours - silver and black, red and blac, blue and black.

However, the Nintendo 3DS XL doesn't include the much sought-after second thumb stick, and amazingly, an AC adapter.

Nintendo attempted to justify the lack of power adapter in a statement, "Even with the addition of the bigger screen, Nintendo’s aim was to still make the system available at a reasonable purchase price. Because of this, and because so many fans already own a previous handheld, an AC adapter will not be included."

The jury is still out on the decision.

Nintendo also discussed a 17th August release for New Super Mario Bros. 2, and announced the launch of New Art Academy on 28th July. 



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