They already have over 15 versions of 3DS and 3DS XL consoles but now, with the Mint/White Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo are preparing to release another one.
If you look all the way back to July, 2012, when the Nintendo 3DS was released, you’ll think one of two things, that the 3DS is an interesting piece of tech continuing the lineage of family friendly Nintendo consoles, or, with a bit of research, you’ll think that poor sales meant that plenty of Nintendo fans dismissed the 3DS as useless technology based on a fad. Determined to encourage sales and keep people interested in their handheld console, nearly a year later, Nintendo are releasing a brand new version of their Nintendo 3DS.
Officially called the ‘Nintendo 3DS XL Mint/White’, Nintendo announced the new console yesterday from their Japanese headquarters amongst news that their other next generation console, the Nintendo Wii U, is somewhat lacking in terms of sales. Proving to be one of Nintendo’s more successful handheld consoles (in comparison to its predecessor, the best-selling, non-3D console, the Nintendo DS) will be difficult, but with larger screens and buttons, this should hopefully get the less eyesight-gifted to fork out the cash.
The specs of the Mint/White 3DS XL are as follows : ‘the top screen is 4.88 in (124 mm), while the bottom screen is 4.18 in (106 mm), The battery life increased by 86%, while the weight of the console increased by 46% (336 grams)’ and the Mint/White name is down to the design. While the outer shell of the console is a Mint colour, the inside interface is mostly white, with the lettering on the console’s buttons being a light grey. (You can see pictures of the Nintendo 3DS XL Mint/White at the top of this post).
It will be interesting to see how well the console sells as there are already 9 colours of the Nintendo 3DS XL on sale and there 10 colours of the more compact console, the Nintendo 3DS, on the market.
The Mint/White 3DS XL releases on April 18th in Japan for a speculated price of 18,900 Yen (around $197, £132).
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