Nintendo already surprised us with the new upgraded edition of the popular handheld console dubbed the Nintendo 3DS XL. The manufacturer is looking forward to fix some major issues with the new version which includes a better battery and a larger screen.
Although a lot of European websites have been lucky in getting their hands on the console, U.S have had trouble getting the hang of a test unit. Our prayers are finally answered and we get a look at the hands-on of the new 3DS version.
The first test unit was acquired by Kotaku and they have reported the console being mostly positive in all aspects. At first the team, including us believed that a larger screen would not really change that much of an experience, but to our surprise, Nintendo has actually made quite a few changes that improve the user experience overall.
The biggest and most highlighted improvement of the handheld is its screen. The overall bigger screen offers better view of your games and Nintendo has even gone far with improving the overall 3D effect of both the screens. If compared side by side, the 3D effects produced over the new console outnumber the ones on the old one.
It seems that Nintendo has not just increased the size but has also done a lot of work on the screen. We can also see that the new screen offers even better viewing angles. And thanks to the larger screen, the console is also a bit handier and should give extra comfort to anyone who has big hands.
One of the biggest myths busted today with the video hands on is that Nintendo 3DS XL, despite being larger in size, is actually lighter than its predecessor. We are not sure how Nintendo achieved it but this device feels amazing.
Overall the new console has made the critics happy with the new design, now the only thing left to see is the public reaction. The Nintendo 3DS XL gets to U.S on August 19 and will go on sale with a starting price of $200.