During its Nintendo Direct broadcast tonight, Nintendo revealed a new version of the 3DS featuring larger screens.
The system will be called 3DS XL in the West and will retail for $199.99. It will be released on August 19th.
The system's top screen is 4.88 inches, giving an extra 90% view area. The lower screen is now 4.18 inches, also providing an extra 90% view area.
The new 3DS will have longer battery life, but an AC adapter won't be included with the system in order to keep costs down (it will be available for purchase separately). Adapters from previous Nintendo hardware will be compatible.
The system will be released in two colors (red or blue) when it launches in August.
(no AC adaptor? what in the world?)