With Nintendo’s 3DS console bringing nothing but unrivaled fun to millions, some still want more of an experiences while gaming with the handheld. That’s why Nintendo created the 3DS XL, the version of the handheld that holds a considerable size advantage over the original, most notably the screen size. But there’s more!
To combat the ever frustrating annoyance that is glare, Nintendo will also introduce LED screens to the system to make the screen less-reflective while you game.
In the latest segment of Iwata Asks, Nintendo’s Takeshi Murakami revealed the intention to include the anti-glare upgrade and make it the most glare-resistant Nintendo handheld ever. Murakami also compared the new LED screens to those that came before saying, “On a LCD screen there are basically three reflective layers, which all of them reflects and cause glare. So this time, we specially treated all the layers. Reflectivity on the Nintendo 3DS was about 12 percent, but we decreased that to about 3 percent.”
Amazingly enough, the idea of decreasing glare on Nintendo handheld’s was on the cards since the Game Boy Color, but never materialized because of cost, but with manufacturing prices lower now than in previous times, Nintendo can now incorporate the feature into the 3DS XL. Moreover, it wont be just big screens and less glare that make the 3DS XL a must buy. You can expect more storage capacity and a stylus similar to the Nintendo DS, which is easily accessible.
This bad boy doesn’t come cheap though, as the 3DS XL will rip into your bank account for $199.99, so save up if needed. The system will launch in North America on August 19 alongside the release of New Super Mario Bros. 2, which is a match made in gaming heaven. Make sure to let us know in the comment section your thoughts on the new anti-glare upgrade.