Nintendo 3DS XL Technical Specs Have Been Revealed

I don’t know about you, but the Nintendo 3DS XL actually caught me by surprise quite a lot.  It may have just been the fact that Nintendo denied that they would be showing a re-model at E3 2012, but even then, I didn’t expect a Nintendo 3DS XL for a little while.  If you want to know even more about this spectacular upcoming re-model, Nintendo has just released the technical specs of the 3DS XL, and you can bet we’ll be doing a hardware review on this one when it releases this August.  Continue reading for the specs! -Greg Boe (admin)

Nintendo Japan’s released full technical specs for Nintendo 3DS XL revealing that the handheld will feature slightly improved battery life.

For more details on the system, hit the link to read our Nintendo 3DS announcement news.

Nintendo 3DS XL


134mm × 74mm × vertical thickness horizontal 21mm (when folded)

(Including the battery pack stylus SD memory card) 235g

Top screen

(Approximately 16.77 million colors viewable) widescreen LCD with integrated Autostereoscopic

240 dots vertical (horizontal) × 800 dots / (46.08mm vertical 76.8mm × horizontal) 3.53 type

can be assigned respectively to 400 dot 800 dot the right eye-left eye (horizontal three-dimensional representation is possible)

Bottom screen

(Approximately 16.77 million colors viewable) LCD with touch input feature

type 240 3.02 × 320 dots vertical dots next to / (46.08mm 61.44mm × vertical horizontal)


Two cameras inside / outside

Resolution (0.3 mega pixels) 640 × 480 both lenses: the number of effective pixels CMOS /:: imaging element / focal length of approximately 300,000 pixels


2.4GHz communications passing between the play and play Nintendo 3DS available

via the wireless LAN access point can be connected to the Internet (supports IEEE802.11b / g Reinforcement (WPA / WPA2 ) security) within 30m distance recommended ambient communication (※ may be shortened by circumstances)

Game inputs

A / B / X / Y button, cross, L / R buttons, Start / Select button

(Possible 360-degree analog input) Slide pad

Touch screen

Built-in microphone


Motion sensor

Gyro sensor

System inputs

Game card slot

SD memory card slot

Charging terminal

AC adapter connection terminal

Headphone connection terminal (stereo output)

On the screen left and right stereo speakers (for surround pseudo-)

(10cm when fully extended about) possible expansion and contraction


If you want to play Nintendo software 3DS : about 3 hours to 6.5 hours

if you want to play the Nintendo DS software: about 5 hours to 8 hours

Battery life may vary depending on the brightness of the screen.

Source: CVG

About Greg Boe

I'm the founder and administrator of Nintendo Charged. I've dedicated the past three years to keeping our readers in the loop with the imaginative world of Nintendo. My biggest gaming interest at the time is the Nintendo Wii U and it's upcoming games, but I've been a close follower of the 3DS since launch in 2011. My favorite game as of now is The World Ends With You on DS. If you have any questions, or just want someone to play online with, leave a comment! I hope you enjoy your visit at Nintendo Charged.

  • Cecil

    Woah! That thing is beast! Now the only problem will be choosing between this, or an iPod. I already have a 3DS, but the idea of playing some games with those huge screens? Awesome! I guess that you can listen to music on the 3DS… I honestly don’t have any clue what I should get!

    • Greg Boe

      I would strongly recommend the Nintendo 3DS XL, mainly because of it’s major improvements upon the original. While I enjoy playing Angry Birds every now and then, the 3DS XL is definitely a better investment in my eyes.

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