Release dates and prices have been announced. It will be available on July 28 in Japan, retailing for ¥18,900 and on August 19 in North America for US$199.99.
As shown to the right, the 3DS XL has much larger screens than the 3DS. The screens are actually 90% bigger: the top is 4.88 inch; the bottom 4.11. The console also has improved battery life. However, the AC adapter will not be shipped with the console, and there will not be a second analogue stick.
The 3DS XL will initially be available in red and blue.