Your view: Is Nintendo's new 3DS XL worth your money?

Let us know what you think of Nintendo's latest revision...

Did you hear? In the early hours of this morning Nintendo revealed a brand new version of the Nintendo 3DS.


Called the Nintendo 3DS XL the updated handheld carries screens that are 90% bigger. The top screen grows from 3.58 inches to 4.88 inches, while the lower screen goes from 3.02 inches to 4.18 inches.

Obviously, the portable is also sports a beefier form factor. Nintendo says its 46% larger than the standard 3DS at 93x156x22mm and weight of 336 grams, compared to the original 3DS's 74x134x21mm and 235 grams.

Other improvements include a better battery, which lasts twice as long when playing 3DS games and 5 to 8 hours when playing original DS games.

So what do you think? The XL isn't drastically different, many of you will no doubt point out the lack of a second slidepad, which might beg the question: what's the point?

Around the release of the original Nintendo 3DS many of you said you predicted a second hardware revision would quickly follow and said you'd rather hold out for it. Is a bigger screen enough to finally get you off the fence?

Or do you think it's too soon for a revision? Nintendo certainly hasn't set the world on fire with its 3DS games, at least not yet. There have been a few decent titles here and there, namely Kid Icarus and Super Mario 3D Land, but many owners of the current model will admit they've been left wanting for more games.

Should Nintendo have focused on building a stronger software library before releasing a revision? Give us your thoughts in the comments below.