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Australian Nintendo 3DS XL Launch Details Revealed

by Nicholas Bray - June 23, 2012, 6:50 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: (Press Release)

Australians are going to have to wait a little longer than their European cousins. 

Nintendo Australia has announced that the new Nintendo 3DS XL, will be launching in Australia and New Zealand on August 23, 2012.

The system will be priced at $249.95 and will be available in silver + black, red + black and blue + black. A 4GB SD card will also be included with every system providing additional space for digital downloads.

Alongside the launch of the 3DS XL, Nintendo will also be releasing a game called New Art Academy, which is a brand new entry in the Art Academy series which appeared on the Nintendo DS.

[AU] Portable 3D Entertainment Goes Extra-Large With New Nintendo 3DS XL

Larger Version of Nintendo 3DS System Launches for $249.95* srp on August 23rd in Australia and New Zealand

A big year for the Nintendo 3DS system is about to get even bigger. In a Nintendo Direct video on June 22nd, Nintendo revealed plans to launch Nintendo 3DS XL, a new version of Nintendo 3DS with 90 percent larger screens. When it becomes available in Australia and New Zealand on August 23rd at the suggested retail price of $249.95*, the new system will create even more immersive entertainment experiences for users, delivering a wealth of games and video content that can be enjoyed on the go.

Nintendo 3DS XL features an updated form factor and will be available in Silver + Black, Red + Black, and Blue + Black. The new system's battery life outperforms that of the original Nintendo 3DS, and it comes bundled with a 4GB SD card, which owners can use to store content such as downloadable games and videos from the Nintendo eShop. With upcoming titles such as New Super Mario Bros. 2 (launching 18th August) being available as digital downloads as well as boxed retail games, you will be glad of the extra space.

Nintendo 3DS XL launches on 23rd August alongside New Art Academy, a new entry in the Art Academy series. The larger screens of Nintendo 3DS XL mean users will have even more room to unleash their creativity while enjoying art lessons that teach real-world drawing and painting techniques.


C-OlimarJune 23, 2012

Even Australia is getting a better deal than Europe (at least in relation to their video game market - I'm not sure of the exchange rate). I really, really hope the retailers haven't been told the wholesale price of the console yet and are just preparing for the worst by offering ridiculously high pre-order prices.

DuskblaydeJune 23, 2012

It is a surprisingly good deal. Only $50 more than the US price. Yay. (he says unenthusiastically)

Also... any mention of the charger being bundled? I see 4GB SD card, but charger... no.

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