Nintendo announces 3DS XL

Satoru Iwata revealed the 3DS XL these evening on Nintendo Direct. The 3DS XL will tout a 4.88″ top screen and 4.18″ bottom screen. It has also been slightly redesigned using rounded edges and a matte finish.

Sales of the 3DS have been weak worldwide, which forced a price drop after only being out for a couple of months. Nintendo is hoping some changes to the handheld console may spark some interest now that there are more first party titles available.

The 3DS XL with be available in the States on August 19, 2012 and cost $199.00.