3DS XL Speculation

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by sixteenbuttons, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. sixteenbuttons
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    Could Nintendo already secretly be toying with the idea of a 3DS XL?

    While the article is more about a 3D iPad rumor, it does hint that the Big N could be interested in /already has a larger (7 inch) 3D display.

    SOURCE ARTICLE [Feb.20,2011]
    Not only does this story rumor an Apple 3d device in the works (which may not be a longshot with the 3D craze building momentum), but also rumors there has been a 7" 3D display developed for Nintendo. (compared to the current 3DS's 3.5" glasses free 3D display and the DSi XL's 4.2" standard display).

    Does this mean that we can expect to see a 3ds XL someday? With the 3DS's already short battery life, the substitution of an even larger 3D Display is probably not even feasible without more hardware upgrades.
    Could Nintendo still be toying with a prototype 3DS XL? If not, what could Nintendo's alleged 7" 3D display for?
     


  2. Fear Zoa

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    I hope not.....Early adopters are kinda tired of getting screwed over....Myself included....
     
  3. Memoir

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    Nintendo Tablet?
     
  4. mercluke

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    7"?!?!
    that would be a 3dsXXL, i don't buy it...
     
  5. KingVamp

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    Bigger than 5in screen psp2 I doubt it. [​IMG]

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    Buy as in pay or as believe it? [​IMG]
     
  6. trumpet-205

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    7 inch is too much. The most I can take is 4.5 inch. That said I really want Nintendo to roll out a XL version for those who owns a DSi XL.
     
  7. Fear Zoa

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    Actually now that i think about it doubt that its anything to do with the ds....
    Perhaps a tablet though....although a Nintendo sounds like a bad idea...(im sure they could sell it...they can sell anything with their I.P's)

    Or it could be something Nintendo was just screwing around with and testing....like 3d on the GameCube and the 3d gameboy advance sp....
     
  8. Joe88

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    apple might beat them to the punch with ipad 2 which is suspected to be glasses free 3D
     
  9. KingVamp

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    IDk, but idn see them putting out a 7in screen "portable". Wiki states the 3DS screen is 3.53 in and xl 4.2 in.

    They may go towards 4.5 - 5 in.

    It must just be a testing screen idn see what they can used that for. A Nintendo tablet is to far fetch to me.
     
  10. mercluke

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    unless the ipad2 is released tomorrow then i doubt it because the 3ds is 2 days from release
     
  11. Joe88

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    march 2 is the official announcement conference

    I was referring to this 3DS XL (if its ever released)
     
  12. MADKATZ99

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    maybe it was a typo and they meant to say 4 inch screen. I don't think they'd ever go for 7 inch.
     
  13. chris888222

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    if that console is 7", woah. Nearly twice the size of an iPad or galaxy tab! (two screens)
     
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    Usually apple's creative and they never steal ideas. :/
    It's a shame they have to copy the 3D display.
     
  15. thegame07

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    Yeah because Nintendo started the whole 3d thing /sarcasm.
     
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    The DSi XL is 7.25'' in diagonal (6.3 by 3.6 inches), and it could (in theory) fit a 7'' upper screen. A 7'' 3DS wouldn't have to be any larger than a DSi XL.
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    That said, the 7'' is still pretty huge. Although I'm pretty sure they will release a revision of the 3DS at some point, I doubt they'll go that far.
     
  17. pachura

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    Well, this was my hope until the final design of 3DS was made public. Speakers should be moved elsewhere and the top part should be occupied from edge to edge by a big nice 3D screen.
    Of course, this design would be not (less ?) compatible with the original DS, but who cares, backwards compatibility should not be stopping progress...
     
  18. trumpet-205

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    Yeah but they would have to enlarge bottom screen as well. At some point physical size of the unit is going to be larger.
     
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    Now I'm thinking about waiting to get a 3DS for a while to see if they'll announce a 3DS XL

    Hmmmmmm..................
     
  20. Nollog

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    lol.
    You serious?