Mobile Gaming Gets Super Sized with Nintendo 3DS XL

Nintendo fans are marking their calendars for August 19th.

On Thursday, long-time video gaming giant Nintendo revealed plans to launch Nintendo 3DS XL, a new version of Nintendo 3DS with 90 percent larger screens.

The house that Mario built says the refreshed device will launch across North America on the August 19th date in question.

The system – available in trademark colors red and blue – will be priced at $199.99 and create even “more immersive entertainment experiences for users” on the go.

The new system’s battery life outperforms that of the original Nintendo 3DS, and it comes bundled with a 4 GB SD card, which owners can use to store content such as downloadable games and videos from the Nintendo eShop.

“No other hand-held entertainment experience compares to the fun of Nintendo 3DS,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “With the launch of Nintendo 3DS XL on Aug. 19, consumers will be able to enjoy the great lineup of current and upcoming games on an even grander scale. Plus, Nintendo 3DS XL gives owners even more real estate on their screens to enjoy entertainment applications like Nintendo Video and Netflix.”