These days if nintendo 3ds is in discussion then its about the 3DS XL’s increased screen size, but the 3DS XL is also getting an upgrade in the form of new anti-glare screens, Nintendo seem as if it wants to make its console more powerful than any other hand held console. In the latest installment of Iwata Asks, Nintendo’s Takeshi Murakami revealed that the 3DS XL will be getting the anti-glare upgrade, making the 3DS XL the most glare-resistant Nintendo handheld ever. For comparison’s sake, Murakami said that reflectivity on the original 3DS screen was about 12%, but with the 3DS XL, Nintendo managed to get that figure down to just 3%.
In the interview with Iwata, Murakami briefly explained what Nintendo has done to reduce the glare on the 3DS XL’s screens. “On a LCD screen there are basically three reflective layers, which all of them reflects and cause glare,” he said. “So this time, we specially treated all the layers.”
Apart from this Nintendo is also getting ready to include this anti-glare tech on every one of its handhelds since the Game Boy Advance. It was too expensive in the past but now the technology is getting advanced and manufacturing costs have also decreased therefore nintendo can now afford it easily.
Nintendo 3DS XL will cost around $199.99 and it launches in North America on August 19, coinciding with the release of New Super Mario Bros. 2.