The Nintendo 3DS XL (or “LL” in Japan) sports a 90% larger screen, better battery life and smarter stylus location. The hefty portable retouch is one that a lot of gamers are looking towards as the Nintendo 3DS of choice, with some even planning on trading in their current system for a nice upgrade.
The bigger handheld won’t launch in the United States until later this August, but it’s been out in Japan since July 28th.
According to Famitsu, the popular weekly gaming mag in Japan, the Nintendo 3DS XL sold a healthy stack of units between July 28th and July 29th. The exact number of portables sold as per their data is 193,441.
The news from Famitsu also indicates that New Super Mario Bros. 2 is selling fairly well in Japan. Over the same span of time, Mario’s coin-obsessed adventure moved 43,285 copies.
The Nintendo 3DS XL will launch in North America on August 19th, alongside New Super Mario Bros. 2.