Nintendo just ordered up a supersized version of the 3DS. Going on sale on August 19 for $200, the 3DS XL is 90% larger than the original 3DS. Nintendo could have taken this product in a new direction for gamers by using the extra space to add a second analog stick. But no, the XL has the same design as the 3DS. It's also a bit odd that Nintendo didn't announce this two weeks ago at E3.
So who would want the 3DS XL? Larger screens can be easier on the eyes, and gives you more screen room for drawing with art applications. It's also easier to view at a distance if you watch movies with Netflix or if you use tutorial programs for working out or cooking. I liked the size of the DSi XL when I got to spend time with it two years ago, however this version will be slightly larger.