Announced this morning, Nintendo will reportedly allow retailers to set their own prices for its updated handheld, a move that has led to a £70 difference in estimates, reports MCV.
Play.com and ShopTo have set the RRP at £199, but have priced the console at £179.99, while Zavvi predicts a £249 RRP, despite offering the device for £209.99.
Copyright: NintendoNintendo has released a full list of specifications and images (above).
The 3DS XL measures in at 156 x 93 x 22mm, compared to the original's 134 x 74 x 21mm size. Though not much thicker, it weighs 336g, up from 235g.
The top screen increases from 3.58" to 4.88", while the lower screen jumps from 3.02" to 4.18", giving players a total of 90% more screen space.
The battery lasts between three and a half to six and a half hours when playing 3DS games and between six to ten hours when playing original DS software.
Players will be able to transfer all account information, Play Coins, StreetPass Data, unlocked hats and Activity Logs to the new device, but will need their original 3DS to do so.
It will also come with a 4GB SD card, compared to the 2GB that ships with the original.
Earlier today, Nintendo also revealed the European release date for New Super Mario Bros. 2 and that Namco Bandai is developing the new cross-platform Super Smash Bros. game.
Watch Nintendo's Satoru Shibata introduce the 3DS XL below: