The Nintendo 3DS XL as well as the highly anticipated Super Mario Brothers 2 game is now available for purchase in the United States.

The new handheld game console is bigger, can be played in 3D, has a longer battery life, a bigger 4.8-inch screen, and comes with a 4GB SD card (as opposed to the original’s 2GB SD card).

In one of their product reviews, Engadget, a popular tech news website, states “The new size is an improvement in so many ways, including ergonomics and playability. The bigger screen makes 3D gaming less tiring, and offers a larger sweet spot for Nintendo’s all-important gaming effect, while the curved edges simply fit your hands better.”

The Nintendo 3DS XL can be purchased in-store and online at many locations such as Toys R Us, Game Stop, Amazon, Walmart, and Target for an average retail price of $200.

As for the new Super Mario Brothers 2 game, it is expected to be an absolute hit with 80 entertaining levels and even a few exciting new power-ups. has given Super Mario Bros. 2 an 8.0 out of 10.0 in their thorough review of the game.

Super Mario Brothers 2 retails for an average price of $40 and can generally be purchased where Nintendo game consoles are sold.

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