1WesterHiveTue 23rd Mar 2010 Just wanted to open a thread to discuss why Nintendo made this marketing decision. We're still over a month out from E3, so the hype train will have died down a bit by then. The XL is about to launch and this is sure to dampen it's sales. Nintendo has always aimed to make BIG announcements with presentations. So what exactly is this all about? And, more importantly, what, if anything, prompted (or forced) them to announce this new console like this? Boom.