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Nintendo 3DS XL - Blue/Black

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Nintendo 3DS
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  • USB Input: Not Available
  • HDMI Output: Not Available
  • WiFi Built In: Yes
  • Graphic Quality: 240p
  • Supported Flash Memory Cards: Secure Digital (SD)

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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B008GEH9HO
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 3.7 inches ; 12 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: August 19, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (527 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Nintendo 3DS XL

The Nintendo 3DS XL system combines next-generation portable gaming with eye-popping 3D visuals. Take 3D photos, connect to friends, other players, or wireless hotspots with the wireless StreetPass and SpotPass communication modes. With 90 percent larger screens than the 3DS, 3DS XL is the ultimate 3D entertainment system.

Nintendo 3DS XL
Play 3DS and DS games, take 3D photos,
and connect with friends

Nintendo 3DS XL includes two screens. The bottom touch screen makes use of a stylus that is stored in the unit itself. The top screen displays 3D visuals to the naked eye. Looking at the screen is like peering through a window into a world where characters and objects have true depth. The system also has a 3D Depth Slider that lets players select the level of 3D they enjoy the most. The 3D effect can be ratcheted up to the highest level, scaled back to a more moderate setting or even turned off completely, depending on the preference of the user.

3D Screen

The Nintendo 3DS XL system opens up a whole new world of eye-popping gameplay possibilities. The stereoscopic 3D display of the upper screen gives objects within the game world a feeling of space and depth that extends far into the back of the screen. It becomes easier to see the position of characters and obstacles in the world, making many game experiences even more intuitive for all types of players.

Nintendo 3DS XL
The built-in 3D Depth Slider allows you to immediately adjust the intensity of the 3D effect, or turn it off completely
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3D Depth Slider

A built-in 3D Depth Slider allows you to immediately adjust the intensity of the 3D settings on the Nintendo 3DS XL system to your liking. The 3D effect can also be turned down completely – all Nintendo 3DS games and applications can be played in 2D, and look better than any Nintendo handheld before it.

Motion Sensor and Gyro Sensor

Portable play control reaches a new level with these amazing features, allowing for new and unique gameplay mechanics. A built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor can react to the motion and tilt of the system, so whether players are twisting their systems side to side or moving them up and down, their motion-compatible Nintendo 3DS games respond instantly.

Nintendo 3DS XL
Stay connected with StreetPass and SpotPass, even when the 3DS XL is in Sleep Mode
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3D Camera

The Nintendo 3DS XL system uses its two outer cameras to see the world in 3D, much like the human eye. This allows for the creation of 3D photos, 3D video, and even 3D stop-motion animations, that make for an eye-popping addition to your next photo op.


Social and wired like no Nintendo system before it, Nintendo 3DS XL brings fellow players together in exciting new ways with StreetPass communication. Set your Nintendo 3DS XL to Sleep Mode and carry it with you wherever you go to exchange game data like Mii characters, high scores, and custom characters with other users you pass on the street. You control what data you exchange, and you can exchange data for multiple games at once, making virtual connections with real-world people you encounter in your daily life.


Your Nintendo 3DS XL system can automatically connect to a wireless Internet access point. Once connected, special items will download automatically to your system via the SpotPass feature, even while in sleep mode. Some of these surprise items include exclusive content and promotions from Nintendo Zone, unique 3D videos from the Nintendo Video service, and add-on game content from your favorite Nintendo 3DS games.

Key Features

  • 90 percent larger screens than the Nintendo 3DS
  • 3D upper screen with 3D Depth Slider, lower touch screen
  • New input and controls: Circle Pad, gyro sensor, motion sensor, and pedometer
  • Cameras: One inward-facing, dual outward-facing
  • Wireless switch
  • Augmented Reality (AR) games and built-in applications

What's in the Box

  • Nintendo 3DS XL
  • AC adapter
  • Nintendo 3DS stylus
  • Six AR Cards for use with augmented reality games
  • 4 GB SD Card for storing photos, music, and downloadable content.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
808 of 843 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
If one looks at the 3DS with an unbiased, objective point of view, there is a lot to love. It is basically a next-gen successor to Nintendo's vastly successful DS handheld, with the horse-power of a console somewhere between the Gamecube and the Wii. It utilizes a very cool 3-D effect that, when done right, really adds to the overall immersion of the gaming experiences available on it. Everything about it is an improvement on the original DS. Granted, it also has some caveats and issues as well. The 3DS XL does a very good job delivering the goodness of the original 3DS, while making vast improvements over its smaller brother original. In this review, I will focus on the differences and improvements this model makes on the 3DS line. I'll warn you right now, this is a long review. If you don't like long reviews, then you may want to skip this. :P

Screen Size: With a title that includes "XL," obviously the increase in size is the biggest difference between this and the original 3DS. It may be easy to hear that the screens are 90% bigger than the original, but it really is a stark difference when you take the system out of the package and see it for yourself. The XL's screens are HUGE compared to the original. It's comparable to the jump between the DSi and the DSXL, for those savvy to what that means, but in this case its even bigger because the top screen is in a widescreen format. Despite the size increase, the picture is still crisp and pops with nice detail. I thought that because the screen would be bigger, but with the same resolution as the original, the XL's picture would be distorted and fuzzy, but that's not the case here.
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175 of 193 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth the upgrade! August 21, 2012
By Steven
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I don't feel like writing a long review as the other reviews seem to cover the finer points of the item just fine.

I just want to say, if you have an original 3DS, upgrade to this one if you can. If you don't have a 3DS at all, buy this one. Your eyes will love you for it. I rarely played my original 3DS (with 3D on or off) because the screens were so small and my eyes would get tired after 30 minutes or so (this never happened with my DS Lite, seems to just be more happening on the screen with 3DS games). I wasn't going to pick up the XL until I was reading reviews on other sites and almost every one of them were bragging about how much easier this one is on the eyes. They couldn't have been more correct. I went to gamestop and traded my old 3DS and a few games and got the XL, did my system transfer in the store (took about 30 minutes or so) and walked out with my new XL all ready to go with my ambassador games and all of the other games I downloaded from the eshop.

Here are some other changes I have noticed so far. One huge change I love about this system is that they moved the stylus back to the right side, so you don't have to fumble with the system trying to get it out of the back anymore (I know it seems like a small change, but it makes a huge difference in my opinion). Another thing I haven't seen pointed out yet is they took away the green 3D indicator light that was right next to the top screen, not sure how important that is to everyone else, but it was quite distracting to me at times and I am glad it is gone. Also, the 3D slider now has a slight ridge in it so you can tell when you have turned it completely off as well, not a very important change, but useful nonetheless.
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96 of 114 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what the 3DS needed to be in the first place August 17, 2012
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Having purchased one of these fine pieces of hardware in Japan I have the benefit of having taken it for a test drive long before it hits American shores, so I thought I'd offer my thoughts on Nintendo's latest installment in its handheld line.


Aesthetically speaking, the 3DS XL is gorgeous. Gone is the awkward size and shape of the original hardware, and in are beautiful curves and a tasteful tasteful matte finish, a sight to sore eyes in this day and age of glossy gadgets. Being matte, the device isn't prone to picking up fingerprints, and generally looks cleaner and neater even after extended use. The nicely rounded edges of the system also now fit well in the hand, offering a much more pleasant experience while gaming for long periods of time. Some have complained about the quality of the plastic used to make the device, but in my experience the 3DS XL feels exceptionally sturdy. While the plastic casing may not exhibit the class of the brushed aluminum and glass seen in Apple products, it serves its purpose of keeping the price of the system low while still looking quite dapper to boot.

Atheistical value aside, the 3DS XL is a much more thoughtfully constructed system than its predecessor, and does well in learning from past mistakes. The stylus has been moved back around to the right hand side of the system for ease of access, and is once again a solid piece of plastic instead of the telescopic stylus featured on the original 3DS. This new stylus is nearly identical to that of the older DSi XL. The SD card slot has been moved from the left side of the system to its right, and the included SD card doubled from 2GB to 4GB.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very fun. I don't care for 3d
Very fun. I don't care for 3d, so I love the slider to minimize it.
Published 1 day ago by Catherine
5.0 out of 5 stars Great service
Love the 3DS XL. Great product. Great service.
Published 1 day ago by Ralph
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it!!
Published 1 day ago by Travis
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent! as advertised..
Published 6 days ago by Ailynn Lewis
1.0 out of 5 stars Big screen doesn't last... if you're like me, you'll be lucky to get >...
Bought this six months ago to replace my daughter's first 3DS XL; the large screen broke after its first six months... so you can guess what happened? Read more
Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars over priced
Best buy is cheaper on this.
Published 7 days ago by CN
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 8 days ago by Ysabel Venezuela
4.0 out of 5 stars I got it for my daughter but she never had ...
I got it for my daughter but she never had 3D on then my son played it on with 3D on he said he felt sick so if you want to keep up with games then buy it well that's my opinion .
Published 10 days ago by Erica
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE IT!
Ahh, yes! I LOVE IT!! I have been thoroughly enjoying my XL. I also bought a case that I am glad I bought. I dropped my XL and the case took the impact for me. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Oscar Nava
4.0 out of 5 stars Exceeds expectations!
My son received this as a gift for his 16th bday...and he loves it. The wifi is a great added feature. The camera takes surprisingly good photos. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Breslyn
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