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Nintendo 3DS XL - Red/Black

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Nintendo 3DS
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  • 3DS XL System-Red/Black
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  • ASIN: B008GEH8LQ
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.3 x 1.9 inches ; 3 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: August 19, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (436 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #339 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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201 of 228 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My first impressions of the 3DS XL August 19, 2012
By Jawwaad
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Well, I just came back from Target about 30 minutes ago and I picked up my 3DS XL. I picked up the red and black one. As soon as I took it out of the box I could see that this was well worth the money. IMO, the overall design is much better than the original 3DS. When you open the lid, you a hear a click that assures you that the hinge is tightly fastened. The screens are beautiful and the size of them are great. The original 3DS's screen is dwarfed compared to the 3DS XL's as it's 90% bigger. The stylus is now on the side rather than on the top which I think is a better place for it, as it's easier to get to in the middle of a game. The outer shape seems to have a more rounded design than the original 3DS. There is no docking station for recharging this time but rather it went back to the original cord in the back. Also, if you have an old DS XL case, then the 3DS XL will fit in it. I have one that I bought from BB last week for $1.99. Also, the 3DS XL comes with a 4GB card rather than the 2GB that comes with the original 3DS.

I popped in Mario 3D just to see how the picture was and I was amazed on how vivid the colors are and how the game fits perfectly as on the DS XL, people complained that the games seemed a little blurry because of the size enhancement. I've registered it on clubnintendo.com and now I'm in the process of tranferring my data from original 3DS to my XL. It's taking awhile but it was a snap making the transfer. Here's the video I used for it.

How to Transfer Files From a 3DS to a 3DS XL on youtube

Update: My system has now been fully transferred and everything from my original 3DS is now on my 3DS XL including the Ambassador Program info. Took about 20 minutes give or take.
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119 of 136 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 was basically a next-gen successor of Nintendo's vastly successful DS console, with the horse-power of a console somewhere between the Gamecube and the Wii. It utilized a very cool 3-D effect that, when done right, really adds to the overall immersion of the gaming experiences available on it. Everything was an improvement on the original DS. Granted, it also had 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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32 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A reason to play the 3DS. August 19, 2012
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
So I bought a 3DS Original on day 1. I suffered through the lack of games. I bought several games with hopes that sometime soon I would enjoy my system. The 3D effect was fun... for the first 5 minutes. The screen seemed to hinder the games, with the 3D having too small of a sweet spot to enjoy, and much of the detail lost in the smaller screen.

Today, I picked up a 3DS XL based on video comparisons other reviewers had posted prior to release.

This system has brought life back to so many of my games. And I even play them in 3D again.

The changes in hardware in a nutshell:
- The system fits better in your hands for longer gameplay without the cramps the original had.
- You won't realize how much you appreciate having the 'Start' 'Select' and 'Home' buttons as actual buttons until you play a game on the XL. This should have never been the issue that it was on the original 3DS.
- Without the glossiness of the original, the 3DS XL does not feel like its going to slip out of your hands.
- It seems they have corrected the problem that lead to the original 3DS scratching its top screen with the border of its bottom screen. Will update if this changes however.
- On the negative... I already miss my drop in charging dock from the original.

Let me make a few observations about some games I have tested.

- Legend of Zelda O.of T. 3d: you can see some small jagged edges on Link whenever there is camera movement. Overall, you can see that the people who remade this game did pay attention to details when you can see the game blown up though. 3D image did have a bit of a 'ghosting' effect, meaning if not centered just right, you would see duplicate images of things... I like the 3D, but on a minimum setting.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent unit love it
Published 2 days ago by Roseann & Robert Pistella
5.0 out of 5 stars Great gaming device.
I had already decided to buy a new 3DS XL when I found this on Amazon. It was so easy to order and receive the item I had wanted. Read more
Published 5 days ago by S. L. Weinman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent product, 100% recommended, very good product.
Published 5 days ago by CARLOS AVILA
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great product.
Published 5 days ago by Megan
5.0 out of 5 stars The best 3d gaming console and small console
This is like the best gaming console in which i have ever played. I love the 3d of it . Instead of making other gaming consoles, nintendo could have only made this one. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Manish Kumar Tiwari
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 7 days ago by Fredmary Gonzalez
5.0 out of 5 stars Gaming
My wife's first video game console and she loves it dearly.
Published 9 days ago by Kseagle
4.0 out of 5 stars It's pretty good so far
It's pretty good so far, but sometimes it's not as portable as a DS should be. Then again, it is an XL. The 3D feature is pretty nice though. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Silvermoss
4.0 out of 5 stars Okay, not to shabby
Great protection however I was sad that it came to it that the top right part cover ripped so it doesn't hold 100% anymore.
Published 10 days ago by Melmelcom
5.0 out of 5 stars but works great, very minor scratches
as described it is used, but works great, very minor scratches.
Published 12 days ago by Watt Lacy Lee IV
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