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Nintendo Handheld Console 3DS XL -  Black (Nintendo 3DS)

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Nintendo 3DS
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo 3DS
  • PEGI Rating: Unknown
  • Media: Console
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

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  • ASIN: B00B5Q83KW
  • Release Date: 20 Sep 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,123 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Nintendo 3DS XL

The Nintendo 3DS XL is a groundbreaking hardware release that brings 3D gaming to the handheld market for the first time with the fourth major release in the Nintendo DS product line. Experience incredible gameplay featuring real 3D graphics that do not require any special glasses or additional accessories. A perfect step up from the Nintendo DS. Nintendo handheld systems include tons of extra features, including access to the Nintendo eShop, wireless connectivity for playing with friends, and parental controls

Next generation handheld gaming

While there are many choices available, Nintendo has been making family-friendly games for over 30 years, and offers characters and experiences not found anywhere else. Parents can rely on Nintendo’s pedigree of innovation, as seen with its groundbreaking Nintendo DS consoles. This next generation family of handheld consoles are more powerful, keeping children engaged with better graphics and deeper immersive worlds to explore.

Special features

The Nintendo 3DS family is backwards compatible, so you can still play your existing games—plus the hottest new releases. All the systems in the Nintendo 3DS family play exclusive titles you can’t find anywhere else, from Mario to Zelda, Animal Crossing to Pokémon. You can even download many of these titles–plus digital-only games–directly to your system from Nintendo eShop. The 3DS XL shares the same features as the 3DS but boasts a larger screen for an enhanced gaming experience.

3D screen

The Nintendo 3DS XL system features a stereoscopic 3D display on the upper screen to give objects within the game world a feeling of space and depth. It becomes easier to see the position of characters and obstacles, making many game experiences even more intuitive for all types of players. Adjust the level of 3D gameplay with the use of the 3D depth slider or lock it off completely using Parental Controls.

Two screens

Games look better than ever on the two screens of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. On the Nintendo 3DS XL, a widescreen display on the top screen shows 800x240 pixel resolution, allocating 400 pixels for each eye to create the 3D effect. The bottom LCD touch screen operates at a resolution of 320x240—with both screens capable of displaying a brilliant 16.77 million colors.

Motion sensor & gyro sensor

Portable play control reaches a new level with these amazing features, allowing for 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.

SD memory card included

All systems in the Nintendo 3DS family come packed with an SD Memory Card*. You can use this SD Memory Card to store your 3D photos, sound recordings created on the system, and music from your PC. You can also use it to store games downloaded from Nintendo eShop. The Nintendo 3DS family of systems feature SDHC card compatibility to increase your storage space even further.

Analog control

With the Circle Pad, located above the + Control Pad, systems in the Nintendo 3DS family offer full analog control. Combined with the touch screen, traditional buttons, camera and microphone input, and advanced motion control of the Motion Sensor and Gyro Sensor, the potential is extraordinary


The Nintendo 3DS family of systems brings players together in exciting new ways with StreetPass communication. Set your system 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.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Goodbye, social life! 10 Dec 2013
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After my old DS lite wore out, I bought this with the express intention of buying Pokémon Y to go with it. This console was the cheapest black 3DS XL I found anywhere (and I compared it with LOADS of sites), and it works extremely well. It was well packed and packaged, arrived in perfect condition and has not left my bedside table since. The model is durable and I can't imagine going back to a smaller screen now. Though the bigger screen size means that the resolution is slightly worse than the smaller model, it's not actually something you notice. I love, love, love it!
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice console 6 Feb 2014
By Jemmaeg
I bought the 3DS XL as an impulse buy, I had a gameboy pocket years ago and a Nintendo DS more recently and I wanted to play new games in series like Zelda and also the retro games available on the Nintendo store.
In general I like the 3DS XL, the console is a good size, the right balance between being portable and having a good screen size.
It is incredibly simple to set up as there are continuous step-by-step instructions on screen, however you do need to set up each app separately, which does mean repeating your information a few times. The OS/software is clearly aimed at young children and parents and you are prompted to set up parental controls several times (which is slightly irritating if you are neither a young child nor a parent). I think that it is a really nice idea that you can earn "play coins" to spend in games by using the pedometer function on the 3DS.
The screen quality is acceptable (as its not designed to be a graphically realistic console). The camera quality is quite poor and seems to be more novelty value than a useable camera.
I would recommend the 3DS for its 3D effect and games, however I found the OS irritatingly childish (especially as the 3D mode should only be used by over 7's).

I deducted a star for it not coming with a charger, I was aware of this before buying however I see no logical reason why it does not come with at least a USB charging cable. I could understand if it charged via a generic cable like a micro USB, but it doesn't, its a Nintendo specific charging cable. Including a USB charging cable would cost them next to nothing (there is one for sale on Amazon for £0.25!) and take up very little room in the box - there is actually enough space in there for a USB charger with the current box design.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Upgrade from 3DS to 3DS XL 14 April 2014
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I already owned a 3DS however the screen size and battery life were a little disappointing so I decided to purchase the 3DS XL since they now had a colour varient that I liked. The only thing that annoyed me is the lack of a charging cable I mean nintendo could have at least included a USB cable if they wanted to keep packaging down to a minimum. So far the battery life has met my expectations and the upscaling on the screen is really good and I haven't noticed any drop in quality.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Check the small print 9 Sep 2014
By Geo65
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It should have had in big letters NO POWER SUPPLY WITH DEVICE. I had to buy a separate power supply so my daughter could actually use her birthday present.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Handheld game console on the market 20 July 2014
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I have a PSVita which is a more powerful device with more features but I've bought this for my 11 year old son and I have to say that this handheld is great! Way better than a Vita.

I reccomend this console for hardcore Nintendo fans or if you have children If you have a kid between 6 and 14 years. Don't buy a Vita nor a Tablet or iPad. This is better for them believe me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great product. 13 May 2014
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Its a fantastic console and has a range of good games to play on. The only thing that annoyed me was the fact that there was no charger with the console.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars disgusted 9 Dec 2014
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Its disgusting that this came at the price without the lead needed, very poor Nintendo, should be ashamed of yourselves
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I have just brought this product for my son for Christmas, had I known I didn't come with a charger I would not have brought it as I would probably have got it for the same price but with a charger somewhere else needs to state that POWER ADAPTER IS NOT AVAILABLE IN CAPITAL LETTERS But then saying that it didn't state it in the description either so just assumed it had one until I opened the product to check.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great and Quick delivery, and the item was super!
Published 1 day ago by Victor
5.0 out of 5 stars its an excellent handheld console
have played with this so much since it arrived my thumbs are hurting. its an excellent handheld console. the only drawback is you have to buy the power adaptor separately.
Published 6 days ago by J. Turner
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 12 days ago by Sam Brindley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Works perfect in good working order
Published 19 days ago by Claire
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Product
I recently upgraded from the 2DS (which I bought solely so I could play Pokemon X sooner rather than later). Read more
Published 1 month ago by Toby S
4.0 out of 5 stars Received my item quickly ready for my daughters 18th birthday ...
Received my item quickly ready for my daughters 18th birthday...just a shame nintendo don't supply the charger thanks to the other reviews I spotted this and bought the charger... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Emma Brighton
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
ideal price
Published 2 months ago by Louise Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab.
Bought early for Christmas so not tried it yet. Its for my boys Shhhhhh Santa!
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. Heather Borthwick
5.0 out of 5 stars great console
thank you amazon ,v prompt delivery.very happy with this.
Published 2 months ago by reet petite
5.0 out of 5 stars Blown away by a fantastic upgrade
Immeasurably superior to the standard 3ds (the 2012 model from which I upgraded); the larger screens are noticeably larger and more comfortable to look at, and the feel of the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jack Slater
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