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Published on: 10 March 2019
New Nintendo 2DS XL White and Lavender + Tomodachi Life
A new member of the Nintendo 3DS family
More control options
New Nintendo 2DS XL includes a C Stick and ZL/ZR Buttons, giving expanded control options in compatible games. The C Stick allows for sensitive controls depending on how hard you press.
Enhanced features and processing power
Improved CPU performance allows for faster loading of applications such as Miiverse, and faster speeds for downloading software.* Upgraded camera functionality lets you take better pictures under dim lighting conditions, and with New Nintendo 2DS XL you can transfer data directly to and from your PC via Wireless LAN, too! You can enjoy videos online** using the Internet Browser installed on the console, plus automatic brightness adjustment optimises the screen to offer the best view for your current surroundings.
All Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS software can be played on New Nintendo 2DS XL, including New Nintendo 3DS software, in 2D. Software from other regions cannot be used. It is not possible to play Nintendo DS games that require accessories.
NFC function for amiibo compatible software
Near-field communication (NFC) is built into the lower screen. If you touch an amiibo (sold separately) against it while enjoying compatible software, you can read and write data on the amiibo and enhance your games in surprising new ways!
How does the New Nintendo 2DS XL measure up against other Nintendo handheld consoles?
Visit our specifications table page for more information about the console, including information about its functionality, size, weight, memory capacity and more.
*Download speeds may vary depending on your internet connection. **Please note: some video files may not be compatible.
Please note: the stylus and microSDHC memory card are stored in the system out of the box.
If you put your favourite people in your game, surprising things can happen!
Start a new life on two cool islands!
Your Mii will live in an apartment block on your very own slice of paradise – and you decide who lives there with you.
Make the Mii characters of family, friends or anyone else you can think of! Move in your mates and make the world your own.
Check back every day
All kinds of unexpected things will happen in your game, so come back every day to see what life throws at your Islanders. Your islands are filled with cool places to visit – hit the shops, head to the Beach, or hang out at the Amusement Park.
Look after your residents!
Sometimes you'll see symbols next to the apartment windows: these show how the Mii that lives there is feeling. Drop by for a visit, and see if you can solve any problems they might have!
Demo available now!
The free Tomodachi Life Demo, available now in Nintendo eShop, lets you sample the beginning of Tomodachi Life. In the demo you can create up to three Mii characters, set their unique voices and personalities, and get a taste of the gameplay! You’ll be able to give presents like food, clothing and interiors to your Mii characters, and maybe even see them perform at the Concert Hall!