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Nintendo 3DS XL

Nintendo 3DS XL

£179.99

The luxury Nintendo 3DS, featuring a larger design and Nintendo's biggest portable screen.

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About Nintendo 3DS XL

Nintendo 3DS XL is the luxury proposition within the Nintendo 3DS family, Nintendo's portable gaming system range featuring the dual screen and touch screen innovations of Nintendo DS alongside a number of new features: advanced graphics, online and local communication functions, plus so much more...

01. Two Screens = More gameplay

With two screens built in, Nintendo 3DS offers various ways to play your favourite Nintendo games. The top screen offers a widescreen view of the action and can display in stereoscopic 3D (supported models only) while the bottom screen features touch sensitive controls for intuitive play.

02. Our biggest screens ever

The Nintendo 3DS XL screens are around 90% bigger than those on the Nintendo 3DS system, making them the biggest screens ever on a Nintendo handheld system.

03. Everything comes in XL

The Nintendo 3DS XL comes with a 4GB SD Card, which means you'll have even more space to save games you've downloaded from the Nintendo eShop, along with 3D photos you've taken, videos and much more. The battery life of the Nintendo 3DS XL has also been extended, allowing you to enjoy gaming on the go for up to 6.5 hours.

04. 3D Without Glasses

Nintendo 3DS XL features a 3D option, bringing games and video content to life with a stereoscopic 3D effect that can be enjoyed completely without the aide of 3D glasses. It also features a 3D depth slider allows you to increase or decrease the 3D effect to find a level of 3D that's comfortable for your eyes. And if you have children under seven, you can lock the feature entirely with the aid of Parental Controls settings.

05. Take your favourite Nintendo characters everywhere you go

The Nintendo 3DS family allows you to play a host of portable Nintendo favourites. Portable titles such as Super Mario 3D Land, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, Animal Crossing: New Leaf The Legend of Zelda: A link Between Worlds, Mario Kart 7, Luigi's Mansion 2 and so many more can only be found on the Nintendo 3DS family.

06. Innovative multiplayer gaming

All consoles within the Nintendo 3DS family are designed to make multiplayer gaming easy, whether playing online or locally. Several Nintendo 3DS games can connect to each other wirelessly for multiplayer fun while certain games, like Mario Kart 7, allow friends to join in even if they don't own the game card. Nintendo Network, meanwhile, allows players to play safely and easily over a wireless online connection. Plus: Nintendo Network is completely free to use and through our partnerships with The Cloud and O2 Mobile you can connect to thousands of wireless hotspots throughout the UK.

07. StreetPass

All consoles within the Nintendo 3DS family can wirelessly exchange game data with each other as you pass other players on the street, without you having to lift a finger. Simply close your system while the power is on and carry it with you wherever you go! Collected data can directly affect certain Nintendo 3DS games, so get StreetPassing and see what happens!

08. Nintendo eShop

Nintendo's dedicated online portal allows you to buy and download any Nintendo 3DS game and store it directly on the system, so you don't have to carry the game card around with you. With Nintendo eShop you can also download games that aren't available in stores, such as award winning indie games or classic NES titles like 1985's Super Mario Bros. or the original The Legend of Zelda, for pocket money prices.

Specifications

How does this console measure up against the rest?

Nintendo DS Consoles
Nintendo DS Console Matrix
Nintendo 2Ds Nintendo 3Ds Nintendo 3Ds xl
Plays Nintendo 3DS games
yes
yes
yes
Plays Nintendo DS games
yes
yes
yes
Plays Nintendo 3DS games in stereoscopic 3D
no
yes
yes
Plays Nintendo 3DS games in 2D
yes
yes
yes
Features clamshell closing mechanism
no
yes
yes
Supports online gaming
yes
yes
yes
Connects to Nintendo eShop
yes
yes
yes
Packaged with power adapter
yes
yes
no
Features in-built 3D camera
yes
yes
yes
Includes SD memory card 2gb 2gb 4gb
Screen size 3.53 inches 3.53 inches 4.88 inches
Dimensions 0.79" x 5.66" x 5.00" 5.3" x 2.9" x 0.87" 6.1" x 3.7" x 0.87"
Weight 9.17 oz 8.3 oz 11.9 oz