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North America, It Looks Like You'll Have The Black 3DS XL Soon Enough

Posted by Damien McFerran

New colour spotted in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team commercial

Live in North America and dearly want to get your hands on an all-black 3DS XL? Well rest easy, because it looks like your wait could be over soon.

The black 3DS XL appears in the commercial for Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, which suggests that it could be coming state-side in the not-too-distant future. Remember the Pikachu 3DS XL which was shown in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon advert? That hit stores shelves not long afterwards.

The new colour console — which has remained a bundle exclusive in Japan and Europe so far — is definitely hitting Canadian shores, as a retailer in that country has already released a flyer which pins the launch date as this weekend.

Will you be picking one of these up?


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blesslife said:

i want exclusive consoles like japan !! they have sweet pokemon exclusives and a year of luigi 3ds exclusive we shouldve got ! (I am angry)



LeVideoGamer said:

I've been waiting for Nintendo to release this in England, so hopefully it releases worldwide soon. I know the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate bundle offers it, but I don't have the time to put into the game to fully enjoy the game, so I'd rather not spend the extra £35.



CAM290 said:

though i like the bigger screens and ergonomics of the XL, I still think the original 3DS looked cooler.



grumblegrumble said:

Too bad. I got the red 3DS XL when it came out, I was looking for a silver one in the U.S. but it was never released. My old DSi was black so this color doesn't suit me, either. The red has grown on me, though, and I'm glad I got it now.



Buduski said:

Really!? -.-
I bought a red 3DS XL a little over two months ago, I tried to wait until the black version hit NA but there where way to many games being released that I was interested in playing... Now I dont know if I should sell my current XL just to have it the color I wanted



Burning_Spear said:

I would have snapped this up at launch, but now I'm pretty happy with the blue one I purchased instead. I still love my Cosmo Black 3DS, but while that one looks slick, this one looks drab and monotone.



Starzsixty9 said:

I've been waiting for a limited edition 3DSxL to upgrade to... why doesn't the US get the Luigi one?????



dumedum said:

I'm also not sure whether to change from my Cosmo Black, although now I can at least consider it.



dumedum said:

do the 3DS and the 3DS XL use the same chargers? (apart from the cradle itself)



sinalefa said:

I will wait to see if the pokemon x/y xl comes to the US. If not this one may help me upgrade



Fortified said:

I haven't gotten an XL yet so i guess this is the one for me since it'll clash with my all black Vita.



Gen0neD said:

I'll upgrade to an XL when it doesn't look like a toy from the $1 Store. Still hanging on to my black Ambassador 3DS. Much sexier.



fushimushi said:

@Buduski It's ok having a red 3DS XL, I mean I'm planning on getting a blue one and this black one seems too plain and simple so I wouldn;t or rather I don't want to wait for it.



element187 said:

NOW I'M ANGRY.. I just purchased the blue XL because I was convinced the black was never coming.

Oh well, I'll wait for Capcom to release their darker shell color for the XL and just get that.



rjejr said:

The black at least makes the XL look like a real console, the red and blue XLs do look like they were made by Hasbro and should be $35 toys, the originals w/ the layered colored glass effect - we have blue, red and pink in our house - look like real electronics.

Both my kids have $5 pre-order GC for X+Y (1 each) at Target so if they were going to upgrade to XL they would want the gold and blue Pokemon editions, which makes it worth laying out the cash for.



HandheldGuru97 said:

UGH I wanted a all black XL, but opted for red/black instead!!!!!!!!! Oh well I like it quite like my little red/black beauty



hYdeks said:

It's funny how us Canadians find out about this kinda stuff before US does, you'ld think they would find out first Ohh well...

Personally, I have a 3DS and I like that WAY better than a pure black 3DS. Cool new 3DS shade, if your looking for complete black.



MAN1AC said:

The day an all black XL hits the states is the day I will finally invest in a 3DS. I'd like to know what's taking so long though. It seems to be the color that many ppl have wanted for quite some time now.



SuperiorTech said:

If only Gamestop allowed you to trade in your current 3DS XL for full value to get another one.



SkywardCrowbar said:

Hmm. I was going to get a 3DS around November. I wonder if it'll still be in stock then... I would love a bundle with Dream Team.



Tasuki said:

Nice. I still prefer the blue one though but its nice to see some color options for those who want it. I would like to see the silver one appear in NA that would be the only one to tempt in getting another 3DSXL.



Tony_342 said:

After more than 11 months on store shelves, they have finally given us a color option that should have been available on day one. This is the best news I've heard in a long time. I've badly wanted an XL ever since they were announced, but I've been holding out for one that doesn't look like a Fisher Price toy. I will be standing in line at midnight to get one of these.

Matte finish, rounded edges, sleeker design, bigger screens, better battery life, improved buttons, better d-pad, bigger stylus, etc. The XL is truly an improvement on the original design in literally every way.



DougLemming said:

It's a shame I bought my XL when New Leaf was released, I swear if this was released before June I would've bought it without a second thought.

I would say better late than never, but then I start to realize it's still late.



Lalivero said:

Unfortunately, I've been keeping an eye on that gold Pokemon X/Y XL.

Can we please get an orange one?...



AllAroundGamer9 said:

Personally I like the regular black 3DS more than the XL version. I might buy it for the bigger screen. But what will I do with two 3DS?



MakeMyBiscuit said:


Almost time to upgrade to the 3DS XL! I'm glad I waited and it looks like I am not alone.

Thank you Nintendo!



AcesHigh said:

Finally, timing works in my favor! The joys of watching your kids grow into your favorite hobby are paved with broken controllers and smashed touchscreens. Good ol' "Blu", you served me and my family well. Hopefully my new "Metallica Black" will fare a bit better!



NeoZuko said:

I just bought a Blue 3DS XL in NJ. I think I'm going to return it to hold out for the Black one or a Zelda Link Between Worlds Edition. And this is why I don't do digital with Nintendo!! No way to tie to an account...

In the meantime, I was thinking of picking up a Wii U for Pikmin and the VC.



NeoZuko said:

Well, a new Zelda Link Between Worlds Gold Edition then

A cooler color will eventually come out. The wait is not fun however. I have 10 DS/3DS games on my self just waiting to be played. Many of which I've never played.



yvanjean said:

3DS XL not coming to Canada on July 26th anyways
Nintendo 3DS XL – Black
To Our Valued Customers In our flyer effective Friday July 26th until Thursday August 1st, 2013. The image of Nintendo 3DS XL – Black was shown in error. However, the colours blue and red are part of the advertised promotion. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY HAVE CAUSED

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