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News: Nintendo Launches 3DS XL "Recommended Software" Hardware Promotion in Japan

Nintendo Launches 3DS XL "Recommended Software" Hardware Promotion in Japan

A free game with a 3DS XL purchase

Nintendo has run a number of eShop retail download promotions in the past couple of years to encourage gamers to buy its products. Most of these have focused on the 3DS, with varying schemes in different territories offering free game downloads in return for registering a fixed number of retail titles or hardware...

News: Take a Look and be Jealous of This Beautiful Monster Hunter 4 3DS XL

Take a Look and be Jealous of This Beautiful Monster Hunter 4 3DS XL

The stylish handheld was released in Japan yesterday.

Impatient for Monster Hunter 4 to hit Western shelves in its Ultimate guise? Japanese fans have not only been playing Monster Hunter 4 since September 2013, but yesterday they got this stunning 3DS XL (or LL, as it's known in the country) in a colour Nintendo calls "Rajang Gold." Take a look:...

News: Target Offering 3DS XL Models For $149.99 Until 21st December

Target Offering 3DS XL Models For $149.99 Until 21st December

Includes Zelda and Mario & Luigi bundles, if you can find them

While many shoppers may have scrambled for the various hot 3DS / 2DS deals available over the Black Friday week, festive shoppers can still pick up great deals if they know where to look. One example for North Americans is the current deal doing the rounds at Target stores, where all 3DS...

News: Nintendo UK Launches 'Me and #My3DS' Competition

Nintendo UK Launches 'Me and #My3DS' Competition

Luigi special edition 3DS XL up for grabs

The Year of Luigi, which has seen Mario’s younger brother feature in a number of games, including Luigi’s Mansion 2, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and New Super Luigi U, is unfortunately drawing to a close. Nintendo UK, however, is still celebrating by offering one lucky person the chance to get their...

News: Coloured 3DS XL Charging Cradles Coming to Club Nintendo

Coloured 3DS XL Charging Cradles Coming to Club Nintendo

Limited quantities from 31st October, server meltdown inevitable

The 3DS XL seems to have been a success since its launch, and is certainly the model of choice for various members of the Nintendo Life team. It's come in a variety of designs, though has lacked what was once a much appreciated accessory of the original model — the charging cradle...

News: Nintendo Announces Luigi and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL Models

Nintendo Announces Luigi and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL Models

New Zelda title to have reversible cover, too

While we often bemoan the absence of some particularly snazzy 3DS hardware designs in the West, we today have some happy news to share. The previously Japan-only Luigi 3DS XL model is coming to Europe on 1st November, and a special The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL is also being...

Out Now: Pokémon X & Y 3DS XL Models Arrive in North America and PAL Regions

Pokémon X & Y 3DS XL Models Arrive in North America and PAL Regions

Gotta collect 'em all

With the arrival of Pokémon X & Y now just two weeks away, at the time of writing, it's perhaps worth a reminder that new 3DS XL hardware has been released to celebrate the titles. The pictured systems hit stores on 27th September in North America and PAL regions, priced $199.99 U.S. / £179.99 / €199.99. As the...

News: Black 3DS XL Arrives in North America on 11th August

Black 3DS XL Arrives in North America on 11th August

Black like your former bank balance

Last week we told you about some marketing for the black 3DS XL suggesting that the model would arrive in North America at the weekend. Well, it didn't hit stores as expected, but Nintendo has now confirmed that the new colour will be available in the region from 11th August. That's the same day that Mario...

News: Luigi 3DS XL Model Dated and Priced for Japan

Luigi 3DS XL Model Dated and Priced for Japan

We'd like it too, Nintendo

Back during the April Nintendo Direct, the Japanese broadcast showed off the new Luigi 3DS XL model, and it wasn't revealed for other territories. Considering it's a special edition to tie-in with the release of Mario and Luigi: Dream Team, we're running out of time for confirmation that it's coming to the West — E3,...