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News: What Not To Do With Your Brand New 3DS XL

What Not To Do With Your Brand New 3DS XL

Put it in a microwave

If you picked up a Nintendo 3DS XL recently then chances are you're currently treating it like a piece of treasured jewellery, delicately laying it on a soft cushion when it's not in use and generally ensuring no harm comes to it. However, dovetastic - presenter of the YouTube Microwave Show - had no such ideas. He took his...

News: Pikachu 3DS XL Pre-Orders Prompt Long Lines in Japan

Pikachu 3DS XL Pre-Orders Prompt Long Lines in Japan

Pika-queue

A little over a week ago we told you about the yellow Pikachu 3DS XL/LL coming to Japan, with the only way to buy one being to pre-order from Pokémon Center stores. As reported by Andriasang, those pre-orders have now opened and attracted plenty of interest. Japanese website Inside Games visited the Tokyo Pokemon Center at 10am for the...

Out Now: 3DS XL Goes Big in North America

3DS XL Goes Big in North America

And New Super Mario Bros. 2, of course

It's Sunday, a day of rest and laziness for so many, but perhaps this one has a slightly different meaning for some keen 3DS gamers in North America: it's 3DS XL day. Oh, and New Super Mario Bros. 2 day, as well. 3DS XL graced Europe and Japan in late July, with the North American release seemingly being held...

News: Yellow Pikachu Nintendo 3DS XL Coming to Japan

Yellow Pikachu Nintendo 3DS XL Coming to Japan

Gotta catch 'em all

Lucky Japanese gamers will soon be able to grab themselves a Pikachu themed Nintendo 3DS XL, which we think looks rather snazzy. The "Pokémon Center Original Nintendo 3DS XL Pikachu Yellow" will be released on 15th September, but only to customers who have preordered from one of the Pokémon Center stores in Sapporo, Tohoku,...

News: 3DS XL Cradle and AC Adaptor Available 24th August

3DS XL Cradle and AC Adaptor Available 24th August

In the UK, that is

3DS XL owners in the UK can now unite for one mighty sigh of relief, as online retailers play.com and amazon.co.uk are both currently advertising the 3DS XL console's charging cradle and AC adaptor as available to purchase from the 24th August, at the sum of £19.99. While separate 3DS AC adaptors have been readily available for...

Talking Point: What Do You Think of 3DS XL?

What Do You Think of 3DS XL?

Is bigger better?

3DS XL landed on European and Japanese shelves over the weekend. It seems to have had a good start; in the UK it outsold the original 3DS model at a rate of around 2:1 and bumped up the software sales of Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land and Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games — thoug

News: 3DS XL Enjoys a Steady Start in UK

3DS XL Enjoys a Steady Start in UK

Outsells 3DS 'by a factor of just over 2:1'

3DS XL arrived on Saturday in Europe and Japan, with some retailers in the UK having permission to hand out pre-orders the day before. As we reported yesterday, the latest UK charts showed a bump in some software sales, even if the new titles launched alongside the system failed to break into the top 40...

News: 3DS XL UK Launch Trailer is Quite Small

3DS XL UK Launch Trailer is Quite Small

30 seconds of familiar Mario action

With 3DS XL officially arriving in stores tomorrow, Nintendo UK has released a short promotional trailer to celebrate the fact. The footage used appears to be recycled from the announcement trailer broadcast on Nintendo Direct a little over a month ago, showing the original and larger model side-by-side, with some...

Guide: 3DS XL System Transfer

3DS XL System Transfer

Those Pikmin have a lot of heavy lifting

With 3DS XL hitting Europe and Japan on 28th July, there'll be a number of 3DS owners that decide to take the plunge. With that in mind you'll need to make sure that you transfer your system account and data, otherwise a lot of saves and costly downloads will disappear — and no-one wants that. Before we...

News: GAME Goes Large With 3DS XL Trade-In Deal

GAME Goes Large With 3DS XL Trade-In Deal

Game on, retailers

With 3DS XL arriving in just five short days in Europe, UK retailer GAME has launched what seems to be the best trade-in offer so far. If you trade a 3DS console with its original packaging you can get an XL system, and an all-important AC adaptor, for £79.99. You can check all of the details for yourself on GAME.co.uk, which...

News: Snakebyte Gets in Early With 3DS XL Accessories

Snakebyte Gets in Early With 3DS XL Accessories

And so it begins

3DS XL is just eight days away — at the time of writing — in Europe, so it goes without saying that we can all look forward to plenty of accessories and extras flooding stores and online retailers. We've received an initial shot across our bows today from Snakebyte, a company that provides plenty of low cost cases, adapters and...

News: 3DS XL With Two Circle Pads Advertised by UK Store

3DS XL With Two Circle Pads Advertised by UK Store

UPDATE: HMV issues an apology, of sorts

After this story attracted a lot of attention today, HMV has issued a clarification and apology to Eurogamer.net, confirming that this false information was only shown in one store. It's apparent this was just one particular store being a little over-enthusiastic — and the poster has been removed. If it's...

Talking Point: 3DS XL's Media Potential

3DS XL's Media Potential

Look ma, no glasses!

One of the biggest shifts of the last generation has been the evolution of games consoles into entertainment centres, allowing almost all forms of media to be played back through your TV. It’s a far cry from the old cartridge systems when gaming ruled supreme, but thanks to their knowledge outside of video games both...

News: How to Transfer Your Data from 3DS to 3DS XL

How to Transfer Your Data from 3DS to 3DS XL

Easy as 1, 2, 3

Nintendo UK's put together a very useful video explaining how to transfer everything from your 3DS to a 3DS XL console. Remember that you'll need both your 3DS and 3DS XL consoles and an internet connection in order to make the transfer, so if you're planning on trading in to upgrade consider these things first. Still not sold on...

Hardware Review: Nintendo 3DS XL

Nintendo 3DS XL

The official Nintendo Life verdict on the new super-sized console

It’s fair to say that the 3DS didn’t have the start that Nintendo was hoping for. Launched amid high expectation and a groundswell of three dimensional hype, the system initially struggled to find an audience; it took a price cut and an injection of big-name quality software to...

News: Nintendo Drops Price of 3DS AC Adapter in Japan

Nintendo Drops Price of 3DS AC Adapter in Japan

The writing's on the wall socket

The upcoming 3DS XL packaging in Europe may say in big letters that an AC adapter is not included in the box, but that won't stop complaints on the internet and a few confused customers. It was a decision taken, apparently, to make the console more affordable, with adapters and cradles available to buy separately:...