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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:...

News: 3DS XL Comparison Gallery

3DS XL Comparison Gallery

We go hands-on with Nintendo's new portable

The 3DS XL launch is almost upon us, but thanks to our godly status in the world of Nintendo, we've been sent a pre-release retail unit to touch and fondle. Thanks to our steadfast belief in the spirit of sharing, we thought you might like to see what the 3DS XL looks like when placed alongside its...

News: 3DS XL Will Get Its Own Circle Pad Pro

3DS XL Will Get Its Own Circle Pad Pro

All in good time

Annoyed the 3DS XL won't support the standard Circle Pad Pro? Don't worry, the machine will get its own peripheral later this year. Satoru Iwata told shareholders that Nintendo will release an attachment for the larger machine later on in the year, but didn't share any more details like price, size or how hard it'd be hit with the...

News: 3DS XL Footage and Hands-On Impressions Hit the Web

3DS XL Footage and Hands-On Impressions Hit the Web

Positives to tempt us all

It's been less than a week since we first clapped eyes on 3DS XL, and there have been doubts for some about the potential positives of the system. From a technical perspective one concern has been the graphical fidelity of the original resolution on a bigger screen, alongside general curiosity about how the system feels to...

Talking Point: 3DS XL - Why Now?

3DS XL - Why Now?

The timing is both predictable and strange

The upcoming release of 3DS XL, the sizeable update to the original model, is hardly a surprise. Nintendo has constantly iterated its handhelds in an effort to attract more consumers and, to put it bluntly, make a lot of money: we can’t even argue that the XL is arriving earlier than expected, as the...

News: Major Retailers List 3DS XL at £179.99

Major Retailers List 3DS XL at £179.99

Updated prices - GameStop undercuts rivals

Updated article This morning GameStop.co.uk has entered into the price-war by undercutting its rivals, below. GameStop.co.uk — £169.97 Original article After Friday's announcement of 3DS XL, European gamers faced the standard wait to see how the device would be priced by major retailers. The...

News: Bigger Nintendo 3DS Console Revealed

Bigger Nintendo 3DS Console Revealed

Updated with battery life, dimensions

Nintendo will release a bigger Nintendo 3DS console later this year. The new console offers a 4.88" top screen, and the total viewing area on the top and bottom screens has increased by a massive 90%. According to Nintendo, it's the biggest screen ever available on a handheld Nintendo console, but the...