Announced way back in August, three additional colours for the New Nintendo 3DS XL are now out in Europe, though availability varies depending on where you are. There's a 'Rose' and white model in mainland Europe (hot pink, really), while the UK also joins in with the Orange / Black and 'Pearl White' editions.
Some neat trailers are below, with the German version included to show the pink model.
Availability is a bit unpredictable online (insert your own punchline here); these variations in availability make little sense, but all options can be bought if you're determined enough. Some UK choices from the usual retail contenders are below - please note that these are affiliate links, so a small percentage of purchases may go to Nintendo Life. You don't have to click them, though, it's a free world.
- Orange / Black New Nintendo 3DS XL - £175.74
- Pearl White New Nintendo 3DS XL - £179.99
Official Nintendo UK Store
- Pearl White New Nintendo 3DS XL - £179.99
- Pearl White New Nintendo 3DS XL + Majora's Mask Pack - £179.99
- Pearl White New Nintendo 3DS XL + Pokémon Moon Steelbook Case Pack - £224.99
- Orange / Black New Nintendo 3DS XL + Jibanyan Case Pack - £179.99
- Orange / Black New Nintendo 3DS XL + Pokémon Sun Steelbook Case Pack - £224.99
- Orange / Black New Nintendo 3DS XL + Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS Pack - £214.99
Are any of you Europeans tempted, or are you perfectly happy with the 3DS you have already? Let us know in the comments.
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These are a bit late.
I really want the Red/Black New 3DS XL, loving the red buttons... if only I hadn't already upgraded to a Blue N3DS XL 8 months ago. ^_^;;
The Orange one looks pretty dope!!
Whats the situation on IPS panels right now? Is it still a gamble or do newer units all come with the better display? I think i'll buy one during Amazons Cyber Monday sale.
Too late. Unless you wanna buy your 8th one. No wonder it sold over 60 million. One last push
That Orange + Black one is tempting, but my current N3DSXL despite being so well used, has an IPS top screen.
I'd hate to wind up "downgrading" to a TN top screen...
That Orange looks more Red to me.... am I alone in thinking this??? it's nice tho!
I want to upgrade to the new 3ds, but not at that price. £100 or less is where I'll jump in. Hopefully not too long now.
What! That's awesome, come on NOA!
I want the orange/black one. But alas 3DS is not region free and I'm in US...
Insert obligatory Orange Is The New Black reference here
That pink 3DS is sexy mmm
@RupeeClock @HefHughner I did a bit of research but I'm not really sure I understand your point...could you kindly explain this thing about the different kinds of displays, please?
Thanks in advance ^^
@clvr Nintendo uses two different display types: IPS and TN. IPS displays have a superior quality, although TN displays aren't as bad as often described.
As far as i know, there is no method to be sure what display you get when you buy a New 3DS Xl, but some people believe certain models, like the special editions, are more likely to have an IPS display.
I was hoping Nintendo would only use IPS displays, but the situation still seems to be same it was.
Nintendo always take the Henry Ford approach at launch. I would have liked to have had a few different color choices for the XL when I got mine.
At last, I always wanted the pearl white N3ds xl. Got the happy home designer one as it has the white inside and animal crossing outside awesomeness!
@clvr In the 3DS manufacturing process, whatever available parts are used and sometimes this means they will use either a TN screen or an IPS screen.
IPS screens are considered the better quality of the two, they have better black levels, are less prone to ghosting and better viewing angles.
The N3DS XL I imported from Australia at its launch has an IPS top screen, and the ambassador edition N3DS I got has a TN top screen. There is a noticeable difference in quality between the two.
The touch screen can be either IPS or TN as well, as both my systems have TN touch screens.
3DS enthusiasts like to stress getting IPS screens, and will check the serial numbers on boxes to make sure they get one with the screen they want.
Daaang, I want that white XL in the US. It would be even better if it had the colored ABXY buttons like the little one.
Can I have a Wario one now please?
In my country, there is a Pearl White color for New 3DS XL. Asia region (It distributed by play-asia, the countries are : Malaysia, Singapore, UAE and Saudi Arabia) but basically USA region. It has a blue and green circle symbol on front cover.
No way the orange one is orange, that's clearly red!
You can use painted Clear case for New 3DS XL. Apply your desire color to Clear case with Spray Paint , give clear color for finishing, wait until dry and then you will have your desire New 3DS XL color combination.
On their leftover stock, I hear they just paint color over color over color..
Woo! The lack of the pink one is an exclusive to the UK and Ireland! Awesome!
I'm still a bit stunned at the lack of announcement for EU budget New 3DS. At that price, it'd fly off the shelves along with Pokémon. Ah well, they never really did follow the sensible route.
Price drop or no sale
Not at those prices!
Eh... I'd rather get the Mario Black Friday 3DS if they launch it over here in the UK. But I have a bad feeling that they wont!
I wanted one of those budget New 3DS (prefer the smaller 3DSs anyways) but of corse we get MORE XLs... :/
@SH007ME Wow, that's some extreme redecorating!
BTW, I'm not sure what you mean by "leftover stock". Are some colors really THAT unpopular?
@samuelvictor I don't think that's gonna happen. I wanted one exactly as you described with the European pal snes colours but it's only available on the smaller one.
That orange + black 3DS is so.... erm, beautiful.
I don't even know whether the 1080p 60fps video quality makes those systems look even more sleek and beautiful.
Gorgeous lineup for EU.
@LemonSlice ..lol...thanks, I imagined the layers of paint differently (closest pic I could find, ha)..really the system's days are numbered and a warehouse of original colors won't sell out @fullprice!...and if these don't sell, well..more new colors on the way...lol..
@mechamen8 There is no really a need for more small 3DS models, since they use swappable cover plates on those.
@scamander Then they should just keep seeling the smaller models.. I can't find them anywhere the stores aren't selling them anymore :/
@SH007ME Numbered? Hardly, the successor hasn't even been announced yet, and they'll give the Switch at least a year of being in the the spotlight before they do.
@mechamen8 What? First time I hear of that problem. Must be a regional thing then. :/
You can still get them in every store in Germany.
i buy few more games and i sell my new 3ds
@scamander I'm not exagerating.. you can't find them anywhere over here (at least not brand new) both on the stores or their websites :/
Ordered a orange and black one from Amazon France to Ireland. What's going on with the crazy high prices on Amazon UK and them taking forever to dispatch things for the past 3 or so months? Got mine for €190 including priority post to Ireland.
Anyway, ordered on the 24th Dec, its now sitting in my porch waiting for me when I get home tonight. Can't wait!
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