3DS XL News


A Link to the Past was released 25 years ago today on the SNES

By Raqib Huq, Apr 13, 2017 8:15pm PDT

Today we are revisiting history with a look at The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.


"I never beat that, only played the first few hours. I really wish there was a way to play it on ..."

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 3DS XL Bundle on The Way; New Features and a Demo

By Steven Wong, Jan 14, 2015 7:30am PST

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will be the first game to be bundled with the new 3DS XL, with a stylized look, and gameplay feature updates that makes use of the new hardware.


"I think I remember how to do it from Alundra. You need to pick an item up from the counter and ..."

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Luigi silver Nintendo 3DS XL bundle launched

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 02, 2013 6:00am PST

Every day in this, the Year of Luigi, is surely a Luigi Day, but today is the very special 'Cyber Monday of Luigi,' Nintendo has declared. The company today launched a special silver 3DS XL emblazoned with an image of Luigi and his portly brother, as leaked last week, which ...


"if you get a 3DS with a preinstalled game like this can you still transfer your content from ..."

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Zelda and Luigi themed 3DS XLs announced for Europe

By Steve Watts, Oct 15, 2013 10:00am PDT

Nintendo announced two special edition 3DS XLs in Europe today, one themed after Luigi and one after Zelda with an included download code for A Link Between Worlds.


"diaper, grandma's wallpaper, muumuu, 500 dollar purse knock-off, bape hoodie."

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Nintendo 3DS XL back in black

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 30, 2013 6:30am PDT

If you're old enough to need a jumbo-sized Nintendo 3DS XL for your poorly peepers, perhaps you're also old enough that you feel self-conscious about being seen with a blue, red or pink system. Fear not, you big babies: from August 11, the 3DS XL will be available in pure bl...


"Is this their only 3DS XL in North America with a single colour? I don't like those blue/black ..."

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3DS XL Circle Pad Pro pre-orders open in North America

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 18, 2013 7:30am PDT

The Nintendo 3DS's Circle Pad Pro was a curious accessory, a clunky thing adding a second analogue nub and two extra shoulder buttons to make the handheld less rubbish for console-y action games. It's mostly forgotten, only supported by a few games and incompatible with the ...


"Before I sold my OG 3DS to a buddy, I remember not really liking the add-on for Resident Evil ..."

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf gets 3DS XL bundle

By John Keefer, Apr 17, 2013 9:15am PDT

Animal Crossing: New Leaf will be coming to 3DS on June 9, and Nintendo has announced a new 3DS XL bundle coming out on the same day as the game.


"OMG thank goodness I didn't buy it a month ago! I am excited now!! "

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Nintendo announces 3DS XL holiday bundle with Mario Kart 7

By Jeff Mattas, Nov 28, 2012 9:45am PST

Nintendo has announced an upcoming holiday 3DS XL Bundle, which includes Mario Kart 7 for free.


"I feel like there was a reason I wanted to pick up a 3DS but now I can't remember what it was. ..."

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Nintendo unveils Circle Pad Pro XL

By Steve Watts, Sep 20, 2012 12:30pm PDT

Nintendo has shown the first official image of its Circle Pad Pro for the Nintendo 3DS XL.


"Agreed. I don't think I would consider purchasing a 3DS without the extra circle pad built in. ..."

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Nintendo 3DS XL review: bigger and better

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 02, 2012 7:00am PDT

It's been a week since the Nintendo 3DS XL arrived in the Shacknews office. And I am absolutely in love with it. Yes, the XL is simply a larger version of the 3DS, but it's an upgrade that's entirely worthwhile.


"was saying they took their time between revisions for ~5-6 years on the original DS because it ..."

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3DS XL would be too big with second analog stick, Nintendo pres says

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 12, 2012 12:30pm PDT

Why did Nintendo shy away from including a right analog stick on the redesigned 3DS XL?


"I dont' know if you brought the 4 face buttons down and then put a 2nd analog stick mirroring ..."

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