What's New

Portable 3D Entertainment Goes Extra-Large with New Nintendo 3DS XL

2012-06-22

A big year for the Nintendo 3DS system is about to get even bigger. In a Nintendo Direct video on June 21, Nintendo revealed plans to launch Nintendo 3DS XL, a new version of Nintendo 3DS with 90 percent larger screens. When it becomes available across North America on Aug. 19 at a suggested retail price of $199.99, the new system will create even more immersive entertainment experiences for users, delivering a wealth of games and video content that can be enjoyed on the go.

Nintendo 3DS XL features an updated form factor and will be available in Red or Blue. The new system's battery life outperforms that of the original Nintendo 3DS, and it comes bundled with a 4 GB SD card, which owners can use to store content such as downloadable games and videos from the Nintendo eShop. Nintendo 3DS XL launches on Aug. 19, the same day as New Super Mario Bros. 2, a new installment in the fan-favorite Mario game series.

"No other hand-held entertainment experience compares to the fun of Nintendo 3DS," said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. "With the launch of Nintendo 3DS XL on Aug. 19, consumers will be able to enjoy the great lineup of current and upcoming games on an even grander scale. Plus, Nintendo 3DS XL gives owners even more real estate on their screens to enjoy entertainment applications like Nintendo Video and Netflix."

To view the latest Nintendo Direct video, which contains more news about upcoming Nintendo products, visit www.nintendo.com/nintendo_direct or www.youtube.com/nintendo.

Watch the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL compare video >

  • Nintendo Gives Wii Remote Plus Controller the Royal Treatment

    Nintendo hereby announces a new Wii Remote Plus controller styled in the royal fashion of Princess Peach. The pink controller features many touches that pay homage to the Mushroom Kingdom's most powerful heroine, who recently starred in the Super Mario 3D World game for the Wii U console. Read more...

    2014-04-15

  • Nintendo Cuts the Prices of Five Great Nintendo 3DS Games

    Five great Nintendo 3DS games, including the top three best-selling Nintendo 3DS games of all time, are getting a new lower price. Together these five games have sold more than 9 million combined physical and digital units in the United States alone, and represent some of the most fun game experiences available today. Read more...

    2014-04-14

  • New Championship Mode Brings Nostalgic Competition to NES Remix 2

    A new mode inspired by the iconic 1990 Nintendo World Championship event is making its way into the upcoming NES Remix 2 game, launching exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U on April 25. Read more...

    2014-04-10

  • Live a Life You Never Imagined in a Hilarious and Unpredictable New World From Nintendo

    Take all your preconceived notions about life's possibilities, crumple them into a ball and toss them out the window. It's time to star in a whole new life. On June 6, visit the outrageously bizarre island world of Tomodachi Life for the Nintendo 3DS system. Read more...

    2014-04-10

  • Super Smash Bros. Blowout! Nintendo Direct Video Details Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Games

    A new Nintendo Direct video revealed numerous details about the upcoming Super Smash Bros. video games for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems. Read more...

    2014-04-08

  • Dr. Mario prescribes a discount! Limited time offer!

    Is there a doctor in the house? How about two? If you buy the puzzle game classic Dr. Mario from the Virtual Console service in the Nintendo eShop for the Wii U console, or if you already own it, then you can get $5 off the purchase price of its new sibling experience, Dr. Luigi, on Nintendo eShop! Read more...

    2014-04-03