Nintendo 3DS XL

Please note: The manufacturing of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems has ended.

Enjoy extra-large screens

The Nintendo 3DS XL screens are around 90% bigger than those on the Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS system.

You'll be able to enjoy all your favourite games on bigger screens, with the same 3D graphic capability and all the features of Nintendo 3DS.

Compare Nintendo 3DS family systems here! (PDF, 231 kB)


Longer battery life

The battery life of the Nintendo 3DS XL has been extended, allowing you to enjoy gaming on-the-go for even longer.

For example, when playing Nintendo 3DS software:

Nintendo 3DS XL = Approx. 3.5 - 6.5 hours

Nintendo 3DS = Approx. 3 - 5 hours

Please note: battery life may decrease more rapidly depending on nature of usage.


More SD card space

The Nintendo 3DS XL comes with a 4GB SD card, which means you'll have even more space to save games you've downloaded from Nintendo eShop, along with 3D photos you've taken, videos and much more.

Choose your viewing style

3D gaming without the need for special glasses can be experienced anytime, anywhere. The level of 3D is entirely up to you and you always have the option to play in pure 2D by adjusting the 3D depth slider if you prefer.


Capture special moments

Having your system on hand means you can capture those unique moments in your life in seconds. The three cameras allow you to take both 3D photos and 3D videos, making your captured memories even more life-like!

Find out more about 3D photos and 3D video.

Unique games

Dive straight into the Nintendo franchises you don’t find anywhere else and experience Zelda, Mario, Animal Crossing, Kirby and more in glorious 3D. With an amazing catalogue of games that is growing every month, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on Nintendo 3DS XL.

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Enjoy Nintendo DS games

Nintendo 3DS XL is backwards compatible, so you have the entire library of Nintendo DS games to replay or discover!

See which Nintendo DS games are compatible

Nintendo 3DS XL connects you

Swap game data with other gamers as you pass them by with StreetPass, receive new game content and news automatically with SpotPass and play online with others anytime.

Find out more about StreetPass


Unique ways to play

Complementing the classic Touch Screen controls and 3D upper screen graphics come gyro sensors and motion sensors to throw you right into the action. Add Augmented Reality capabilities and suddenly your gaming looks a whole lot different!

See more on Unique Controls and Augmented Reality



amiibo are interactive figures and cards that work with your games, unlocking surprising new features with just a tap! With the NFC Reader/Writer accessory (sold separately), you can use amiibo on Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS systems.


Find Nintendo 3DS XL in the official store

Nintendo 3DS XL is available in the official Nintendo UK Online Store. We have a variety of colours, bundles and limited edition consoles available, and we offer free next day delivery on all consoles. Click here to see all available Nintendo 3DS models.