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Nintendo 3DS XL black model arriving next month alongside Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

Nintendo 3DS XL black model arriving next month alongside Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

It seems as if this moment couldn't come any sooner, as Nintendo is finally releasing a black version of their 3DS XL handheld gaming system. Nintendo has previously released colored models with black trim and such, but this will be the first all-black version to hit retail, and it's coming on the same day as the release of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team on August 11.

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Nintendo 3DS XL Pikachu edition unveiled

Nintendo 3DS XL Pikachu edition unveiled

Nintendo has announced that on March 24 it will be releasing a limited edition yellow Nintendo 3DS XL that features a cute outline of Pikachu on the back. The handset is being released the same day as the upcoming Pokemon video game for the 3DS, and Nintendo is offering a game for free to those who purchase both the special edition handset and the Pokemon game.

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Nintendo 3DS XL Mario Kart 7 bundle races in for the holidays

Nintendo 3DS XL Mario Kart 7 bundle races in for the holidays

Nintendo's holiday gush continues, with the gaming company pushing out a new bundle this time preloading Mario Kart 7 onto the eye-friendly 3DS XL. The new, limited-edition system pairs the blue/black version of the larger glasses-free 3D handheld with a copy of Mario Kart 7  for $199.99, rather than the $240 you'd be shelling out if you paid RRP for each separately.

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White and Pikachu yellow 3DS XL consoles coming to Europe soon

White and Pikachu yellow 3DS XL consoles coming to Europe soon

Europeans in the market for a new portable gaming console will soon have new color options to choose from for the Nintendo 3DS XL range. The 3DS XL is the larger screen version of Nintendo's original 3-D console the 3DS. European gamers will have two new color options to choose from by the end of the year.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 26, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 26, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening, everyone. Today was a pretty big day in the world of tech, with both Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface launching and the iPad mini going up for pre-order. Microsoft was actually handing out £50 coupons to the Microsoft Store for giving those in the UK who pre-ordered a Surface conflicting messages about when it will ship, and the company even managed launch Xbox Smartglass for Android alongside Surface and Windows. Microsoft said it will be giving Windows 8 Pro users a free upgrade to Media Center, while Steven Sinofsky talked up the company's new products, managing to get a couple of shots in at Apple at the same time.

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Special edition Charizard 3DS XL announced for Japan

Special edition Charizard 3DS XL announced for Japan

Nintendo has introduced yet another 3DS XL variant that will probably never see the light of day outside of Japan. While we're okay with that most of the time, we have to say this latest 3DS XL - which features an image of Charizard on the outside - looks pretty snazzy. Thing is, even if you live in Japan, you're still going to have a hard time getting your hands on one.

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Nintendo trims losses as sales continue dive: slashes forecast by 70%

Nintendo trims losses as sales continue dive: slashes forecast by 70%

Nintendo continues to see gaming hardware sales fall, but the company has trimmed losses and is pegging its hopes on Wii U as it slashes financial predictions. Numbers for the first half of 2012 confirm another drop in net sales, down to 200,994 million yen ($2.52bn) in the period of April to September 2012, with net losses of 27,996 million yen ($351m). Nintendo 3DS sales rose, up to 5.06m units, primarily thanks to the new 3DS XL, but Wii sales dived to 1.32m units.

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Nintendo 3DS titles now on eShop in Europe, US eShop in two weeks

Nintendo 3DS titles now on eShop in Europe, US eShop in two weeks

European consumers will be getting a special edition Pikachu 3DS XL by the end of the year, but if you're in the mood for something a little more immediate, you'll probably enjoy this next Nintendo Direct reveal. Nintendo announced today that a number of its first-party 3DS titles are now available on the European eShop, including Super Mario 3D Land, Star Fox 64 3D, Mario Kart 7, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.

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Special edition Pikachu 3DS XL lands in Europe later this year

Special edition Pikachu 3DS XL lands in Europe later this year

Bored with the red and blue 3DS XL variants Nintendo is currently offering? If you live in Europe and like Pokemon enough to let everyone know, you're in luck, because Nintendo has announced that its special edition Pikachu 3DS will be launching in Europe later this year. The handheld, which is bright yellow in color and features a large image of Pikachu on the front, was announced today during the company's latest Nintendo Direct livestream.

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Nintendo shows off new black 3DS XL/LL and special editions

Nintendo shows off new black 3DS XL/LL and special editions

The Nintendo 3DS XL/LL is the larger screen version of the original 3DS portable that has been available for a while. Nintendo has added a new color to the lineup for the larger screen portable console and is showing off some limited-edition bundles for the console as well. The new colors are an effort to spur sales of the 3-D portable console.

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Pokemon Black and White 2 early purchasers get Genesect free

Pokemon Black and White 2 early purchasers get Genesect free

Being a Pokemon trainer can be rough, especially if you made some bad decisions throughout your journey. Sure, that Pidgey was cute, but cute doesn't matter much when that same Pidgey has to go up against something like a Dragonite. Luckily, Nintendo is here to give you an edge in battle, provided you're willing to show your support for the Pokemon franchise and purchase Pokemon Black and White 2 early.

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Nintendo 3DS XL Review

Nintendo 3DS XL Review

Reviewing a product like the Nintendo 3DS XL is a strange affair. The mobile gaming market has changed dramatically over the last several years thanks to the advent of iOS and Android, both offering games that approach the quality of what you would expect to find on a Nintendo or Sony handheld for a fraction of the price. It’s hard to look at the 3DS XL without a cynical eye either given that 3DS sales are starting to slump, with Nintendo recently reporting a decline in revenue and posting a net loss of around $220 million. Is the 3DS XL the boost that Nintendo needs in a world that’s rapidly forgetting the traditional portable gaming handheld? Let’s find out.

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