Nintendo 3DS XL

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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Does Anyone Really Care About A Bigger 3DS?

Does Anyone Really Care About A Bigger 3DS?

There’s a new gaming handheld in town. It’s called the Nintendo 3DS XL. And I couldn’t care less.

Now, those who have been reading my columns on SlashGear know that I’m not exactly the most understanding when it comes to Nintendo products. The devices are nice and all, but when we actually account for their gaming quality – and appeal to the hardcore gamer – I can’t help but feel they fall short. I’ve felt that way about the GameCube, Wii, and the 3DS.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 20, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 20, 2012

A new week has begun, and as such we have a new round of news to recap in the Evening Wrap-up. Today it was revealed that Apple has become the most valuable public company in history which, while pretty monumental, wasn't entirely unexpected. The jury for the Apple vs. Samsung patent suit is set to begin deliberation tomorrow, but before they do, Apple and Samsung's CEOs will be conversing over the phone, despite the fact that settlement talks between the two companies apparently didn't go anywhere.

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Nintendo 3DS XL hits North American shores

Nintendo 3DS XL hits North American shores

After looking on in envy as the folks in Europe and Japan got to enjoy the 3DS XL, the redesigned handheld has at last arrived in North America. The 3DS XL launched in North America yesterday, sporting a $200 price tag and a significantly larger form. Like its launch in Japan, the North American 3DS XL released alongside the latest side-scrolling Mario game, New Super Mario Bros. 2.

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New Super Mario Bros 2 grabs Penelope Cruz for dress-up spot

New Super Mario Bros 2 grabs Penelope Cruz for dress-up spot

As Nintendo pushes New Super Mario Bros 2 for the Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL, they're deciding that they need none other than actress Penelope Cruz to don the classic plumber outfit to make the game seem more attractive. The advertisement you're about to see is lengthy, dry, and makes the title out to be just about as dumbed-down a video game can be, with jumping and coin-grabbing as the only two objectives the whole way through. In addition, the impossible nature of the storyline makes the whole spot fall undeniably flat.

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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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Nintendo 3DS XL sells nearly 200k units in 24hrs tips report

Nintendo 3DS XL sells nearly 200k units in 24hrs tips report

Nintendo was counting on the 3DS XL to turn around its ailing fortunes and it looks like the oversized glasses-free 3D console may well do that. The Japanese company is yet to confirm actual sales following the domestic launch, but Enterbrain estimates indicate sales of the 3DS XL beat some of Nintendo's previous portables in the first few days of availability, Famitsu reports.

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Nintendo pins hopes on 3DS XL and digital as Wii sales halve

Nintendo pins hopes on 3DS XL and digital as Wii sales halve

Nintendo saw Wii sales halved in its most recent financial quarter, the company has revealed, with only a surge in 3DS demand helping gross profit grow. Sales of the Wii console dived from 1.56m units in Q1 2011 to 710,000 in Q1 2012 [pdf link], with Nintendo keen to gloss over the dive in favor of focusing on 3DS sales more than doubling from 710,000 to 1.86m in the same period. Nintendo says the new 3DS XL and the growth of digital game downloads will help rescue the next quarter.

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Please Nintendo, let us buy your transparent 3DS XL

Please Nintendo, let us buy your transparent 3DS XL

Look, Nintendo, we don't like to beg, but if you don't greenlight production of this transparent 3DS XL we might just have to reconsider our geeky pride. Revealed as part of a new Nintendo walk-though of the 3DS XL (or LL as it's known in Japan), the transparent console is sadly more for demonstration purposes than anything else, being used to show off some of the company's design decisions and explain what many have deemed - such as the absence of a second circle pad - unacceptable.

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3DS XL getting anti-glare screen upgrade

3DS XL getting anti-glare screen upgrade

Everyone may be talking about the 3DS XL's increased screen size, but the 3DS XL is also getting an upgrade in the form of new anti-glare screens. In the latest installment of Iwata Asks, Nintendo's Takeshi Murakami revealed that the 3DS XL will be getting the anti-glare upgrade, making the 3DS XL the most glare-resistant Nintendo handheld ever. For comparison's sake, Murakami said that reflectivity on the original 3DS screen was about 12%, but with the 3DS XL, Nintendo managed to get that figure down to just 3%.

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