Nintendo Nintendo 3DS XL

Larger Screens

Enjoy extra-large screens

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

Now, in addition to choosing your favourite colour of Nintendo 3DS, you can also choose the size that suits you!

Compare the sizes of Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 3DS

larger screens than Nintendo 3DS™!


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 the Nintendo eShop, along with 3D photos you've taken, videos and much more.

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

Nintendo 3DS

Approx. 3.5-6.5 hours

Approx. 3-5 hours

* Battery life may decrease more rapidly depending on
   nature of usage.

All the functions of Nintendo 3DS

With the Nintendo 3DS XL system, you can enjoy all the same great features found on Nintendo 3DS. It comes with all the same built-in software, letting you play games in full 3D, take 3D photos and videos, play games using the AR Card that comes included with the Nintendo 3DS XL system, and download all kinds of software from Nintendo eShop.

See an overview of the Nintendo 3DS features here



Upper Screen

The stereoscopic upper screen allows you to experience widescreen 3D graphics with no glasses required. The screen is capable of displaying up to 16.7 million colours. The 4.88 inch screen (106.2mm wide x 63.72mm high) has a pixel resolution of 800 x 240, which makes a 3D display of 400 x 240 pixels per eye possible.

Lower Screen

The 4.18 inch (84.96mm x 63.72mm) lower LCD Touch Screen is capable of displaying 16.7 million colours, and has a pixel resolution of 320 x 240.

Backwards Compatibility

As well as being able to enjoy all the software developed specifically for the Nintendo 3DS™ system, you will also be able to play Nintendo DS® games in 2D.


The Nintendo 3DS XL comes with its own special stylus, measuring 96mm in length.


When closed, the Nintendo 3DS™ XL measures 156 mm x
93 mm, and has a height of 22mm.


Approx. 336g (including battery pack, stylus and SDHC Card).

Power Supply

The Nintendo 3DS XL can be powered via the AC adapter.

Battery Life

Playing Nintendo 3DS Software - Approx. 3.5 - 6.5 hours
Playing Nintendo DS Software - Approx. 6 - 10 hours
* Battery life will vary depending on screen brightness settings.
* The battery life given here is approximate, and will vary
  depending on usage.

Charge Time

Approximately 3.5 hours.

Included with

  • Nintendo 3DS XL system
  • AC Adapter
  • Nintendo 3DS XL Stylus
  • SDHC Memory Card (4GB)
  • 6 x AR Cards
  • Quick-Start Guide/Operations Manual (and warranty)/Parental Controls leaflet

The biggest screen ever on a Nintendo handheld console

Available 23.08.2012

Nintendo 3DS XL comparison video
The Nintendo 3DS XL will include the AC Adaptor in Australia and New Zealand.
Rating - PG

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