Category Archives: Hardware

All posts related to the 3DS hardware, accessories & peripherals.

Miiverse Headed to 3DS in December

The Miiverse feature (previously exclusive to Wii U players) that essentially opens up the social aspect of the Nintendo Network will soon be available on the Nintendo 3DS. More details after the break. 

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Pokemon X & Y – 3DS XL Bundles Confirmed for North America

During today’s Pokemon Direct presentation, Nintendo confirmed the special edition Pokemon X & Y Nintendo 3DS XL bundles that we’ve all been expecting/waiting for – you can see the red and blue models above. Unlike many of the special edition bundles, these Pokemon X & Y 3DS XL packages don’t seem to come pre-loaded with a copy of the […]

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Rumor – Pokemon X & Y 3DS XL Bundles Coming to North America?

There could be special edition Nintendo 3DS XL bundles based on Pokemon X & Y headed to North America, similar to the ones confirmed for launch day in Japan. You can see the potential “evidence” in the Target inventory scan above. Thoughts? Looks like my October just got a bit more expensive…and I’ve been waiting for the […]

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Nintendo Now Selling Refurbished 3DS XL

Nintendo has opened up a product page on its official website for a Refurbished Nintendo 3DS XL, available for $169.99 (for a limited time) in black and blue colors. Those are somewhat ironic color choices, considering the refurbished handhelds “may have minor cosmetic blemishes”, though Nintendo promises they are “guaranteed to be fully functional.” (You […]

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Nintendo Bringing Black 3DS XL to North America

The black-colored Nintendo 3DS XL has been available in Europe for a while, but not in North America. It appears that Nintendo could be changing this soon; though there has been no official announcement at this time, a new commercial for Mario & Luigi: Dream Team shows off the black-colored 3DS XL. You can see a screenshot […]

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Nintendo to Update StreetPass Function in America, Europe

Well, this is nifty. It appears that Nintendo realizes the StreetPass function of the Nintendo 3DS – which communicates and connects with other 3DS systems that you pass by as you walk around with it in sleep mode – will be adjusted slightly in the future, so that players in North America and Europe can […]

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Check Out This Concept Video for a Nintendo Smartphone

  This is not a real thing, but this concept video for a T3/Nintendo smartphone is pretty awesome to think about. Miiverse support, cross-play between the Wii U & smartphone, even a gamepad attachment for full control support. I’d buy it, no doubt about that. Thoughts? (via Kotaku)

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Nintendo Direct Scheduled For Tomorrow, Focusing on Wii U

Nintendo has revealed via Facebook that there will be another Nintendo Direct presentation tomorrow (May 17) at 7AM PST/10AM EST, this time focusing heavily on summer 2013/upcoming Wii U releases. Additionally, Nintendo has confirmed that some 3DS titles will be discussed. Stay tuned for all the exciting news tomorrow morning – I’ll be posting as […]

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Eevee-Themed 3DS XL Available in Japan via Lottery

Just a quick blurb; if you haven’t already seen it, there is yet another slick-looking, Pokemon-themed 3DS XL model available for a limited time in Japan. This one (seen above) is based on the Pokemon Eevee, which evolves into over half a dozen different forms in the various Pokemon titles. This 3DS XL has a pretty wacky availability, […]

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Check Out These Game Boy & Poke Ball-Inspired 3DS Mock-Ups

Just a quick blurb; check out these awesome 3DS mock-ups (inspired by the Poke Ball & original Game Boy), created by digital artist Wenis. You can see the Poke Ball 3DS in the featured image (above), and the Game Boy version below. These aren’t in production by any means, so don’t be confused if you can’t find […]

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DS XL Bundle Confirmed

I’m not terribly excited about Animal Crossing: New Leaf, which happens to be one of the bigger 3DS releases of the summer – but I still enjoy the look of this new 3DS XL bundle, confirmed by today’s Nintendo Direct video. The 3DS XL comes with New Leaf pre-installed on the system, and costs roughly […]

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Pikachu 3DS XL Confirmed for North America

I have always regretted picking up the boring aqua blue 3DS; had I waited a little longer, I could have scored a slick Zelda-themed black 3DS or one of the fiery red models. After today’s confirmation of the Pikachu 3DS XL coming to North America in March, I’m even more bummed every time I look […]

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Nintendo Sued For 3DS-Related Patent Infringement

Nintendo has been ordered to pay $30.2 million in damages for patent infringement, based on the glasses-free 3D technology utilized by the Nintendo 3DS. Former Sony employee Seijiro Tomita filed the charges, after originally filing a patent for the very same technology in 2008. Making things look even more shady on Nintendo’s part, Tomita had […]

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Nintendo 3DS: 9 Million…and Counting (In Japan)

Another quick post; according to Media Create the Nintendo 3DS has now sold over 9,000,000 units in Japan alone. That’s right – nine million 3DS and 3DS XL handhelds have been sold in the country, going back to its release on February 26, 2011. The 3DS hasn’t had much competition in Japan lately – after all, […]

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The 3DS Has Now Out-Sold the Gamecube

Just a quick post; Nintendo tweeted this weekend that the Nintendo 3DS (likely including the 3DS XL) has officially out-sold the Gamecube, which originally launched in 2001, and more or less held the “third place” position in the last console generation. I don’t mean to discredit the Little Lunchbox That Could; there were some really […]

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