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  • Blog Post: Nintendo Crosses The 11.5 Million 3DS Handhelds Sold Mark In The U.S. In 2013

    Nintendo's handheld business showed some impressive growth in 2013. Nintendo revealed today that as of the end of 2013, it has sold more than 11.5 million 3DS, 3DS XL, and 2DS handhelds in the United States. Across the eShop and at retail, more than 16 million 3DS games were purchased in 2013, which... More
  • Blog Post: Judge Sets Royalty Fee To Be Paid By Nintendo On Every 3DS Sold

    Nintendo has been on the receiving end of a patent lawsuit from Tomita Technologies . The focus is the glasses-free 3D technology present in the Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL handhelds. Following a jury decision, a United States federal judge has now set the amount that Nintendo must pay Tomita for each unit... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Confirms the Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds 3DS XL For North America

    Nintendo has announced that the special Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds 3DS XL bundle (pictured above) is coming to North America. The gold and black handheld was previously shown off for Europe and Japan. The Link Between Worlds bundle comes with a download code for the game. It will be available... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon X And Y 3DS XL Consoles In Stores Now, Supplies Limited

    Nintendo has announced the availability of limited edition Pokémon X and Y themed 3DS XL hardware. If you want one of these red or blue handhelds, you'd best move quickly. The red or blue consoles feature the likenesses of legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal. Pokémon X and... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Wind Waker HD And Pokémon X And Y Console Bundles On The Way

    Leaked retail documents show that Zelda and Pokémon fans who have been waiting to adopt Nintendo's newest consoles might have an easy point of entry very soon. According to a report from Destructoid , a 32 GB Wii U bundle packaged with the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD should... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Offers 3DS XL Free Game Deal

    As part of its Nintendo Direct, the company revealed a deal designed to entice gamers into picking up a 3DS XL. Players who pick up the system and one of two games will be able to pick an additional game at no extra charge. You'll need to pick up a 3DS XL and a copy of either Pokémon Mystery... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Charizard 3DS XL Coming To Japan

    Japan gets all the cool Pokémon themed 3DS XLs . Japan got a Pikachu themed one earlier this year, and now it's getting a one featuring Charizard. It's slightly less cute than the "Pikachu reaching out for a hug" 3DS XL, and it has some flame action happening on the back. If... More
  • Blog Post: Darksiders II Leads August U.S. Sales

    Update: Nintendo released some new statistics showing huge increases in 3DS sales since the launch of its new, larger XL hardware. According to Nintendo, 3DS hardware sales (we assume this means both original and XL hardware) increased 36 percent over July. 3DS software, thanks to the success of New... More
  • Blog Post: Japan's Pikachu 3DS XL Looks Like It Wants To Hug You

    This model of the 3DS XL is only coming to Japan (for now), but that doesn't mean you can't look at it and strongly consider trying to import it. You can only get it at Pokemon Centers in Japan by pre-ordering it between August 25 and September 14, which will probably make importing it difficult... More
  • Blog Post: The 3DS XL Screen Will Reduce Glare

    Along with a number of advantages over the 3DS, the most obvious being additional screen real estate, the 3DS XL also reduces glare. Thanks to special screen treatments passed up on the original 3DS model in favor of keeping prices lower, the 3DS XL reduces screen glare by 6%. Nintendo president Satoru... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Do You Think Of The 3DS XL?

    Nintendo recently announced the 3DS XL , which boasts a much bigger playing area and screen, among other features. Tell us what you think of the handheld's new version. Even though it doesn't matter to me (my hands are child-sized), I think the XL version is great for people whose larger hands... More
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