Nintendo 3DS XL

Nintendo 3DS XL
ニンテンドー3DS LL Nintendo 3DS LL
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Nintendo 3DS XL
Release dates
Japan: July 28, 2012
North America: August 19, 2012
Europe: July 28, 2012
Australia: August 23, 2012
South Korea: September 20, 2012
China: December 1,2012
Hong Kong: September 28, 2012
Taiwan: September 28, 2012
Technical specs


Related information
Console generation: Eighth generation
Pokémon generations: I*, II*, III*, IV*, V*, VI, VII
Console type: Handheld
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The Nintendo 3DS XL (Japanese: ニンテンドー3DS LL Nintendo 3DS LL) is a Nintendo 3DS model that was announced in a Nintendo Direct on June 21, 2012.

Both screens of the Nintendo 3DS XL are approximately ninety percent larger than the screens of the Nintendo 3DS. The console has an improved battery life, lasting from 3.5 to 6.5 hours. The Nintendo 3DS XL's stylus slot has moved from the back to the right side of the console. The AC adapter is not packaged with the console in Europe and Japan. The console is bundled with a 4GB SD card.

The Circle Pad Pro XL, a special version of the Circle Pad Pro for the Nintendo 3DS XL, was released, since the original Circle Pad Pro was not compatible with it due to the system's size.

In Japan, production of some colors of Nintendo 3DS XL has already ceased, with all other colors to be discontinued in the near future.

Pokémon games

Main article: Nintendo 3DS → Pokémon games

The Nintendo 3DS XL is compatible with the same games as the original Nintendo 3DS.


Special Pokémon editions

  • Pikachu Yellow edition: Yellow Nintendo 3DS XLs which featured Pikachu on the cover were available at Japanese Pokémon Centers starting on August 25, 2012 at a cost of ¥18,900. It was only available as a preorder and could be picked up between the 25th and September 15th. The console sold out in less than a day, with some fans reporting waiting in line for over four hours.
  • Charizard edition: A Charizard edition of the Nintendo 3DS XL was announced for Pokémon Centers throughout Japan. It was available to win via a lottery from November 3 to November 26, 2012. If the sales are successful, Nintendo has announced that it will be available for purchase for ¥18,900 from December 15 to January 14 in Japan.
  • Eevee edition: An Eevee edition was available to purchase from a lottery until June 30, 2013.



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  • In Pokémon X and Y, after starting a new game with Serena, Serena stands up from her bed holding a Pikachu Yellow 3DS XL. Calem is not seen with a 3DS or 3DS XL.[1]


Game systems with Pokémon games
Nintendo handheld consoles
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DS (Lite · DSi · DSi XL) • 3DS (XL · 2DS · New 3DS · New 3DS XL · New 2DS XL)
Switch (Lite · OLED)
Nintendo home consoles
SNES (BS-X · SGB · NP · SGB2) • N64 (DD) • GCN (GBP)
Wii (Family Edition · mini) • Wii U
Switch (OLED)
Sega consoles