On March 20, Nintendo will be realeasing 2 new colors for Nintendo 3DS in Japan. The colors are light blue and gloss pink.

An added feature will be a 4GB SD card instead of the 2GB SD card which was included in the older model.

There is still no news on if or when these models will be coming to the U.S.

Apparently, the price will remain the same as the original system.

New Colors for Nintendo 3DS


Source: New colors for Nintendo 3DS

From GameSpotUK we get the news that the 3DS-XL, a bigger version of the previous model, will be released in North America in August 19 this year. The initial cost will be $200.

The body size of the 3DS XL will be increased by 46% and the screen size will be 90% larger. Battery life will run from 3.5 – 6.5 hours, if using software for the 3DS. For DS games it will be 6 – 10 hours.

Colors will come in blue and red variations here in North America, with more colors available in Japan.

3DS-XL For more details on this new handheld, click here: 3DS-XL News

The Nintendo 3DS is touting some impressive features and functionality. It will have upgraded graphics, stereoscopic 3D effects, gyroscope, motion sensing, 3D camera… the list goes on.

But what won’t we be seeing on Day 1? It looks like the system will not have an Internet browser, 3D movie playback capability, the ability to download games, or DSiWare transfers. While that might seem like a lot, when you consider everything else that will be included, most people will barely have the time to complain. As to when we’ll see this functionality, that’s unknown right now. What we do know is that it’s planned. And that’s a good thing to know.


Nintendo has released pictures of the North American 3DS packaging and it’s looking pretty slick. Nothing too fancy and not a lot of text, but I think the 3DS logo and picture of the device speak for themselves.


Similar to the Nintendo Wii, the 3DS will also have a home menu with slots to fill up for various downloaded games and applications. News this morning is that the 3DS will have 64 spaces on its home menu.

Nintendo 3DS home menu


There was exciting news this morning for us North American folks who finally learned that the 3DS will be for sale starting March 27 for $249. The release date itself wasn’t much of a surprise, given Nintendo’s penchant for doing big releases on Sundays, and the 27th being the last Sunday in March. As for the price, I think it was a big plus for the company to keep price under $250.

We also learned quite a bit more at this morning’s live event. First of all, it will launch in 2 colors: Cosmo Black and Aqua Blue.


Included with the system will be a 2GB SD card and a charging cradle. We’ll also see some packed in software with the 3DS such as the Augmented Reality games, a Mii Maker, an Activity Log, and a Pedometer application. The device will also come with an enhanced Internet browser and a 3D video player for various content.

At Nintendo’s North American 3DS preview event this morning, they finally announced the availability details for the 3DS stateside.

We can confirm that the 3DS will be available on Sunday, March 27, 2011 for a price of $249 USD.

Some new details have emerged about what we can expect to find in the box when we open our new 3DS’, as well as some early battery life expectations.

In the box:

  • Nintendo 3DS device
  • Charger stand
  • AC adapter
  • Stylus
  • 2GB SD Memory Card
  • Six AR cards (reflecting the play outside the camera using the compatible software)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Instruction Manual
  • Guarantee

Built-in software:

  • Nintendo 3DS cameras
  • Nintendo 3DS sound
  • Mii studio
  • Mii Plaza chance encounter
  • AR Games

Battery Life:

  • 3-5 hours for 3DS games (slider position, brightness details not known)
  • 5-8 hours for DS games (brightness details not known)
  • Roughly 3 hours to charge