3DS XL unboxing video - See what comes with the redesigned system

To some it was surprising, to others inevitable, but either way it was still big news when Nintendo revealed the 3DS XL. The system isn't out in the US until August 19, while our friends in Europe and Japan get it at the end of this month. But one of our pals in the UK got their hands on it much earlier than that, as the following video proves. Watch the below footage and see what comes in the UK version of the system in one of the first unboxings anywhere of the updated system.

Want to learn more? Check out our feature 3DS XL news - All the facts on Nintendo's new handheld.


  • Maximous - July 3, 2012 6:54 a.m.

    I hope you already own a DS, because the 3DS XL doesn't come with a charger.
  • Peragulator - July 2, 2012 11:34 p.m.

    Therawski: Smoking a bit too much medical marijuana? The entire console has been redesigned. It no longer has the cheap plastic finish that picks up finger prints. It no longer has that "stacking" construction and it's edges look smoother than a DSi XL.
  • oryanbelt - July 2, 2012 8:17 p.m.

    Best re-boxing video ever
  • laurenhiya21 - July 2, 2012 4:31 p.m.

    The stylus is at the side? (like it really should of been in the first place ._.) Now I REALLY want a XL instead of a regular one :>
  • oryanbelt - July 2, 2012 8:16 p.m.

  • Fuzunga - July 2, 2012 3:27 p.m.

    That was a lot of papers.
  • therawski - July 2, 2012 3:04 p.m.

    It's not a redesign.
  • Thequestion 121 - July 2, 2012 1:54 p.m.

    That's enormous! But I do like that watching Nintendo Video and Netflix would be easier with the larger screen. Plus playing 3DS game would look really good on it too.
  • Odis - July 2, 2012 1:37 p.m.

    My problem is that the game becomes more blocky on the bigger screen.
  • ChaosEternal - July 2, 2012 1:25 p.m.

    While it does become less portable, I do like the larger screen, and some people can't hold the normal 3DS because their hands are to large. Also, the micro sold horribly, though it was partially Nintendo's fault, so they likely aren't eager to repeat that. It may also not be feasible to make something similar to a 3DS that small.
  • ChaosEternal - July 2, 2012 1:26 p.m.

    Whoops, that should have been under Tjwoods18's post. :P
  • Tjwoods18 - July 3, 2012 8:17 a.m.

    It is my thought that nintendo keeps iterating this "bigger is better" montra when it is not the case at all. I mean, when I go somewhere I put my 3ds or vita in my pocket. The 3ds fits perfectly in my pocket but this clunky version probably will not.
  • Tjwoods18 - July 2, 2012 12:51 p.m.

    What in the hell makes them think bigger is better when it comes to potable game systems? They had the right idea with the gameboy micro
  • Cyberninja - July 2, 2012 1:16 p.m.

    It works for people with large hands and for people who have trouble reading smaller print.

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