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Nintendo Confirms Black 3DS XL for North America

by Justin Baker - July 30, 2013, 10:51 am PDT
Total comments: 16 Source: (Nintendo)

Just in time for Dream Team.

Nintendo has confirmed that a black 3DS XL will be releasing in North America on August 11, the same day as Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.

Specifically, the announcement confirms recent rumors that the black 3DS XL was coming to Canadian stores.

Talkback

RazorkidJuly 30, 2013

Time to finally upgrade  8)

LucarioJuly 30, 2013

Other here in ozland we had that colour for a long time ;D

TurdFurgyJuly 30, 2013

Holding out for a 3DS with some Link Between Worlds art thrown on it. If that doesn't happen I'll gladly go with this.

LucarioJuly 31, 2013

Quote from: TurdFurgy

Holding out for a 3DS with some Link Between Worlds art thrown on it. If that doesn't happen I'll gladly go with this.
[/quthat would be awesome!

AdrockJuly 31, 2013

I just ordered the blue reversible pouch from Club Nintendo in preparation for this. I may put an order in for the Circle Pad Pro XL later.

RazorkidAugust 11, 2013

Just bought mine (doing system transfer as I type) and I'm super psyched! Immediately I prefer the matte finish of the XL vs the shiny exterior of the OG 3DS. Also, I'm loving all the curves of the design.  I've never had an issue playing the system for long intervals like some, but holding onto the XL, it is instantly much more comfortable to grip and feels more akin to an actual controller which is nice,


To those in the market for a black XL (or any color for that matter), check out your local Target. I got this Black 3DS XL (on its launch day no less) for $175.00 on sale this week! I'm gonna also trade in my OG 3DS to Gamestop which is giving double credit on used systems this week as well. I'm gonna flip that credit into eshop cards and finally take advantage of that Fire Emblem/ SMTIV deal and pick up some other stuff that I've been waiting to get as well.  In anticipation of all this, I got a new 32GB Sony ( ;) ) SD card for $20 off amazon to hold all my digital goodies.


I'm so excited!

BlackNMild2k1August 11, 2013

We haven't had a Black 3DSXL this entire time O_o ..?

Good thing I never bothered to upgrade.

TJ SpykeAugust 11, 2013

We had a Blue & Black 3DS XL. But this is the first all black 3DX XL.

RazorkidAugust 11, 2013

UPDATE:


$100 in eShop credit ($102.00 for OG 3DS trade in!). I love gaming the system for maximum savings.  My only wish is that the Digital Deluxe program extended to the 3DS eshop so I could another free $10 for the eShop. Oh well. 














AdrockAugust 11, 2013

I took advantage of the Target sale this morning as well. I just randomly checked Cheap Ass Gamer and saw the sale so I decided to jump on it since that's pretty much what I was waiting for once the all black XL became available.

How long did the system transfer take you? Mine took about 40 minutes and then 80 minutes to redownload all of the Ambassador Games and such. I was also setting up my original 3DS for my brother to use which might explain why it took a bit longer. I got an error code while trying to redownload Wario Land 4 and The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, but it worked when I tried again. Kind of lame that I lost all of my Swapnotes (and my completed Four Swords Adventures save file). If anyone wants to send me Stationary, that would be the bomb dot com.

Mop it upAugust 11, 2013

Quote from: Adrock

How long did the system transfer take you? Mine took about 40 minutes and then 80 minutes to redownload all of the Ambassador Games and such.

Are you sure you did the transfer correctly? I didn't have to redownload anything, nor did I lose my SwapNote data.

AdrockAugust 11, 2013

Maybe I didn't? It's likely due to the SD card. It said everything but photos (which I had zero of) would transfer and I thought that included any data on my original SD card transferring to the new larger one in the XL. I thought everything was on the system memory anyway. Additionally, I thought Swapnotes were saved on a server like email. That said, I'm not really sure what took 40 minutes if none of my games transferred. Oh well, nothing to be done now.

Mop it upAugust 11, 2013

Yeah, it's weird, but you have to move the SD card contents from the old card to the new card yourself if you want to keep SwapNote stuff and not redownload. The easiest way is to copy the 2GB card contents onto your computer, and then insert the 4GB card and copy the contents onto that.

RazorkidAugust 11, 2013

Quote from: Mop

Yeah, it's weird, but you have to move the SD card contents from the old card to the new card yourself if you want to keep SwapNote stuff and not redownload. The easiest way is to copy the 2GB card contents onto your computer, and then insert the 4GB card and copy the contents onto that.

This is what I did. I first copied the contents of my old 16GB sd card from my OG 3DS onto my computer. Then I put the new 32GB into the XL and did the system transfer (which took about 15min to move 3.5GB of data). After that, it asked to transfer my DSi games to the system memory from the XL's 32 GB card. It said it didn't recognize any sd card, so I copied over the contents of my OG SD card from my computer onto the new 32GB and reinserted it to the XL. I selected to copy over my DSi games again and wah lah! Everything copied over, the system rebooted and I have all my stuff transferred including friends, ambassador games, and even the 4 street passes that are still hanging in my Mii plaza. Was overall a very smooth process.

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterAugust 11, 2013

anybody have issues with transferring animal crossing digitally?

That was the number one thing I was worried about when I did the transfer, and I had no issues.

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