Every Nintendo 3DS Variant Ever Released. Probably.
Since the days of the GameBoy, Nintendo has always released updated models and special edition variants of their handheld gaming systems. Whether as a way to entice customers looking to buy into the family of consoles, or to win over an existing customer unable to resist the allure of shiny new variation of a console they already own, new versions of hardware have been a successful way for Nintendo to keep the momentum for hardware sales.
The Nintendo 3DS is no exception. Originally released with one model and just two colours, the 3DS family grew to feature six unique hardware variations and literally hundreds of different designs via special edition runs and custom faceplates. There have been so many different variations, including plenty that were released in only in minuscule quantities or in a handful of countries around the world. After scouring the internet, I’ve pulled together every single different member of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Well, everything I could find, but with so many, I’m sure I’ve missed a few.
Without further ado, pull up a chair and peruse through 145 console variants (including two unreleased) and 106 faceplates for a total of 251 different 3DS members of the Nintendo 3DS family.
Click an image for the colour/variant name and a larger image.
New 3DS and Faceplates
New 3DS XL
New 2DS XL
We’ve been saying goodbye to 3DS this past week, if you missed our articles here they all are:
- The Forgotten 3D of the 3DS.
- StreetPass – The Defining 3DS Feature.
- Every Nintendo 3DS Variant Ever Released. Probably.
- The Life and Times of the Nintendo 3DS.
- The Best of the Best of the Nintendo 3DS