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Nintendo 3DS XL out in Australia and New Zealand August 23rd, $249 (Power Adapter Included)

by Daniel VuckovicJune 22, 2012

Update: Nintendo Australia has confirmed for us that the AC Adapter will be included in Australia and New Zealand. That just means Europe and Japan will be the only countries without one included.

Original Story: Nintendo Australia have confirmed that the Nintendo 3DS XL will be released in Australia on August 23rd and for $249. That’s sadly almost a month after Japan and Europe, and even after America. Nintendo’s been pretty good with release dates as of late. Sadly this one was not to be.

The price though is a fair $249 and will come bundled with a 4GB SD card. We’re still trying to confirm whether or not Australians will have to pay extra to get a AC adapter in the box.

Australian’s and New Zealander’s can pick from Silver + Black, Red + Black, and Blue + Black colours. It will also launch alongside New Art Academy.

So then, who’s picking one up?

[quote]June 22nd, 2012 – A big year for the Nintendo 3DS™ system is about to get even bigger. In a Nintendo Direct video on June 22nd, Nintendo revealed plans to launch Nintendo 3DS™ XL, a new version of Nintendo 3DS with 90 percent larger screens. When it becomes available in Australia and New Zealand on August 23rd at the suggested retail price of $249.95*, the new system will create even more immersive entertainment experiences for users, delivering a wealth of games and video content that can be enjoyed on the go.

Nintendo 3DS XL features an updated form factor and will be available in Silver + Black, Red + Black, and Blue + Black. The new system’s battery life outperforms that of the original Nintendo 3DS, and it comes bundled with a 4GB SD card, which owners can use to store content such as downloadable games and videos from the Nintendo eShop. With upcoming titles such as New Super Mario Bros.™ 2 (launching 18th August) being available as digital downloads as well as boxed retail games, you will be glad of the extra space.

Nintendo 3DS XL launches on 23rd August alongside New Art Academy™, a new entry in the Art Academy series. The larger screens of Nintendo 3DS XL mean users will have even more room to unleash their creativity while enjoying art lessons that teach real-world drawing and painting techniques.[/quote]

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13 Comments
  • D'angelo Barksdale
    June 22, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    $50 more than the US price AND 1 month later. Nintendo you spoil me

  • June 22, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    I’ll be getting a 3DS XL on Day 1, along with NSMB2 and Super Mario 3D Land!

    Hopefully I won’t have to buy a charger though =\

  • DrWadsy
    June 22, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I’ll probably pick one up. Might trade in my Wii collection, I just never have tim for a ‘real’ console anymore. Between the hardware and the 20 odd games I have that hold make a decent dent n that price tag 🙂

  • Spraulin
    June 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I think the biggest question is what happens to eshop purchases? Why cant i put my existing SD card into the 3DSXL and play at home and swap it onto my 3DS for portable gaming when i’m out? Why does eshop need to be tied to one system? I want to have multiple devices using the same software like how Apple gets it right with their Appstore. Why not Nintendo?

  • June 22, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Yeah it would be awesome if everything was tied to one user account however you can transfer all your current stuff over to the new 3DS.

    However I want to trade mine in but that means having to buy a new AC adapter. Most stupid decision (at least in Europe..likely OZ too) ever!

    • OzHuski
      June 23, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      Doesnt is share the same charger as the DSi/XL? Pretty sure the light uses the same charger too.. think ive got 3 alone from the past few years I can use.

      • WillWill56
        July 9, 2012 at 10:38 pm

        Problem: Trade-ins need to be accompanied by their AC adapters… but you don’t get one with the XL… great…

  • Adza
    June 23, 2012 at 11:34 am

    I like the pricing on this. But I when I read that europe was getting theirs early I thought we would too. I was hoping to have my new XL in time for NSMB2. I wonder why we are having such a delay.

  • OzHuski
    June 23, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Love the pricing, Love the design!! Hate the colours, hate the release date..

    Does that make it a draw?

  • Rookie Jnr
    June 25, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I will be getting one of these badboys!

  • June 26, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Honestly, I thought the idea of a separate charger was a great idea. I wonder how much their costs are driven up by making different SKU’s with completely different packaging requirements, thanks to the exclusion/inclusion of that charger (and the requirements of different chargers for different reasons to begin with). Honestly, it’d probably make more sense for them to have it released without a charger worldwide, with just a single SKU and a big multi-language manual.

  • djsound
    June 26, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    F* U Nintendo. No AC Adaptor, no money, no deal!

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