If you're looking for the best Nintendo 3DS cheap deals or cheap 3DS XL and cheap 3DS games prices, you've come to the right place. This is a fantastic time to get a cheap 3DS as online retailers continue to unleash discounts as gamers are taking advantage of the Nintendo Switch deals too here at Latest Deals. Out massive team of bargain hunters and money saving experts always check the prices from all reliable online retailers every few hours to make sure the prices are up to date!
Here are some of the best places online to buy cheap 3DS:
- The cheapest place to buy 3DS is on eBay, where you can bid on a wide range of Nintendo 3DS. The starting big can go as low as £0.99. But before making any purchase make sure to check out other customers’ reviews and feedback on the seller. And if possible ask for photos of the console showing all its angles and do not be afraid to ask questions you have in mind.
- You can get a brand new cheap 3DS in Amazon for £204 or used for just £114.99.
- Buy 3DS games from Game with pre-orders, pre-owned games and FREE UK delivery on all orders. A new Nintendo 3DS here is priced at £219. But if you don’t have that kind of budget, you may consider a pre-owned for only £145.
Cheap NIntendo 3DS deals at Game
How to Buy Cheap 3DS XL
If the standard New 3DS is a bit small for you, then take a look at the New 3DS XL which is perfect for gamers with larger hands or anyone that fancies a larger screen. If you just want to buy a 3DS XL console on its own, you can get one for only £180 in Amazon. If you're picky about the colour or design, though, expect to pay a premium for certain special units. If you get in quick, you can pick the Metallic Black console for £179.99 at Tesco and if you want to save make sure to check out our voucher codes we have here at Latest Deals for the retailer. You'll need to add on £3 for postage.
Buy 3DS XL at the Official Nintendo Store
Official Nintendo 3DS XL Bundles
These game and console bundles are special edition consoles with a top Nintendo game. Games are pre-installed on the system, so you will not be getting a cartridge or box in the package, which mean you will not be able to sell the game if you wish to save money in the future.
- 3DS XL White with Mario Kart 7, £159.99 at Amazon
- 3DS XL White with Super Mario 3D Land, £159.99 at Amazon
- 3DS XL Limited Edition Fire Emblem: Awakening Pack, £189.85 at ShopTo
- 3DS XL Black with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, £178.99 at Grainger Games
- 3DS XL Limited Edition Animal Crossing: New Leaf Pack, £189.99 at Game
What’s the difference between Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS?
Nintendo 3DS is the successor to the Nintendo DS, which is a line of handheld gaming systems. It is capable of producing 3D effects without the need to use special gaming glasses. The gaming console was announced alongside some first and third party games way back in 2010. Game titles for the 3DS are specifically designed for it although it’s also backward compatible with games from all reiterations of the Nintendo DS. You can also play DSiWare downloadable games that are programmed for the Nintendo DSi.
The inner hardware of Nintendo 3DS is a bit more powerful compared to its predecessor and its outside casing would look very familiar to DS users. It also comes with the same clamshell design and a two-screen setup. Nintendo 3DS’ top screen displays visuals in 3D while the smaller bottom screen maintains the touch-sensitive DS functionality.
There are some more notable aesthetics between the 3DS, DS and DSi in terms of aesthetic. Nintendo 3DS has the capability of taking 3D pictures, while the DSi does not. Plus the 3DS comes with an analog nub placed just above its traditional cross-shaped d-pad.
Nintend 3DS Specifications
- Pica200 graphics processing unit which can produce about 15.3 million polygons per second at 200MHz. It also has the ability of anti-aliasing, procedural textures and per-pixel lighting.
- 3.5 inches top screen and 3.02 inches bottom screen.
- Battery can last between 3 to 5 hours. Using Wi-Fi, brighter screen setting and the 3D display can drain its battery faster.
- It has a motion sensor and a gyroscope.
- It has a touchscreen, the traditional A, B, X, Y, L and R buttons, as well as the cross-shaped d-pad.
- It features 3 cameras, one at the top of the screen and two on the outside of the console for taking 3D images.
- Capable of going online wirelessly as well as communicating with other 3DS within your local community.
- It has a feature called Street Pass that lets you swap Miis and game information with other 3DS’s within its range even when in sleep mode.
Nintendo 3DS XL
The Nintendo 3DS XL was released on July 2012 in Europe and is available in a color combination of Silver and Black, Blue and Black as well as Red and Black. The launch coincided with the release of the New Super Mario Bros. 2. Without a doubt, this console is the best 3DS ever released, and also the most cleverly thought, most comfortable and feature-rich handheld Nintendo gaming console since the DS Lite. It comes with an amazing 3D screen that actually works in 3D, its processor handles more advanced3D games greatly, and has a secondary analogue pad that can render the old Circle Pad Pro accessory unnecessary.
Nintendo 3DS XL Features
- Super-stable, face-tracking 3D viewing takes games to a whole new level.
- 3D cameras that lets you take cool 3D photos and record your own 3D videos.
- 6 AR cards included with the system’s 3D camera.
- Circle pad that allows 360 degree control.
- A touch-sensitive display screen controlled by the stylus.
- A C stick perfect for subtle movements.
- Two sets of back buttons for more control options.
- A built-in near-field communication (NFC) reader makes it easy to use amiibo figures with compatible games.
- Get bonus items and content, customize your character, and more when you use amiibo figures with amiibo-compatible games.
- 3D depth slider for adjusting the depth of 3D images.
- Notification LED that notifies users of the status of the system by flashing and changing colour.
- A cradle connector that allows user to recharge through a charging cradle.
- Game slot card for loading games.