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New Nintendo 3DS XL review: Handheld gaming has never been so good
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New Nintendo 3DS XL review: Handheld gaming has never been so good

By 13 February 2015

When Nintendo first announced its new versions of the 3DS and 3DS XL handhelds there were more than a few eyebrows raised. Yes, the 3D functionality of its handheld games consoles could be improved but surely we're at the end of the portable gaming boom?... >>

6 great reasons why handheld games consoles are still a thing

6 great reasons why handheld games consoles are still a thing

By 4 February 2015

Ever since Apple introduced the first iPod touch naysayers have been prophesying the imminent death of dedicated handheld games consoles. However, Nintendo and Sony have managed to stay the course, selling millions of their devices regardless of the... >>

New Nintendo 3DS XL hands-on: Finally glasses-free 3D that works

New Nintendo 3DS XL hands-on: Finally glasses-free 3D that works

By 23 January 2015

Nintendo is almost ready to bring its new 3DS and 3DS XL handheld consoles to the UK, having announced a release date of 13 February during a recent Nintendo Direct broadcast for Europe. They both, among other features, offer greatly improved glasses-free... >>

Nintendo bringing New 3DS and New 3DS XL handhelds to UK and Europe 13 February

Nintendo bringing New 3DS and New 3DS XL handhelds to UK and Europe 13 February

By 14 January 2015

Nintendo has announced that it will be selling its new versions of the 3DS and 3DS XL handheld consoles in the UK and Europe from 13 February. Having already launched in Japan, prior to Christmas, the two consoles feature a number of significant upgrades... >>

Nintendo harks back to glory days with NES-styled 3DS XL

Nintendo harks back to glory days with NES-styled 3DS XL

By 11 September 2014

Nintendo of America has gone old school. The company recently unveiled three new 3DS XL designs, one of which is a Nintendo Entertainment System-themed special edition. More specifically, it is NES controller-inspired throwback that will be sold exclusively... >>

Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL to get first major refresh, wider 3D viewing angles promised

Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL to get first major refresh, wider 3D viewing angles promised

By 29 August 2014

Nintendo has announced new models of its 3DS handheld consoles, the 3DS and 3DS XL. Called "New 3DS" and "New 3DS XL", the consoles will feature more buttons than before, but their major technical enhancement comes with the 3D screen. It will have wider... >>

Nintendo ordered to pay royalties for every 3DS sold in patent dispute, $105 million so far

Nintendo ordered to pay royalties for every 3DS sold in patent dispute, $105 million so far

By 8 January 2014

A US court has ordered Nintendo to pay a royalty fee to a third-party company for every Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL sold in the handheld console's history. It is the result of a patent dispute between Tomita Technologies and Nintendo over the 3D camera technology... >>

Nintendo shuts down 3DS SwapNote messaging over internet due to mucky messages

Nintendo shuts down 3DS SwapNote messaging over internet due to mucky messages

By 1 November 2013

Nintendo has shut down the SpotPass feature of SwapNote on the 3DS because gamers were using it to send "offensive material" to each other, including minors. The messaging application - known as Nintendo Letter Box in the UK and Europe - allowed users... >>

Could gold Zelda edition Nintendo 3DS XL be the most important console launch on 22 November?

Could gold Zelda edition Nintendo 3DS XL be the most important console launch on 22 November?

By 29 October 2013

A large percentage of the gaming community will have marked down 22 November as the date the next-generation console war starts; It's  the street date for the Xbox One, but for some a far more important console launch is also happening that day. Nintendo... >>

Nintendo opens online store for UK with limited edition Pokemon 3DS XL consoles on offer

Nintendo opens online store for UK with limited edition Pokemon 3DS XL consoles on offer

By 10 October 2013

Nintendo has opened its own online store in the UK, selling hardware and games for the 3DS family, Wii and Wii U. There are also games to buy for the original DS. It aims to stock every newly-released Nintendo-published game and promises exclusives that... >>