The Nintendo 3DS XL (Nintendo 3DS LL in Japan) was released on July 28, 2012 in Japan, priced at 18,900, and was available in , and color variations. In Europe, the system launched on the same day but in , and color variations. On August 19, the Nintendo 3DS XL launched in North America, priced at 199.99, and available in and . On August 23, 2012, Australia and New Zealand saw the launch of the new handheld, priced at 249.95, and available in the same color variations as in Europe, , and . The launch of the Nintendo 3DS XL coincided with the release of , the first Nintendo 3DS game to be available in both retail and downloadable versions.
The Nintendo 3DS XL has also been given a Circle Pad Pro add-on, which functions identically to the normal version. Also like the normal version, the 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro is only available in Cosmos Black.
For the Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS, the stylus more resembles the original Nintendo DS stylus, being a single, solid color and removing the extension feature on the normal model. The stylus for these versions is stored on the side of the handheld, similar to the Nintendo DSlite/DSi.
The New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL, announced on August 28, 2014,were the first hardware upgrades for the Nintendo 3DS line of systems, similar to the . They were released on October 11, 2014 in Japan, and on November 21, 2014 in Australia and New Zealand, and in North America (XL model) and Europe on February 13, 2015. The original/smaller model released in North America on September 25, 2015. On January 6, 2015, selected European owners were invited to buy New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition, a special pre-release bundle of New Nintendo 3DS, for €199.99, with orders shipped as early as January 7, 2015.
New Nintendo 3DS XL Screen Protector (2015)
New Nintendo 3DS XL Skin Protector (2015)