Great Tech Gift Idea – New Nintendo 3DS XL

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Are you a kid at heart? Or do you have a kid at home? The Nintendo 3DS™ XL system is a great portable gaming device that’s perfect for families, encouraging everyone to be a kid (again)! We received one for review (along with some fun games) and I’m excited to share why this makes a great tech gift…plus we have a great giveaway at the end for YOU as well!
great-tech-gift-nintendo-3dsIf you’re in my older Millennial/younger GenX age bracket, then you probably remember Nintendo from your childhood. For me, it was the original NES system and it was AMAZING when my family finally got one. And, then, my sister and I each got our own Game Boy. What fun! But instead of a Game Boy now, you can play on the new Nintendo 3DS™ XL – and what a super amazing system it is! Sure beats my Game Boy of old! 😉 nintendo-3dsHere’s some of the fun features you’ll find with New Nintendo 3DS™ XL:

  • New controls – The C stick brings new control possibilities (like intuitive camera control) to compatible games. And, new ZL and ZR buttons give you more options than ever.
  • Face-tracking 3D – Games leap to life with super-stable 3D. The face-tracking feature uses the system’s inner cameras to adjust images based on your viewing angle, so you can enjoy total immersion in your games.
  • More power – Improved CPU performance means faster loading times, so you spend more time playing. Many games will look and play better than ever—and several upcoming games will be built from the ground up to take advantage of this power boost.
  • Amiibo compatible– Get bonus items and content, customize your character, and more when you use amiibo figures (like Mario!) with amiibo-compatible games.
  • Improved camera – Enjoy better results when you take photos in low-light situations.
  • 3D cameras – Take cool 3D photos and record your own 3D videos.

Play even more games!!!

It’s all about the games, right?! So, it’s great that you can still play all Nintendo 3DS games and nearly all games from previous systems (like the Nintendo DS and DSi). I love when new systems are still compatible that way! And speaking of games, we got a couple great, classic ones  – Mario Kart 7 and New Super Mario Bros. 2! The boys are going to ABSOLUTELY FLIP when they open this on Christmas. OH MY GOODNESS! And talk about feeling like a kid again – this takes my husband and I right back to our childhoods (only with way cooler equipment)!! Mario 3ds

In addition to the great games, there are also some Nintendo 3DS XL system accessories that you might want to check into if you’re giving this as a gift – there’s a fabulous travel case that will not only protect your gaming system on the go, but it also holds up to 8 games!! And then, keep in mind that an AC adapter is not included with your New Nintendo 3DS XL system; you can use your Nintendo 3DS/2DS adapter, or purchase a new one separately.nintendo-3ds-accessoriesLooks like such a sweet set-up, right? I think it’s a PERFECT gift for the upper elementary school-age kiddo, tween, or teen in your life. It could also be pretty fun for the adult person who is a kid at heart! And to help with your Nintendo gift-giving, I have a fun giveaway for you!!


One lucky Mom Endeavors reader will win a $100 Visa Gift Card, perfect for putting toward the purchase of a New Nintendo 3DS XL, some fun Nintendo 3DS games, or accessories!!! Enter using the widget below (giveaway open to US Residents, 18+ years old). So, hurry to enter to win! And then be sure to check out for more information about the Nintendo 3DS XL! visa-gift-card-giveaway

Good luck and Merry Christmas!!! 
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Disclosure: Nintendo of America provided me with a New Nintendo 3DS XL system and games for the purposes of this coverage All opinions and thoughts are my own.

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42 Responses

  1. I like that it has more power and that it loads the games faster. We love playing video games at my house and this makes a nice gift!

  2. I love that you can record 3D videos with it! It’s nice that it is compatible with other DS games. I think I might have to get one for myself!

  3. The camera! Mi kids love to record and take pictures with their 3ds, it is amazing what they can create! Thanks for the opportunity, amazing giveaway!

  4. 3D cameras – Take cool 3D photos and record your own 3D videos–I really like my cameras and I’m not sure how 3D pics will look, but I sure would like to find out!

  5. I really like that you can take photos in 3-D and videos in 3-D! My girls would love to have a Nintendo 3DS XL. I think at six they may be ready for it!

  6. I love the fact that it has more power and 3D camera. Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing giveaway. Happy holidays!

  7. The fast tracking feature sounds pretty neat. I would enjoy watching my granddaughter play the new Mario game. She loves Mario more then I use to.

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