Nintendo’s New 2DS XL is the closest you’ll ever get to a ‘3DS XL Lite’

When most of us think about Nintendo hardware, we think about the gimmick. The motion controls of the Wii, the second screen of the Nintendo DS, the stereoscopic visuals of the 3DS and the duality of the Nintendo Switch. These innovations define Nintendo’s brand — but it’s not the only hallmark of Nintendo hardware. The company is as much of …

Nintendo’s 3DS isn’t dead, but it is trapped in the Switch’s shadow

Earlier this year, Nintendo announced a brand-new console, a hybrid portable device that serves as both a portable entertainment machine and a game system for the living room. At a glance, it looked great — but some criticized the Nintendo Switch for having “nothing to play” except the new Legend of Zelda game, of course. Nintendo’s E3 show served as …

Atlus is bringing three great JRPGs to North America for the 3DS

The Switch may have already arrived, but you may want to wait a bit before putting your 3DS in storage. Atlus, which you might know as the studio behind Persona, has just announced that it’s releasing three Japanese RPGs for the handheld in the US and Canada. One of them is the latest entry in the Etrian Odyssey franchise, while …

Federal appeals court upholds Nintendo’s win in 3DS patent battle

Just months after the Nintendo 3DS launched in 2011, it faced patent infringement allegations. Tomita Technologies was accusing Nintendo’s new handheld of using its glasses-free 3D display technology without paying royalties. Like most patent lawsuits, it dragged on for years — first awarding a victory to Tomita before handing the win to Nintendo in appeals. Now, a higher court has …

The next ‘Pikmin’ game is a Nintendo 3DS side-scroller

It’s been well over a year since Shigeru Miyamoto teased us with the possibility of a Pikmin 4, and during today’s Nintendo Direct stream, the company announced… something else. The company closed out its 2017 line-up with a new, unnamed Pikmin adventure for 3DS. Okay, it’s not the full sequel we were hoping for, but it looks pretty darn cute. …

Nintendo finally increases the 3DS StreetPass limit to 100

The ability to share information via StreetPass with other players has always been a fun reason to carry your 3DS everywhere. But you can only capture up to 10 users’ Miis at a time, and going through them is a time-consuming pain. On this morning’s Nintendo Direct the company announced a new “Quick Plaza” to make the process a lot …