If you’re looking for the best Nintendo 3DS deals, you’ve come to the right place. This is a fantastic time to get a cheap 3DS as retailers continue to unleash discounts as gamers snatch up the Nintendo Switch deals too. We check the prices from all reliable online retailers every few hours to make sure the prices are up to date!
Nintendo has long been boss of the handheld market, but the fact it continues to be so successful in a market now dominated by smartphones is impressive and we’re bound to see it rock the handheld scene with some Black Friday deals too. The 3DS software lineup features some of the best first-party Nintendo titles ever and you can always check out our pick of the best Nintendo 3DS games.
Nintendo’s latest handheld, the ‘New 3DS’, is a welcome refresh and definitely worth the upgrade from the original 3DS. On this page we’re displaying New 3DS deals, New 3DS XL, 3DS XL (original model) deals and also Nintendo 2DS deals.
What use is a new handheld console without some games though? We’ve added some cheap 3DS game deals for some of the best 3DS games too. You’ll find the latest 3DS prices for new titles like Dragon Quest VII, Mario Party Star Rush and more along with the best Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon deals deals.
A note on chargers
For reasons known only to Nintendo, most 3DS consoles do not come with a mains charger. So if you’re in the market for 3DS and don’t already have a compatible charger (for an older model maybe?) then you’ll need to buy a new one. This is especially important if you’re buying a 3DS as a Christmas gift. On the plus side the slate-styled 2DS does come with a charger. We’ve included some handy links to some 3DS charger deals below (don’t forget to check it’s compatible with your type of 3DS).
The best Nintendo New 3DS deals…
If you don’t already own a 3DS this new version is a no brainer. It’s sleeker, the 3D is improved, it has an extra (tiny) analogue stick and it has more powerful components meaning it’ll play games like Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, (the original 3DS will won’t play it at all). US stock is exceptionally rare, even the newly released $99 Super Mario editions sold out on day one – fingers crossed they come back in stock soon.
The best Nintendo New 2DS XL deals
Preorders have just opened up for this brand new iteration of Nintendo’s wildly popular handheld. Unlike the original 2DS’ wedge-like design, the clamshell form returns, which should be much more appealing to older gamers. The 3D tech has been dropped, but you’re getting the fantastic XL screen along with the upgraded tech of the ‘New’ 3DS models. This will be considerably cheaper than the New 3DS XL too.
The best Nintendo New 3DS XL deals…
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. Look out for some special edition New 3DS XL models listed below this comparison chart too.
- New 3DS XL Galaxy Style – $200
- New 3DS XL Orange and Black – £189.95
- New 3DS XL Pearl White – £199.95
The best Nintendo 3DS XL deals
This older model of the 3DS XL is a bit cheaper than the New 3DS XL when you can find a model in stock. The 3DS XL was a favourite for years before the ‘New’ series arrived. At this price point the 3DS remains as strong a product as ever. US stock has generally been replaced by the newer model, so sometimes the comparison chart below won’t show any results.
The best Nintendo 2DS deals…
If the 3D aspect is not for you, you can get a Nintendo 2DS for cheaper. The 2DS is a great way of entering Nintendo’s handheld family without spending much money, but we’re really talking to kids and parents here. Parents of clumsy children have praised the flat design that removes the need for those pesky breakable hinges of the original models.
It’s that excellent lineup of games that makes it even easier to recommend the 2DS. With a generation of kids familiarising themselves with quick and easy games like Angry Birds, it’s important for Nintendo to show them how much better gaming can be. The 2DS is a hell of a lot sturdier than a smartphone or tablet too.
3DS game deals
Looking for a few cheap 3DS game deals to go with your new handheld console? Take a look at our comparison charts below for the latest and cheapest prices on a selection of the best 3DS games.