The best Nintendo 3DS deals in December 2017

If you're looking for the best Nintendo 3DS deals or New 2DS XL prices, 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 seasonal 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 2DS XL', is a welcome no nonsense handheld. On this page we're displaying the best 2DS XL, 2DS and new 3DS XL deals around. Older models are very hard to get a hold of nowadays and prices have shot up disproportionately.

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 New 2DS XL and older slate-styled 2DS do 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 2DS XL deals

In the UK

This is the newest member of the Nintendo handheld family and it might just be the best. The neat clamshell design of the 3DS, the upgraded tech of the New 3DS, with the no nonsense 2D visuals of the 2DS and a fantastic XL screen to boot. It tends to come at a very reasonable cost too. 

We've lined up the best console bundles in the UK and the US and below that you'll find the best individual console deals. 

New Nintendo 2DS XL with Pokemon Ultra Sun - £169.99 @ Game
As if a Pokemon game wasn't enough, you can get a Pokemon console too. This bundle includes the latest 2DS XL console alongside Pokemon Ultra Sun. 

View deal: New Nintendo 2DS XL with Pokemon Ultra Sun - £169.99 @ Game

New Nintendo 2DS XL with Pokemon Ultra Moon- £169.99 @ Game
Of course there's a Pokemon Ultra Moon version too! It's the same price, the same offer but the version of the game you prefer and that's the most important thing.  

View deal: New Nintendo 2DS XL with Pokemon Ultra Moon - £169.99 @ Game

New Nintendo 2DS XL with Pokemon Ultra Moon and one Pokemon figurine - £178.99 @ Nintendo
Get the New Nintendo 2DS XL PokeBall edition with Pokemon Ultra Moon and a Pokemon figurine from the Nintendo site. The figurine is one of the three starter Pokemon from the new game, though the one you get is a random selection.

View deal: New Nintendo 2DS XL with Pokemon Ultra Moon and one Pokemon figurine - £178.99 @ Nintendo

In the US

Cheapest 3DS deals

The best Nintendo New 3DS XL deals...

Still intrigued by 3DS visuals? The New 3DS XL 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 too.

In the UK

Nintendo 3DS XL Samus edition with Metroid Samus Returns and T-Shirt - £219.98 @ Nintendo
Can't get enough of Metroid? Then you'll love this Samus edition 3DS XL console. It's the standard 3DS inside but outside you get a bright orange casing with artwork of the intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran. Not only that you get the brand new Metroid Samus Returns game and a Metroid T-shirt thrown in too. 

View deal: Nintendo 3DS XL Samus edition with Metroid Samus Returns and T-Shirt - £219.98 @ Nintendo

In the US

Nintendo 3DS XL SNES edition - $199.99 @ Amazon
Are you as taken with the retro look as the rest of the world? Then you'll love the SNES edition of the 3DS XL - it brings new and old world Nintendo together. 

View deal: Nintendo 3DS XL SNES edition - $199.99 @ Amazon

Nintendo 3DS XL Galaxy edition - $199.99 @ GameStop
They say games can take you to another world and no other console design will showcase that better than this. Look to the stars with this special design Galaxy edition of the Nintendo 3DS XL. 

View deal: Nintendo 3DS XL Galaxy edition - $199.99 @ GameStop

2ds deals

The best Nintendo 2DS deals...

If the 3D aspect and the clamshell look isn't 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.

In the US

Nintendo 2DS with Mario Kart 7 - $79.99 @ GameStop
Love to go fast? Then speed over to Nintendo where you can grab this 2DS console with Mario Kart 7 pre-installed. They're even throwing in a Mario hat so you can feel the part. 

View deal: Nintendo 2DS with Mario Kart 7 - $79.99 @ GameStop