The best Nintendo 3DS deals for September 2018

We bring you the latest Nintendo 3DS and 2DS deals

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If you want one of the best Nintendo 3DS deals available right now then you've come to the right place, as we've rounded them all up in this guide.

With the launch of the New 2DS XL, New 3DS and the New 3DS XL there are now six models in the Nintendo 3DS range. 

However, with enhanced 3D technology, larger screens and faster processors, the New 3DS and New 3DS XL are significantly better than the original 3DS and 3DS XL and often cheaper nowadays.

If you're not bothered about 3D visuals, you'll be able to save even more money by opting for the 2DS or the recently announced New 2DS XL.

Keep an eye on this page as we'll be bringing you the best 3DS deals as soon as they are released by retailers all year round on all available models.

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The best deals for Nintendo New 3DS 

The screen is larger on the New 3DS than the original measuring at 3.88 inches on the top screen with enhanced 3D (compared to 3.5 inches) and 3.33 inches on the bottom (up from 3inches). 

The New 3DS also has an extra analogue stick and more powerful components meaning it'll play games like Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, something the original 3DS can't handle

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The best Nintendo New 2DS XL deals

You can now preorder the New 2DS XL, the newest entry to the 3DS family. The wedge design of the first 2DS has been ditched for the traditional clamshell form. We think this is much more appealing for grown-up gamers. 

There's no 3D (hence the name), but you get to enjoy a huge screen and the upgraded tech inside first seen in the 'New 3DS range.' Better still, it's cheaper than the regular New 3DS XL.

New Nintendo 2DS XL (White & Orange) | £108.32 @ Currys

Serving as something of a oddity, the New 2DS XL boasts the same size, dimensions and hinged  top-screen as the regular 3DS XL model, only this one doesn't support 3D. However, with that snazzy white and orange finish, who cares?View Deal

New Nintendo 2DS (Green & Black) | Mario Kart 7 | £134.99 @ Argos

Mario Kart 7 was bundled with quite a few regular 2DS models, but few look as good and play as good as this gorgeous Green & Black version of the XL version. Throw in a copy of MK7 and it's the best mobile karting experience outside of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Switch.View Deal

New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition | Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Selects) or Donkey Kong Country Returns 3DS (Selects) | £139.99 @ Smyths Toys

For less than £140, you can bag yourself the bright yellow Pikachu Edition of the 2DS XL, and either a boxed copy of one of the best Animal Crossings yet, or Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (although you won't be able to take advantage of its 3D selling point).View Deal

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The best deals for Nintendo New 3DS XL

New Nintendo 3DS XL Samus Edition | £249 @ GAME

While it's not one of the rarest 3DS XL models out there, the Samus Edition of the console - released to coincide with the arrival of Metroid: Samus Returns - this red iteration is one of the slickest you can own. Grab it before it doubles in price on eBay.View Deal

New Nintendo 3DS XL SNES Edition | £249.99 @ Amazon

When it comes to the many different paint jobs the 3DS XL has received, what's cooler and more fitting to the Nintendo legacy than the SNES Edition? Designed to look like the classic PAL version, this is a must-have for players and collectors alike.View Deal

New Nintendo 3DS XL Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Edition | Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer | £209 @

If you love all things Animal Crossing, this is one the editions of the New 3DS XL you simply have to own. With a Happy Home Designer theme and a pre-installed copy of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and a compatible amiibo card.View Deal

The New Nintendo 3DS XL has a much larger screen than the 3DS, measuring 4.88 inches (top screen) and 4.18 inches (bottom screen). Perfect for gamers with hefty hands.

It features new, enhanced 3D technology, as the New 3DS, that adjusts automatically based on your head and eye movement. This make is much more fun to use when travelling on public transport as well as improving the colour reproduction.

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The best deals for Nintendo 2DS 

The Nintendo 2DS is still a popular console, especially with parents. The hinge mechanism on the 3DS models is a potential breakable spot and the flat wedge-like tablet design removes the issue.

As the name suggests the 2DS does not have any 3D effects. A good option if you can't get on with 3D. Though you can turn this down, or even off, on the 3D models. 

The 2DS has the same processor and the same array of sensors, as the original 3DS, meaning 3DS games will work on the console giving you plenty of choice. However, the New 3DS and the New 3DS XL feature a new processor and it is likely Nintendo will release games which are only compatible with the new models in the future. Something worth considering. 

Nintendo 2DS (Blue & Black) | New Super Mario Bros 2 | £88.88 @ Amazon

The basic and most commonly found model of the 2DS might not be the most eye-catching, but its design is perfect for rugged use with younger players, and comes with a copy of the brilliant New Super Mario Bros 2 for some modern-day platforming hijinks.View Deal

Nintendo 2DS (White & Red) | Tomodachi Life | £79.98 @ Amazon

Grab a 2DS that's built for the wear and tear of a childhood love of video and make it complete with a copy of Tomodachi Life, the oddly charming world full of odd Japanese humour and laugh out loud moments.View Deal

Looking for one of the older models?

Though we believe the top four are the best models to consider when purchasing a new Nintendo 3DS. If you'd rather have an older model, the 3DS XL (not to be confused with New series) is still available. The original 3DS seems to be more expensive than the new model now and is longer in production, so we've removed the price comparison chart from our guide.

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