The release date of the New Nintendo 3DS XL has arrived! Well, almost. The console launches on Friday, and though the U.S. will only receive the New Nintendo 3DS XL and not the regular New Nintendo 3DS, a number of great games will be available for the handheld device immediately, including “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask” and “Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.”
Looking to buy your own New Nintendo 3DS XL? Check out the best places to purchase Nintendo’s latest handheld console below.
GameStop will be holding midnight launches across the country. Fans can pick up the device at 12:01 a.m. at select stores, along with “Majora’s Mask” and “Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.” Simply enter your ZIP code into this map, and find the launches nearest you.
You can also venture into your local Best Buy at midnight to pick up the New Nintendo 3DS XL. Check locations here. You can preorder the device on BestBuy.com, but the electronics store may still be canceling orders of more than one copy of the “Majora’s Mask” bundle.
Don’t feel like waiting in line? Pick up the device via Nintendo’s website.
The New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL devices were announced last August. Both consoles reached Japan in October 2014, launching in New Zealand and Australia a month later. Last month, Nintendo announced the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL would launch in Europe on Friday but that U.S. consumers would only have access to the New Nintendo 3DS XL.
The handheld consoles possess a stronger CPU than current models, which will give players quicker download speeds and a swifter browsing session from Nintendo’s online store eShop. The new handhelds also will have built-in near-field communication for the company’s upcoming amiibo toy line. Nintendo also promises gamers improved graphics and microSD card support.