China’s Mario 3DS XLs Are Preloaded With Two Mario Games

By Spencer . November 2, 2012 . 1:32am


Nintendo is bringing the Nintendo 3DS XL to China with special Mario themed handhelds. You can get Mario White, Mario Silver, and the limited edition Mario Red & Gold on December 12.


These Mario 3DSes come with a SD card, charger, stylus, and two built in games – Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7. Both titles have been localized in simplified Chinese. This isn’t the first time Nintendo had games pre-installed for China. The iQue DSi came with Nintendogs.


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  • Shadowman

    Nice designs.

  • The red & white checkered 3DS XL is gorgeous.

    • Göran Isacson

      Agreed. It’s stuff like this that makes it so bitter to be an early adopter some times, the latter versions ALWAYS looks so much better…

      •  I agree. But then again, I love my 25th Anniversary Edition Zelda 3DS >.>

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    wow! just wow………so want one 

  • Casey McMahon

    I am jealous!

  • Good for China! They deserve it, actually. The game ban* there is ridiculous, let people do what they want, unless they are harming another human being! I’m glad the Chinese still play games, even with the ban*

    (*might just be consoles, not sure) 

  • Leon_Tekashi

    Oh come on, when is North America going to get a special edition 3DS?

    • Grenalie

      We got the Zelda one.

      • Leon_Tekashi

        That’s true but how about a 3DS XL one?

        • Grenalie

          Nothing, would be cool if there was a green Luigi’s Mansion 3DS XL.

  • kupomogli

    Super Mario 3D Land is pretty bad.  Even though it’s not a great game, Nintendo should have preloaded it with New Super Mario Bros 2 instead.

    • Grenalie

      While not the greatest Mario game it’s better than NSMB 2.

      • How not great? I think its one of the better Marios… just really short and not much to do after it,

        • Grenalie

          It’s just standard, I can appreciate what they were going for but it could’ve been a lot better.

    • SpecDotSign

      I think you have it the other way around. New Super Mario Bros. 2 is not that good.
      Super Mario 3D Land is fantastic.

      • Aoshi00

        I feel the same too, couldn’t stop playing 3D Land, so innovative, but NSMB2 I just put it down and don’t really feel the urge of playing it.. hopefully Mario Wii U would be fun.

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