Does The Europe Region 3DS Come With A Charger

Published on May 9th, 2013 by Gervais D.

If you heard some small talk on the Internet saying that the Europe region Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL do not come out of the box with a charger, today things will be much clearer. The European region 3DS actually comes with a charger, however, the 3DS XL does not. If you decide to buy a Europe region 3DS XL, you will be required to purchase the gaming handheld console’s charger separately, unfortunately.

What the Nintendo 3DS (European region) comes with :

  • Nintendo 3DS handheld console itself
  • Nintendo 3DS charging cradle
  • Nintendo 3DS stylus
  • 2 GB capacity SD memory card
  • 6 AR Cards
  • Nintendo 3DS AC adapter (AKA charger)
  • Quick start guide, Nintendo 3DS operations manual, and parental controls leaflet

What the Nintendo 3DS XL (European region) comes with :

  • Nintendo 3DS XL handheld console itself
  • Nintendo 3DS stylus
  • 4 GB storage capacity memory card
  • 6 AR Cards
  • Quick start guide, Nintendo 3DS operations manual, and parental controls leaflet

Nintendo 3DS XL AC Adapter
( Photo of the Nintendo 3DS XL AC Adapter – sold separately )

Nintendo has even added a notice that the AC adapter (aka charger) is not included with the Nintendo 3DS XL gaming system in Europe. It’s a little difficult to find the web page by navigating through Nintendo’s official website, however, it’s there.

AC adapter not included. The AC adapter from the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DSi XL or Nintendo DSi systems can be used with the Nintendo 3DS XL, or an AC adapter can be purchased separately.

Will a Nintendo DSi and DSi XL AC adapter work with the European region 3DS XL?

Yes, the Nintendo DSi and DSi XL AC adapters (chargers) are compatible with the European region Nintnedo 3DS XL. However, the Nintendo DS and DS Lite chargers are not compatible with the 3DS XL.

There is also a special cradle charger available for the 3DS XL.

About Gervais D.

Gervais is a Nintendo fan who loves to play a good game. His first owned Nintendo console was the NES, and he currently owns a blue 3DS XL.