This Is The Nintendo 3DS XL I Want: The Transparent One.

There are various 3DS XL colours to choose from. There are even more colours for the smaller, original 3DS model. None of them are the colour I want. I want the Nintendo 3DS with no colour. I want the clear one.

Above is a transparent 3DS XL Nintendo recently showed off in a Q&A on its site. A "clear" version hasn't been slated for sale, and this model was used in the Q&A to discuss the new plastic resin Nintendo is using for the 3DS (and how difficult it is to paint said resin).

Moreover, Nintendo used the clear 3DS XL to show where it hid the FPC (flexible printed circuit), which connects to the upper screen and is hidden in the hinge.

Clear electronics are fascinating — they do not try to mask the beauty of engineering that powers the device.

In the past, Nintendo has released several clear (or nearly transparent) handhelds — for Play It Loud Game Boy, Game Boy colour, and Game Boy Advance. It's about time Nintendo did the same for the 3DS or 3DS XL, no?

3DS LL [Nintendo via Tiny Cartridge]



    Im not a fan of transparent.. But that being said im not a fan of the overall colour design of the 3DSXL, so id be tempted.

    They've done this to show how there's no room for he second circle pad? I'm still going with no thanks

    I was under the impression that in order for the 3D to work on the 3DS the top screen needs a black border, hence why all the released colours have the black border on the top screen. So i really doubt that this would be released, though I will say it is pretty cool.

      Id say the black screen border is more for immersion

    This reminds me of my old school clear Gameboy, just needs a big yellow Donkey Kong Country 2 cartridge sticking out the back...

      I had a transparent Game Boy Advance. It was so freaking awesome. But this, I dunno...

    I have a transparent perfect dark gbc cartridge. Now that is cool.

    Bring it back!

    they should definitely release a transparent or semi transparent 3ds xl... i loved my gameboy advance that was semi-transparent

    Oh the nostalgia! Reminds me of my transparent GBC and N64. I would lay down some serious coin for that.

    I'd rather have this clear one than any of the colours they are releasing.

    And if they need the black screen borders, they could just use opaque plastic around the top screen.

    I had the transparent Game boy color

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