Road Tripping with the Nintendo 3DS XL

By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
May 22, 2015


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Can you believe it’s almost the summer? That means lots of traveling and road trips for this big family! We love to go road tripping and camping in our RV! Not only is it super comfy, but it has beds, a bathroom, running water and electricity! Not to mention a little kitchenette and stove with a running refrigerator.  I love it!

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#Nintendo #Nintendo3DS #Nintendo3DSXL #familytravel #kids #technology

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Sometimes road trips can take a long time when we’re traveling, especially when we’re driving in the RV (because of its size and the speed limit). So the kids like to play with their electronics (whether it be their tablets, laptops, or Nintendo 3DS XL). That’s right! Our youngest son turned seven and we decided to give him the Nintendo 3DS XL for his birthday. I’m so proud of him though because he’s been super good about sharing it with his brothers and sisters. All of the kids love it!

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Generations of families have looked to Nintendo for creative, family-friendly games they can trust, filled with characters and adventures that have sparked imagination and earned fans of all ages. Nintendo’s portable systems have always made great travel companions, and the New Nintendo 3DS XL system offers more engaging features and innovative experiences to make time to fly for you and your kids.

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Let’s talk about the Nintendo 3DS XL. The New Nintendo 3DS XL plays every game in the Nintendo 3DS library, offering plenty of options for everyone’s unique video game style. Travel time standouts include Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DSPokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS features all of your favorite Nintendo characters in one game, plus several other fan favorites video game stars. Players will keep coming back to master the game’s many moves and stay tuned for surprises – every single match is different!

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Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire let players collect, battle and trade Pokémon. Kids love discovering the beloved Pokémon characters and, as the story unfolds, hone their reading and strategic thinking skills.

Families capture unforgettable photos, especially during vacations, but the New Nintendo 3DS XL camera can capture memories in stunning 3D! Kids will delight in snapping shots they could never take using a traditional camera.

This is a great game system and our kids love it! I love that they were able to figure out the games right away and love playing together.  It’s great for traveling or playing pretty much anytime! Thank you Nintendo for a great product and great games!

Who in your family would play with the Nintendo 3DS XL?

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

28 Responses to “Road Tripping with the Nintendo 3DS XL”

  1. shelly peterson says:

    Oh my son would love playing this. Looks like a great game system.

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    My kids each have a regular 3DS and we would never take a road trip without them.

  3. Two of my kids have a 3DS XL, and they love it. I’m not going to lie. Sometimes when they’re not around I play with it, too!

  4. Catherine S says:

    My son has a 3DS XL and loves it. It is great for car rides and he has a few games that I also enjoy playing.

  5. Liz Mays says:

    Aww my kids used to play the original Pokemon games on the original Game Boy on road trips. The new games look so fun!

  6. Debbie Denny says:

    I am pretty sure I know some grandkids that would be interested. Sounds like fun.

  7. Marcie W. says:

    My seven year old son would flip out over a new DS, especially since his old one is on its last leg. He is also obsessed with all things Pokemon, so those games would be a huge hit too!

  8. Pam says:

    My son had a 3DS and Pokemon games and took them everywhere! GLad to see your son is enjoying them too.

  9. I like how much Nintendo has progressed throughout the years. He looks very happy with the 3ds!

  10. Valerie says:

    I can bet that would definitely make any trip better! I think I may be the one who would enjoy it the most.

  11. Pauline C. says:

    This is such a great stuff! It’s amazing to use 3Ds for photos and games.

  12. Candy o says:

    Wow what a great Nintendo backpack! Travel will be lots of fun this summer!

  13. Crystal says:

    I’m pretty sure everyone would play with the Nintendo! My kids are always taking my iPad, so it’s only fair that I nab their Nintendos. So fun!

  14. Kiwi says:

    Every little boy’s dream toy! Back in my day it was a Gameboy my how things evolved!

  15. Jeanine says:

    My oldest has recently become a pretty big gaming fan. So I’m pretty sure he would love this. He had some sort of DS a few years back and played it until it died!

  16. I remember my first Nintendo! I believe I was also turning 7. My daughter would love one!

  17. Penelope says:

    See, now THAT would make a road trip fun!

  18. My oldest son would play with the Nintendo 3DS XL. And so would I.

  19. These are PERFECT to take road-tripping! We don’t have one yet, but I plan to get little man one soon…maybe for his birthday.

  20. Theresa says:

    My daughter just has the DS Lite, and wants to upgrade really badly. I think we will when her birthday rolls around. It does sound like a really great gaming system!

  21. Karen Eidson says:

    I am sure that if we had one, it would either be me, or my grandsons. My husband does play video games, but he is still stuck on PC games on his desktop computer.

  22. My kids currently do not own a Nintendo yet. I think my 8 year old is the right age though so hopefully a pink model is in her near future.

  23. I’m always looking for ways to keep my kids entertained during road trips!

  24. Kiddo has a regular DS that stays at her moms house. Since we used to just have her on weekends we don’t really allow video games because we have so many other things going on. Now that we have custody, we still don’t really do the video game thing. There just isn’t time between chores, homework and just living life.

  25. kristin says:

    My kids love games. In fact my daughter would love this, she got quite a few games or her birthday this year.

  26. Amanda says:

    My son would LOVE this! He is Nintendo obsessed!

  27. Salvador C. says:

    I have always loved Nintendo, and have carried that on to my family. The 3DS XL is pretty cool.

  28. […] The Nintendo team was so nice and sent us two Nintendo 3DS XL systems for our kids to play with. All 4 of our boys now have Nintendo 3DS XL systems and the 2 girls and I share a Nintendo 3DS XL. Yes, even I enjoy playing it! In fact, my favorite game is Super Mario Bros. 2. The Nintendo 3DS XL is great to play at home, as well as on Road Trips! […]

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