Nintendo Selling New 3DS XL Charging Cradles At Its Online Store
Charging cable still not included.
One of the most ubiquitous things about the original 3DS model, when it launched way back in 2011, was the charging cradle. It looked nice and sexy, and it also meant that any time you weren’t using your 3DS, you were charging it, which helped take the sting off of the handheld’s poor battery life. But over time, Nintendo started to de-emphasize the charging cradle – it didn’t come packed in with the XL models like it did with the original, and one doesn’t exist for the 2DS. The New 3DS XL models technically have cradles, but Nintendo of America did not announce plans to bring them over, and the system doesn’t even come with a charger included, let alone a cradle.
Well, it looks like any fears about the availability of the cradle were unfounded- you can now grab them off of Nintendo’s Online Store for yourself. They cost $9, so they aren’t all that expensive. They also don’t come with the power cord included.
Personally, however, I would get one- the convenience of the cradle simply cannot be overstated.