Gaming Consoles & PCs Does the Nintendo 3DS XL Come With an AC Adapter? By Nadia Oxford Writer Nadia Oxford is a former Lifewire writer with 10+ years' experience. Her articles have appeared in Pocket Games Magazine, Play Magazine, Game Pro, IGN and others. our editorial process Twitter Nadia Oxford Updated March 05, 2020 Consoles & PCs Xbox Buyer's Guide Tweet Share Email There’s some confusion over whether or not the Nintendo 3DS XL comes packed with an AC adapter/battery charger. The answer depends on where you live. If you buy a Nintendo 3DS XL in North America, Australia, or Korea, you’ll find an AC adapter packed with your system. If you live in Japan or Europe, however, your Nintendo 3DS XL will not include an AC adapter at purchase. Lifewire / Jie En Lee You can use a Nintendo DSi, DSi XL, or 3DS adapter to charge your 3DS XL. If you lack that kind of hardware, you can buy an adapter separately, or as part of a bundle with a Nintendo 3DS XL charger cradle. Note that North American/Korean/Australian Nintendo 3DS XL systems are packed with AC adapters, but do not include a Nintendo 3DS XL charger cradle.