If you’re not the sort who’s interesting in reading a review of the 3DS XL, you might like the idea of watching one. And, luckily, there’s a video review waiting after the break for you.
Cant wait to get the XL!
NO! I am not making the same mistake twice… i am going to wait untill more colors are released. By the way, i think that those(different colors) are the types of variations that nintendo was talking about.
IM NOT MAKING the same mistake twice…. IMA NOT BUY THIS and WAIT FOR THE WII U PRICE TO BE ANNOUNCED…..THEN WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR TO BUY IT!!! Summer ’13
This is a Nintendo magazine. They are probably at least a little biased. Nevertheless, this has swayed me more to wanting to buy a XL.
A much bigger screen, plus a much less gimicky 3D effect? Sounds good to me~
Exactly what I was thinking. I’m going to wait till it’s release and try it out at gamestop or something myself before I decide that I want it. I already have an extended battery for my 3Ds, its going to be hard parting with the 14+ hours of battery life I get.
Stereoscopic 3D is the same on all sizes of screen.
And stereoscopic 3D can NOT be improved on.
Stereoscopic 3D is already maximized 3D.
It just looks better, because it is a bigger same-old 3D.
But the bigger screen does ensure a bigger sweet spot I think.
@Lord Infamous: That’s why it’s better, it’s probably easier to view because everything is bigger. I’m really wanting to get one, but still want to try one out for myself before I decide.
Nah, Nintendo Power ain’t biased, they are a respected reviewer in the industry.
this isn’t nintendo power dumb
@ Enigma totally agree. it is biased, and like you, I also want to get it now lol
@ABEzilla116 really? What brand is it? It would be nice if you could provide a link because as a hardcore gamer, 5 hours isn’t enough lol
they are bound to be bias, but that doesn’t mean that everything they say is a lye. I’m 100% positive that it having a bigger sweet spot is true because physically if you scale up the screen that would naturally scale up too, now I’m not saying that a whole crowd can view 3d all at once but It would make room for a couple of more inches forward and backward and a couple of more degrees left and right. as for the size i think thats the gimicky part but I’m already sold on that.
and @ Lord Infamous, I’m pretty sure they mean the viewing sweetspot itself not inhanced 3d effects.
They arnt biased at all, there run by future Us, and because there not Nintendo, they can review bad nintendo games, like Wario ware snapped
I love how at 1:15 you can see the top screen all scratched up from pressing against the bottom screen! A very big problem fixed on the XL.
How do you know it’s fixed on the 3DS XL? That model is brand new while the regular 3DS was probably bought a long time ago. It will take time before it’s proven the XL fixed the line scratch problem.
Yeah, It looks like the bottom screen is still elevated and the little rubber “bumpers” don’t seem to go out far enough to keep the screen from getting those scuffs. I don’t really see that as a problem though. I buy screen protectors for all of my devices and my 3Ds is no exception. Its really worth it though. Imagine you drop the thing and when you pick it up it has a nasty scratch?
As for the bottom screen scratching the upper screen, I keep a microfiber cloth between the screens, not only is it useful for cleaning the screen but it takes care of the scratch problem as well.
I’m an ambassador and I’ve never had my screens scratched ever. Not even once have I opened my 3DS to see ANYTHING on my top screen.
The XL’s rubber stoppers are on top of the outline of the bottom screen. Which, on the smaller 3DS, caused parallel scratches on the top screen. This eliminates that problem all together. You can tell by looking at the 3DS XL closed. It doesn’t shut completely, but they’ve adjusted the hinges to work for it.
I have a vertical line on the top screen that is located approximately 1.5 inches from the right side of the screen. Is it possible that it is a result of the lower screen?
For me i get horizontal lines as well.
I hope this comes bundled with eather new art academy or deluxe freakyforms.
lol he fell and died. oh well.
Or unless you’re like me and carry your 3Ds in your backpack/purse.
The Handheld is like 10% to 20% bigger, it should still fit in most pockets.
It’s just the screen that got 90% bigger.
If you carry it in your pocket its going to fall out and break, or get sat on. Just keep it in your bag.
I carry it in my coat’s pocket. It has a zipper, so the wire to my headphones can come out while my 3DS can’t.
I cary my 3ds, the 18 card club nintendo case aaaand my gameboy advance SP all in my right pocket and I’ve never dropped, damaged, or complained about the fit. Plus, i wear non-baggy jeans. fitting the 3ds XL in any normal pants pocket will be a breeze.
Lord Infamous: “it should still fit in most pockets”
scientificm: Those are some ugly-ass pants if they can accommodate so much stuff.
Well i have bags in my shorts, u know the ones were u can fit a lot of things in, so accessibility wont be a problem for me. :DKH
If portability wasn’t a concern I would buy this in a heartbeat. Too bad I sneak my 3DS into work all the time
^^ Same here, that’s usually where I play the most!!
my superviser doesn’t care if I bring my 3ds to work just as long as i don’t play it while im clocked in only on break
Says the low-life who only comes here to trol.
cool story bro.
thats mispelled, And why do all the trolls on this sight switch there name to Ness just to post poorly written slop that nobody cares about.
This kinda felt more like a comercial than a review. Will totaly buy it though as it sounds awesome and I always wanted a bigger screen!
AMAZING IM GETTING it !! !:P:P:P:>
Looks so good :)
(-.(-.(-.-).-).-) ASIAN MAFIA IS WATCHING
im getting red. i always wanted the red 3DS but now XL boy this is bad A. i cant wait to play animal crossing on it
agreed i cant wait for animal crossing animal crossing is a game i will get off of ebay when it comes to japan jut to play it a bit urlioer
I would wait till they announce a 3DS Xl special edition
ik i want this one to be special atleast before they release a 3ds with a cpp built into it
Hey Dave, it’s ‘interested’ not ‘interesting’
whats next lol 3ds lite, 3dsi, 3dsi XL
and one day, people will look back at the origional DS and say,”we were supposed to play on that tiny screen?”.
it already has a camera and eshop an “i” version wouldn’t make any sense and besides who cares if they make so many remakes. They’ve proven that there not going to abandon there consumers with the fact that even after the ds lite, Dsi, Dsixl, 3ds, and 3dsxl one of the newest games announced is pokemon black2 and White2 still functions on the original Ds. So i really don’t know why people whine so much about a simple size differance, Not that i’m saying that your whining.
Still not sure if this is really worthwhile getting. I’ll probably wait until I can get my hands on a model at my local games retailer and test it myself, and then decide if I really need the upgrade.
I just want the Siver one for the US!
Yeah so would I. The red or blue thing is gay.
I’m more intrigued by how the logo melts away at the end. Awesome!
I admit I was dubious before but after all these reviews I have been swayed. 3DS XL day 1 buy!
Is it worth it to upgrade?
being a big nintendo fan and having sold my 3ds in favor for a ps vita i dont regret what i did. i am so into this system however, lookin foward for a september purchase, ps vita and 3ds xl all the way!
See if more people were like u that even if u like Nintendo, u dont trash talk about other companies. See i may love nintendo but i still have respect for other companies and yes i love my psp and DS lite.
i got a psp and 3ds
@ Ttimer, I totally agree!
I like absolutely everything about the 3DS XL’s design, except that it’s too big to carry around. I wonder if there’s hope for a Lite version with the same proportions and style.
lWhy that man had gloves on when he touch Nintendo 3DS XL? this is strange video I don’t understand what is going on here…that man is nut 3DS XL is NOT dirty at all! LOL
Actually it was probably a special version and he was being careful not to make the 3DSXL dirty to later return it.
“defently not pocket sized” well i have huge pockets so….. it is for me (no im not fat/over weight)
Lol nice save their xD
I’m overweight so the pockets on my pants are larger so thats something I don’t need to worry about lol
Hey, hey you guys. You know what would truly and undeniably make this worth the purchase? No reigon locking.
Which it probably would have but ya never know, ya know?
Darn, this is really convincing! Gotta find a job soon.
I really want it but the Wii U is lounging later this year and there is a lot of games I want then so I will have to wait to get it.
wish i could buy it, but i dont even use my 3DS, i couldnt justify buying it haha. plus im saving my money up for guitar related stuff.
“A much better fit for western hands”
Ya, FAT hands, lol, but seriously I don’t have big hands and even the original bothers me a bit. Can’t wait to get the XL… when a colour I want comes out for it.
Hmm, I don’t know. If I didn’t have a 3ds already, then I’d pick it up in a heartbeat. But, Getting it is almost just throwing away cash, because I already own one. I don’t know what to do! I’m so confused!!!!
i think this a quality little piece of hardware, sure its not perfect, but then again what is in this wacked out world of ours, oh well i look forward to eventually but till i have Kid Icarus to keep me busy, i wonder if the 3ds revision will be called Nintendo 3ds pro… Hmmmm…
Heh Ness’s nice twin :)
Don’t get what type of pants people around here must be wearing. I can’t fit my current 3DS into my pants pockets. The biggest thing I can manage is prolly a smartphone. Plus, why stick it in your pockets anyways? That’s a great way to get it scratched up.
What is there in your pocket to scratch it?
If you live near the coast, you’re likely to get some sand in your pockets at some time or another in at least one pair of pants. Unless you don’t like the beach.
Also, keys, headphones, change, and plenty of other things.
you must be young or have a smaller frame cause I could stash this in my fifth grade pants pockets if I wanted to. I’m not a tub of lard or anything though.
I’m fit. Don’t have a very small frame. Also, I’m not that young- I’m a legal adult, though it feels weird saying that, because people still treat me like I’m some ignorant kid. Just graduated high school though, so can’t expect much.
If I wear baggy pants, they slide down- I could use a belt, but that can be a pain. I normally wear straight-fit or slim fit jeans- not skinny jeans (I do have a pair). My waist size (US) is around 29 or 30- the US average is alot higher though (obesity is pretty bad in the good ol US of A- but not where I live :P).
Eh. I don’t think it’s needed.
hmmm, I think I’ll wait on this one, i definitely want one, can’t decide between blue or silver( when/if it comes to US) but I’m too busy saving my money for the Wii U to buy one. I’ll probably get this for the holidays… But what color?? I can’t decide!!!! D:
I’m really exited for this, I’m gonna’ sell my 3DS Cosmo Black and probably get a red 3DS XL.
I can’t wait :)
Me too :D
I want a purple XL
Yay a 3DS XL
Kid Icarus on the New 3DSXL