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Nintendo 3DS XL

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Overall 8
7.9
Design 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Control 8
8.0
Battery performance 7
7.0
Display 7
7.0
Software 7
7.0
Speakers 5
5.0

Nintendo 3DS XL review

theverge.com
7 January 2014
  • Summary: It shouldn't come as a surprise to see Nintendo launch a new 3DS revision less than 18 months after the original console — after all, the company waited almost exactly the same length of time before following up the DS with the DS Lite. Where that revision sought to slim down the DS to a sleeker, more portable form factor, however, the first 3DS upgrade goes in the opposite direction.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nintendo 3DS XL: A great little place to play games (updated review)

CNET
17 September 2012
  • Summary: Three years in, the Nintendo 3DS handheld has become a seriously good game device -- especially for fans of Nintendo's classic gaming franchises -- and the XL is the one you should buy.
  • Cons: Battery life is fair but still not great; the graphics are starting to look dated compared to other game platforms, and the 3D is largely an afterthought; only one analog pad; downloaded game management still a huge headache.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nintendo 3DS XL: A great little place to play games (updated review)

CNET
17 September 2012
  • Summary: Three years in, the Nintendo 3DS handheld has become a seriously good game device -- especially for fans of Nintendo's classic gaming franchises -- and the XL is the one you should buy.
  • Cons: Battery life is fair but still not great; the graphics are starting to look dated compared to other game platforms, and the 3D is largely an afterthought; only one analog pad; downloaded game management still a huge headache.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nintendo 3DS XL: A great little place to play games (updated review)

CNET
17 September 2012
  • Summary: Three years in, the Nintendo 3DS handheld has become a seriously good game device -- especially for fans of Nintendo's classic gaming franchises -- and the XL is the one you should buy.
  • Cons: Battery life is fair but still not great; the graphics are starting to look dated compared to other game platforms, and the 3D is largely an afterthought; only one analog pad; downloaded game management still a huge headache.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nintendo 3DS XL: A great little place to play games (updated review)

CNET
17 September 2012
  • Summary: Three years in, the Nintendo 3DS handheld has become a seriously good game device -- especially for fans of Nintendo's classic gaming franchises -- and the XL is the one you should buy.
  • Cons: Battery life is fair but still not great; the graphics are starting to look dated compared to other game platforms, and the 3D is largely an afterthought; only one analog pad; downloaded game management still a huge headache.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nintendo 3DS XL: A great little place to play games (updated review)

CNET
17 September 2012
  • Summary: Three years in, the Nintendo 3DS handheld has become a seriously good game device -- especially for fans of Nintendo's classic gaming franchises -- and the XL is the one you should buy.
  • Cons: Battery life is fair but still not great; the graphics are starting to look dated compared to other game platforms, and the 3D is largely an afterthought; only one analog pad; downloaded game management still a huge headache.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Nintendo 3DS XL: A great little place to play games (updated review)

CNET
17 September 2012
  • Summary: Three years in, the Nintendo 3DS handheld has become a seriously good game device -- especially for fans of Nintendo's classic gaming franchises -- and the XL is the one you should buy.
  • Cons: Battery life is fair but still not great; the graphics are starting to look dated compared to other game platforms, and the 3D is largely an afterthought; only one analog pad; downloaded game management still a huge headache.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Nintendo 3DS XL: A great little place to play games (updated review)

CNET
17 September 2012
  • Summary: Three years in, the Nintendo 3DS handheld has become a seriously good game device -- especially for fans of Nintendo's classic gaming franchises -- and the XL is the one you should buy.
  • Cons: Battery life is fair but still not great; the graphics are starting to look dated compared to other game platforms, and the 3D is largely an afterthought; only one analog pad; downloaded game management still a huge headache.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Nintendo 3DS XL

PC Magazine
22 August 2012
  • Conclusion: The Nintendo 3DS XL is a large, fun handheld with a big backwards-compatible game library and a bigger screen, but if you're upgrading from an original 3DS, you'll have to leave your downloaded games behind.
  • Pros: Big, beautiful screen. Solid build. Comfortable to hold.
  • Cons: Glasses-free 3D still has issues. System transfer process is convoluted.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nintendo 3DS XL Review

Digitaltrends
16 August 2012
  • Conclusion: The 3DS XL is an improvement to the original Nintendo 3DS without question. The larger screen is much easier on your eyes, and the lower screen’s increased girth makes things like touch commands easier. The ergonomic redesign is also much easier on your hands, even with the overall increase in mass. The two problems this new model introduces are that it costs more (a relative problem, since it’s still $50 less than the Vita), and that it doesn’t add a right thumb stick.
  • Pros: Much bigger 3D display, Larger touchscreen is easier to use, Better, more ergonomic design
  • Cons: Adding a right thumb stick would have made sense, $30 more than original 3DS, Software library is still weak
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