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Nintendo 3DS XL

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Overall 8
8.0

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

CNET
3 days ago
  • 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
3 days ago
  • 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
3 days ago
  • 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
3 days ago
  • 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
3 days ago
  • 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
3 days ago
  • 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
3 days ago
  • 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.
  • 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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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Channel5
20 July 2012
  • Summary: The Nintendo 3DS XL is an impressive system that adds new life to Nintendo’s 3D handheld library. It may not be worth the price to upgrade, but newcomers will not be disappointed.
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