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Nintendo DSi XL
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Nintendo DSi XL

reviewexplorer.com
30 June 2010
  • Conclusion: The Nintendo DSi XL is a well constructed, excellently finished handheld console that benefits greatly from a larger screen, larger stylus and restrained, more mature design that will net Nintendo a much bigger adult audience.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

Kidzworld
2 April 2010
  • Excerpt: Is bigger always better? Check out our review on the new Nintendo DSi XL and find out!
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Overall 9
8.5

Hardware Review - 'Nintendo DSi XL'

WorthPlaying
30 March 2010
  • Summary: With extra large screens, built-in software, and a full size, easy to hold stylus, the Nintendo DSi XL proves that the portable gaming experience just grew up.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nintendo DSi XL

GamePro.com
29 March 2010
  • Excerpt: Nintendo's extra large handheld bucks its predecessors' smaller, sleeker designs in light of a heftier frame and wider screen, but is it worth its equally sizable price tag -- especially with the newly announced 3DS on the horizon?
  • Pros: Superior audio quality, sleek yet hefty design, larger screen size benefits both graphics and DS touch gameplay.
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Nintendo DSi XL review

Engadget
26 March 2010
  • Pros: Unmatched durability, Fills a room with sound, Slightly improved battery life
  • Cons: Some games look pixelated, Stiff, shallow buttons unsuitable for longer play, Fingerprint magnet
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Overall 7
7.0

Nintendo DSi XL Review

Digitaltrends
25 March 2010
  • Conclusion: Here’s the bottom line: the Nintendo DSi XL is probably not worth the upgrade if you already own a Nintendo DSi, because it’s essentially the same machine but, er, bigger. On the flipside, the DSi XL is only $20 more than the DSi, so if you’re in the market for a new gaming device for the kids (or...
  • Pros: Larger screen size, Still very portable, New matte finish offers better grip, Compatible with DS cartridges
  • Cons: Weak and overpriced titles, Same screen resolution as the DSi and DS Lite, Small number of preinstalled titles
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Review: Nintendo DSi XL

Geek.com
5 March 2010
  • Excerpt: The release of the DSi XL, or DSi LL as it is known in Japan, was a surprise for many. Nintendo had already released three iterations of the DS hardware, and the DSi felt like the final handheld before a complete refresh was due.
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Nintendo DSi XL review

PC Advisor
31 May 2010
  • Summary: Nintendo's super-sized Nintendo DSi XL gaming console makes images bigger and text easier to read, but loses out on handheld comfort and visual fidelity.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nintendo is bucking convention and going bigger with its new DSi XL

Good Gear Guide.au
27 May 2010
  • Summary: Nintendo's extra large handheld bucks its predecessors' smaller, sleeker designs in light of a heftier frame and wider screen, but is it worth its equally sizable price tag -- especially with the newly announced 3DS on the horizon?
  • Pros: Superior audio quality, sleek yet hefty design, larger screen size benefits both graphics and DS touch gameplay
  • Cons: High price for a late redesign, despite larger dimensions there's no GBA support, camera resolution hasn't been improved from the original DSi whatsoever.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nintendo DSi XL review

Stuff.tv
19 March 2010
  • Summary: Nintendo has gone against the grain again with the DSi XL, binning 30 years of progress in shrinking gadgets and making 2009's DSi wider, deeper and heavier. The end result is a DS that feels like a solid, prestigious gadget, rather than the plasticky models of old.
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