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.
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
Summary: At the end of the day, the DSi XL is exactly the same as the DSi, so unless you're desperate for more touch-screen real estate, or your vision is impaired, we can't recommend a purchase over the original DSi.
Pros: Adds two supersized screens; improved viewing angle; fantastic battery life; great new pen-shaped stylus; preinstalled games and software.
Cons: A bit bulky and heavy; size makes device less portable; no improvements over DSi's cameras and internal storage; networking hiccups found in DSi remain; text-based games may look slightly blurry; old DSiWare games can't be transferred over to the XL.
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.
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.
Nintendo DSi XL – La console tascabile si fa “social”
10 May 2010
Excerpt: Quando ho preso in mano per la prima volta il DSi XL , la nuova edizione della console portatile Nintendo, ho capito subito due cose: che me lo sarei goduto parecchio, ma che non è stato creato pensando a me – il giocatore abituale.