Excerpt: I am a long time fan of Nintendo products, but I must say that I am disappointed in their decision to remove the backwards compatibility with GBA games. This goes for both the DSi and the DSi XL. I was actually so annoyed by the fact that it was not backwards compatable that I returned it 2 weeks later for a full refund. Pros: 4.2 inch very large screen is excellent and should be implemented on the original DS (which is backwards comptable with GBA games).
Excerpt: The DS was a great system. It had great games, and backwords compatibility with gba games. Then came the ds lite, which made the ds look much nicer, and smaller, for easier portability. After that was the dsi, which was a bit larger, had some cameras, but removed the gba backword compatibility. Now the DSi XL is basically a DSi that is HUGE. Mostly because of it's much larger screen. At first you would think this is great, but think again.
Excerpt: The Nintendo DSi XL is the latest entry in the DS family. It features a massive 4.2" widesreen display, dual screens, bottom one a touch screen. It can play DSi exclusive games as well as regular DS games. Specs: 16MB RAM 256MB Interal Memory (SD Card expandable) 2 ARM Processors Wireless 802.11b/g internal wireless card It is larger than all previous models, mainly for people with big hands and older people because of the bigger screens.
Excerpt: And here is why. The Nintendo DSi XL is the big tubby twin brother of the Nintendo DSi. It has the same insides and the outsides look nearly identical although the XL needs to lay off the sweets a little. The screens of the DSi and the DSi XL are the same although the XL's screens are bigger, what I mean is you don't get anymore pixels on the XL so the images look pixelated and grainy sometimes.
Worth the Jump, but at least have a DS Lite before this
23 August 2011
Summary: Okay, let's be teacher and grade this, starting with 100. I'll take away points for negative aspects, and add points for positive aspects. The more depends on how much it's worth. I was kind of dissapointed that Gameboy Games Couldn't be played in XL. Instead of a Gameboy Slot, we get an SD Card slot. Now, really. Do we need this? Do we really need a poor, blurry camera with no zoom feature over compatability of games like Guitar Hero? I know I don't want this.
Summary: What can I say. All the fun DS games with much larger screens! Throw in cameras, internet, and music capability, and any age can have lots of fun. Negatives are a screen that is too easy to scratch, a lack of support for most music file types, and a price that is really a little high for a portable gaming device (can find netbooks for $20 more).
Big size, nice new features, but same lo-rez graphics
15 March 2011
Summary: being an happy owner of the DS Lite, i was excited to get this thing. the bigger size screens, cameras, and new capabilities impressed me. however, after using it for 2 weeks, i'm not so impressed anymore. the sound quality is decent for this type of thing, and the cameras are pretty decent as well, but it's the screens and the graphics that make me nuts. i have yet to see many games that look really great on it.
Summary: Gave it to my son for his birthday and within two weeks it stopped working. The battery would not charge. So it was shipped off to Nintendo for repair. That's expected to take threee weeks. While this may all turn out fine, it's still a pain in the butt to have to do this.