Rated 7 out of 10 by Arcanica Good overall plus it's Yoshi
It's a decent handheld overall. It isn't amazing, the 3D is impressive sometimes and other times you'll feel like you wanna turn the 3D down or off. It's a pretty good size without being a big clunker, it can fit in your pocket too and I've never owned a regular 3DS so I can't compare it to that but I know the screens are a lot bigger than a DS Lite. In terms of weight, for me, it feels a little on the heavy side but that's compared to DS Lite since that's what I'm used to plus I don't have big hands. I assume the regular 3DS is lighter but the XL has the bigger screens, supposedly more battery life and comes in actual designs rather than just different colors. The exterior also has a nice feel to it and doesn't seem like it collects finger prints as easily. I felt a bit mislead with this particular Yoshi XL edition because I thought it had smiley face looking speakers, which it does not. Overall I'd say the design could've been better but I like it as is plus it's Yoshi after all. Overall it's been a good handheld so far.
Rated 10 out of 10 by EspadaLuna Beautiful Yoshi art for no extra charge.
There's not much to say here. Most people already know that the 3DS is a wonderful system with a great library of games, and this Yoshi edition just adds a beautiful aesthetic to the handheld. One should note that this does not come with the new Yoshi's Island game, so you're really just getting this for the artwork on the system. That being said, it is the same price as your run-of-the-mill 3DS XL ($199.99) so if you were going to get a new 3DS XL anyways, you don't lose anything by picking this baby up. The artwork itself is simplistic but wonderfully done; the green color on the cover is easy on the eyes and goes very well with the white which makes up the rest of the system -- less obnoxious than the bright yellow of the Pikachu DS, and more vibrant than the dull Zelda DS. The image of Yoshi is subtle and nonintrusive as well, and it is very cool how his trail of eggs continues in the back of the DS.
Rated 9 out of 10 by mstar224 Great buy!
The Gamestop employees could also be for this when I was there to transfer from my Red 3DS to this amazing piece of hardware. I've had it for months and not a single problem out of it. The White on it makes it easy to show dirt on but care is needed in anything you care about. Yoshi being my favorite character helps quite a bit. There is also a Yoshi theme now you can buy to go with the system. I would highly suggest buying that theme for it. Not to mention it's comfortable on the hands. For a handheld you are playing while riding down the road that means a lot. The transfer to the system does require you to have your old DS/ 3DS system though so don't forget to do that before trading in or you will loose all your data. I would recommend this to any fan of Yoshi. Especially to those who gets cramped on the original 3DS
Rated 10 out of 10 by th78 BEAUTIFUL SYSTEM!!!!!
Ok I have heard a lot about this system in the negative context and all of these negative things turn around and lead back to that this system does not come with yoshis new island pre installed...... SO WHAT?!?!?! I say from experience That this has to be the best 3ds xl system that has been released in the usa for one reason.... YOSHI Yoshi is an amazing character and this system has brought him to life in a more amazingly awesome way than ever. I have owned the Blue 3ds xl, The animal crossing 3ds xl, and the Mario and Luigi 3ds xl which I was not a fan of for one reason but that's for another review But this green Yoshi system is my favorite of all. And idc that it doesn't have the new Yoshi game pre installed id rather have a physical copy any way......
Rated 0 out of 10 by IMHO CAN'T WAIT! WANT SOOOO BAD!
Ever since speculation of a Yoshi 3DS XL, I knew it would be a day one purchase for me if one was ever released. This is one of those Limited Editions where I couldn't care less about what anybody else says about it- I would get it no matter what! Maybe it's not that popular- but I'm a 21 year old female, and no one would probably ever guess that I'd be willing to take this out and play it in public. We're talkin Yoshi here people! When it comes to my little dino friend, I couldn't care less about what others think, I love him too much :)
Rated 10 out of 10 by JuJuBEAN93 YOSHI <3
i Adore my Yoshi 3ds xl ! Forever been a fan of yoshi, so i definitely jumped on this system right away. Love the white facing on the inside and the illustration on the front/back cover. I carry and play with it every where I go!
Rated 0 out of 10 by vinche24 Another Great Special Edition to the line up
While this one doesn't beat the Pokemon X & Y styled XL models, I have to say that the overall color choice is amazing. The green is much more peaceful (if I can call it that) than the shiny Zelda Gold XL that I felt someone would rob me for if I bought it.
Rated 0 out of 10 by MadDog760 YES, BUT WITH RESERVATIONS!!!
I love this console. BUT, you can not buy it from a GameStop store and the game is NOT preloaded on the console!!! Why not???
Rated 2 out of 10 by Bmario Sd card broken
I put my old sd card put it into the machine nothing comes up I converted all my stuff from my sd card onto the one it came with and it still didn't work why does it do this to me
Rated 0 out of 10 by SeattleBust So beyond excited.
I have been waiting for a Yoshi 3DS XL since I seen the Mario brothers one and now I am absolutely beyond excited. Well worth spending the extra money for fast shipment. Simply can not wait.