Rated 10 out of 10
by mario12 great
The 3DS is great. It works perfectly. The games are fun. The software is awesome. The 3D mode is great. You do not need 3D glasses to use this. If you get a Nintendo Network ID it is even better. You can access the Nintendo ESHOP.
Rated 10 out of 10
by Ethan588 Awesomeness in your hands
This thing is so cool I have a plain 3ds myself but I'm hoping to get this one soon my friend has one and I've playedd it is so much better the the old 3ds great job Nintendo!
Rated 10 out of 10
by Ethan588 Looks awesome
Look insanely awesome and am hoping to get it soon cuz my dad has a 3DS and I play all our games on his so I'm hoping to get this for myself!
Rated 0 out of 10 by Harvestmoonguy Makes me scared for the future of the 3DS...
This is really bad.... the 3DS is going down the same path the DSi went down and let me tell you, it wasn't pretty. i love my 3DS, in fact, i'd even go as far to say its the best portable system i own, far better than the PSP. But unfortunately, it looks like this will just be another impending failure. Maybe if this XL added an additional analog nub, it'd be a little more understandable, but it doesn't even have that! Bigger screen and a little bit longer battery life? Not really worth an extra 70$ if you ask me. Hey Nintendo, instead of 'XL'ing things and trying to 'fix' them, why don't you actually work on improving the library of games! If you don't already have a 3DS and are considering getting this as your first and you have a $200+ budget, then go right ahead. Who knows? Maybe this 'upgrade' can fix the problem. But as of right now, it looks like the 3DS will be headed for the Nintendo Graveyard, with a saved spot next the Virtual Boy and the DSi.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Dracont Amazing upgrade from the original 3DS system
I bought this system because playing long sessions of 3D on the original 3DS is kinda pain in the eyes with the smaller screen, now with the great larger display on the 3DS XL everything is better for playing long sessions of 3D content on it. Apart of the screen it comes with a 4GB great for download demos like metal gear and kingdom hearts and most recently the awesome fire emblem. The battery is... kinda meh because they claim that it just more hours of power and I find it like one hour and half more than the original, obviously with brightness on 5 and and save power mode off and sound from the speakers. Talking about the speakers I have to say that this is the low point of the 3DS XL, they sound very low about nearly 45% or 50% lower comparing with the original 3DS system, but is nothing too important if you have a pair of headphones. I easily recommend this system to everyone, it have an awesome library and more to come in 2013 and beyond.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Megagamer87 My review of the Nintendo 3DS XL
First off let me say that Nintendo got it right with this one.The main selling feature of the 3DS XL is it's bigger screens that are 90% bigger than the screens on the 3DS.When I first turned the system on and again when I played a game I was amazed.The bigger screens really improve on the 3D too.The size of the 3DS XL really helps with gamers with bigger hands on hold it comfortably,and the rounded edges doesn't cut into your palms like the sharp corners of the 3DS does.The Home,Start,and Select buttons have been improved and are clickable buttons now.The matte finish on the system really helps prevent stratching unlike the mirror type finish on the 3DS.The stylus is located on the right side to make it easier to remove and to replace during gameplay.As excellent as this system is it does have a few con's.As amazing as the bigger screens are it makes the 3DS bigger so it is bigger and heavier,and unless you have huge pockets,the 3DS XL is better carried in a bag,purse,or backpack.I'm please to say I'm a happy Nintendo 3DS XL owner!
Rated 9 out of 10 by Arnire Everything I wanted and more!
I have owned many generations of Nintendo handhelds. Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advanced, and now the Nintendo 3DS. I was disappointed by the original DS and the DSi and so I did not purchase them, but when Pokemon White was announced I began to consider my options. I eventually bought a Red 3DS, Pokemon White and Black 2, and now I can't stop searching for more good games. I can not wait to play Ocarina of Time and other amazing games on my 3DS. I am more than satisfied with the function, the image, the 3D (which was a big worry), and the time I get out of the console. I have spent more time in a month playing this system than I would spending $200 on anything else. If you get a handheld this one is for you. The 3DS is almost perfect, aside from my fear of its fragility. I'm very protective because the system does feel very flimsy from minor impacts. I hope never to drop Ruby though.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Kell Overall a great system
The graphics are just amazing. The controls work fairly well, although the control stick gets stuck from time to time. The buttons are sturdy and feel solid. The cameras has pretty poor quality, but not everything can be perfect. The 3D takes some time to get used to, but it is phenomenal. Regular DS games are slightly enlarged on the screen, so they look a little different. Also, BUY SCREEN PROTECTORS. The bottom screen gets scratched VERY easily. There is no current way to take screen shots of your games, but this might change with a future update of some sort. The larger screens are much better than the normal 3DS screens, especially if you want to download Colors! 3D (a drawing app) or Netflix. The battery life is decent as well, and you could always turn on power-saving mode. That's all! (sorry for all the negatives, but I feel like people should know before they buy.)
Rated 0 out of 10 by NinGamer An even better 3DS
Okay, be honest. Though Nintendo said it wouldn't happen, we knew it was coming. The 3DS XL is pretty much the 3DS with bigger screens, but it's more than that. Same or even better screen resolution, 3D effect works much better, and it just feels more natural. Games such as Ocarina of Time 3D or Super Mario 3D Land look great on it, and so many more games. It has a better feel, and the colors are only on the top and bottom, inside is black. It has curved edges instead of flat/box-like like the 3DS. And, it also comes out the same day as New Super Mario Bros. 2! The buttons under the touch screen are finally real buttons (I didn't like how it was sort of a sticker type thing) and the 3D depth slider clicks into place. I'm getting red because I already have a blue 3DS, and blue 3DS XL will most likely be popular like the blue 3DS, so I want something different.
Rated 10 out of 10 by zelda5 Why Do you guys Not Stop
I think everyone gangs up on Nintendo too much . Why do you need a second circle pad if theres only a couple games that you can use it for. The other thing is a lot of you think 200 its too expensive but, the ps vita is 250 and you think thats a good deal. Nintendo has been making games and systems longer than sony and microsoft and have been around longer, just stop its annoyng i like the 3ds xl and 3ds they all have there featers as does the vita but, stop ganging up on Nintendo they dont need it. Also Nintendo is for a lot of gamers who want something easy to learn example the wii is easy to learn and so is the ds line the wii u looks like it will be easy to learn and Nintendo is also for EVERYBODY not just hardcore gamers. The xbox and playstation are for hardcore gamers. Plus the 3ds is dominating the vita. so i think i have made my point.