Nintendo 3DS XL
The supersize Nintendo 3DS XL is a solid portable gaming device and is mostly everything the original 3DS should have been. ($200, available now)
- Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
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Starting at: $179.99
The good: The 3DS XL increases the 3DS' screens by 90 percent. It's a much more ergonomically friendly device, and the 3D effects seem to be easier to see. The XL also feels much sturdier, and the battery life is definitely better than on the original 3DS.
The bad: The XL still doesn't have a right circle pad. Its larger screens can cause some of the graphics to look a little pixelated and blurry. Transferring data from console to console is a bit tedious. The 3D effect is still very sensitive and easily becomes undone.
The bottom line: The supersized Nintendo 3DS XL is a solid portable gaming device that's finally come into its own and should be the first and last 3DS you buy.
October 31, 2012 3:58 PM PDT
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