Nintendo 3DS XL (Target, $149.99)
- Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
out of 4 user reviews
Starting at: $199.69
The good: The Nintendo 3DS XL has a two big screens, tons of great games, feels sturdy, and is the most kid-friendly gaming platform currently available.
The bad: Battery life is fair but still not great; the graphics are starting to look dated compared to other game platforms, and the 3D is largely an afterthought; only one analog pad; downloaded game management still a huge headache.
The bottom line: Three years in, the Nintendo 3DS handheld has become a seriously good game device -- especially for fans of Nintendo's classic gaming franchises -- and the XL is the one you should buy.
November 26, 2013 4:07 PM PST
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