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Nintendo 3DS XL

Posted: June 21st, 2012, 9:23 pm
by Drevin
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lol

Re: Nintendo 3DS XL

Posted: June 21st, 2012, 10:27 pm
by Monkey
I like the single analog nub.

Re: Nintendo 3DS XL

Posted: June 21st, 2012, 11:14 pm
by Drevin
it's like they learned nothing

i hope the battery life is good (the video mentioned it was longer than the 3ds, but not by how much)

Re: Nintendo 3DS XL

Posted: June 22nd, 2012, 12:16 am
by Warp2063
Things I like:
-more space underneath the Plus pad
-matte border around the top screen... and everywhere! Shiny is nice, but slippery and fingerprints easily.
-actual Select, Home, and Start buttons
-rounded edges means no corners digging into your hand during certain games

Things I'm unsure of:
-shape of the LEDs. *shrug* I'm used to my 3DS's square ones
-recessed text on the buttons and other locations on the system provide spots for grime to get stuck

Things I'm pretty sure I wouldn't like:
-if it's anything like the DSi XL, it'll be heavy. Not ideal for stylus games where you're holding the system with one hand
-on top of that, due to the larger screen, it'll be further from your face. Holding a heavier system further from you just makes your arms more tired
-not as travel-sized


I'll mention it to my mother - she loves her DSi XL, and didn't want to downgrade to the smaller 3DS screen. There's a pretty good chance she'll want Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle, which might motivate her to buy the system. I don't know if she'll bother, though. At this point, she doesn't play that many games, other than really casual ones on her iDevice.

Re: Nintendo 3DS XL

Posted: June 22nd, 2012, 12:36 am
by Drevin
I wonder if the screen will have a better viewing angle as well? I'm not looking for 180 degrees here but if you moved the screen just slightly the 3d effect is ruined... might just be a technological limitation though

Re: Nintendo 3DS XL

Posted: June 22nd, 2012, 12:59 am
by Warp2063
Well, I'd imagine that just by scaling up the size you'd have a little more give in the viewing angle. Not much, mind you, but a few degrees due to the added distance from your face and the larger display...

Re: Nintendo 3DS XL

Posted: June 25th, 2012, 12:04 am
by Ray
well it worked last time, might as well make another.

Re: Nintendo 3DS XL

Posted: June 26th, 2012, 4:02 pm
by Drevin
According to this IGN article the 3DS XL's battery life is a whopping 3.5-6.5 hours versus the 3DS's 3-5 hours.

Well, so much for my purchase.

Also they got rid of the telescoping stylus, and now the stylus slides in the side instead of the top.

fake edit: who am I kidding I'll probably still get one

Re: Nintendo 3DS XL

Posted: June 26th, 2012, 4:26 pm
by Warp2063
It would be nice to own one, but as it doesn't let me conveniently carry my account around with me between systems like the Wii U should... I'd end up with a lot of confusion quickly, depending on whether I wanted a bigger screen or a more portable system. I'd have to transfer everything back and forth every time.

Re: Nintendo 3DS XL

Posted: June 26th, 2012, 9:03 pm
by Ray
I won't let you live it down if you get one, Devo

Re: Nintendo 3DS XL

Posted: June 27th, 2012, 12:16 am
by Drevin
it'll be soooo new and shiny though...

Re: Nintendo 3DS XL

Posted: June 27th, 2012, 3:08 am
by Monkey
I promise to be supportive of your decision, one way or the other.