I got mine the Christmas before last because my old DS Lite was broken (screen hinge wore out and a few buttons stopped working). I'll likely wait to get the next edition of 3DS rather than an XL (assuming there is one), as my only real complaint is the short battery life.
Funny... I got my DSi in the same year and the same situation... --- I'm not easily impressed; I'm usually oblivious to whatever's in front of me.
Got the normal one right before they announced the XL. Still happy with it, except that it is a bit uncomfortable to hold if you need to use the shoulder buttons. --- Excuse me, sir? Can you sign my bus schedule?
lol yourself evilbeards.. even if the "version"you are talking about is fully playable which will likely takes some time it will be a pretty limited and wouldn't be able to utalise the gyroscope ar and 3d as well as street and spotpass which makes it kinda pointless don't you think?
I went to gamestop last year right before E3 and I says, "He guys I want to buy a DS but the 3DS doesnt have an XL version, do you know if they are going to put one out?" They say, "Oh no, Nintendo isn't going to release an XL for the 3DS." So that day I buy a regular DSXL. 3 weeks later Nintendo announces the 3DSXL, I was furious!..... So I will be buying a 3DSXL soon I really really wish they had better colors, but I found a site where I can just put a skin on it and call it a day.