Which 3ds package is better the better deal?

#1War_CloudPosted 12/11/2012 1:04:58 PM
The flame red 3ds, pre-installed Mario game $128
3ds any color with the cradle charger $129 OR
BLUE 3ds XL with Mario kart pre- installed $160

I know you can separately buy the cradle charger for $20 and
Mario 3D and Mario Kart 7 is STILL $40 and their pre installed meaning you can't sell later on.

I REALLY prefer the smaller 3ds because it looks better to me.
But does the 3ds XL, do regular DS games look worse on that giant screen or can it be fixed by other than black bars surrounding the rest of the screen?

Any thoughts or suggestions???
#2DinglesteedPosted 12/11/2012 1:07:10 PM
Personally I couldn't go back to the regular 3DS. The XL screens are a huge improvement to me. But you mentioned liking the smaller screens so I dunno...
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#3Denizen_Of_DarkPosted 12/11/2012 1:14:35 PM
The xl is an upgrade in every way.
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#4Janus151Posted 12/11/2012 1:34:28 PM
Denizen_Of_Dark posted...
The xl is an upgrade in every way.


Except the look. I agree that the 3DS XL is in every way better, I would never be able to go back to play on the normal 3DS. But man the XL looks so ugly >.< I love the gloss and premium look of the 3DS. The XL's mat texture and rounded edges look like a Fisher price toy.... hehe
#5SpideymasterPosted 12/11/2012 1:53:32 PM
DS games can actually be played in their native resolution on the XL. On the normal 3DS, you either have to stretch the resolution or shrink it considerably.
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#6OoSubaruoOPosted 12/11/2012 1:55:57 PM
I thought Mario 3D Land was in a case in the Flame Red bundle?
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#790sRetroGamingPosted 12/11/2012 2:04:08 PM
OoSubaruoO posted...
I thought Mario 3D Land was in a case in the Flame Red bundle?


Nope, pre-installed. last years Flame Red w/SM3DL black friday LE bundle had the physical copy of the game.
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#8War_Cloud(Topic Creator)Posted 12/11/2012 2:27:17 PM
Great! I'm really leaning towards the blue 3ds XL. I prefer that color anyways. Especially if the DS games play in ther natural resolution, im sold on that even the console does feel like a fisher toy from the inside. lol But does the cradle chg worker on the XL as well?
#9Gamemaster64Posted 12/11/2012 2:29:23 PM
War_Cloud posted...
Great! I'm really leaning towards the blue 3ds XL. I prefer that color anyways. Especially if the DS games play in ther natural resolution, im sold on that even the console does feel like a fisher toy from the inside. lol But does the cradle chg worker on the XL as well?


XL has it own cradle which you can order from nintendo online store.
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#10mario mastaPosted 12/11/2012 3:19:20 PM(edited)
I got the XL bundle with MK7 and of course had that initial buyer's remorse driving home, but after playing it, I don't regret it one bit.
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