Which should I get: Original or XL?

#1C810Posted 4/24/2013 11:45:33 PM
Original vs. XL - Results (81 votes)
Original
14.81% (12 votes)
12
XL
77.78% (63 votes)
63
Either
4.94% (4 votes)
4
Neither
2.47% (2 votes)
2
This poll is now closed.
Lately I've been getting back into Nintendo and handheld gaming ever since I got Metroid Fusion back from my friend and beat it on my GBA Micro. Since then, I've thought about re-buying Pokemon Ruby or Emerald, Mega Man Zero, Zero Mission, and some Gameboy Color games (LoZ Oracle games, Pokemon Gold or Silver, some others I can't recall at the moment.)

I have an old GBA SP as well, so I could buy the original carts, but I heard about the Oracle games coming to the 3DS. So I'm thinking about picking up a used 3DS for the convenience of re-buying some of those old games without having to track down a genuine, good condition cart at a decent price. Plus I could grab some DS games I used to have as well as complications (like the MMZ collection).*

Now the question is: should I get an original 3DS or an XL? I've heard some arguments for both, but I'd like to hear what your opinions are. Just in case it comes up, I have average size hands. Also, probably wouldn't play it for more than five hours away from an outlet since I go to college and workout between long breaks in classes.


*I used to have a black and red DS Lite and some games, but I had to sell them a couple years ago when my wife and I needed money.
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#2Kaiser292Posted 4/25/2013 1:14:37 AM
There really is no reason not to get the XL unless price is an issue for you.
The screen I find is better, its much more comfortable to hold, the battery life is better etc

The only time I'd say go for the original is if you find a real bargain that isn't worth passing up on
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#3coldwinePosted 4/25/2013 1:25:01 AM
XL for sure. Unless you're a very, very small person.
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#4Kuja_1Posted 4/25/2013 1:38:14 AM
XL is better in every way
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#5DeathSoul2000Posted 4/25/2013 2:30:58 AM
C810 posted...
So I'm thinking about picking up a used 3DS for the convenience of re-buying some of those old games without having to track down a genuine, good condition cart at a decent price.


You'll be waiting years for the games to show up. May as well just buy the old carts at this point.
#6NejiHyuga900Posted 4/25/2013 6:15:02 AM
At this point, a 3DS XL.
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#7MrFwibblesPosted 4/25/2013 6:20:22 AM
This question AGAIN?

...And look, the same results. Again.
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#8GambitAcePosted 4/25/2013 6:38:56 AM
From: Kuja_1 | #004
XL is better in every way

color selection. but everything else holds true
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#9LinkSSJ6Posted 4/25/2013 6:39:48 AM
Original
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#10temgunPosted 4/25/2013 6:52:00 AM
Go tour some shops and see how they look and feel in real life. In features, they are identical.