Getting a 3DS tomorrow, please help me decide which one

#1ScrubedgePosted 7/9/2013 7:05:58 AM
wat do - Results (139 votes)
Ice White 3DS for ~150 euros
33.81% (47 votes)
47
blue/red/grey 3DS XL for ~200 euros
66.19% (92 votes)
92
This poll is now closed.
So yeah, it's my birthday this week, so I finally decided to get a 3DS. Problem is, I've gotten so much mixed information about the XL and if it's worth it or not. I'm leaning towards the vanilla 3DS for now, but I just wanted to know if the XL's increased battery life is worth it.

Oh, and I'd also appreciate suggestions on my first game(s) for it. I was thinking of getting either Fire Emblem or Project X Zone, but I'm open for all other suggestions as well. I love RPGs if that helps at all.
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#2fon1988Posted 7/9/2013 7:28:23 AM
I have the red 3DS XL and about 15 games, including Project X Zone.

I originally had a black 3DS that I got on launch day and I have to say that the XL is a big upgrade and fully recommend it over the original model.

The increased battery life is nice, and the screens are awesome. The sound quality is a not as good as the original model though, but it's not enough of a difference to really bother me.

As for games, I would highly recommend these three here: Kid Icarus, Luigi's Mansion 2, Super Mario 3D Land.
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#3mad9671Posted 7/9/2013 7:48:53 AM
Ice white 3DS :- can be mistaken for a mobile phone. And looks pleasing to play anywhere. So avoids unwanted attention ! Just my Personal opinion !
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#4crazyray47Posted 7/9/2013 7:57:01 AM
XL by far
#5GhetsisPosted 7/9/2013 7:58:34 AM
XL is nice, but so is white.

Dammit, Nintendo.
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#6couchtater4444Posted 7/9/2013 8:06:55 AM
mad9671 posted...
Ice white 3DS :- can be mistaken for a mobile phone. And looks pleasing to play anywhere. So avoids unwanted attention ! Just my Personal opinion !


If a person mistakes an ice white 3ds for a cell phone, then they're pretty stupid.
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#7Scrubedge(Topic Creator)Posted 7/9/2013 1:05:54 PM
Thanks guys, I guess I'll go with a XL, unless I decide to get several games instead.

But honestly, I'm kind of surprised at the results. Almost every 3DS owner I know has told me that the XL version doesn't offer enough for the price.
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#8gamezero6Posted 7/10/2013 3:02:02 AM
I voted XL.

Get the color YOU prefer.

I thought an All Black XL was available in Europe?
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#9ReedeemerPosted 7/10/2013 3:09:38 AM
XL right from the start would be the best choice.
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#10ServantOfErieosPosted 7/10/2013 3:12:10 AM
Can't you get the fire emblem version, if in EU?
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