Should I buy the original 3DS or pay the extra money and get the 3DS XL?

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User Info: KarateKid93

KarateKid93
4 years ago#1
So which one should I get?
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User Info: Curryfiend

Curryfiend
4 years ago#2
Go to a game shop and ask to look at their pre owned 3DS and 3DS XL, they should let you try out a game on both of them and then you can see which one feels better. You don't have to buy it pre owned either but this is a good way to compare the 2 for free.
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User Info: jjeerryyonly9

jjeerryyonly9
4 years ago#3
When the XL was on sale recently for 159.99 USD, I bypassed the original 3DS altogether for the more recent edition and haven't looked back. My advice is to go 3DS XL.
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User Info: esoteric42

esoteric42
4 years ago#4
The XL is by far superior to the original

-Larger screen allows for better 3D viewing angle
-Eliminated needless and distracting '3D' light next to top screen
-Matte finish
-Larger SD card
-D-pad doesn't squeak
-Headphone jack in a better position
-Stylus is larger and more sensibly placed
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User Info: DKU_Arich

DKU_Arich
4 years ago#5
I like the way the 3DS XL feels a hell of a lot. I bought one on a whim after it came to me in a dream (literally... before that dream I had no clue it existed) and never looked back.

Great, solid device all around.

User Info: KarateKid93

KarateKid93
4 years ago#6
Thanks for the input. I am going to go get me a 3DS XL tomorrow.
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User Info: 90sRetroGaming

90sRetroGaming
4 years ago#7
esoteric42 posted...
The XL is by far superior to the original

-Larger screen allows for better 3D viewing angle
-Eliminated needless and distracting '3D' light next to top screen
-Matte finish
-Larger SD card
-D-pad doesn't squeak
-Headphone jack in a better position
-Stylus is larger and more sensibly placed


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User Info: soral18

soral18
4 years ago#8
Is battery life better on the 3DS XL?
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User Info: MereMare

MereMare
4 years ago#9
soral18 posted...
Is battery life better on the 3DS XL?


Yes.
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User Info: MrKennedy320

MrKennedy320
4 years ago#10
Get the XL. Longer battery life, larger screen, better build quality. What's not to love?
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