Original 3DS owners: Your reasons for not getting the 3DS XL

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User Info: Squirrelette

Squirrelette
4 years ago#51
I can't tolerate the much larger pixels. My eyes are getting very, very fussy and I can't focus properly on the XL's screen because of the pixel size. I've always been perfectly happy with the screen size on the original, so a much bigger screen just isn't an enticement to me.

I don't like the matte finish. I can't stand how the back plate peels away badly when trying to remove the SD card. I don't have particularly small hands, and despite the fact that the corners of the original digs in uncomfortably, I really, really don't want a *bigger* handheld. I don't find the size to be something I'd want to be holding for any length of time.

While the money isn't an issue for me, I also don't feel that the higher price is worth it just for a bigger screen, essentially.
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User Info: ares9090

ares9090
4 years ago#52
- Horrible design
- Bad color selection
- Lame speakers
- No dual circle pads

So yes, I am in the group that says it has no big improvements over a regular 3DS.
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User Info: nintendogger

nintendogger
4 years ago#53
It costs money?

Personally I'd rather replace my 3DS with a purple 3DS than with an XL.
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User Info: lipnox88

lipnox88
4 years ago#54
I bought 3ds XL entirely to get the best experience possible for kid icarus. Well worth $200 as Kid icarus is the best video game I've played in a long, long, long, long, long time. probably my 2nd favorite nintendo game ever behind ocarina of time.
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User Info: blackyoshi33

blackyoshi33
4 years ago#55
This is pointless to me. I got the original 3DS on launch day, AND the 3DS XL on launch day. I'm just that much of a Nintendo geek. I do admit, I would've got the 3DS XL instead, it is a lot better for the power of 3DS games; the 3D is pixely on the 3DS, but not much the XL.
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User Info: Shadowman621

Shadowman621
4 years ago#56
1. Don't feel like wasting money on something I already have
2. Don't see any major improvements that would warrant buying it
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User Info: Helban

Helban
4 years ago#57
Me personally; I'm waiting for Pokemon X and Y to release so I can see if there will be a special 3DS XL with a X and Y theme released as well (like the DSi getting a Black and White theme version). If no X and Y theme release, then I'll just buy one along with X and Y.

User Info: Dragonflame323

Dragonflame323
4 years ago#58
I had the Ambassador Blue and I was perfectly satisfied with it. To put it more succinctly, it worked perfectly fine and 3DS XL isn't much of an upgrade in my eyes so I don't feel the need to buy it.

Even when I need to buy another one now that I accidentally wrecked my old one, I'm still gonna opt for regular. :P
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User Info: JustPlainEvil

JustPlainEvil
4 years ago#59
larger isn't always better.

I like my purple 3ds the way it is.
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User Info: atopp399

atopp399
4 years ago#60
The increase in screen size without an increase in resolution will make images appear more pixelated or have a little worse aliasing (jagged lines) or less crisp, especially games from past systems that already have a very low resolution. So for me the hit to image quality, even though it may be slight, isn't worth it. I never thought the regular 3DS had small screens to begin with anyway.

I just wish an updated 3DS with cleaner lines and smoother, rounded edges in a matte finish would be released.
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