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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Game library Library of well over 2000 titles, including Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS and downloadable games. Numerous incredible games. great!
  • Graphics Fantastic graphics on two lovely big screens. Wonderful whether in 2D or 3D. great!
  • Battery life Considerably better than the Nintendo 3DS - a couple of hours makes a big difference. Same charging time is a bonus. good
  • Portability (size / weight) Wouldn't fit in most pockets but handy to have around the house or to take out with you in a bag. good
  • Durability Difficult to damage. Inside does show minor signs of wearing if gripping too hard or playing for long periods of time. good
Detailed review
Considerably improved on the Nintendo 3DS. The Nintendo 3DS XL's screens are the biggest selling point and make the system more than worth the upgrade. The ability to play Nintendo DS games in 1:1 true pixel mode is also bound to be a massive bonus for some.