76
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Nintendo 3DS XL review: bigger is better, but it's still not quite enough

If you've been holding off from buying a 3DS, the improvements to the screens and battery are enough to warrant a purchase, but some issues still remain.

Pros
  • Bigger screen improves the 3D effect significantlyImproved battery life under some conditionsMore comfortable to hold and use
Cons
  • Digital content still lackingNo secondary analog stickNot the most powerful of handheld hardware
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Average Critic Score

Game library

8.0
 

Graphics

7.8
 

Battery life

7.4
 

Portability (size / weight)

7.5
 

Durability

7.9
 

How It Stacks Up

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Engadget

86
 

Critic

82
 

User

87
 
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85
 

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88
 

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82
 
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85
 

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86
 

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90
 
83

Engadget

83
 

Critic

78
 

User

85
 
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