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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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Model

Key Specs

Game format
Downloadable, Cartridge
Direction control
D-pad, Thumb stick
Motion controls
yes
Camera
yes
Online features
Multiplayer, Store, Browser

General

Game format
Downloadable, Cartridge
Backward compatible
yes (1 generations)

Display

Secondary display
yes

Controls / accessories

Direction control
D-pad, Thumb stick (1)
Motion controls
yes (Accelerometer, Camera / optical)
Camera
yes (Internal) (0.3 megapixels)
Other peripherals
Headset / mic, Other

Sound

Speakers
Stereo
Audio jack
3.5mm

Media playback

Photo viewer
yes (JPEG)
Audio playback
yes (AAC, MP3)
Video playback
yes

Networking / online service

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Online features
Multiplayer, Store, Browser
Downloadable content
Games, Game updates

Storage

Internal storage
yes
Memory card support
yes (SD)

Hardware

USB
None

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Model
Mario Kart Bundle

Key Specs

Game format
Downloadable, Cartridge
Direction control
D-pad, Thumb stick
Motion controls
yes
Camera
yes
Online features
Multiplayer, Store, Browser

General

Game format
Downloadable, Cartridge
Backward compatible
yes (1 generations)

Display

Secondary display
yes

Controls / accessories

Direction control
D-pad, Thumb stick (1)
Motion controls
yes (Accelerometer, Camera / optical)
Camera
yes (Internal) (0.3 megapixels)
Other peripherals
Headset / mic, Other

Sound

Speakers
Stereo
Audio jack
3.5mm

Media playback

Photo viewer
yes (JPEG)
Audio playback
yes (AAC, MP3)
Video playback
yes

Networking / online service

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Online features
Multiplayer, Store, Browser
Downloadable content
Games, Game updates

Storage

Internal storage
yes
Memory card support
yes (SD)

Hardware

USB
None

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)