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Nintendo DSi XL

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80 Global Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

80 Global Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

80
Sandy34
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
80
drader
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
80
DominionChamber
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
80
Average Critic Score
 
80
Pocket-Lint
This isn't a must-go-out-and-buy upgrade, however if you're looking for the experience of the PSP, but wanting to stick with the Nintendo games set, this is a better, bigger, experience that will give you just that.
 
90
Tom's Guide
The DSi XL outshines and outperforms, because when it comes to gaming, bigger may indeed be better. Larger screens and a more comfortable design make for a better handheld experience, whether it’s alone or in a group setting.
 
80
Engadget
The Nintendo DSi XL is a solid handheld; without a doubt, one of the most solid Nintendo's ever offered. But at $190, we're not sure exactly who the system is for. If you've already got a DSi (or even a Lite) it's not a worthwhile upgrade; for every point in its favor, there's a trade-off.
 
80
PC Mag
Larger, but otherwise very similar to the DSi, the Nintendo DSi XL is a great choice if you're getting your first portable Nintendo device, especially to share among family members. The larger screens alone, though, don't provide enough incentive for Nintendo DSi users to upgrade.
 
70
SlashGear
Without higher resolution panels – or the glasses-free 3D technology tipped for the next generation – the DSi XL doesn’t make a must-have case for itself.
 
80
TechCrunch
Should you buy a DSi XL? Sure, if you don’t already have a DSi. I’d just suggest that you check one out at your local game shoppe first to be sure that the size won’t be an issue. Is it a reasonable upgrade from the DS or DS Lite? Absolutely.