Debating on buying a N3DS XL

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Pro_Sparrow, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. Pro_Sparrow

    Pro_Sparrow GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 2, 2017
    Serbia, Republic of
    In a tree
    I have a O3DS XL and i was wondering if i should upgrade to a N3DS XL or should i just wait for the switch, and are there any benefits besides higher cpu clock speeds, face tracking etc.
  2. proflayton123

    proflayton123 Sakura思い

    Jan 11, 2016
    There is a lot overall, you would benefit from it.
  3. souler92

    souler92 GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 5, 2017
    well i had an old3ds, now an n3ds both xl....

    new3ds is a huge step forward, but if i were you. wait for the switch....

    unless you can get the n3ds second hand, for low price
  4. MadMageKefka

    MadMageKefka GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Apr 28, 2016
    United States
    World of ruin
    Another big plus is emulators. N3DS runs most of them WAY better than an o3ds. The bigger screen is really nice too. Either way, if youre gonna get one, might wanna do it soom before they start shipping them to stores on 11.3.
  5. Pro_Sparrow

    Pro_Sparrow GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 2, 2017
    Serbia, Republic of
    In a tree
    I decided to buy a N3DS XL i just hope its on a firmware where i can get A9LH and CFW so i dont need to do a cart update;), also thank you all for your responses!
  6. AyanamiRei0

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    It should no new consoles come with 11.3 yet
  7. Sketchy1

    Sketchy1 gbatemp's shadiest warez dealer

    Aug 9, 2016
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    trust me it will be. 11.3 was only released like 3 days ago
  8. TheCyberQuake

    TheCyberQuake Certified Geek

    Dec 2, 2014
    United States
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    I would make the switch first priority, but if you have enough buy a used n3ds as well. The facetracking makes 3d mode actually usable most of the time. Plus you get more system resources to use with homebrew, giving you better compatibility withi NTR, including streaming the screen to PC. Plus depending on the game, you can make games that used to run with lower framerates on o3ds run better on n3ds.
  9. thorasgar

    thorasgar Checkout my evil Soon-in-ator™

    Jul 3, 2010
    United States
    Right now is a really bad time to be looking for a N3DS. Low supply is spiking prices, I would wait.
  10. maxGREGSZ

    maxGREGSZ Banned

    Feb 6, 2017
    IDK why they still sell the 2ds and won't make the new 2ds like a 2ds with new 3ds hardware.
  11. netovsk

    netovsk GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 17, 2015
    As a o3ds xl owner which upgraded this week

    1 - Eye tracking is a dream, now I can finally use 3d which on old 3ds I ended up leaving off. Eye tracking makes games which require moving your 3ds like fatal frame, mario & luigi rpg 4 and starfox 64 playable in 3d.

    2 - For some reason battery life seems better

    3 - c analog and zl/zr

    4 - volume slider is outside grip, in a place where you can't move accidentally

    5 - snes vc

    6 - I got the one which resembles carbon fiber (grey, though I bought as black) that thing is BEAUTIFUL!
  12. wiinwinn

    wiinwinn Member

    Nov 21, 2016
    Just bought the n3dsxl after using the o3dsxl for 3 year

    I think its worth to upgrade especially if you get a second hand in low price

    I got mine just only $130 ( A9LH + Luma3DS 32GB Upper Screen IPS)

    The 3d is really great and overall performance is quite better too