I'm upgrading from OG 3ds to 3ds XL, Pros and cons

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    I've heard sound is worst with the XL model, except for headphones, also screen looks like a mesh screen close up. And if so will my eyes adjust to the pixelation. Any other korks I should know about before purchasing. I'm going to do a system transfer aswell, anything in that regard I should worry about, e.g.; lost of internet leads to corrupts data, missing save files, those kind of things. Thanks for input in advance, peace out.
     


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    I'd like to hear opinions, aswell as facts. Helps out more.
     
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    Would you wait for a New 3DS XL? Otherwise, with a system transfer and save backup tool, you have nothing to lose.
     
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    No, as my "R" and "A" buttons are staring to fail from MK7. Wait, I need to use the save backup tool for all my save, even with a full system transfer? What about my downloaded software and eshop monies?
     
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    The speakers on my XL are terrible. They don't get even close to loud enough. I've heard that this isn't the case with all XLs but it is a problem with a lot of them.
    Other than that.. I can't think of any cons. I guess that fact that it still has tiny buttons made for an infant.
     
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    What about with headphones?
     
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    I don't really use them. It's weird but the headphones are just as quiet as the speakers are in mine. I'm not sure if it's common but it can get annoying.
     
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    A system transfer should be enough. Your downloaded software doesn't get transferrred, but your licenses do, meaning you have to download them from e-shop again. As for the e-shop balance, both balances are merged to the target system. However,the amount could not exceed $200
     
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    Also as for the screen, I think it looks pretty good. Sure, they didn't up the resolution so technically it's stretched a tiny bit but you honestly can't notice it at all. I personally think the bigger screen looks better.
     
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    So for the digital games, that's what the save backup tool is for, basic system transfer doesn't bring the digital saves over? Or do the saves for the eshop games stay on the ds card, and if so I just pop it into the new system?
     
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    Did you go from an OG 3ds to XL?
     
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    A system transfer should take care of the saves. Save Transfer tool just moves your retail carts' saves onto a digital copy of the game.
     
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    You mean the save backup tool...
     
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    Have you ever done it?
     
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    I didn't have a OG 3DS but here's my experience with XL.
    Speakers suck, be sure to change to Stereo sound in settings for best quality.
    Pixelization is ok-ish but on some games it sucks, like on Conception II. The game is totally unplayable on XL.
    The Dpad is clicky, not sure if that's a good or bad thing. It was bearable.
     
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    I mostly only play first party games, besides revelations.
     
  17. Naderino

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    Yes sir! I'm also planning to do it again soon when the New 3DS comes out next year. It will save me from having to buy a Circle Pad Pro (and its works with Smash) + NFC/Amiibo reader. I also like the fact that the 3d could be viewed in most if not any angle, which is a reason why I hardly use the 3D on the 3DS. Unfortunately, it seems it won't be the case for you due to the fact that you will need one as soon as possible. In my opinion, I'd definitely go with the 3DS XL. The screen is nice and large , making visuals in certain games appear to be very nice and chances are you hardly use the speakers on your 3DS in a public or loud area. Just think about Smash on a larger screen ;)
     
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    pros bigger screen, better battery, feels better.
    cons new3DS/new3DSXL are coming soon. sthap! wait!
     
  20. Joe88

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    pros:
    bigger screens
    top screen doesnt get scratched when system is closed
    longer battery life
    stylus slot on the side
    matte finish replaces gloss finish
    better for bigger hands
    regular buttons replace covered buttons for start/select/home
    3d slider locks
    comes with 4GB sd card instead of 2GB
    gateway compatible ;)

    cons:
    size
    charging dock not included
    volume slider is too sensitive

    I didnt notice any pixelation between the xl and regular 3ds