is it worth it to get a N3DXL if my hands are too big?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by DJPlace, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. DJPlace

    DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

    Apr 16, 2008
    United States
    here's an image of my hand


    also i heard it's more stable for online play is that true?

    i got a gateway so yeah...
  2. MidLevelCrisis

    MidLevelCrisis GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 17, 2015
    I owned a O3DS, and it would really dig into my hands, and they would get cramped with prolonged play, The XL relieved me from all this, and I am very happy with that. Never heard about online difference.
    I dont know about the small new 3ds, although it is about the same size as the old one it has slightly rounder edges at the bottom.

    My opinion, go for it.
  3. hippy dave

    hippy dave BBMB

    Apr 30, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Have you considered extensive hand-reduction surgery?
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  4. duwen

    duwen Old Man Yoshi

    Sep 6, 2013
    United Kingdom
    Bullet Hell
    Is that a regular sized door behind your hand? ...think you need to wait for the New New 3DS XXXXXXL... it will be about the size of the 4 player Mario Kart Arcade cabinet, and even that may be too small for those freakish fists of yours.
  5. cracker

    cracker Nyah!

    Aug 24, 2005
    United States
    You'll be fine. I have a little bit bigger hands than normal and have carpal tunnel problems but the n3ds feels pretty good. It is s benefit, I think, because you would be able to reach the second set of triggers better. The downside is your thumbs might get cramped using the dpad, circle pads and ABXY. I would go for it, though, because of the much better screen, more ram, faster CPU, etc.
  6. Returnofganon

    Returnofganon I pretend like I know what I'm talking about

    Jul 1, 2015
    United States
    This thread is already a 10/10.

    But for real get the xl, my hands aren't too large but I still got the xl. It was a big improvement over my last handheld, a ds lite.
  7. link6155

    link6155 GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 14, 2013
    United States
    I can't tell how big is your hand is without something to compare it to.

    I'm perfectly fine with either size when it comes to ergonomics, but I prefer the XL for the larger screen. The bigger screen helps with games like Smash Bros, mGBA (scaling on it is currently bad so it helps to have a less dense screen), and any games that has a lot of action going on at the same time.
  8. sarkwalvein

    sarkwalvein There's hope for a Xenosaga port.

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    I don't have big hands and I find the XL way more comfortable anyway.
    I suppose the standard sized one works well with small kids or perhaps with Japanese, that after all are normally smaller than westerns.
  9. Megaben99

    Megaben99 I'm not an intern. I'm a messenger of the Gods!

    Mar 19, 2015
    United States
    Grab an in-store model and see how the size works for you. They're almost exactly the same size as the ODS XL. 3D is much better and the system operates faster.
  10. Graham182

    Graham182 GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 17, 2015
    Droichead Na Bandon, Cork, Ireland
    If you could take a pic alongside a banana (which is a worldwide recognised unit of measurement) I can compare.
    I've a N3DS XL and want to get a set of grips, just haven't gotten around to it yet. Probably just me being awkward but biggest issue I find is whatever way I hold it my pinkie is right beside the power button, and I have accidentally pressed it a couple times in-game.
  11. DjoeN

    DjoeN Captain Haddock!

    Oct 21, 2005
    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    i have small hands and i preffer the XL above the normal one (i'm 1m.54cm in length).
    So if your hands are almost twice in size as mine, you should ask Nintendo for a XXL version since i find the XL a perfect fit for my little hands!
  12. The Real Jdbye

    The Real Jdbye Always Remember 30/07/08

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    Well, what 3DS model do you have now (if any)?
    I have owned both a regular o3DS and a XL, and now a regular n3DS, XL definitely feels a little less cramped but the regular n3DS is much lighter, easier to hold with one hand and more portable, and the screen looks sharper because the pixels are smaller. I have no problems with playing on the regular n3DS even though my hands are big.

    The small n3DS doesn't have that problem. The power button is really hard to press :P
  13. gamesquest1

    gamesquest1 Nabnut

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    yeah that well known unit of measurement, i think every country should adopt the banana system, imagine how cool gps would be, "after 600 bananas turn right" :P
    but yeah i have also hit the power button a few times with my pinkie, which is bloody annoying as it just immediately closes the game :hateit:, luckily i seem to have go used to it now so i don't but my finger anywhere near it
  14. LoggerMan

    LoggerMan GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 10, 2011
    I have to agree with others here, you should be holding something for scale, ideally a banana.
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  15. Ericzander

    Ericzander My yellow name hax wore off!

    Feb 28, 2014
    United States
    Grand Line
    See, I had an original 3DS on firmware 4.5 but it fell and shattered because it wasn't stable enough. Luckily my next one had the latest update and had SO MUCH STABILITY! I dropped it and it caused an earthquake, but at least the system was fine.

    But if we want to be serious here... The N3DS is a great deal. I upgraded to it from a small o3DS and I could never go back.
  16. TecXero

    TecXero Technovert

    Apr 13, 2014
    United States
    If you already have an original 3DS, just grab one of these. It's great and makes my old 3DS feel better in my hands than the XL.
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