Just want some ideas regarding screen size pros and cons: Regular n3ds or n3ds XL?

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  1. terns21
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    Am having a hard time choosing if the regular screen size or the xl screen size... what are the pros and cons for each?
     
  2. doughmay

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    n3ds pros and cons:
    changeable faceplates :D
    Smaller screen

    N3ds XL pros and cons:
    No changeable faceplates
    Larger screen :D


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    Well in my experience I tested both of them before buying. In the end I went de N3DSXL way and here is why.

    The N3DS:
    Pros:
    -the small size makes it lighter and more portable. It fits in almost any pocket.
    - faceplates are great if you're into that.

    Cons
    - the small size (yes it is also a con) makes it feel like a toy that will break on you or at the first drop. (I know it will probably survive and last long but just my thoughts). Additionally to the size your hands will cramp in long play sessions.
    - the screen size, at first I thought the Xl screen was just a gimmick but in ported games like OOT the size matters, believe me your eyes will thank you.

    As for the N3DSXL
    you have less personalization options but you get better battery, screens, your eyes will be less sore after long plays and your hands will cramp less as long as you play in a good position.
     
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    I'd recommend the XL,n3ds is only in japan and you'll have to pay for shipping and deal with region locking.
     
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    there are some limited bundles available though.
     
  6. terns21
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    thanks.. went for the xl :)
     
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    I bought the regular sized n3ds, twice. SM3DLand bundle x2. I'm future-proofed.

    I prefer the standard sized console due to lighter weight and generally better ergos (for me) compared to the XL. I have to wear reading glasses (magnifiers) when playing either size or else the display is a blur (it's an age thing, I'm almost 50), so the regular screen looks great to me and I can see every pixel. With the XL and my glasses, I can see every pixel a little too well.