N3DS or N3DS XL

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  1. fatsquirrel
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    fatsquirrel GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Hey guys!
    The time has come. I finally got enough funds to buy myself a NEW console :)
    I was completely decided I will go for XL however now..out of thin air I got an idea, should I buy a normal New 3ds instead?

    What do you guys think?
    I cannot decide ><

    I currently own original 3ds, so whichever I take will be superior to it but...damn DECISIONS
     
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    Liberty GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I already owned the original 3DS XL and I'm glad I kept it that way. But it depends on how you want to use the device. I never take the 3DS to the university or something. So if you always play in the metro, a normal N3DS might be better. But if you play at home, I suggest buying the N3DS XL.

    The N3DS already has a slighly larger screen, so depending on how you're gonna use it, decide.
     
  3. alin72

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    It depends on the games you play. If you love monster hunter then N3dsXL will be much better.
     
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    New Nintendo 3DS XL
    * screens are simply more immersive
    * feel-in-the-hand is down to your preference
    * size is down to your preference
    * 3D effect was no better to me
    * sound was no better to me (they seem to be using the same speakers, to my ears)

    New Nintendo 3DS
    * matte, not gloss
    * exchangeable faceplates
    * smaller, less immersive screens
    * smaller size

    I have a strong preference for superficial things like a matte classy white console so I went for a white regular New 3DS. I absolutely cannot stand gloss surfaces. I find it amusing (and deceptive) when Nintendo call their grey XL unit "Metallic Black".
     
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    fatsquirrel GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I went with the XL :D
    Just have to check the version now. Im kind of scared :tpi:
     
  6. alin72

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    The fingerprints on the XL are killing me.