new 3ds or 3ds xl for emulators, gba and ds?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by ninfas, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. ninfas
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    I want a new n3ds system for specifically for running emus, and playing gba and ds games. Which version of new n3ds (the regular new n3ds or xl version) is best and why? I am not interested in the new 2ds xl

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  2. wownmnpare

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    They're both the same when it come to performance but i'd suggest n3ds cuz it fits on my pocket. :)
     
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  3. Elwyndas

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    I have both and I prefer the large model simply because it fits better into my large paws. I even got a special grip thingie thing to further improve the hold. The pixel resolution is the same, but on the non-XL they are more dense. Some people prefer that.
    So only get the small version if you don't mind a small item in your hands, and/or if you value pixel density.
     
  4. ninfas
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    Thanks for replies

    i want to run the emus, DS and gba systems at their native resolutions or close as possible, which would be the better version, the n3ds or n3ds XL?
     
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