Hey guys, for those with new 3DS XLs, what're your impressions of the system? I'll detail my first impressions. Firstly, this is how the 3D should have been done. I understand technology might've not been to where it is now upon first release but wow. I can tell you now that Nintendo's next handheld will most definitely be using 3D and to GREAT effect. For me, this new3DSXL is a demonstration of a very smart investment into portable 3D tech which will pay dividends for nintendo for the next generation or so. It almost feels like the refined 3D is a beta-test for next gen and I like what I'm seeing. The C-stick is great. I thought it would be weird but its ultra response. The side buttons are placed very nicely. The OS is now very very quick and slick. So responsive to turning on and turning on, opening and closing applications. However, the old 3DS/3DS XL was't slow. I'd say it was just normal and normal is still fine for me personally. The speakers are louder and this was pretty much needed. My old console is a bit quiet at times. The general build quality seems BETTER overall. Theres less clicking when I snap it open, it seems more stable.. everything just feels a little bit more refined although this could be due to the system being new. For the example, the volume + 3DS sliders now have a bit of resistance to them and don't feel cheap. The Stylus is in an awkward position and I don't feel its natural to take it out and put it back in as seamlessly as it is on my 4.5 silver 3DS XL. System now uses micro SD which requires unscrewing the backplate. I don't like it at all. My advice. Should you upgrade from a 3DS XL? Hmmm... if you have the spare cash and want an excellent 3D experience, go a head. If you want a circle pad pro built within your device, go ahead. If you have a fetish for Xenoblade Chronicles, go ahead. If you are a pro 3DS smash bros player and need the c-stick, upgrade. Otherwise... hmm... well no because the 3DS XL is a great system. I personally wanted to see and experience this new 3D, I liked the sound of a portable xenoblade chronicles, I like the inclusion of a c-stick and I had trouble with Kid Icarus and always wished I had a circle pad pro to help me out with those tasks. I also had spare cash going and loved the metal black color of the new 3DS XL.