Should I buy a 3DS or a 3DS XL(when it comes)

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by raystriker, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. raystriker
    OP

    raystriker Alpha PC Builder

    Member
    1,263
    409
    Dec 28, 2011
    India
    Bloomington
    Hi Guys, I wanted to ask that should I buy a 3DS or is it worth waiting for the 3DS XL to release, I'm confused! :blink:
     


  2. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

    Member
    8,076
    1,932
    Sep 8, 2009
    One's inner self
    depends
    3DS XL add nothing more than bigger screens and a small amount more battery
    go to a shop and play with a 3ds or find a friend

    if the screen seems like you need bigger opt of the XL

    obviously the smaller will also be cheaper
    so its budget dependent too
     
  3. brandonspikes

    brandonspikes King Erazer

    Member
    1,509
    336
    May 30, 2010
    United States
    New York
    XL, Just wait, when it comes out the Normal price will drop.
     
  4. boombox

    boombox GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    552
    43
    Sep 29, 2008
    the World Wide Web
    If you'd prefer a bigger screen then go for the 3DS XL, but like Pong said, try it out at your local game store. Or ask if you can have a go of them both (when the XL is out) and make your mind up then.

    Remember, you have to purchase the charger/dock separately with the 3DS XL, and possibly the AR cards too, so it will cost quite a bit more.
    You could also get a preowned 3DS of you wanted to save money.
     
  5. xwatchmanx

    xwatchmanx GBAtemp's (Un)Ironic Weeaboo

    Member
    6,310
    2,194
    Feb 13, 2012
    United States
    Pittsboro, NC
    My understanding is that's only for Japan. Plus, the dock itself isn't a necessity by any means. I purchased my 3DS used without the dock, and haven't missed it once.
     
  6. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    9,383
    3,300
    Oct 8, 2009
    Canada
    You waited this long for a 3DS, might as well wait a few more weeks for the XL.
     
    1 person likes this.
  7. elisherer

    elisherer I ♥ 3DS

    Member
    778
    153
    Dec 16, 2009
    Iceland
    3dbrew.org
    It's been said that the 3d effect is better...need to try it out...
     
  8. raystriker
    OP

    raystriker Alpha PC Builder

    Member
    1,263
    409
    Dec 28, 2011
    India
    Bloomington
    Don't sweat it , my bro has a 3DS and we share. B-)

    Edit: I want one for myself 'cause I just paid 10$ for it so its like 95% his and 5% mine
    too bad D:
     
  9. boombox

    boombox GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    552
    43
    Sep 29, 2008
    the World Wide Web
    I meant you can either purchase the charger by itself or the charger with a dock. I actually prefer to have a dock, it's not needed, but it's nice to have a certain place for it.
     
  10. pengpeng

    pengpeng Member

    Newcomer
    17
    0
    Jun 9, 2009
    Hong Kong
    I very much look forward to 3DS XL.
     
  11. flygon12345

    flygon12345 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    513
    11
    Jun 28, 2011
    India
    xl sucks...bigger screen and better battery thats it...3ds will be a little improved coz its a bigger screen thats it go for the orginal one its more portable...the xl wont be much portable...the dsi xl does nt get in my pocket so i take my 3ds everywhere over it so 3ds original is the best but if u will stay at home then u might as well wait for the wii u
     
  12. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

    Member
    8,076
    1,932
    Sep 8, 2009
    One's inner self
    DSi XL fits fine in my pocked,
    3DS will fit too

    as long as your not wearing tight jeans should be fine
     
    1 person likes this.
  13. qlum

    qlum Posting when needed

    Member
    562
    27
    Sep 25, 2008
    Netherlands
    The Pirate Homeworld
    It is not just japan its everywhere but North America so also in europe, and in all likelihood also in India.

    3th party chargers are not that expensive and if you owned a dsi before or a 3th party charger supporting both ds light and dsi you don't have to buy them as for ar cards you can just print those. if not you can easily order one on ebay, if need be a usb one if a indian plug is not really a viable option (or a eu one using a converter plug).
     
  14. chris888222

    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

    Member
    5,532
    586
    Oct 11, 2010
    Senegal
    Basically:

    A smaller 3DS with higher pixel density, not so comfy 3D, compact, slightly less battery, lower price.

    Or

    A large 3DS which provides much better viewing angle, lower pixel density, slightly better battery life, larger in size and at $40 more.

    Your choice.

    I'll go with the small 3DS with a Nyko battery extender + CPP. Cheaper plus a lot more battery juice. The only downside is the screen, but at least you get a second analog.
     
  15. Shoat

    Shoat GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    170
    70
    Feb 24, 2009
    Gambia, The
    Germany
    Unless you have unusually tiny hands, the XL is a better choice (even if you disregard all the other neat extras it has).
     
  16. flygon12345

    flygon12345 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    513
    11
    Jun 28, 2011
    India
    lol but still
     
  17. xwatchmanx

    xwatchmanx GBAtemp's (Un)Ironic Weeaboo

    Member
    6,310
    2,194
    Feb 13, 2012
    United States
    Pittsboro, NC
    If I had some extra money, and I was able to test an XL PERSONALLY to make sure it'd fit in my pocket, I seriously would consider it... It's irritating how cramped up my hands get, especially when the sharp bottom corners occasionally "jab" into my palms, and constant pressure of the shoulder buttons (especially games like Kid Icarus: Uprising and Zelda 3D) makes my fingers ache since they're so awkwardly positioned when it comes to large hands.
     
    1 person likes this.
  18. filipepw

    filipepw Member

    Newcomer
    22
    0
    Jan 30, 2009
    Lisboa
    im gona buy the 3DS XL, no doubt.
     
  19. Luigi2012SM64DS

    Luigi2012SM64DS G-old member

    Banned
    2,060
    309
    Aug 27, 2011
    Canada
    Minecrapt
    Just buy a 3ds. your not blind.
     
  20. boombox

    boombox GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    552
    43
    Sep 29, 2008
    the World Wide Web
    I've decided I'm deffo getting a 3DS XL, just bought a DSi XL recently and it makes everything so much clearer and just generally more absorbing when you play.
    There's no doubt I'll be selling my special DSi XL and getting a 3DS XL instead..even though they look ugly to me. I just wish they did pure colour.