Should i sell my Zelda 3DS for a XL?

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  1. MaartenMx
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    Straight to the point;

    I have a zelda 3ds, in absolute mint condition 100% complete, like i keep eveything like inlay guides, even the sleeve.

    But i came across two problems (which the 3ds xl solves)

    -The Screens are to small, XL has bigger screens (duh!)
    -The bottom screen scratches the top screen apparently? (never had this problem myself)

    But not the cons of getting an XL:

    -I do not like any of the limited editions XL's, and normal ones are a bit boring to me
    -My zelda 3ds looks absolutely gorgeous.

    So the thing is now:

    Looks vs. Gameplay

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  2. CrimzonEyed

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    I had was in your shoes about 11 months ago.
    In the end:
    You look on the screen while gaming. As long as the space surrounding the screen is black there really doesn't matter how it looks.
    I really loved the visual look of my zelda 3ds though. But after I had the 3ds xl, I only missed it for a short time.
    You dont think on it while gaming and when I'm not using it to play game I'm not exactly sitting on a chair looking at it.
    Sure the look of the zelda 3ds is something you can brag about but that's prett much it sadly.

    Buy a black XL and some zelda decals if you want to =)
     
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    Keep you zelda 3DS
    Youre lucky to have one ;)
     
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    Really?
     

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  5. LegendAssassinF

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    If it is in good condition I would sell it. Chances are there will likely be a Zelda XL eventually. I went from the original blue (discontinued now) I was a bit sad because I remember getting it launch day early in the morning with 5 games but after a while I got used to having the Pikachu XL. It was a great change since I got to keep everything I would say if you can get an XL under 170 I would go for it. The Zelda one you should easily get 150-200 alone but with the box in good condition 200+
     
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    You could keep it and buy the XL if you have enough money?
    Otherwise if you're a sucker for a big screen I'd go for the XL.
    I personally prefer the XL a lot more, it's more comfortable to hold, the 'sweet spot' is a lot easier to obtain and there's more room on the screen to see and to tap on.
     
  7. Harsky

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    Minor thing that I liked is that the 3DS XL uses non-glossy plastic so it's no longer a fingerprint magnet like my old DS lite was.
     
  8. McHaggis

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    Keep your eye out on the Zelda: A Link Between Worlds launch later this year, they may release a limited edition 3DS XL to accompany it. FWIW, I think the Fire Emblem 3DS XL is very classy, easily the best of the limited editions available. :)
     
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    I have one of those I only play One Piece Unlimited Cruise on it lol
     
  11. elgarta

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    I have a limited edition Zelda 3DS in it's box put away. It was my main console until I got the limited edition pink XL (I just love the different color choice). That being said, I was considering selling it to get the Animal Crossing XL, I like the designs on that.

    No immediate plans to sell the Zelda 3DS, but I will wait until the market picks up for it. Collectors will pay more when there are less around. That is my view at least.
     
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    That's the same 3DS XL I got! Although I do wonder if the Fire Emblem pack is good value when I can buy a download copy AND a black 3DS for cheaper... BUT IT'S GOT A LOGO ON THE FRONT. One of the very few times when I really mean it when I said, "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY NINTENDO".
     
  13. MaartenMx
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    I got a bid of 180 € on my 3ds. But the thing that makes me doubt are experiences in the past. Some time ago i sold my pokemon yellow for a very good price but immidiatly after i realised i could probably never find one in such condition for a good price again. The same is with the zelda 3ds, if i sell it and i really want it back i will have to pay lots more tp get a good one simply becauae most are inconplete :(
     
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    Also, I never play games outside of my home, so wouldn't it be better to just get a WII U? Because there are so many awsome games coming for the wiiu!
     
  15. McHaggis

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    Yeah, I got mine for £159.99 from GAME during their latest promotion, so I can't complain. Like the OP, I wasn't really a fan of the standard colours they're a bit boring :P.

    Yeah, the Charizard one is nice, but it's not as subtle as the Fire Emblem... uh... emblem you get on that limited edition. I like that it's just a sword and two dragons, that makes it appeal to much more than just Fire Emblem fans. I feel a bit too old to have a Pokemon on my 3DS now, anyway, as much as I do enjoy the games ;).
     
  16. MaartenMx
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    I never play on the go, shouldn't i just go for the WII U? Mario with nice graphics on a very big screen.... Isn't that awsome? :D

    And i already saw the FE bundle, i thought if i would buy an XL it would be that one. To bad it costs €205
     
  17. McHaggis

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    Don't GAME deliver to your country? They're doing £40 off with the code 3DSXLSAVE across most of them at the minute. Unfortunately, the Animal Crossing one isn't included in that offer though. As much as I love Nintendo consoles, I can't really recommend the Wii U right now.
     
  18. MaartenMx
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    nvm, its only like 10-15€ cheaper while i can pick it up today in my store if i want :P
     
  19. xwatchmanx

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    I would hold on to it at least until the end of the year. With a new Zelda game hitting the 3DS, I have a sneaky feeling we'll get a limited edition Zelda-themed XL (we can only hope!).
     
  20. EzekielRage

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    I hope not or else I'll have to buy that one too. There are already two 3DS systems in my home, no need for a third one. But if its Zelda themed...