Someone said all N3DS XL manufactured after November have IPS screens...

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  1. thebatdadd
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    I read somewhere on reddit that all N3DS XL manufactured since November have at least a top IPS screen. If anyone has bought a N3DS XL recently can you confirm or deny this? I've actually had my hands on 3 different N3DS XL systems and dislike the IPS screens that are used, they seem to have a scanlining or interlacing effect that looks bad to me (and 2 of them had very yellow screens, not sure if this is due to IPS though). I'm interested in the Fire Emblem Fates New 3DS XL but I'd honestly rather have a TN top screen on it, like my old XL does.

    So does anyone know if all New 3DS XL since November have an IPS top screen?
     
  2. funnystory

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    mine has an ips screen and bought after november.
     
  3. NekoMichi

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    Is there any way to determine a N3DS XL's manufacture date from its serial number? Some units bought after November may have been manufactured a lot earlier and simply shelved for a long time.

    (For the record, mine's IPS but bought before November)
     
  4. pixelfehler

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    Bought mine in december, N3dsxl Happy Home Designer Bundle EU.
    IPS screen but i think it has little scanline effect.
     
  5. The Real Jdbye

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    The yellow goes away on its own, it's due to the glue they use having a yellow color when it's freshly manufactured.
     
  6. Papayo

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    Right over there -->
    Bought mine last week with a TN screen. It was obviously old stock though, as it came with firmware 9.4.

    Was pretty disappointed at first that it didn't come with the IPS screen, but I'm not too upset now. The screen still looks pretty great to me. Besides, I used to have an old 3DS with a TN screen, so in a sense I don't really know what I'm missing lol.