Washed out colors on the New Nintendo 3DS?

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    I received my New Nintendo 3DS (not XL) today and I noticed that the screens are a bit washed out and colors look pale compared to my Old 3DS XL. Anyone else noticed this?
     
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    I never had an old XL, but my system seems to be crisp.
     
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    Are talking about looking at an image through the camera?
     
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    Of course not. I am talking about the system menu, apps, games...
     
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    I don't have this problem. I have a japan new white 3ds and it looks sooo much better then my old 3ds. You might need to turn up the brightness up to 5
     
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    I bought a Japanese black new 3DS and didn't notice that or at least didn't catch my attention
     
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    nope didnt notice anyting
     
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    It's called panel lottery and there's nothing unusual about it. They are all grade B panels.
     
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    For example, just so you understand what I mean:

    3DS XL: green
    New 3DS: light green

    3DS XL: red
    New 3DS: light red

    etc. Both systems have the same brightness level.
     
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    The N3DS is proven to have more washed out colors than the N3DSXL. Check out some side by side video reviews on youtube and you can see a clear difference in color quality.
     
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    btw exactly the same is the case with iPad Air and iPad Mini. The mini has a lower color gamut. I believe that is how it's called. Yeah it seems Nintendo used a worse screen on the N3DS.
     
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    I just received my Majora's Mask New 3DS XL and damnit colors also look slightly pale compared the original 3DS XL. Also there is a noticable yellow tint. The built quality is worse than the original 3DS XL. Why can't I have a perfect 3DS? I'm disappointed in Nintendo's quality standards :hateit:
     
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    Yup, the N3DS does have a yellowish tint and more washed out colors compared to the standard 3DS. The only downside I found so far.
     
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    because it's "nintendo"
     
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    Seeing the regular N3DS and the N3DS XL, the N3DS definitely has a lower quality panel, however I've found that my N3DS XL looks like it has a much higher quality screen than my old XL. However as ndstuff said, it's just a panel lottery most likely.
     
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    What really weird is that the yellow tint goes away completely with the 3D on :huh:
     
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    Check if you have power save mode on. If not you have to learn to live with it
     
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    Sorcerer! Thanks a lot, looking slightly better now :lol:
     
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    mine looks fine
     
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    Turn power saving mode on, it partially solves this problem.