1. akeruz3ds

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    2ds xl or 3ds xl...
     
  2. Shadow#1

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    New 3DS XL
     
  3. RichardTheKing

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    New 3DS XL.
    The stereoscopic 3D makes games that use it really pop - without it, those games look lifeless, dull, and flat. I fail to see any reason to even consider a 2DS, since it lacks such a fundamental feature and the 3D could just be disabled anyway on the 3DS line.

    The only benefit the New 2DS XL offers is easier access to the microSD card, since on this inferior model it's located on the side, whereas the New 3DS XL has it underneath the back plate, next to the battery, and thus requires a screwdriver to access.
     
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    I broke my screws off along time ago
     
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    as someone who's only 3ds is an n3ds, i think its way too small, could work for you if you have small hands, but i wish i could have afforded an n3dsxl
     
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    2ds xl. The 3D gives me a headache.
     
  9. Arecaidian Fox

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    N3DS if you want pocket-friendliness
    N3DS XL if you want usually beefier sound and more screen real estate
    N2DS XL if you want what the N3DS XL has, with better SD access, but minus the 3D gimmick
     
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    No to New 2DS XL the build quality is subpar leading to easily breaking the top screen that's why New 3DS XL is recommended and that's why there is the 3D slider is for
     
  11. ivanc2002

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    New 3DS provided its not the XL. (and if you can get it in your area since in the US you can only get the smaller size during black friday or christmas deals ex: the Mario themed New 3DS from black friday 2016)
     
  12. 64bitmodels

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    functionality wise new 3ds non xl
    has the facetracking & 3d, swappable faceplates, and higher pixel density. also better portability
    Price wise New 2ds xl. literally is being sold for 100 dollars, though it doesnt have the best build quality (none of the 3ds models do though... maybe the 2ds non xl)
    If you want the 3d and a bigger size the new 3ds xl is your friend. Either way, there's a 3ds for everyone.
    Just don't get the old models if you're planning to homebrew
    the lower CPU speeds will make it a pain in the ass to run 16 bit games and PSX games
    Also, 60fps works best with higher CPU speeds

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    3d is underrated imho, looking at it makes it look like im looking into a mini diorama of the game i'm playing.
    Plus the depth helps a lot in a few games
    Graphically i also really love the 3ds line if not purely for the colors
    you may not like the colors, maybe theyre too oversaturated for you but they look amazing, reds look like reds, and they arent washed out like on other HD graphic consoles, same for blues, greens, yellows, etc
    the 3ds pallete is amazing and it just sings amazing songs to my eyes :yay3ds: the 3d helps reinforce that with images that pop.
     
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    I'm 48 and have bi-focals. LOL. There's zero way I could play on a non XL with how tiny the text is in some games. So my vote is New 3DS XL. The pixel density thing is also over-blown. It's not that bad on the "New" models. You can also hold start or select when starting DS games to force them into pixel perfect mode instead of being stretched.
     
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    My New 2DS XL has held up pretty admirably. My New 3DS has a bad NAND chip forcing me to use emuNAND. Even worse is that now the device has developed an odd issue where when you close the lid, the speaker pops loudly and the thing shuts off. I think its time to transfer all of my homebrew to the 2ds and retire the 3ds.
     
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    Sounds like the ribbion cables are just loosely disconnecting when the system is closed. Those ribbons are a pain to get changed.
     
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    Yes. I agree. The difficulty of fixing it and the NAND chip that has failed has simply led me to decide the thing isn't worth fixing. Which is a shame because I took care of it and have like 8 extra faceplates for it. Even worse is that it seems to happen randomly. Close it softly? POP! Slam it closed? Not this time. Slam it closed 5 minutes later? POP!

    You can wiggle the thing anyway you want and it doesn't do it. Until it's closed. It even does closed sitting there on the table.
     
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    Official Nintendo refurbished systems.

    The upper lcd, speaker assembly, and camera flex cables are prone to breaking due to hinge stress. Continual popping can lead to eventual shorting/killing the n3DS motherboard. This 3DS repair specialist might take up an offer fixing yours.
     
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    Appreciate it. However, my console also the one with a dead NAND chip. I figure fixing the thing will cost about the same as replacing it with a similar model and I still have a 2DS XL I can play on.

    All in all its had a good run. I'll toss it in the memories box next to my DS, GBA, Game Gear, and PSP that are also broken.
     
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    Hold onto those and pass them down to your grandkids as an inheritance. Those will become collectors items some day that'll be worth lots of money. Oh, when you do put the n3DS away for long term storage, be sure to remove the battery as it'll bloat over time.


    Even though it's broken, there's value in your n3DS because it's the rarest model within the 3DS family. Some people throw away their broken systems without second thought. This is a shame for those who wish to wish to preserve theirs by buying others' broken ones and harvesting their precious organs reusing those for spare parts.
     
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    Another thing no one has mentioned are the types of screens that can come on your 3DS. It can be a combination of TN + IPS, all IPS, or all TN. Obviously all IPS is the best.
     
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    I keep all of my consoles. I'm an old fat cat. I used to work for Magnavox home and helped build the original Magnavox Odyssey 2. These consoles could be fixed and I could probably fix them myself, but my eyesight isn't what it used to be and my paws aren't quite as steady as they used to be for these micro toys.

    My kittens have all grown and given me grandkittens. Eventually I'd like to fix them and pass them on to the grandkittens so they can enjoy them too.

    @TurdPooCharger

    Do you really suspect they'll have resale value in a few years? I was under the impression that these things are mass produced and everyone must have one if even this 60+ year old has one. A few I own will probably have resale value but that's because they're antique and semi rare when they were made. But a 3DS?!
     
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