I am debating on this. Right now i got a normal 3ds abmassador status with 4.5.0-10u and just got a 3ds xl with firmware 4.5.0-9u. I am planning to have a unit with gateway possibility and the other one for normal retail game like link and AC5. I am considering keeping the xl as 4.5 and updating the normal 3ds for new game. But after playing around with xl, i am not sure i can go back to normal 3ds XD. Anyway, if you choose, would you choose a normal 3ds or a 3ds xl if u are going to bring it out of the housing and playing it outside the house? Another question concerning my xl, I am comparing it to my normal 3ds. I do not know if it is me but the screen look a bit different.. not sure how to description it. It is like when you are holding a normal 3ds, as long as you are not in 3d mode, you can move the screen around without much issue. However, on the 3ds xl, when i move the screen around, it look a bit... off. It is like light dark light dark like that. The screen look perfectly fine when it is still. Is this how it is suppose to be like?