With the release of the 3DS XL looming over the horizon I've been thinking of getting a 3DS a lot and wondering if I should wait to just get the 3DS XL or just the regular 3DS?
I'd suggest the XL unless you need the portability of the original. The XL gets rid of the shiny plastic (which is terrible if you get sweaty hands), looks to have more comfortable controls (especially the shoulder buttons), and has a better quality screen. The original isn't awful, but the XL looks to be a big improvement.
I say go for the XL. Bigger and better screens, better battery life, comes with a bigger SD card then the original 3DS, seems about the same size as the original 3DS when closed so putting it in your pocket or anything should still be viable. Also been hearing it's more comfortable to hold which is great news for me since I have giant man hands. I have a original 3DS and I'm still going to get an XL.
If you've waited this long, get the XL. The only downside is that I feel like it looks ugly as sin from the outside of the clamshell, but it looks pretty great from the inside when you're actually using it. Pixel density isn't excusable, but it can be overlooked.
If you don't mind the size of the system then sure go for it. You can even grab some regular DS games that you might have missed and play them on the XL.
I'm new to this whole DS thing, I haven't owned a handheld since the first PSP and I'm wondering if the 3DSXL is worth making the investment into the 3DS ecosystem. Or should I wait until the next gen comes out?
I would honestly wait for the 3DS XL. I purchased a DS XL a while back and loved the purchase. I don't do an amazing amount of travelling so having a bigger screen makes those couchy days a little bit more enjoyable. I would also not worry too much about the pixelization you may see as even though it is noticeable, it's not that noticeable.
The power was out for 2 weeks because of the storm in the east a month back. So i went out and bought a regular 3ds with kid icarus. And I will say..... I highly suggest getting the XL. I returned the 3ds, since it was just something to pass the time anyways.
Now the 3ds at walmart is 159$ right now. And you can find one for 100$ used if you want. But with the small screen, the 3d sweet spot is too short. If the systems not plugged into the wall, the brightness is definately worse than the ds lite. Even with 3d off. But the brightness goes up to ds lite levels when its plugged in to a power source.
Yes.....its 40$ more. But I HIGHLY suggest an xl. Unless you have small hands or weak arms. Then maybe not. Ccould be tiresome. But I'm a man. A big, big man who needs a manly handheld. Kid Icarus couldn't be more manly.