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Old 06-16-2014, 05:23 PM   #1
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What are the pros and cons of the XL?

So guys.
I am on the verge of trading my Vita in towards a 3DS XL. (Love the Vita itself, but that game library as far as the games that aren't ports/multiplats/JRPGs is lacking. Just for those who never saw my threads about Vita before.)

I was just looking for an objective pros and cons list concerning the XL. I currently own an Aqua Blue original but am strongly considering upgrading...well because I want to play Super Smash Bros. 3DS on a bigger screen. But I also hear things about improved battery and other things.

So what's the skinny on the XL? (EDIT: No ironic pun intended.)
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:29 PM   #2
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It's better than the regular in every way, unless you have baby hands. Then it's too big.
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:59 PM   #3
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I was thinking about upgrading soon too. The main complaint I've heard about the XL is that the bigger screen makes games look worse than on the original from stretching. Is it really that noticeable or is it a non issue?
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:25 PM   #4
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More comfortable on the hands - edges are more rounded.
easier to see - bigger screen (obviously)
longer battery life
stylus is on right side - a plus to us right handed folk, but I remember you're left handed Brandyn, so that could be a little annoying?
no charging dock for xl, only option is to plug in.

I have tiny hands and find the XL more comfortable than the regular 3DS.
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I was thinking about upgrading soon too. The main complaint I've heard about the XL is that the bigger screen makes games look worse than on the original from stretching. Is it really that noticeable or is it a non issue?
They look a lot better to me.
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Damn I'm screwed then. My hands are tiny.
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Damn I'm screwed then. My hands are tiny.
Mine are too and I find the XL more comfortable. For example, My hand on a 3DS game case:
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I have small hands, but it feels fine to me.
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