New Nintendo 3DS XL Review: A Big Upgrade For Now, And For The Future


[tc_dropcap]Nintendo is launching the first major revision of its 3DS hardware on February 13 in the U.S.[/tc_dropcap] The *New* Nintendo 3DS XL doesn’t exactly have a name that rolls off the tongue, but it does reflect that what you’re getting is hardware that’s very similar to its predecessor, albeit with some fresh paint and new features that really do help make a big difference in very specific areas. The result is a handheld console that feels as though it has ‘graduated,’ in terms of both user experience, as well as fit and finish.

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  • Camera-based face tracking for enhanced glasses-free 3D
  • New ZL and ZR back buttons
  • New C stick for secondary analog control
  • NFC reader for Amiibo support
  • 3.53-inch, 800×240 upper display
  • 3.02-inch, 320×240 lower display with resistive touch
  • microSD card support
  • MSRP: $199.99
  • Product info page


  • Overall construction feels improved
  • 3D is much more…

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