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[Unanswered] Can't decide on New 3DS vs New 3DS XL
Old 10-14-2014, 04:02 AM
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Default Can't decide on New 3DS vs New 3DS XL

I'm just not sure of which one I should get... they come out in November in Australia, so that's pretty soon...

I'm really worried that if I get the XL, the pixelation would be really irritating because the screens are bigger, but the resolution stays the same... I always hear people say that they don't notice this... but I'm really sensitive to this stuff... I can spot it all easily, I play a lot of PC games and resolution is a huge thing for me, it's more important than the graphics themselves.

I owned an original 3DS back in 2011/2012 and I thought games like Mario Kart 7 looked fantastic for a handheld, It's just really hard to tell from YouTube videos comparing the two... not sure what to do... perhaps get the New 3DS (the smaller one) since it looks a little bit bigger, but maybe not overkill like the XL.

Old 10-14-2014, 04:37 AM
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Well the New 3DS screen is 1.5 times the size of the original 3ds screen, so it is bigger than the original but not quite as big as the XL. I personally do not have a problem with the original 3DS screen, but feel that the upgraded screen on the NEW 3DS will be a happy medium between the original and the xl. I feel the NEW 3DS will have good resolution, and still get the upgraded larger screen, but it wont be what some people say is overkill size on the XL. This is why I am opting for the standard New 3DS when it comes out, it all comes down to personal preference!
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Old 10-24-2014, 03:20 AM
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I gotta say, I know I haven't posted in a while, but I just tried out the 3DS XL at a kiosk in store.. and oh my god... It's SO much more comfortable... definitely getting the New 3DS XL... the smaller one used to cramp my hands so badly... and I didn't notice any significant issues with the resolution.