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View Poll Results: Best 3DS model for competitive play?
Original 3DS 1 12.50%
Original 3DS XL 0 0%
2DS 0 0%
New 3DS 1 12.50%
New 3DS XL 6 75.00%
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Best 3DS model for competitive play?
Old 12-12-2015, 12:54 AM
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Default Best 3DS model for competitive play?

I've heard that the circle pad gets "stuck" on the New 3DS, which makes games like Kid Icarus unbearable.
I originally had the special edition Zelda 3DS, but it got stolen earlier this year. Anyway, I remember that the shoulder buttons malfunctioned a lot (especially the L button), and I do NOT want to deal with that again.
I've also heard that an XL is easier to handle than the original size.
So all things considered, what do you think is the best 3DS model for competitive gaming, and why?
Old 12-12-2015, 05:29 PM
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New 3DS XL, especially for Super Smash Bros. and Monster Hunter.
Old 12-12-2015, 07:21 PM
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They're all pretty terrible for competitive play, but go New XL if you have to
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Old 12-13-2015, 06:23 AM
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I'm also going to say New 3DS XL on this one, same reason as the guys above, nicer design and more room if you have big hands.
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