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Just wait until Smash Brothers comes out on 3DS and you cannot see any players beyond 2 players. I have playstation battle all stars on Vita and I can still barely see 4 players on my 5 inch screen.
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The 3DS is of course more pixelated as it's the same resolution on a larger screen, but it maintains a 1:1 ratio, so the quality loss is minimal.

That was one of the things I was very worried about before I bought it.

This is the general consensus of everyone i've ever seen comment , this includes reviewers.

In fact, it actually helps immersion, especially in 3D mode. And if it pleases me, it can usually please anyone as I'm incredibly picky.

As for games, for me personally there's only about 6 worth playing, and there's only a few more that aren't out yet that I consider worth playing.

I'm sure other people will supply a different opinion.

The one negative aspect of the 3DS XL is that you need headphones, the max volume of the 3DS XL in all games is apparently quiet compared to them on the 3DS. And, even with headphones that have volume control, some games are still lower in volume than I'd prefer.
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This console is everything I wanted it to be. My last handheld was a GBA dark, which I loved, but I can't stand to try to use it now. Anywho, bought myself a blue 3DS XL and I really cant imagine it any smaller. I play a lot of DS games on it as well, and I really dont notice pixilation. I am sure it is there, as people have noted, but the point is I am not distracted by it and it doesnt affect my enjoyment.
     
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I got a old 2nd gen DS. Is it worth it to upgrade ?
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Originally Posted by Ponycar View Post

General games - I prefer the Vita but the Nintendo only games and especially the 3d effect is what the 3ds excels at.

I believe everyone considering a 3DS/3DSXL is going to play 1st party exclusives almost entirely.

Nintendo consoles have almost always been like that.
   
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I got a old 2nd gen DS. Is it worth it to upgrade ?

So you have a regular DS? If there are 3DS games you're interested in, then yes, get the 3DS XL.
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Bummer about Luigis Mansion being $40 for the digital download. Normally it wouldn't bother me but for some reason it does now - I thought digital distribution was supposed to be more cost effective?
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Bummer about Luigis Mansion being $40 for the digital download. Normally it wouldn't bother me but for some reason it does now - I thought digital distribution was supposed to be more cost effective?

It is probably just an early study being carried by Nintendo. It otherwise makes no sense that the DD copy costs the same as the retail packaged one...

Not that I'd get the digital, unless it was half the price of the retail. Love the boxes smile.gif
   
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Yes the 3DS XL is worth it. I replaced my original 3DS and couldnt be happier!
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I upgraded my 3ds to the 3ds XL the instant it was released and I haven't regretted it once. There's no noticeable pixilation compared to the regular 3ds model and I notice that the Xl seems to reduce the "ghosting" effect that sometimes occurs when using the 3d features.

As far as games go, there are plenty of great 3ds games out now: Luigi's Mansion, Fire Emblem, Monster Hunter, Etrian Odyssey 4. And there are more good games coming: SMT Devil Summoner, Donkey Kong Country, and Animal Crossing.

Who knows, maybe there will be a bundle with animal crossing for a special 3ds xl?
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