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I have a 3DS XL and medium-sized hands. It took me a while before it stopped giving me cramps and fatigue because of how close the A button is to the edge of the device. I still get cramps when playing Mario Kart 8, since the A button is getting held down 99% of the time. Not sure how that compares to the 2DS but the smaller screen seems like too great a compromise.
     
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The 2DS is for children.

The 3DS XL is great, I can only imagine how much harder it is to hold onto the normal 3DS due to less space.

The 3D feature itself is a must in a few games, great in a few other games, and annoying/worthless in others.

It's gotten me into handheld gaming so much that I'm considering getting a Vita, but there are no worthwhile games for it.

 

I played a 3DS XL today and I really dont care for the 3D feature at all. I thought it was pointless & I hated it. I did hold the 2DS today. Very sturdy and It feels great in my hands. Im still undecided right now on what im going. My friend Ebayed his 3DS so I lost out on that deal. 

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I played a 3DS XL today and I really dont care for the 3D feature at all. I thought it was pointless & I hated it. I did hold the 2DS today. Very sturdy and It feels great in my hands. Im still undecided right now on what im going. My friend Ebayed his 3DS so I lost out on that deal. 

Get what you want, its your money. I could recommend this or that but in the end it doesn't matter because you are going to be using it and none of us.
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I played a 3DS XL today and I really dont care for the 3D feature at all. I thought it was pointless & I hated it. I did hold the 2DS today. Very sturdy and It feels great in my hands. Im still undecided right now on what im going. My friend Ebayed his 3DS so I lost out on that deal. 

The 3D aspect is only worth it in a few games, and I felt the way you did until I played those games.

The need to have the 3DS at a certain distance and height in relation to your eyes for the 3D effect to work properly is annoying, add on to it that some games force gyro controls or don't have the option to disable them.

I'd prefer being able to angle the top 3DS screen whereas the 2DS can't.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 3/17/14 at 4:23pm
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The 3D aspect is only worth it in a few games, and I felt the way you did until I played those games.

The need to have the 3DS at a certain distance and height in relation to your eyes for the 3D effect to work properly is annoying.

I'd prefer being able to angle the 3DS whereas the 2DS can't.

 

im just trying to understand where your getting the 2DS is mainly a kids toy. Besides missing the 3D feature can you tell me what makes it so? Im debating on what to get at this moment. The 3D feature I jsut did not like

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im just trying to understand where your getting the 2DS is mainly a kids toy. Besides missing the 3D feature can you tell me what makes it so? Im debating on what to get at this moment. The 3D feature I jsut did not like

It was released right before Pokemon X & Y and doesn't have the 3D capability, and both Pokemon games can only do 3D during a battle (but the framerate is so awful it's not worth it once it's halved)

Also factor in that since it doesn't fold it's significantly harder for children to break it.

It's clearly meant as a much cheaper Pokemon machine that might last longer even from children abusing it.

But I'm not saying don't get it, if you don't like the 3D effect then don't pay for the 3D capability.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 3/17/14 at 5:24pm
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I played a 3DS XL today and I really dont care for the 3D feature at all. I thought it was pointless & I hated it. I did hold the 2DS today. Very sturdy and It feels great in my hands. Im still undecided right now on what im going. My friend Ebayed his 3DS so I lost out on that deal. 
I have the 3D off on my XL like 99% of the time. Looks pretty awful and is nauseating in most instances. Only time its not is when I am drinking.

I also find the 3DS XL a bit big and unbalanced in my hands, and I have 8 inch hands from the start of my palm to the middle finger. Gets annoying to hold when lying down.
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im just trying to understand where your getting the 2DS is mainly a kids toy. Besides missing the 3D feature can you tell me what makes it so? Im debating on what to get at this moment. The 3D feature I jsut did not like

The 3DS has way better image quality when playing back DSi games because it can map out the pixels 1 to 1 instead of stretching them out (or something like that).

The 3DSXL also has a much bigger screen.

Just grab a comfort grip for it and it will feel comfortable and a circle pad pro if you desire.

The 2DS screen looks too small in my opinion and only has mono sound as well instead of the 3DS's stereo.
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The 3DS has way better image quality when playing back DSi games because it can map out the pixels 1 to 1 instead of stretching them out (or something like that).

The 3DSXL also has a much bigger screen.

Just grab a comfort grip for it and it will feel comfortable and a circle pad pro if you desire.

The 2DS screen looks too small in my opinion and only has mono sound as well instead of the 3DS's stereo.

Appealing as the comfort grip may be, the 3DS XL loses any semblance of pocketability with it equipped. I wouldn't carry it around in my pants pocket either way but it fits great in my inside coat pocket. Still haven't figured out what I'll do once warm spring weather kicks in, I hate being forced to carry a bag.
     
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