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Nintendo 3DS XL (2nd gen. 2015)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1446 reviews of Nintendo 3DS XL (2nd gen. 2015). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Views about the portability and reliability are generally positive. The design and size are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nintendo 3DS XL (2nd gen. 2015) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nintendo 3DS XL (2nd gen. 2015)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of Nintendo 3DS XL (2nd gen. 2015) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.co.uk.

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Adam Rosenberg (digitaltrends.com)

New Nintendo 3DS XL review

 

The New Nintendo 3DS is a great upgrade proposition, so long as you don't mind dealing with a few headaches.

Excellent glasses-free 3D ; New guts theoretically promise more technically impressive games ; Existing 3DS catalog enhanced by new improvements

No proprietary cord for charging out of the box included ; Extra tools required to swap storage cards ; Convoluted system transfer process from older models

What we’re left with is a mid-generation upgrade that isn’t essential, but it could be at some point in the future. If you’ve never owned a 3DS before, this is the one to get. And if you’re mulling an upgrade, there are a lot of attractive features...

Feb, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

New Nintendo 3DS XL

 

Its name might not make it clear, but the New Nintendo 3DS XL is a solid step up from and worthy replacement to the original 3DS and 3DS XL.

Face-tracking 3D effect works, with far superior 3D experience compared with 3DS and 3DS XL. Second analog stick. Solid build. Faster performance.

No AC adapter in the box. Second analog stick is stiff and not very precise. 3D mode still isn't perfect, and not for everyone.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

New Nintendo 3DS XL games

 

New Nintendo games for 3DS XL and 2DS XL : Nintendo has introduced its new portable gaming system, the Nintendo 2DS XL will be available in Europe and North America from July 28th, 2017. The new handheld is as powerful as the 3DS XL, but is not able to...

Band together with your Mii and Mii friends to explore your own personalized world of Miitopia. Cast Mii characters into various roles and watch hilarious scenes unfold as they work together to defeat the Dark Lord who has stolen the faces of...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Joey Davidson (technobuffalo.com)

New Nintendo 3DS XL Review – What’s in a name?

 

The New Nintendo 3DS XL launched in North America on February 13th, 2015. We've been playing it constantly ever since.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Jason (brutalgamer.com)

Nintendo New 3DS XL (Hardware) Review

 

Is Nintendo's latest revision of the 3DS hardware worth your time? Well yeah, pretty much.

The New 3DS XL has a few big improvements over the previous model that make it the one to own if you’re a gamer on the go.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Jacob Siegal (bgr.com)

Review: What it’s like to upgrade from a Nintendo 3DS to a New 3DS XL

 

I've owned a Nintendo 3DS ever since the day it launched. It's not the most inventive or the most attractive portable on the market, but it features an incredible selection of first-party and third-party content. But its physical limitations have...

The New Nintendo 3DS XL will be available in the United States on February 13th, 2015.

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Expert review by : Stuart Andrews (trustedreviews.com)

New Nintendo 3DS XL

 

Let's cut to the chase. The New Nintendo 3DS XL is, without doubt, the best version of the 3DS ever, and the most feature-rich, comfortable and cleverly thought-out Nintendo handheld since the DS Lite. It has a fantastic 3D screen that actually works...

Vastly improved 3D effects ; Dual analogue controls ; More processing power ; Even more features

Battery life hasn’t tangibly improved ; No boost to screen resolution

There are now tons of great 3DS games out there, and if you want the best way to enjoy them you should buy a New Nintendo 3DS XL. Existing 3DS owners might find it hard to justify the upgrade, though.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

New Nintendo 3DS XL review

 

The gimmicky handheld gets a second shot at greatness, but this is more evolution than revolution

The 3D is a bit better ; Speedier processor for a slightly slicker experience ; Enhanced build and layout ; Great games!

Still dated in terms of tech ; New 3D isn't perfect ; Charger isn't included. Seriously

This is not the 3DS completely redefined, but the perks and tweaks make for a better overall experience

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Ashleigh Allsopp (techadvisor.co.uk)

New Nintendo 3DS & 3DS XL review

 

The New 3DS might not look much different from its predecessor at first glance, but it's a combination of several small hardware changes that makes this hand-held gaming console everything the original 3DS should have been. We explain in our New 3DS...

But if you consider the New 3DS's price from a broader perspective, taking into consideration the price of other games consoles, it does seem a bit pricey. You can buy the Sony PS Vita (2014 edition) for around £150, and even the Nintendo Wii U for...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

New Nintendo 3DS XL review

 

The gimmicky handheld gets a second shot at greatness, but this is more evolution than revolution

The 3D is a bit better ; Speedier processor for a slightly slicker experience ; Enhanced build and layout ; Great games!

Still dated in terms of tech ; New 3D isn't perfect ; Charger isn't included. Seriously

This is not the 3DS completely redefined, but the perks and tweaks make for a better overall experience

Mar, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Analog thumbsticks:Y / Yes
Built-in touchpad:N / No / Yes
Charging indicator:Y / Yes
Color of product:Black / Black, Gold / Black, Metallic / Black, Orange / Black, Red, Yellow / Black, Silver / Black, White / Blue / Blue, Metallic / Gold / Grey / Multi / Multi, White / Multicolor / Pink, White / Red / Silver / White
Gaming control function keys:Back, D-pad, Home, Menu, Power, Select, Start / D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start / D-pad, Select, Start / Share, Start
Gaming control technology:Analogue / Analogue / Digital
LED Indicators:Y / Yes
Shoulder buttons:Y / Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3.33 / 3.88 / 4.8 / 4.88
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:320 x 240 / 400 x 240 / 800 x 240
Second display:Y
Second display diagonal:3.33 / 3.88 / 4.18
Second display resolution:320 x 240 / 400 x 240 / 800 x 240
Second LCD screen: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Resistive
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive / Resistive

Energy Management

Battery Capacity:6.5
Battery life (max):10 / 10.5 / 12 / 6 / 6.5 / 7
Battery performance:1300
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:3.5
Power consumption (typical):4.1

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC,MP3
Built-in camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Main camera resolution:640 x 480
Main camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Number of built-in speakers:2
Second camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3 / 2

Networking

Bluetooth:N / No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Frequency band:2.4
Security algorithms:WPA, WPA2
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled:No / Yes
AC adapter included:N / Y
Games included:1 / Animal Crossing / Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Edition / Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Special Edition / Dragon Ball Z / Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden / Metroid: Samus Returns / Monster Hunter 3 / The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Manual:Y / Yes
Memory card included:MicroSD / MicroSDHC / Y
Stylus pen:Y / Yes
User guide:Y / Yes
Video game included:N / No / Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Graphics controller:PICA200
Graphics processor:PICA200
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Internal memory:256
Motion sensor:Y / Yes
Parental Control:Y / Yes
Platform:New Nintendo 3DS / New Nintendo 3DS XL / Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo 3DS XL
Processor:ARM11
Processor cores:4
Processor frequency:268 / 804
Processor model:ARM11
Video memory:10

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Power

Battery Capacity:1300
Battery capacity (Watt hours):6.5
Battery life (max):10 / 10.5 / 12 / 6 / 6.5 / 7
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:3.5
Power consumption (typical):4.1

Storage

Built-in memory capacity:1
Built-In Optical Drive:N
Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC / MicroSDHC / SD / SD, SDHC
Included memory card size:4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.846 / 0.85 / 0.866 / 3.66 / 3.68 / 3.7
Height:0.846 / 0.866 / 3.17 / 3.66 / 3.68
Weight:11.6 / 11.9 / 8.92
Width:5.59 / 6.1 / 6.14 / 6.3