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New Nintendo 3DS XL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1276 reviews of New Nintendo 3DS XL. 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. People are impressed by the portability and reliability. The size and design also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the price.

usability, design, size, reliability, portability

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

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Expert review by: Will Greenwald (

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: Joey Davidson (

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: Jacob Siegal (

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.

Expert review by: Ashleigh Allsopp (

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

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Stuart Andrews (

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: Andrew Hayward (

Review: New Nintendo 3DS XL


It's the games that make the system, right? That's especially true with the Nintendo 3DS, which judged on its technical merits isn't a particularly great bit of hardware.

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

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Jaye (

Nintendo 3DS XL Limited Edition


I love it!

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: decemberlyn (

Nintendo 3DS XL


My kids love this console and the preloaded games! The color is very unique and vibrant! I would recommend Nintendo 3DS XL to almost all I know!

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: SusieQ (

Amazing system


I've been buying Nintendo's systems for a long time now and this is by far the best one ever made. I like the amiibo compatibility also.

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Dana (

My daughter loves it!


We have been completely satisfied with this item.

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications


Built-In Optical Drive: No