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Nintendo 3DS XL/LL

Nintendo 3DS XL/LL
alaScore 94

4353 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4353 reviews of Nintendo 3DS XL/LL. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and design are on the whole positive. The price and size also get good feedback.

usability, size, price, design, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nintendo 3DS XL/LL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nintendo 3DS XL/LL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 234 user reviews of Nintendo 3DS XL/LL from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The usability and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the portability, while there are some mixed opinions about the size.

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94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nintendo 3DS XL/LL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 522 user reviews of Nintendo 3DS XL/LL from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the reliability and price. The portability and size are also mentioned favorably.

usability, size, portability, price, reliability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nintendo 3DS XL - Blue/BlackNintendo 3DS XL - Blue/Black

Sep, 2016

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.

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

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Nintendo 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro review: just like the original, but bigger

 

The 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro gives you an extra analog stick when you need it, but its poor design can be frustrating.

Gives the 3DS XL dual-analog controls ; Comfortable ; Easy to use

Blocks game card slot, WiFi and stylus ; Requires AAA battery ; Extremely bulky

In the end, the 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro is little more than a larger, slightly more comfortable version of its predecessor. It's a niche device designed only to work with a handful of games. It doesn't improve on the old design in any significant...

May, 2013

Expert review by: Sam Byford (theverge.com)

Nintendo 3DS XL review

 

It shouldn't come as a surprise to see Nintendo launch a new 3DS revision less than 18 months after the original console — after all, the company waited almost exactly the same length of time...

CONSIDERABLY BETTER WITHOUT BEING ALL THAT DIFFERENT

Oct, 2012

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Expert review by: Ryan Fleming (digitaltrends.com)

Nintendo 3DS XL Review

 

For those of you on the fence about a 3DS, the larger display of the 3DS XL should be enough to convince you to take the plunge.

The 3DS XL is an improvement to the original Nintendo 3DS without question. The larger screen is much easier on your eyes, and the lower screen’s increased girth makes things like touch commands easier. The ergonomic redesign is also much easier on...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Kohler (wired.com)

Review: Nintendo 3DS XL

 

Nintendo's 3DS XL -- a larger version of its handheld gaming machine -- doesn't just need to supplement the existing 3DS, it needs to redefine...

Colossal-size screens make old and new games look their best. Larger form factor and battery life make a more comfortable, convenient experience. Double the included memory

Games still cost each. Still no account system. Still waiting for Nintendo to unleash the floodgates of cheap digital content instead of trickling out zero to three games a week

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Nintendo 3DS XL

 

Nintendo loves revising its handheld game systems—as opposed to sticking with one design for the life of the system. The Game Boy went through several iterations before it was replaced by the Game Boy Advance, which itself was upgraded to the Game Boy...

Big, beautiful screen. Solid build. Comfortable to hold

Glasses-free 3D still has issues. System transfer process is convoluted

The Nintendo 3DS XL is a large, fun handheld with a big backwards-compatible game library and a bigger screen, but if you're upgrading from an original 3DS, you'll have to leave your downloaded games behind.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Ben Kersey (slashgear.com)

Nintendo 3DS XL Review

 

Reviewing a product like the Nintendo 3DS XL is a strange affair. The mobile gaming market has changed dramatically over the last several years thanks to the advent of iOS and Android, both offering games that approach the quality of what you would...

The 3DS XL brings small improvements over the 3DS, but they all add up to a better handheld overall. It may be heavier, but the screens make for a more impressive experience, the console is easier to handle, and the battery has seen a much needed...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Nintendo 3DS XL review: bigger is better, but it's still not quite enough

 

If you've been holding off from buying a 3DS, the improvements to the screens and battery are enough to warrant a purchase, but some issues still remain.

Bigger screen improves the 3D effect significantlyImproved battery life under some conditionsMore comfortable to hold and use

Digital content still lackingNo secondary analog stickNot the most powerful of handheld hardware

After playing with the 3DS XL, we returned to the original only to find it difficult and awkward to use in comparison. The new size is an improvement in so many ways, including ergonomics and playability. The bigger screen makes 3D gaming less tiring,...

Jul, 2012

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: Jen Edwards (brighthand)

Nintendo 3DS XL Review: Does Bigger Make for Better 3D?

 

The Nintendo 3DS XL is larger than its predecessor, and that means great things for gamers.

90% larger 3D screen for a more immersive 3D gaming experience ; Much improved battery life ; More solid-feeling hardware that is more comfortable to hold for long gaming sessions

While it is still technically pocketable, it's pretty large for a handheld gaming device ; Speakers aren't quite as good as the original 3DS, so you'll want to use headphones most of the time.

Nov, 2012

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Built-In Optical Drive: No