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New Nintendo 3DS XL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1270 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. Reviewers really like the portability and reliability. The size and design also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on 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 : 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

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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

Editor's Choice

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 : 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

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.

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NINTENDO 3DS XL - Metallic Black

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NINTENDO 3DS XL - Metallic Blue

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NINTENDO 3DS XL - Metallic Black

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NINTENDO 3DS XL - Metallic Blue

Sep, 2015

Product Specifications


Colour of product:Black / White


Analog thumbsticks:Y / Yes
Built-in touchpad:N / No
Charging indicator:Y / Yes
Colour of product:Black / Black, Gold / Black, Silver / Blue / Gold / Multi / Red / Silver / White
Gaming control function keys:Back, D-pad, Home, Menu, Power, Select, Start / D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start
Gaming control technology:Analogue / Digital
LED indicators: Yes
Shoulder buttons:Y / Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display diagonal:12.2 / 12.4
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:800 x 240
Second display:Y / Yes
Second display diagonal:10.6
Second display resolution:320 x 240 / 400 x 240
Touchscreen:Y / Yes


Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): 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:2


Bluetooth:N / 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

Packaging Content

Games included:1 / Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Special Edition / monster hunter 3 / Monster Hunter Generations / The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Manual:Y / Yes
Memory Card Included:microSD / microSDHC
Stylus pen:Y / Yes
User guide:Y / Yes
Video game included:No / Y / Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
GPS (satellite): No
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Motion sensor:Y / Yes
Parental control: Yes
Platform:New Nintendo 3DS XL / Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo 3DS XL

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


Battery life (max):10 / 12 / 6.5
Charging Time:3.5


Built-In Optical Drive:N / No
Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / microSDHC / SD / SD, SDHC
Included memory card size:4

Technical Details

Compatibility:Nintendo 3DS XL
Platform:New Nintendo 3DS / New Nintendo 3DS XL

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.15 / 2.2 / 21.5 / 9.3 / 9.35
Height :2.15 / 2.2 / 9.3 / 9.35 / 93.5
Weight:329 / 336
Width:15.6 / 16 / 160