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Nintendo DSi XL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1465 reviews of Nintendo DSi XL. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Comments about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The price and size are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, size, price, portability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nintendo DSi XL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Nintendo DSi XL


alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 user reviews of Nintendo DSi XL from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the portability.


96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nintendo DSi XL Handheld Console (Wine Red)Nintendo DSi XL Handheld Console (Wine Red)

Mar, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Nintendo DSi XL


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Nintendo DSi XL from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Adam Hartley (

Nintendo DSi XL review


Nintendo relaunches the DS handheld in super-size form

Easier to use ; Bigger screen ; Larger stylus

Fiddly Wi-Fi ; Less portable ; The colour

Nintendo releases the new Nintendo DSi XL in the UK this month, featuring a notably bigger screen and a wider viewing angle than 2009's version of its popular handheld gaming console, the DSi.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Matt Peckham, (

Nintendo DSi XL review


Let's start with the Nintendo DSi XL's down sides. It's heavier, weighing in at 314 grams, 22 percent more than the regular DSi (214g). It's bulkier, too, over 1.5 times the volume of the DSi - both wider and longer, although of roughly the same depth...

Should you buy the Nintendo DSi XL? Probably not, if you already own an original DS, DS Lite, or DSi. Not unless you have trouble making things out on any of those models' screens. Is Nintendo targeting the XL at a market - an older and/or visually...

Mar, 2010

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Nintendo DSi XL review


A bigger, heavier and fatter Nintendo DSi for large-handed, clumsy people

Big-handed, short-sighted gamers of the world rejoice. Everyone else – shrug and stick with your old DS

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Jonathan Parkyn (

Nintendo DSi XL


Nintendo’s hugely successful handheld – now available in full-fat format Not one to rest on its laurels, Nintendo has a habit of regularly redesigning its gaming hardware and the DSi XL is the ...

Jun, 2010

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Nintendo - DSi XL


Portable console gaming has always been a fiercely fought-over market (ah, how we mourned the passing of the Sega Megadrive!), usually with just one or two emerging as front runners. Nintendo's original DS proved an instant ...

The newly expanded DSi is clearly targeted at older users with its sober colours, much larger screen, fatter stylus and wider viewing angle, but even youngsters won't mind the extra bulk in exchange for a bigger and brighter playing surface.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Douglas Rankine (

Nintendo DSi XL review


Another month, another new generation of Nintendo's DS console. Nintendo bring to market the fourth yes, the fourth generation of its dual screen gizmo since the arrival of the original DS in 2004. And it's not a huge draw on the memory banks to recall...

Bigger is better -- screen size brings increased detail. More reliable, precise touchscreen interaction. Older games are revitalized by the larger screen size

Inconsistent aesthetic. Conservative colour scheme might not appeal to most. Borders on the 'bulky' end of the spectrum

Jan, 2010


Expert review by : Damien McFerran (

Nintendo DSi XL


Bigger, bolder, better?

Internally little has changed with the DSi XL but the larger screens and more comfortable size mean it’s certainly worth considering if you’re in the market for an upgrade; however, it's worth remembering that the DSi remains a cheaper – not to mention...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Damien McFerran (

Nintendo DSi XL review


Nintendo's latest DS console might not be available in the UK until March but that hasn't stopped us getting our hands on a Nintendo DSi XL and putting it through its paces. Read on for our hardware review of the shiny new Nintendo DSi XL.

The massive screens make games like Zelda: Spirit Tracks and New Super Mario Bros. look better than they've ever done before

Portability is sacrificed for comfort

Nintendo’s attempt to crack the older end of the gaming spectrum is a queer beast, but on the whole we'd certainly recommend the DSi XL to anyone who is thinking of picking up their first DS console

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : McKinley Noble (

Nintendo DSi XL


Nintendo is bucking convention and going bigger with its new DSi XL

Superior audio quality, sleek yet hefty design, larger screen size benefits both graphics and DS touch gameplay

High price for a late redesign, despite larger dimensions there's no GBA support, camera resolution hasn't been improved from the original DSi whatsoever

Nintendo's extra large handheld bucks its predecessors' smaller, sleeker designs in light of a heftier frame and wider screen, but is it worth its equally sizable price tag -- especially with the newly announced 3DS on the horizon?

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

Nintendo DSi XL Review


It's the DSi on steroids, the portable console for the poorly sighted, for your grandparents, for anyone with big hands and big pockets. On sale in Japan for several months now, the Nintendo DSi XL has only just arrived on North American shores. Not so...

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications


Built-in touchpad: No
Colour of product:Black / Black, Red / Blue / Bordeaux / Brown / Green / Red / Yellow
Gaming control function keys:Power, Select, Start


Display diagonal:10.7 / 106.7
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:256 x 192
Second display: Yes
Second display diagonal:10.7
Second display resolution:256 x 192
Touchscreen: Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-In Microphone: 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: Yes
Video formats supported:3GP, MP4


Bluetooth: No
Security algorithms:WEP, WPA-AES, WPA-TKIP, WPA2-AES
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes
User guide: Yes
Video game included: No


Internal Memory:16
Parental control: Yes
Platform:Nintendo DS

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Microphone in: Yes


AC input voltage:100-240
Battery life (max):17
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:3


Built-in memory capacity:0.25
Built-In Optical Drive: No
Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC
Maximum memory card size:32

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.12 / 9.1 / 9.14
Height :2.1 / 2.12 / 9.14