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Nintendo 3DS XL/LL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4595 reviews of Nintendo 3DS XL/LL. 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 design. The price and size are also mentioned favorably.

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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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (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 also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the portability. Views are divided on the size.

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portability

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

This summary is based on the products: Xenoblade Chronicles New 3DS & 3DS XL Only (Nintendo 3DS)Xenoblade Chronicles New 3DS & 3DS XL Only (Nintendo 3DS)

May, 2018

Consumer review (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

May, 2018

Expert review by : Andy Robinson (techradar.com)

Nintendo 3DS XL review

 

Nintendo's plus-sized 3DS is now a great budget handheld

Better battery ; Bigger screens ; Comfortable 3D ; Improved layout

Lower pixel density ; Only one circle pad ; Less pretty

The Nintendo 3DS XL was a great handheld in its day, but it's since been superseded by both the New Nintendo 3DS XL and the Nintendo Switch. That said, if you're looking for a budget handheld console and don't mind about the slightly dated hardware,...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Shaun Prescott (techradar.com)

Nintendo 3DS XL (2014) review

 

Nintendo's already excellent handheld receives some long-awaited upgrades

Second directional stick added ; Face tracking increases 3D viewing angles ; Faster processor

C-stick feels overly firm and inaccurate ; No charger included in the box ; No games utilise the extra power

The New Nintendo 3DS XL (2014) makes some nice minor changes to the product line, but isn't worth an immediate upgrade if you already own a previous model.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by (t3.com)

Nintendo 3DS XL review

 

Can the super-sized Nintendo 3DS XL improve on its portable gaming predecessor?

Bigger screen looks great ; 3D sweet spot much larger ; Comfortable curved design

Build feels a bit cheap ; Heft makes it cumbersome ; Bland styling

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 (stuff.tv)

Nintendo 3DS XL review

 

A non-essential, yet evolutionary upgrade that offers the best on-the-go 3D gaming experience in classic Nintendo style

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Stuart Andrews (trustedreviews.com)

Nintendo 3DS XL

 

Does the 3DS get better when you go extra-large?

A more immersive big-screen experience ; Makes 3D more effective and more practical ; More comfortable than the original 3DS ; Great games, and easy and fun to use

Big screen spoilt by low resolution ; Battery life still not great

Nintendo could arguably have upgraded processors and used the overhead to either render 3DS graphics to a higher resolution or upscale, but here there would have been cost implications. All the same, that screen can be merciless in exposing the...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Ryan Noik (techsmart.co.za)

Nintendo 3DS XL

 

Nintendo's 3DS XL charmed us no end when we first saw it, but having spent more time with it of late, we found the console to be even better than we remembered.

Larger screen makes for greater immersiveness, Excellent build quality, Increased battery life, Reasonable price

Power cable not included, Still no integrated second analog stick

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Caleb Cox (reghardware.co.uk)

Nintendo 3DS XL review

 

Review Nintendo has supersized its 3DS with a 4.9in screen that's almost twice the size area of its predecessor. The handheld goes on sale this week, but if you're unsure whether its worth the upgrade, here's what we thought after a weekend of gaming...

If you're hellbent on getting your nipper or yourself a 3DS, then the XL is the obvious choice. However, without the additional thumbstick, Nintendo has once again failed to deliver the means to comfortably explore 3D environments. Considering the...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Gerald Lynch (techdigest.tv)

REVIEW: Nintendo 3DS XL

 

Nintendo's 3DS handheld games console gets redesigned in the new 3DS XL model. Significantly bigger than the first edition, it'll please short-sighted, big-handed gamers for certain, but does it do enough to please everyone else? And is it worth an...

Despite a handful of missed opportunities, the 3DS XL is still the superior version of Nintendo's 3D-enabled handheld. It fits more comfortably in the hand, its 3D effect is more pronounced thanks the larger screens employed, battery life is improved...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Nintendo 3DS XL

 

The Nintendo 3DS XL is a larger version of the Nintendo 3DS portable gaming handheld, 90 per cent larger than the original 3DS. It features two cameras, one on the inside, the other on the outside for taking photos and playing augmented reality-style...

The Nintendo 3DS XL is an impressive system that adds new life to Nintendo’s 3D handheld library. It may not be worth the price to upgrade, but newcomers will not be disappointed. Nintendo 3DS XL is tagged with Nintendo, 3DS X, L review, gaming,...

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Design

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display:LCD / LED
Display diagonal:11.9 / 12.4 / 8.46 / 9.86
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:320 x 240 / 400 x 240 / 800 x 240
Second display:Y / Yes
Second display diagonal:10.6 / 12.4 / 8.46 / 9.86
Second display resolution:320 x 240 / 800 x 240
Touch screen type:Resistive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive / Resistive

Features

Developer:Ambrella / Bandai Namco Studios / HAL Laboratory, Inc. / Headstrong Games / Intelligent Systems Nintendo SPD / Namco Bandai Games, Sora Ltd.
Distribution type:Physical media
ESRB Rating:E (Everyone) / E10+ (Everyone 10+) / T (Teen)
Game edition:Basic
Genre :Action / Adventure / Action / Fighting / Adventure / RPG / Educational / Fighting / RPG (Role-Playing Game) / Simulation / Sports
Language version:DEU / ENG / English / English, Italian / German / Italian
Maximum number of players:1 / 4
Multiplayer mode:N / No / Y / Yes
Multiplayer mode type:Offline, Online
PEGI Rating:12 / 3 / 7
Platform:Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo 3DS New
Publisher:Nintendo
Release Date:02/04/2015 / 03/10/2014 / 10.06.2014 / 13.11.2015 / 3/10/2014
Release date (DD/MM/YYYY):02/04/2015 / 03/10/2014 / 10.03.2017 / 10.06.2014 / 10.06.2016 / 13.11.2015 / 13/05/2016 / 22/01/2016 / 25/06/2015
Split screen:N

Input Device

Analog thumbsticks:Y
Device Type:Gamepad
Gaming control technology:Analogue / Digital
Gaming platforms supported:3DS

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3 / AAC,MP3
Built-in Camera:No / Y / Yes
Built-In Microphone:No / 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:0.3

Networking

Bluetooth:N / No
Ethernet LAN: No
Frequency band:2.4
Security algorithms:WPA, WPA2
Wi-Fi:No / 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 temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:N / No / Y / Yes
Art book included: No
Battery charger included: No
Carrying case: Yes
Games included:1 / Animal Crossing / Dragon Ball Z / Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden / Fire Emblem: Awakening / Luigi's Mansion / Luigi's Mansion 2 / Luigis Mansion 2 / Mario Island Tour / Mario Kart 7 / Metroid: Samus Returns / New Super Mario Bros. 2 / Super Mario Bros 2 / Super Smash Bros / Super Smash Bros. / Tomodachi Life / White Mario kart
Manual:Y / Yes
Memory Card Included:microSD / microSDHC / SD / Y
Poster included: No
Stylus pen:Y / Yes
Toy figure(s) included:No / Y
User guide:Y / Yes
Video game included:N / No / Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Built-in processor:ARM11
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 New / Nintendo 3DS XL
Processor Cores:4
Processor frequency:268 / 804
Processor Model:ARM11
Video memory:10

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

Battery Capacity:1300 / 1750
Battery capacity (Watt hours):6.5
Battery life (max):10 / 10.5 / 12 / 6 / 6.5 / 7
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:3.5
Power consumption (typical):4.1 / 4.31

Storage

Built-in memory capacity:1 / 2 / 4
Built-In Optical Drive:N / No
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

System requirements

Virtual Reality (VR) headset required:N

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.15 / 2.16 / 2.2 / 21.5 / 9.3 / 9.35 / 93 / 93.5 / 94
Height :2.15 / 2.2 / 21.5 / 22 / 8.06 / 9.3 / 9.35 / 93.5
Weight:239 / 253 / 329 / 336 / 337.4 / 366 / 93
Width:1.6 / 14.2 / 15.3 / 15.6 / 154.9 / 156 / 16 / 160