New 3DS vs New 3DS XL - Trusted Reviews

Although they may not sound that different, the new 3DS and new 3DS XL add several enhancements over the current iterations.

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  • I imagine many of the core Nintendo fans who already have a 3DS will buy the New 3DS and I’d actually like to see it as the only version of the machine made available too. The current 3DS XL should be retired to make room for the New 3DS and New 3DS XL.

    It will be interesting to see how future Nintendo titles use the C-Stick to help advance the control capabilities of the New 3DS and New 3DS XL. For now, it’s still a welcome addition.

  • I’ll definitely get one but the issue will be New 3DS or New 3DS XL? That’s a tough one. I’ve got an XL at the moment but I like the design of the New 3DS more. I would have welcomed a brand new handheld instead though but I guess that’s still about two years away.

    It will be interesting to see how future Nintendo titles use the C-Stick to help advance the control capabilities of the New 3DS and New 3DS XL. For now, it’s still a welcome addition.

  • In recent years Nintendo has developed a worrying knack for choosing atrocious names for its consoles. After the quirkily-monikered Wii, was the Wii U, which many buyers thought was a tablet add-on. Now it has chosen to title its upgraded 3DSs the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL, where *New* is actually part of their potentially baffling name.

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During yesterday’s Direct stream for Japan, Nintendo announced the New 3DS and New 3DS XL. Including the term ‘new’ in the actual name of the consoles is a gutsy move and gives the company a lot to live up to.