Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo 3DS XL – The Definitive Verdict

That’s right. We’ve got one, and we’ve been putting it through its paces. Style or substance? A worthy upgrade or a gambit to entice new gamers? Let analysis commence!

Update: What an impressively detailed guide to the 3DS XL we put together at 3DS Buzz. Hopefully you can expect similar levels of detail about the PS4 Pro (which is like a PS4 XL, in a way) over here http://ps4pro.co.uk/ps4-pro-bundles/.

It wasn’t so long ago that smaller gadgetry was all the rage, but that’s no longer the case. Sumptuous slabs of silicon and circuitry grow and swell with every new iteration, and Nintendo aren’t about to be left in the dust. In fact, the 3DS XL might just be looking to redefine handheld gaming.

A bold claim. Is it one the hardware can live up to? Now Nintendo have helped us get our delighted hands on one, we’re determined to find out.

3DS XL Saga

It has arrived!

Hello beautiful!

Unboxing a new game machine is always an epic moment, and the XL doesn’t disappoint. For returning 3DS fans, much will be business as usual; the pack-in AR cards, the lovingly wrapped unit itself, the War & Peace-rivalling enormo-manual.

The box also makes adamantly clear that this puppy’s got a screen of epic proportions, and upon getting the console out into the open for yourself, that fact becomes juicily clear. The 3DS XL is dominated by its sheer screen size, which is the largest ever committed to a Nintendo handheld. Top and bottom screens clock in at 4.88 inches and 4.18 inches respectively, dwarfing its diminutive predecessor.

The many subspecies of Nintendo handheld.

The XL is actually a smidgen bigger than the original DS, though is slimmer in the hand and more comfy to hold.

The entire feel of the system is very different to that of the original 3DS. Whereas the system we’re familiar with has a glossy super-gadget sheen to its polished plastic, the XL has a tactile, matte-style finish to the whole thing. The buttons offer more friction, though conversely the 3D Depth Slider is more slick and easy to manipulate. There’s no sense of the ‘click’ you get when switching between 2D and stereoscopic 3D on your regular 3DS, making the transition smoother.

Fire up the XL, and that massive screen hums into a familiar menu. It’s here that the bigger touchscreen starts to show its appeal; it’s much easier to thumb at bigger icons, and this is especially true in games that feature bottom-screen ‘buttons’ to press. We’ll get to those shortly.

Cheeky!

The stylus is discreetly tucked in the side this time. We kept groping at the top of the system to no avail, but it’s a snug place for it.

A few things you’ll need to bear in mind before we continue. Firstly, the device is, in most territories, not shipping with an AC adaptor. Gamers will need to use one from their 3DS, DSi, DSi XL or outright buy one separately. This caters well to those making an upgrade, but does leave newcomers having to fork out for some extra kit.

Additionally, that snazzy charging cradle we got with our original 3DS systems sadly doesn’t have a 3DS XL counterpart, at least not packed in. You do get a 4GB SDHC card with the hardware though, double the size of the one you get with the regular 3DS. A welcome addition!

Supersize Mii

All very well and good, but how does it play? The menu is pleasingly tactile thanks to that larger touchscreen, but we want the games.

But hey. Hold the phone there, buckaroo. If we’re putting this XL unit through its paces, we’re going to put it through its paces, by gum! So that’s why we decided to not only test a variety of 3DS software on the machine, but also elected to lovingly bung some Nintendo DS gamecards into its sumptuous crevice. We’ll turn our attention to these first.

Nintendo DS Software Test

We pored over our DS game collection to whip out some unsuspecting XL fodder. We all know the 3DS XL upscales 3DS resolutions, but how does it handle the older, tinier DS resolutions?

Sonic Rush

Sonic Rush

Our first foray into the games of yesteryear was the vibrant Sonic Rush. It seemed perfect to test that ginormous screen, and it did not disappoint. Wild landscapes blurred past our eyes in technicolour glory-whirs, and somehow the pixel-art landscapes and polygonal protagonists were more smooth and effortlessly slick. We don’t know how, but it works.

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels Of The Starry Skies

Dragon Quest IXBig screen, big quest; and they don’t get much bigger than Dragon Quest IX. The intro movie’s a bit grainy when upscaled, and the text seems a bit blurry, but then you get into the game and it’s gorgeous. Buildings are charmingly chunky, your party is rendered in adorably eye-popping colours, and the battle scenes with their swooping camera are suddenly more engaging, thanks to that epic screen upgrade.

Chrono Trigger

Chrono TriggerHow about a game with purely pixellated graphics? We put Chrono Trigger to the test in the 3DS XL. The intro anime was a little fuzzier, but when that title screen pendulum swung before our eyes, we emitted a swoon. How is it a 1990s game revamped for DS, then upscaled to such comparatively gargantuan resolution, can look so darn good? It’s like looking directly into Toriyama’s imagination or something.

There’s no denying it. The 3DS XL somehow does something that makes original DS games eye-ticklingly scrumptious. These games shouldn’t look anywhere near as good as they do when stretched out so far beyond their original sizes, but they do. What’s more, we tried the good old push-down-Start-and-or-Select-when-the-DS-game-is-firing-up trick to try out their original resolutions, but actually preferred the delightful enormity of their 3DS XL interpretations. The original 3DS’s meagre interpretations of DS games is quite jarring in comparison.

But what about that all important 3DS software?

Nintendo 3DS Software Test

Ridge Racer 3D

Ridge Racer 3D

It’s a launch game and not rife with graphical grandeur, but that’s the point. We wanted to see how a 3DS launch game would measure up. The XL screen emphasises the smudgy textures and jagged forms of the cars, but then the race starts and… whoa! The music kicks in, you’re tearing around corners at several hundred miles an hour, and that screen is gleefully swallowing your face in full 3D. Immersive!

 

Mario Kart 7

Mario Kart 7 Box ArtWith full 3D and graphics honed to perfection by Nintendo’s finest visual geniuses, Mario Kart 7 shines on the XL screen. Crank up the Depth Slider and everything’s still as pristine as you remember it, but now much more tactile. The plumes of dust behind karts’ wheels in Kalimari Desert never looked so good, and that train’s so solid now you can almost feel it smacking you in the face for failing to brake.

 

The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time 3D

It’s the big one. Gold!It’s also more jagged than you remember, magnified to such a size, but then you get moving, and that XL screen is just guiding you home. Plug in some decent headphones, let that enormous top screen swallow you with stereoscopic seduction, and you may as well be in Hyrule. We’ve never felt so fully immersed in Link’s world before.

 

Starfox 64 3D

Do a barrel roll! Ah, memories. Do a barre--oh, you know...The cinematic hijinks of McCloud and his pals lend themselves beautifully to the XL screen. We made sure to head for that dogfight with Team Star Wolf on Fichina, and it didn’t disappoint. Shooting down Pigma Dengar for his treachery to Fox’s father in a shimmering stereoscopic snowscape should always be done with grandeur.

 

Visual Verdict

The XL’s biggest claim to fame is its inflation of graphical goodness, and that big screen makes good on the promise. While the flaws in a given game are more noticeable when filtered through a 90% screen size increase, the tradeoff is that the visuals somehow absorb and surround you, sucking you into the game world in a bafflingly impressive way. On a handheld games console.

Reverting to the smaller 3DS screen, Corneria’s plight seems strangely diminished in Starfox 64 3D. And we still can’t get over how reliable old Ridge Racer 3D had us howling with delight as we ripped around the circuit, engulfed by the screen in a way conducive to an incredibly immersive driving experience.

That screen size doesn’t come at the cost of speaker quality either, as the audial clarity continues to be strong. As we discovered, total immersion can be achieved with headphones, depending on the title, and it’s amazing what that bigger screen can actually do to the feel of playing a game.

We tested each game on a regular 3DS after each XL session to ensure the comparison, and the results were self-evident. For example, in Ocarina Of Time on the regular 3DS, Link’s epic quest is given somewhat less gravitas by the sudden sensation of you looking through a small window at his world. The 3DS XL drags you by the collar headfirst into Hyrule.

Couple that with the fact that original DS games look better than ever, even though all possible logic suggests they should be blocky upscaled eyeball-nonsense, and we could just be looking at the definitive handheld Nintendo gaming experience.

Touch Me, Touch Me With Your Madness Thing

The 3DS XL feels a lot different to its forebear. All the buttons and doodads are in the same place, save the stylus (which isn’t metal and telescopic this time but is still remarkably comfortable). However, they’re more tactile and inviting somehow, with that increase in friction. The Start, Home and Select buttons are actual buttons now, with pleasing clickiness, and the power button is now an embedded circular affair unobtrusively out of the way of wayward thumbs.

Side by Side

Little and large.

A big improvement comes in the form of the L and R shoulder buttons, which are now more squat and less slick to the touch. This makes them more comfortable to press, especially for prolonged periods like a powerslide-heavy Mario Kart 7 race, whilst holding a Koopa Shell behind your kart.

The caveat, of course, is that a 3DS XL is, well, bigger than a regular 3DS. Carrying it around for StreetPass and such might prove a little more difficult for those without ample pockets. It feels terrific though, and the special measures Nintendo took to prevent screen-glare work a treat.

Also, it’s just jolly nice to be able to play your favourite 3DS games without that constant little nagging voice in the back of your head muttering, “Battery’s gonna run out any minute, any minute, I just know it…”

Yep. We tested it. With all those games up there, remember? Full 3D, full volume, full brightness, wireless networking switched on, and none of that Power Saving Mode display setting malarkey. Nintendo’s assurances of a 3 – 6.5 hour 3DS game time and a 5 – 8 hour DS game time on full charge seem pretty well founded, as well as remarkably welcome.

Yes, Lovely, But Should You Get One?

That’s the clincher right there, isn’t it? Ultimately, it depends on what you’re looking for in a handheld Nintendo experience.

If you’ve been holding off on a 3DS no matter how many nifty games come out for it, it’s a resounding yes. Honestly, either form of 3DS is going to be a wise investment, but for playing that DS back catalogue and experiencing auto-stereoscopic 3D videogaming to its fullest potential, the 3DS XL offers a level of immersion that’s difficult to describe. Try it. Own it. Do it.

If you’ve recently invested in a 3DS, you might be on the fence. You could trade in that new acquisition for an even newer one, but you might want to hold onto the 3DS you have for a while and see how it feels. If your a 3DS Ambassador who’s been around since the beginning, it might even be hard to part with an old friend.

But the question you need to ask yourself is a simple one. Are you looking for quick blasts of gameplay on a small and sultry system, easy to dip in and out of as the mood takes you? If so, sticking with the original 3DS, or simply investing in one if you’ve yet to, might be the best move. That one actually comes with a plug, after all.

But if you want more from your 3DS experience, or if you’ve been left cold by the console so far… if you want to experience a game swallowing your entire head in a giddying display of immersive brilliance… if you want longer battery life, to explore every inch of Hyrule, of the Lylat System, to have everything bigger, bolder and more vibrant… the XL is the way to go.

Cardy!

Besides, 4GB as part of the deal is pretty generous!

The 3DS XL feels like a gamer’s gaming machine, and that immense screen is all about drawing you into the experience. Visual flaws in 3DS software will be easier to pick up on, but the depth of the absorbing visuals, the feel of those buttons, that much-appreciated boost in battery life will take you on some of the most impressive adventures of your gaming life.

Both versions of the 3DS have their merits, and both have their drawbacks. But for what could have easily been a tacky cash-in redesign, the 3DS XL actually redefines the very system it evolved from.

Who knew making that screen so gosh-darn enormous could have such a profound effect?

– Nintendo 3DS XL Review by Tony White
 

3DS XL Hub Quiz

On the 21st of July, 3DS Buzz held (probably) the world’s first large scale live video games quiz. A historic moment, I’m sure you’ll agree. Around 600 people took part for the chance of winning one of 2 Nintendo 3DS XL consoles. If you missed it, remember to stick with 3DS Buzz for more unique chances to win stuff!

Congratulations to Lulles who not only knows her gaming trivia, she is a very talented digital artist and a deserving winner of our prize. The other prize went to Anthony, the founder of Game Music 4 All. A great website for fans of games music.

3DS XL

Nintendo 3DS XL – Everything You Need to Know

3DS XL Overview

Main Feature: 90% larger screens, 86% longer battery life
UK Price: Around £179.99
NA Price: $199.99
European and UK Release Date: July 28th
NA Release Date: August 19th
Colours: Silver (Europe only), Blue, Red
Compatible with: 3DS, DSi and DS games

3DS XL vs. 3DS

Right: 3DS XL
Left: 3DS (if you couldn’t guess that)

 

DS Screen Size and Weight History

The 3DS XL features a massive portable screen. Anyone who has seen a DSi XL screen will probably remember being surprised at just how large it was. Well the 3DS XL’s 3D screen is over half an inch larger than even that. With a 3D screen of that size, it’ll be like having an IMAX cinema in your pocket… almost.

3DS XL 3DS DSi XL DSi DS Lite DS
Top Screen (inches) 4.88 3.53 4.20 3.25 3.12 3.00
Bottom Screen (inches) 4.11 3.02 4.20 3.25 3.12 3.00
Weight (grams) 336 235 314 214 218 275

Reveal

It had been rumored that Nintendo was going to unveil the “3DS XL” at E3 2012, and Nintendo firmly shut that rumor down; however, despite claims that they were happy with the 3DS hardware as is, they never actually stated that a Nintendo 3DS XL wouldn’t happen – they just said it wasn’t going to be unveiled at E3. They were right, it wasn’t unveiled at E3; but it was shown off for the first time just a few weeks later via a Nintendo Direct webcast.

Larger Screens and Battery

Sporting 90% larger screens than the existing Nintendo 3DS, the 3DS XL features a 4.88″ auto-stereoscopic widescreen display on top, and a 4.18″ bottom touch screen; in addition, the Nintendo 3DS XL will also feature an improved battery life bringing playtime to 3.5 to 6.5 hours while playing 3DS games from the original’s 3 to 5 hours, and 6 to 10 hours while playing original DS games from 5 to 8 on the original DS. The body of the system has also received a bit of a slimmer, rounded, more modern looking makeover, and the actual weight and size of the 3DS XL has only been increased by 46%.

Essentially, the 3DS XL will have a (nearly) PlayStation Vita sized top screen, and Nintendo DSi XL sized bottom screen – a significant improvement, and it also makes it the largest screens ever created on a Nintendo handheld.

AC Adapter and Extra Memory

In Japan and Europe it was announced that the Nintendo 3DS XL would not be sold with an AC adapter, in an effort to reduce costs for the consumer; Nintendo appears to be assuming that most fans will already have a compatible AC adapter from a previous Nintendo DSi, DSi XL or 3DS. In North America, however, the system will comes with an AC adapter. The good news is that all territories will get a 4GB memory card which which will be perfect for the new ability to download all Nintendo games which would have previously been for retail only.

Colours, Price and Launch dates

The Nintendo 3DS XL will launch in two colors in North America – red and blue, with a third silver option being exclusive to Europe; despite the back of the top panel of the 3DS XL sporting these colors, the rest of the system appears to remain uniformly black. In Japan, a special exclusive all white unit will be available as well. The Nintendo 3DS XL will launch in North America on August 19th alongside the release of New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the rather reasonable asking price of $199.99. In Europe and Japan, the Nintendo 3DS XL will launch on July 28th, and will cost around £179.99 in the UK.

Your Thoughts

What are your thoughts on the Nintendo 3DS XL; will you be upgrading, or have you been holding out for this (in some people’s opinion) inevitable hardware revision? I for one have had a good run with my existing Nintendo 3DS since launch, and feel completely justified in picking up the new redesign – those new screens are gorgeous! Let me know what you think in the comments below.


By on 27 April 2013
One day Adam had a vision, and that vision was in 3D. After a while his eyes started to hurt so he looked away from the vision and started making a website about the 3DS instead of playing it, and so 3DS Buzz was born.

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Comments

  1. NXGamer says:

    let the fanboy war begin!

  2. Mike says:

    It looks great. I will trade it in if the trade in price and the selling price are reasonable

  3. Anon says:

    I wish there was an all black model. Other than that I am stoked.

  4. Me. says:

    Woah, that’s massive! That top screen looks like it’s almost too big for the top piece of the 3DSXL.

  5. Carl-Oscar says:

    This is what we need, it would make the 3D more living as well 🙂 im gonna upgrade but
    that means I hope for a bid that lets you exchange you old Nintendo 3DS for a little extra sum of money or im just gonna sell my 3DS, im so glad for all Nintendo 3DS fans, happy Nintendo 3DS fan day hope you guys will upgrade cause Nintendo made this for their fans 🙂

  6. KitBliss says:

    I knew it, I knew it. I just knew it! But personally I’m more than happy with my compact version.

    I wonder if they’ll end up making the Wii U controller 3D too!?!

  7. Nintendo-3DS-Boy says:

    im defiantly getting this much better version than the one i got now.
    reasons why im getting it
    1. longer battery life
    2. massive 3d screen a better 3d experience
    3. Bigger is better
    4. its cheap
    reasons not
    1. i may not fit in your pocket
    2. im trading in m old 3ds so i will lose all my eshop games and records

    • Litmaath says:

      “im trading in m old 3ds so i will lose all my eshop games and records”
      no you won’t its on the SD card

      • Rev says:

        You would need to do a system transfer for them to work on the new 3DS

      • Keens says:

        I imagine if you asked the guys at GameStop (or wherever) they would allow you to do a system transfer to the new 3DS XL in store considering the eShop saves credit card information. I’m sure if you discuss it with them, you can all come up with a solution.

        • ChickenWater says:

          Well, I have a DSi, so I’ll just transfer to dsi, trade in 3ds, buy XL, transfer to XL.

        • SKY says:

          ChickenWater you cant transfer to DSi, sorry 🙁

        • origamimaster says:

          i’m not 100% sure since ive never done it, but you could possibly dump the contents of your 3ds on a computer/thumb drive, then when you get the XL, put the files back

  8. Dewott says:

    Yay lol I should be mad, but I’m excited! Hmmm…. But I guess Nintendo has made another bold move… One thing i know is that I’ll get it in “silver” 😀

  9. Locomex says:

    the stylus is now held in the front of the system instead of the back… that’s a good thing…

  10. Rev says:

    Would love a bigger screen as I’m getting old and my eyes get tired easy focusing so close. May well be tempted…..

  11. Geoff says:

    Seems to me like the stylus is on the right hand side again 🙂

  12. Geoff says:

    well the 3DS has been out for nearly 15 months so I think a revision is overdue, and with all the extra space in the XL they could easily go back to the normal stylus as there is no need for it to be telescopic (I hated that) but I’m suprised it isn’t coming with one of the giant stylus that was bundled along with the DSiXL designed for older gamers but maybe that will be announced as well. I love the matt finish and I only wish the white version is coming out in the UK as I’d buy that immediately.

  13. reclow says:

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY to soon! One problem is with the DSi XL you could use normal DS game but the graphics were really stretched out, so that’s what i’m wondering with normal 3DS games and the 3DS XL.

    • Natsudragneel29 says:

      If you read the review and see the specs, the graphics aen’t streched at all it’s just the same graphics and it looks clearer or on XL actually.

  14. reclow says:

    But also it looks a lot better and A LOT more durable.

  15. Garfield Fan says:

    Ambassador, nuff said. (whatever that means)

  16. 3dsfan says:

    It looks awesome! But there are some things that should be like the 3DS’s that I see on the picture of the system. I prefer the old START, SELECT, and the HOME buttons. And they need to increase the weight by at least 35%. And Nintendo needs to make the edges sharper. Also they should have descriptive names for the colors (Cosmo Black, Midnight Purple,ext.)

  17. J4M5K1 says:

    But will the circle pad pro work on a 3ds XL?

  18. Etain says:

    Thank god my warranty allows me to upgrade to newer versions of the 3ds at no cost! Whoop whoop! Will be picking this up on the release date!

  19. Matt says:

    It looks just like a WiiU controller

  20. Sync says:

    I hope that Nintendo will improve the DS game’s graphics on the 3DS XL. Overall I guess I’ll go for the upgrade. Just wonder how much it would be if a trade-in was done.

  21. Carey7403 says:

    i wohld get it if it came with a 2nd circle pad built into the 3Ds XL

  22. hobbidhobbin says:

    90% larger screens, 86% longer battery life, £20 less than I paid 🙁 tbh I’ll take the battery life but I wouldn’t want to use anything bigger than the 3ds

  23. G says:

    I really want the white one but it wont be in US 🙁

    • seriously says:

      you could buy one of each and swap the innards so you end up with an american one in white and a japanese one in blue, then you could sell the one with the japanese innards. I’m sure it would be a hot item considering japan aren’t getting a blue model but america are.

  24. Swoop says:

    I wish it came out in White, i will prob get the Red. I think they look good but the XL’s r almost defeating the point of protable once they get to the size of a tablet.

  25. James Clayton says:

    86% bigger battery does NOT equate to 86% longer battery life!!!

  26. Arsonist Monkey says:

    I’m a 3DS ambassador, i can’t trade mine in…

  27. Dave says:

    i wish the colors were the same as the nintendo 3ds and looked exactly the same

  28. Darren says:

    I am definately going to pick up one. I prefer games on the bigger screen that’s why I love my vita so much. Games like heroes of ruin would look so much better bigger. I find it way too small on the current 3DS system.

  29. Danni says:

    Will only pick ones of these up if they do a nice baby pink with white inside 🙂

  30. kindricks says:

    Sirs, it has caught my attention that some of you don’t like the XL. Well do not blame the big N on this matter because in the end it was your choice to get a 3ds because you wanted the content before hand and if you didn’t then why did you get one? All, and all in the end. It’s not like it a brand new system the only diffrence is the screen. The reason I think some of you mates are mad is… When maybe, you’re out getting a hair cut and you’re playing your original 3DS™ you may see someone else with an XL and you’ll feel that part of you that’s saying “I’m left out” which burdens us all and you know it. So all I can say to sum this up… The only thing controlling your rage is your jealousy.

    • Luigifan50 says:

      *Ahem* S’cuse me, kind sir, are you implying we’d all want a lump in our pokets? No, no we don’t. Sorry, I’m trying to be as non-offensove as possible, my deepest apologies of I get too carried away. Ok,ok, It’s bigger, not better and somewhat stronger, too (it’s the first member of the D-K crew, HUH! oh… sorry… just, slipped out…), but DEFENETLY not a new system. Hmm? whazzat? You never said that? well, you’re treating it that way! Don’t call me a sore loser, I didn’t even enter the contest! although, I DID enter the Wii-U one (who won that, btw?). It’s the same thing in MY eyes. it’s not better, It’s not worse. Just bigger. Nothing new. TECHNICALLY, the XLs (DSi and 3DS) were developed as a DS for older people. And, who do ya tink you are, sayin’ that person t’was jealous, huh? Look, I know we all (yea, you too, Mr.”Logic” [note the quotes]. Who am I talking about? YOU FIGURE IT OUT, BUSTER) get too big for our britches, but YOU… I dunno. So… where was I…?

  31. moi says:

    Finally big screens for the older crowd : ) , like me…

    THANKS NINTENDO !!!

  32. phia says:

    i preorder 2

    bigger screen love it

  33. Sarah says:

    The bigger screens do look gorgeous!

  34. KoolGuyL says:

    I wish it had a second circle pad, but I love those big screens. More battery life is a big plus too. It sounds like it can download any game too, becuase they said: “The good news is that all territories will get a 4GB memory card which which will be perfect for the new ability to download all Nintendo games which would previously been for retail only.”

  35. Zok says:

    Nintendo didn’t include the second circle pad. (Duh-uh-uh-uh-uh.)

    The only reason I’d buy this is for the larger screens, which would make MGS:SE 3D look gorgeous.

  36. GJ says:

    I love the 3DS XL, I think it looks practical, not to mention the better battery (I never really cared about the battery), and the bigger sceen (which some think means better 3D), I think this is a great start for Nintendo. But, there’s no reason to trade, old for new, this is just another option, in my opinion, that was the main problem with the DSi XL, they made it seem like an upgrade. Obviously for people this would be more like a down-grade, but if you dont like it, there’s another option, its more like a win win, than a forced upgrade.

  37. 7heCruncher says:

    Now if only they would release a NetFlicks player with 3D. That would make it worth it.

  38. dumbo says:

    i am so getting this. i will just exchange my 3ds for a 3ds xl.

  39. lissymonster0 says:

    that thing is BEASTY

  40. King DeDeDe says:

    I’M SO GETTING THE RED 3DS XL!!!! It looks to awesome NOT to buy!

  41. misskasumi says:

    this is good news my old 3ds felt in the water and now i can get it bigger but what about all my downloaded games i got quite a few , i was ambassador

  42. lissymonster0 says:

    I wont win but hey its worth a shot.

  43. Matt says:

    Aw! Highest score?? Drat! That sinks me I’d have to check my driver’s license just to fill in the name blank!

  44. mario123 says:

    woot woot

  45. Girl Gamer says:

    I wish I could buy this on release day, but unfortunately no job = no money. That’s what I get for being a school student 🙁

  46. Misnomer says:

    Far better to watch movies on Netflix

  47. Mmrrn says:

    I tweeted about the contest, how do I get the extra point?

  48. Dan says:

    Sound like fun!

  49. MC Hamma says:

    It does not even have a lit up 3D slider to indicate when you can use 3D!

  50. Epic Fun says:

    Awesome!!!! Seriously! I don’t even have a PLAIN 3DS!!! My brother has a plain, AND HE’S GETTING ANOTHER!!!! ;( At least I just MIGHT get a blue one. At least I’ll wait for a blue-green to come out 😉

  51. Epic Fun says:

    But how do we win it? ><
    U

  52. Zelda68 says:

    Uh, five in the morning? No thanks!

  53. Y.A.G.1220 says:

    Intresting…

  54. mega says:

    I think I can win the 3ds XL

  55. NinFTW says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a 3DS XL! I probably won’t win, but thanks for the chance anyways.

  56. DeDe says:

    I tweeted I’m know I’m gonna win tommorow.

  57. TiggyPudding says:

    Oh noes I REALLY wanted to enter, but I’m flat out busy all day getting my Sister’s birthday party ready. Oh well 🙁

  58. origamimaster says:

    idk how much of a chance i really have, but i can still try!

  59. MLdragoMaster says:

    I know this won’t be a scam. I know this site for being reliable.

  60. kindricks says:

    This is where 18 years of gaming comes in hand. o=o

  61. drewmets says:

    I cant wait and i really want but im not sure if i can get it.

  62. pokemonmster30 says:

    what if you win and your in the US?

  63. Kevin says:

    I’m going to play as well. 😀

  64. NatsuDragneel29 says:

    So how do you awnser the questions in the quiz? Is it a multiple choice question where you click the right awnser?

  65. PrincessD says:

    Can’t wait to win

  66. Simon says:

    why has it not started yet?

  67. Kevin says:

    It’s going to start in 40 minutes.

  68. DezRaffy says:

    Is it going to start?

  69. BlueHoundoom says:

    I’m gonna give it a try, just for kicks, but I don’t really expect to win.
    Meanwhile, there’s a typo in the email reminder section:

    “Until it begins, you can enter your email address below and we will send you a reminder when the quiz is about to take start.”

    about to take start… It should either read ‘about to take place.’ or ‘about to start.’…

    Just saying, is all…

  70. PrincessD says:

    Can’t wait!

  71. PrincessD says:

    Can’t wait! I’ve been waiting all day!

  72. ilo felipe says:

    crushing the f5…

  73. TheFlamingRock says:

    Ready for the quiz.

  74. isaiah says:

    I own the first nintendo ds that would be cool to win the nintendo 3 d s l at I would so be it I would be so excited

  75. NatsuDragneel29 says:

    Um I praticlly rushed my food for this..lol. when does it start?

  76. sonic3Dblast says:

    yea i live in the US North Carolina

  77. vivi says:

    Is it over!? I hope I’m not too late! I CAN’T put my email in the reminder!

  78. vivi says:

    Is it over? I hope I’m not too late! I CAN’T put my email in the reminder!

  79. Lora says:

    I’m here

  80. Kaishu says:

    I really hate that I had to miss this because of work. Congrats to the winners. ;A;

  81. Sparkyboy6 says:

    I didn’t see half of those questions… 🙁

  82. T.Finland says:

    I didn’t do that well in the quiz but it was fun 🙂 Still can’t believe some of the panicky choices I made. Street Fighter 2 released in 1997, yeah right 😀

  83. NuahsK says:

    This quiz was ace, i really hope they do more of these things, me along with a bunch of other people would probably be happy to come up with the questions, and there could be theme nights, like a quiz entirely on mario or zelda or pokemon…had a good time even if my little brother kept complaining that i was ignoring him

  84. NatsuDragneel29 says:

    This quiz was awesome(although I needed more time to get them right)I really hope they do more of these Quiz. but there were too many non nintendo related things, but it still gave us a challenge

  85. KING Z says:

    I”ll Deal With This Next Year, This Year = Wii U

  86. Luigifan50 says:

    When are ‘Wii’ suppose to get the winner, btw? someone already did a Wii U contest, did they not?

  87. Lulles says:

    <333

  88. Fire emblem is overrated says:

    next contest:
    What happens if you touch Fuzzy?

  89. TiggyPudding says:

    Well done to Lulles 😉 I can’t beleive some of the answers I picked, curse you touch screen 😛

  90. Grimace says:

    I thought Nintendo was going to have a way of transferring the old 3ds games?

  91. Gleeok says:

    For those who think the 3DS has a small screen. For me its big enough, but its definitely a good option! I’ll stick to the small model. But now…PSVita fanboys can’t say the 3DS screen is too small, boo! And if screen size was something driving costumers away after comparing the psvita and 3DS, now its pretty much more than fixed.

  92. Carol says:

    I have found a good deal and am trading up from my green 3DS to a silver 3DS XL. Will be sorry to see the old on go but can’t wait to play Zelda on the bigger screen. I never liked the telescopic stylus stuck at the back so welcome the return of the solid one at the side. Better battery is a plus but because a charger is not included I will have to buy a new one so that is a minus. New Mario game out next month should be awesome on the bigger screen.

  93. Alex says:

    is it out on Saturday or Friday in the UK cause different websites say different dates

  94. Anthony says:

    I’m gonna get a white one. It makes the top screen stand out better when it’s off. Makes the top screen look like the world’s smallest Plasma screen.

  95. Rev says:

    ” There’s no sense of the ‘click’ you get when switching between 2D and stereoscopic 3D on your regular 3DS, making the transition smoother.” My 3DS has never had that click and has always been super smooth to slide. Or do you mean the 3DS XL has a click?

  96. scir91onYouTube says:

    i like the lakitu guy who drops down and asks “like this?”!

  97. Kandy says:

    I love the 3DS my friend has a limited addition zelda 3DS and looks so kook. 🙂

  98. bart simpson says:

    let the wars begin when i win and get a 3dsxl

  99. Yoshi55379 says:

    The 3DS XL looks amazing, it really does, but I think I’ll stick to my regular red 3DS. Personally, I like the shinier look better and the small screen isn’t really that big of a deal since it’s the same size as my iTouch screen. So, yeah, I’ll stick with my regular 3DS. Additionally, I take my 3DS EVERYWHERE, so the XL would be a little less portable for me.

  100. Kirby says:

    We need Kirby 3D! Kirby, suck up that 3DS XL and use the 3D Power!

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