Why you Should and Shouldn’t buy the 3DS XL Tomorrow
The eyes of the world are on Britain today with the London 2012 Olympics kicking off. It seems as if Nintendo knows this too, as they launch the 3DS XL on the Saturday following the opening ceremony here in the UK. (Clever.)
Of course, the bottom line is, should you be in a rush to get the 3DS XL? Here’s 5 reasons why you should and shouldn’t…
- The screens are huge, being 90% bigger than the original 3DS model. (Nice).
- The top screen allows for better parallax and the choice of depth, meaning the 3D is better and won’t necessarily melt your eyes.
- The battery life is longer with 3.5-6.5 hours of life, good to use on that packed train then. (Normal 3DS 3-5 hours).
- The new model comes with a 4GB SD card, meaning more stuff can be downloaded and never played as life eventually takes over…
- The new anti-glare LCD screen means you can play in the sun when it’s actually out.
- It’s not exactly a portable device anymore and will struggle to fit in your pocket.
- It doesn’t have that second stick that everyone wants, so you will have to buy the Circle Pad Pro XL if you desire dual-stick gaming.
- The battery life is still pretty bad, meaning long flights are out of the question.
- The next revision won’t be far off, even though Nintendo denies this every time.
- With no charger included and relatively little new, is it worth the increased price?