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Truth101
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VIDEO COMPARISON.

Originally Posted by CaVaYeRo

I could try this "little" thing yesterday. Really nice, specially its feeling-sense of touch.

We recorded this 3DS vs XL video comparison + hands-on impressions:

http://www.gamereactor.es/noticias/2...+3DS+vs+3DSXL/

Oh, and weight felt almost the same to me!


Originally Posted by BY2K

I can sum it up.

- The screens are HUUUGE!
- DS games will get a "third life" on the bigger screen.
- The 3D effect is easier on the eye and nicer to the look.
- The technology behind the 3D might have been improved on the XL model. (To confirm)
- They think there's some kind of "filter" at works here because the pixels appear "rounded."
- "The XL is so much more comfortable to hold than the original 3DS that we have to ask what the hell has Nintendo been doing in R&D with the original model." (Paraphrased)
- The difference might be small, but the buttons felt well placed and of better quality.
- The circle pad appears bigger. (To confirm)
- Surprisingly light for its size.
- 3DS games will gain new life from the XL.
- Speakers and sounds doesn't appear to have improve. (Was in a noisy room, to confirm.)
- The XL is an upgrade on the 3DS from almost every single point.

Originally Posted by fernoca

From Google translate:

  • Huge screen
  • Better viewing angle
  • 3D effect looks better/more effective/more natural
  • 2D mode looks better than regular 3DS
  • Image looks better/softer (they assume there might be some filter but not sure)
  • The grip (round corners) fit nicely
  • Unit fits better in hands (they wonder if it should've been the main design in first place)
  • Unit is lighter than they expected
  • There's a coat in the unit (not fully matte) that gives it a "deluxe plastic imitating metal" look
  • Not sure at the sound as the room was quite noisy



From that site:

http://www.p-nintendo.com/articles/r...-3ds-xl-232121




Originally Posted by marc^o^

New french preview here:
http://www.bamarenlive.com/2012/06/t...do-3ds-xl.html

- the screen looks good, very good
- while the image looked worse on a DSiXL than on a DSi, it's not the case here. 3DSXL pixels look as defined as on 3DS.
- the screen seems very luminous
- 3D effect is more comfortable and more immediate
- the analog stick is more convenient to use, no need to bend your thumb anymore




It looks so good.

Edit:

Hands-on Video

Originally Posted by Shiggy

http://vimeo.com/44752714

Last edited by Truth101; 07-01-2012 at 05:34 AM.
richisawesome
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(06-26-2012, 08:22 PM)
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put the first two images into quotes, dude. they're fucking huge.

Other than that, as I said in the other thread, fuck yeah
BY2K
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(06-26-2012, 08:22 PM)
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PURE SEX!
Seda
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(06-26-2012, 08:23 PM)
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Well I'm leaning towards getting this version instead of the original now.
Electivirus
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(06-26-2012, 08:23 PM)
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That looks hella sexy.
weird
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(06-26-2012, 08:23 PM)
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WAAAAAAAAAANT!

oh, and also i just decided on silver thanks for the pics.
EloquentM
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(06-26-2012, 08:23 PM)
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Straight into my veins
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Wow, that is a huge ass screen.
Tagg9
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"They think there's some kind of "filter" at works here because the pixels appear "rounded."

Wow. They've added some form of hardware-based antialiasing?! 0_0
The Boat
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(06-26-2012, 08:23 PM)
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Hmm the d-pad and face buttons seem not to be shiny anymore (don't understand what they were thinking with that) and look like the ones on the Gamepad and Pro controller. Good.
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(06-26-2012, 08:24 PM)
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http://vimeo.com/44752714
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(06-26-2012, 08:24 PM)
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I hate the design, looks like a cheap portable DVD player.
bumpkin
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Kind of want but at the same time do not want... Increased comfort for larger hands and better quality 3D effect are both big selling points for me. What kills me though is that we're only getting red/black and blue/black in the US at release. I want the white one like in the Nintendo Direct presentation!

Come to think of it, we never got the white original 3DS.
JetBlackPanda
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(06-26-2012, 08:24 PM)
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Fuck I want one! how do I unload my old 3DS?
Darklord
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It's too big to be an easy travel hand held but my DS rarely left the house so I'll buy this.
Forever
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Comparison pics from the other thread:

Originally Posted by BY2K



Good God.

Originally Posted by richisawesome

Just made this to show the extra room below the d-pad, and to prove that both the d-pad and circle pads are both the same size, as they layer over perfectly:



There's a significant amount of extra room on the XL below the D-pad that isn't on the original 3DS, which should make it far, FAR easier to use.

amrod
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(06-26-2012, 08:25 PM)
I still wonder why they didnt add in the second circle pad with the redesign
Yes Boss!
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This thing will rule the market. All the naysayers gonna be eating crow, I feel.

Looks like a glorious improvement.
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http://vimeo.com/44752714

Video preview.
BrokenEchelon
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(06-26-2012, 08:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Forever

Comparison pics from the other thread:

Almost as wide as the Vita @_@.

Not a problem on my end, in fact I welcome it.
Matts Legacy
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(06-26-2012, 08:26 PM)
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*Looks at the pictures*

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Originally Posted by Square Triangle

I hate the design, looks like a cheap portable DVD player.

my first thought.

So we getting that silver model? Ill settle for that. If not ill hold onto my OG 3ds till all black or that silver comes around (if ever)
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(06-26-2012, 08:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by amrod

I still wonder why they didnt add in the second circle pad with the redesign

Because its not a redesign, it's a revision


Also, smash bros 3DS will look glorious on that screen.
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(06-26-2012, 08:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by amrod

I still wonder why they didnt add in the second circle pad with the redesign

because only half a dozen games have the option to use it.
H3xum
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Originally Posted by Square Triangle

I hate the design, looks like a cheap portable DVD player.

Agreed

I want edges, damnit

A decent color pallet would be nice as well
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(06-26-2012, 08:27 PM)
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my DsiXL was the greatest thing in the world.. I must have this.
EloquentM
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(06-26-2012, 08:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by H3xum

Agreed

I want edges, damnit

A decent color pallet would be nice as well

Edges hurt my palms.
ImLibo
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(06-26-2012, 08:28 PM)
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Looks like i'll be picking one up,those pics look great.
LiK
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Circle Pad Pro XL please
Santiako
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Originally Posted by amrod

I still wonder why they didnt add in the second circle pad with the redesign

They would have to add two extra shoulder buttons then, and there is simply no room for that.
Draconian
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(06-26-2012, 08:29 PM)
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Looks good. Really glad I waited. Hopefully there'll be good deals on Black Friday for this.
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Originally Posted by JackFrost

my first thought.

So we getting that silver model? Ill settle for that. If not ill hold onto my OG 3ds till all black or that silver comes around (if ever)

If you're here in the UK/Europe, then yes you will get the silver model. If you're in the USA, it's red or blue.
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I wonder if the 3D effect seems improved because of the bigger screen, so you can move your head around more without breaking the effect.

Very annoying on the current 3DS. I think they should have dropped the feature, to be honest, because it's inneffective as-is.

Sounds like it should work as intended on this model.
Last edited by Out of Working Order; 06-26-2012 at 08:32 PM.
olimpia84
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(06-26-2012, 08:29 PM)
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Damn, those screens look really good.
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Originally Posted by amrod

I still wonder why they didnt add in the second circle pad with the redesign

because they might divide the user base, anyways I am buying this one later this year
cosmicblizzard
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(06-26-2012, 08:30 PM)
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Yep, I'm getting this.
HamPster PamPster
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(06-26-2012, 08:30 PM)
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Oh crap. I bought a 3DS last week but decided against returning it after the initial reveal because I like the current versions size but wow thats sexy

Now I'm not so sure...
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(06-26-2012, 08:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by LiK

Circle Pad Pro XL please

can we please stop doing this to these threads
richisawesome
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(06-26-2012, 08:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Empowerer Blarg

I wonder if the 3D effect seems improved because of the bigger screen, so you can move your head around more without breaking the effect.

Very annoying on the current 3DS. I think they should have dropped the feature, to be honest, because it's inneffective as-is.

In the very first post:

- the screen looks good, very good
- while the image looked worse on a DSiXL than on a DSi, it's not the case here. 3DSXL pixels look as defined as on 3DS.
- the screen seems very luminous
- 3D effect is more comfortable and more immediate
- the analog stick is more convenient to use, no need to bend your thumb anymore

Huge screen
Better viewing angle
3D effect looks better/more effective/more natural
2D mode looks better than regular 3DS
Image looks better/softer (they assume there might be some filter but not sure)
The grip (round corners) fit nicely
Unit fits better in hands (they wonder if it should've been the main design in first place)
Unit is lighter than they expected
There's a coat in the unit (not fully matte) that gives it a "deluxe plastic imitating metal" look
Not sure at the sound as the room was quite noisy

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Originally Posted by Empowerer Blarg

I wonder if the 3D effect seems improved because of the bigger screen, so you can move your head around more without breaking the effect.

Very annoying on the current 3DS. I think they should have dropped the feature, to be honest, because it's inneffective as-is.

That's your opinion dude. The 3D works great for me and I honestly find the games less enjoyable without it.

Personally the more I see about this the more I like it, I just hope they put out the white one as I'm not digging the whole black/red and black/blue.
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Originally Posted by HamPster PamPster

Oh crap. I bought a 3DS last week but decided against returning it after the initial reveal because I like the current versions size but wow thats sexy

Now I'm not so sure...

I'm sure you'll get 50 or so trade up program from your buddies at Gamestop
MG310
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Looks so much more comfortable than the regular version. Going to have to think about it...maybe cancel that big Borderlands CE in favor of this.
Dennis
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Tablet size
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(06-26-2012, 08:31 PM)
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I'm pretty sure I'm getting one
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(06-26-2012, 08:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wolfe

That's your opinion dude. The 3D works great for me and I honestly find the games less enjoyable without it.

Personally the more I see about this the more I like it, I just hope they put out the white one as I'm not digging the whole black/red and black/blue.

Actually it's probably his eyes more than it is his opinion.
Cygnus X-1
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(06-26-2012, 08:32 PM)
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Truly fantastic. Can't wait.
Lambtron
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Holding out for white is going to be hard. :(
joelseph
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I'm buying that motherfucker right there.
Tom_Cody
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(06-26-2012, 08:32 PM)
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God tier.

I'm just starting to pick up my 3DS after a few months of iOS gaming. I can't wait to pick this up.
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(06-26-2012, 08:32 PM)
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Still conflicted whether to get this or the original.

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