Flaws of 3DS XL cited in review
We have to question how Nintendo do things as they seem to release the smaller product first and then the large version later down the line, a total opposite of what the likes of Sony does. We’re talking about the 3DS XL, which is a larger version of the current eye-popping 3DS. While Nintendo will have you believe that it’s a much better upgrade there are a few flaws in the new model, ones that could affect sales.
We already know that the 3DS XL lacks the second Circle Pad, and has taken the work of a third-party to come up with a solution. Then there are the games themselves, as they have been developed for use with the current size display, so in theory Nintendo are just stretching the games to fit the larger screen of the 3DS XL, which could have an effect on the quality.
A recent review makes a note that this was the same issue with the DSi XL, as low resolution games would often show up much worse on the larger screen and could often become pixelated and jagged. This could be more of an issue with these 3D games, as the games tend to pop out at you more, which means those imperfections could also show up more.
However, it’s not all bad though because there will now be a larger storage card, battery life will be extended and the positioning of the stylus is now in a much better place. Do you think Nintendo has made a mistake with the 3DS XL or are you more than happy with the newer model?