Nintendo 3DS XL – The Latest Gadget in Handheld Gaming

Posted on Jul 20 2016 - 3:23pm by Juwairia
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Over the years, the Japanese based company Nintendo has been releasing many portable consoles for the gaming fans around the world. Its latest Nintendo 3DS XL is the latest handheld gaming device from the company.

Nintendo 3DS XL

The Nintendo 3DS XL comes as a successor to the Nintendo 3DS, which has been selling for four years. The new version has more buttons added. It also features a built in second analog stick. The processors have been upgraded for a powerful performance. The facial tracking technology is impressive in this latest gadget from Nintendo.

The Nintendo 3DS XL is improved

The look of the Nintendo 3DS XL has changed. Although it looks off with poorly placed buttons, the device feels natural and easy during game play. The c stick provided also works very powerfully even in very control demanding games. The select and the start buttons have been tucked away in the bottom right and are smaller than the old Nintendo 3DS.

Apart from the hardware upgrades, the Nintendo 3DS XL also is faster and smoother than the previous models. The powerful set of processors really show through in its performance. The camera tracks the distance of your face from the screen. It also keeps track of your face angle and adjusts the 3D simultaneously. With this improved face tracking, players can hold the Nintendo 3DS XL at any angle and get the perfect game play experience. No strict holding experience, stiff sitting or arm pains are needed.

Nintendo 3DS XL Color Options

Key Features

  • Built in Amiibo – allows easy connection to NFC and improves the game experience.
  • Supports all games from previous version of Nintendo consoles like Nintendo DS, 3DS and DSi.
  • Data sharing is made easy with in-built wireless support.
  • Internet options is improved in new Nintendo 3DS XL.

Nintendo 3DS XL

Games for the Nintendo 3DS XL

If you are an ardent gaming fan and have never owned a Nintendo device yet, you are pretty much backlogged in the gaming world. There are many spectacular games available for the Nintendo 3DS XL. Notable ones are:

  • Animal crossing: new leaf.
  • Fire emblem: awakening.
  • Pokémon.
  • Super smash bros 3DS.
  • Cave story.
  • Shovel knight.
  • Bravely default.
  • Persona Q: Shadow of labyrinth.
  • Monster hunter

Nintendo 3DS XL Boxed

Two games, the Monster Hunter Ultimate 4 and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D are launching the same day as the Nintendo 3DS XL.

The downsides of the Nintendo 3DS XL

The gadget has a few small issues. The Micro SD slot sits inside the back panel. You need a screw driver to open it. But he screws do not come off completely. So the process of opening the panel makes a horrible creaking noise as if the panel is breaking. But the panel stays sturdy after it too. Also a 4GB micro SD comes with the gadget. If you need more space, you can transfer your old files via Wi-Fi to the new card. This process takes place slower than a snail.


Nintendo 3DS XL can be bought for the price of $199.99. It comes in a wide array of colors with hundreds of stickers and covers to customize.

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