Which is better? Explain your opinion.
Which is better? Explain your opinion.
Last edited by Tag365; 23rd October 2013 at 11:33 AM. Reason: Explain your Opinion.
I'm kinda tied with the XL and original 3DS since I like the larger screens but I also like the smaller size of the 3DS. I'm not impressed at all with the 2DS since I feel it's a step backward with only one speaker and it doesn't fold.
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2DS is just a waste of time and money to me. I have no idea why anyone would really want one, considering how much more weight it'd take up in a purse and how it'd be impossible to fit in a pocket due to not folding. If it folded, I'd actually consider one. (I don't really care about 3D all that much.) Otherwise? Yeah, no.
I guess I won't vote since I haven't tried a 2DS yet--I don't want to judge it until I have time to use it--but for now I'd have to say a 3DS XL is the best because it fits my hands better than the 3DS. But based on reviews & photos of the 2DS, it seems the 2DS might fit my hands the best. I think my hands are even too big for the 3DS XL in my opinion (but only slightly), and so holding mine can still be uncomfortable at times. I tried holding my 3DS XL as a 2DS for a little bit just to test it out (and because I was mostly using the touch screen, anyway), and I noticed my hands felt so much more comfortable after doing that. At first I was critical of the design for the 2DS, but I think Nintendo really was onto something when they placed the controls so high up.
That being said, I really like the stereoscopic 3D, so I don't think I would ever get a 2DS. But yeah, it seems in terms of control placement, the 2DS might be the best for my hands.
I find the XL best for my purposes due to the battery life and the increased screen size, but it's really worth remembering that the 2DS is not made for adults. It is designed to be sturdy (hinges are known to break sooner or later in careless hands) and comparatively cheap so that you can give it to younger children who are long used to tablet-like layouts to safely play games without the extra cost for 3D (which young kids shouldn't be using anyway). If you're posting here, I would hazard a guess that you're probably not its likely target market.
Out of the three I really like the XL the most. While I don't own one I played a friend's and it really makes games look much better plus it's easier to use the d-pad. The 2DS is great from a marketing standpoint, since parents are bound to buy one for their young kids since it's the cheaper alternative plus it's recommended that kids bellow the age of 7 shouldn't be playing the games in 3D anyways, plus they are more known to break the other handhelds because of it's clamshell design. It may also confuse parents who are unfamiliar with video games, but that's what employees of stores are for to help their customers. I also love the original 3DS as it's easier to carry around than the XL and the 2DS. But I own the original 3DS and am satisfied with it, but I might upgrade to a XL soon...
The XL is, technically speaking, the best, but I find my normal 3DS with an external batter pack slapped on to be a much more comfortable fit for my hands for long term playing. Really they're all spectacular devices, even the 2DS, which has a cool sort of retro feel/look to it (a sort of "what if we had gone back to the GameBoy mindset? type scenario).
>< I bought an XL and sold my old 3ds to my cousin when I bought X and I wish I hadn't
My vote fully goes to the 3DS XL. The regular 3DS is basic and now cheaper of course, but comparing it to the XL, the screen is really too small! I especially enjoyed to use the big touch screen of the XL to draw in swapnote and... send doodles and notes to my friends and... now I realize I can't do it anymore... s-sorry. It's just, a minute of silence for swapnote. :'(
3DS XL for sure. It's easier for me to hold compared to my 3DS, the screens are easier to see, and the battery life is a lot better. As for the 2DS, haven't touched one.
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I'd say the 3DS looks the best, so it has my vote. And if you include how only the 3DS had the opportunity for the ambassador program, I think it wins hands-down. But, you know, the XL has a big screen.
The XL's big screen is the problem for me, it's all pixelated.
Though one plus of the XL is that its way easier to draw on Miiverse with than the small. (Though I just use my Wii U so that point doesn't make me any happier with my mistake).
3DS XL was surprisingly huge when I got it...didn't expect it to be that big!
3DS XL takes the cake for me.
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I personally feel the 3DS XL and the 2DS are both taking steps backwards. It's like taking the portable part out of portable handheld console. I love the 3DS because it's small, it easily fits in my pocket, and I can take it anywhere with no hassle. While I know the 3DS XL is more comfortable to hold and play (my friend has one and let me use it for a bit) it's just too big and bulky for me. The same goes for the 2DS, though on a much larger scale. You can't even fold it, which was, in my opinion, one of the biggest selling points of the DS. It's uglier than the iPad and equally as ridiculous.
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3DS XL. The bigger screen and longer lasting battery sealed the deal for me.
Plus, as I'm sure lots of people have already said, once you "upgrade" to the bigger screen, it's nearly impossible to go back to a smaller one.