3DS XL http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/3ds-xl/news en-GB New video! Nintendo 3DS XL – is bigger better? http://www.stuff.tv/3ds-xl/new-video-nintendo-3ds-xl-%E2%80%93-bigger-better/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nintendo&#039;s predictably gone and supersized another handheld console – but does bigger mean better? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen-shot-2012-07-20-at-19.14.49_0_0.png?1364399816" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nintendo has stayed true to form by predictably <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/nintendo-3ds-xl-video-review">supersizing another handheld console</a>. It's bigger, better-built and throws up a portable 3D experience that not even the more powerful PlayStation Vita can offer. The DSi XL proved bigger is indeed better, but does the same theory apply to Nintendo's third dimensional gamer? <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/nintendo-3ds-xl-video-review">Watch the video review..</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/nintendo-3ds-xl">Read the review</a></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/new-video-nintendo-3ds-xl-%E2%80%93-is-bigger-better </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3ds-xl/new-video-nintendo-3ds-xl-%E2%80%93-bigger-better/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/3ds-xl/new-video-nintendo-3ds-xl-%E2%80%93-bigger-better/news#comments 3DS XL Nintendo Fri, 20 Jul 2012 20:29:59 +0000 Lucy Hedges 422036 at http://www.stuff.tv Nintendo 3DS XL video review http://www.stuff.tv/3ds-xl/nintendo-3ds-xl-video-review/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nintendo&#039;s predictably gone and supersized another handheld console – but does bigger mean better? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="374" height="271" title="Nintendo 3DS XL" alt="Nintendo 3DS XL" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Nintendo-3DS-XL.png?1370357827" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1745396015001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1745396015001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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The Nintendo 3DS XL &ndash; successor to the original 3DS &ndash; is no exception to Ninty&#39;s tried and tested game plan and arrives packing a bigger battery and two larger screens with the aim of creating a longer-lasting and more immersive 3D gaming experience.</p> <p>Is it enough to warrant an upgrade from the original 3DS or fend off the advances of the powerful PlayStation Vita? Read on to find out...</p> <p><a href="/review/nintendo-3ds" target="_self">Read our Nintendo 3DS review</a></p> <p><a href="/review/sony-playstation-vita" target="_self">Read our PlayStation Vita review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1721073691001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1721073691001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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Impressively, though, it&#39;s only 1mm thicker. Its 156mm length (compared to the 3DS&#39; 134mm) does make it less pocket-friendly, though, so you&#39;ll ideally want to pop it into your bag when you&#39;re on the move.</p> <p>Although the 3DS XL is 100g heavier than the 3DS it&#39;s still light and comfortable enough for a strain-free gaming marathon, and we also like the fact that the screen can now be locked into a number of different angles as opposed to moving freely on its hinges, making it sturdier and more durable in the long run.</p> <p>The Nintendo 3DS XL also gains a new matte plastic chassis to replace the glossy plastic of the original 3DS &ndash; a welcome move for obsessive gadgeteers who hate fingerprint smudges. Overall the 3DS XL feels more premium than the slippery finish of the standard 3DS, although the grey and black finish of our review sample is a little unexciting.</p> <p>There&#39;s been a bit of a change in port locations as well, with the SD card and stylus slots now gracing the right hand side of the device. Sadly, the extendable metal stylus has been replaced by an all-plastic affair, but it&#39;s nice to see that the bundled memory card has had an upgrade from 2GB to 4GB. The exclusion of a charger is rather annoying, though, not to mention a little presumptuous on the part of Nintendo to assume that the majority of 3DS XL buyers will be upgrading from the 3DS and re-using their existing chargers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1745396015001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1745396015001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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The top and bottom screens are now 4.88in and 4.18in respectively, which is a massive&nbsp; improvement over the comparatively postage stamp-sized 3.53in and 3.02in screens found on the standard 3DS.</p> <p>The bigger top screen has a somewhat bitter-sweet impact on the gaming experience. It provides more immersion by serving up a larger, more forgiving &#39;sweet spot&#39; for the best 3D effect, and although we crashed a few times in Mario Kart 7 due to the odd bit of 3D distortion-related confusion, the extra space was definitely a good thing for maintaining 3D image stability.</p> <p>Cranking the 3D slider to max also results in a deeper 3D effect that, although pleasing, still has to be toned down after a while to give strained eyes a bit of a break.</p> <p>What&#39;s a bit disappointing is that the same 800x240 screen resolution has been carried over from the 3DS, and the stretching that needs to be done to make it fit the bigger screen means images and text appear far less sharp and much jaggier than before. It&#39;s a real shame that Nintendo didn&#39;t spring for a higher resolution screen: without it the 3DS XL&#39;s picture isn&#39;t the all-round improvement we were hoping for.</p> <p>Compared to the PlayStation Vita&#39;s gorgeous 960x544 5in AMOLED display, the Nintendo 3DS&#39; screen looks positively shoddy, with washed-out colours and jagged edges aplenty. Also unlike the PlayStation Vita, the 3DS XL&#39;s bottom touchscreen is still rocking older resistive touchscreen technology, which means no multitouch and a requirement for surgically accurate finger/stylus pecking when browsing websites and entering URLs.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-3ds-xl-review-hands-on-controls.jpg?1392837908" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nintendo 3DS XL – controls </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&#39;s been a fair bit of controversy over Nintendo&#39;s decision not to include a second analogue circle pad with the 3DS XL and, as before, we were left yearning for the extra precision offered by a second circle pad at times. Although its omission has resulted in a slimmer, longer-lasting handheld, we can&#39;t help but feel that a little more heft and one hour less battery life would be fair trade-offs for a second circle pad.</p> <p>Nonetheless, the existing controls (which are identical to those found on the 3DS) work well, with the one circle pad on offer providing a satisfying balance of resistance, accuracy and smoothness. The Select, Home and Start buttons have also had an upgrade and are now much easier to press mid-game.</p> <p>After a few hours of gameplay we also noticed that our thumbs felt a lot less cramped than after a heavy 3DS session &ndash; a testament to the extra comfort served up by the increase in size.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-3ds-xl-review-hands-on-battery-life.jpg?1392837908" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nintendo 3DS XL – battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Part of the reason Nintendo chose to omit a second circle pad was to improve battery life, and we can happily say that it&#39;s at least done the trick. The 3DS XL lasted a little under 5.5 hours with heavy gaming, light web browsing and camera usage, which is an impressive feat given that Wi-Fi and 3D were on with the screen cranked up to max brightness.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-3ds-xl-review-hands-on-camera.jpg?1392837908" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-3ds-xl-review-hands-on-3ds-camera-comparison.jpg?1392837908" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nintendo 3DS XL – gaming and camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 3DS XL doesn&#39;t bring anything new to the gaming or imaging department and has the same pre-loaded AR apps and library of games that grace the 3DS. The front and inward-facing cameras also remain the same and provide more of a passing distraction as opposed to any real imaging uses, due to their low resolution.</p> <p>The 3D effect for still shots works quite well as long as nothing sticks too far out towards the lens, although video proves to be more temperamental with distracting ghosting present more often than not.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-3ds-xl-review-hands-on-art-shot.jpg?1392837908" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nintendo 3DS XL – verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Perhaps as expected, the 3DS XL is an evolutionary step rather than a revolutionary one, and while there&#39;s no denying the benefits offered by the larger screens in providing a more immersive and enjoyable gaming experience, the lower resolution makes its success a rather qualified one.</p> <p>Existing 3DS owners will have to ask themselves just how much size matters to them, and given the crispness of the smaller 3DS&#39; screen, we would suggest that it&#39;s far from a necessity to upgrade to the 3DS XL right now.</p> <p>First-time buyers, however, should have no qualms about picking up the 3DS XL over the 3DS. It&#39;s bigger, better-built and offers up the familiar Nintendo gaming roster of Mario, Link et al with a portable 3D experience that not even the more powerful PlayStation Vita can offer.</p> <p>The Nintendo 3DS XL isn&#39;t for gamers who want HD graphics or the latest tech and console gaming on the go &ndash; that&#39;s the PlayStation Vita&#39;s calling. Rather, it&#39;s an embodiment of what Nintendo has always stood for &ndash; innovation and good old-fashioned fun.</p> <p>Review by <a href="https://plus.google.com/113744365591130339010/posts?rel=author">Esat Dedezade</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A non-essential, yet evolutionary upgrade that offers the best on-the-go 3D gaming experience in classic Nintendo style</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/nintendo-3ds-xl </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/nintendo-3ds-xl/review#comments 3DS XL Games consoles Games Machines Nintendo Wed, 18 Jul 2012 12:36:00 +0000 Esat Dedezade 422011 at http://www.stuff.tv Nintendo 3DS XL review – hands-on http://www.stuff.tv/3ds-xl/nintendo-3ds-xl-review-%E2%80%93-hands/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ninty&#039;s super-sized handheld lands in our laps – but is it a giant killer or a huge disappointment? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nintendo-3ds-xl-hands-on-01_0.JPG?1364399972" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nintendo 3DS XL – design and build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The XL does exactly what it sets out to do - be really damn big. But it manages to make the leap in size from the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/nintendo-3ds">Nintendo 3DS</a> without feeling too overbearing – an important point, given that smartphones are encroaching on the handheld gaming market. With a body that now measures 155mm across (versus the original 3DS's 135mm)&nbsp;the extra real estate also makes for a less cramped feel.</p><p>Nintendo has swapped out the 3DS's reflective casing for a more rounded matte finish –&nbsp;available in silver, red or blue. While it certainly rocks more of a premium look in keeping with the forthcoming Wii U, it feels a little more plasticky in the hand. On the interior surface, the new matte black innards are – pleasingly – less fingerprint-friendly than the 3DS's glossy finish.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-3ds-xl-hands-on-01_0.JPG?1364399972" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-3ds-xl-hands-on-05_0.JPG?1364399972" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-3ds-xl-hands-on-07_0.JPG?1364399972" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nintendo 3DS XL – display </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The XL's trump card is its screen size – leaping from 3.02 inches to a whopping 4.88 inches, almost as large as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/sony-playstation-vita">PlayStation Vita</a>. The bottom touch screen has also been given a stretch, bouncing up to 4.18 inches across.</p><p>While the 3D effects on the standard model often pop nicely, they've too often felt cramped. Take the XL for a spin, and you'll feel like you're discovering glasses-free 3D all over again. The resolution does remains the same, though we found the picture feels more vibrant and lends itself well to the vast environs in games such as Kid Icarus: Uprising and Zelda: Ocarina of Time.</p><p>Place it next to the Vita's 5in, 220ppi screen, though, and the 3DS XL still pales in comparison. The battery has been given a boost, with Nintendo claiming that the XL will deliver half and hour more play time for 3DS games – around 3.5 hours of 3D gameplay goodness. That's something we'll put to the test in our full review.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-3ds-xl-hands-on-11_0.JPG?1364399972" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-3ds-xl-hands-on-09_0.JPG?1364399972" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_806.png?1364399972" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nintendo 3DS XL – playability </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Since the 3DS landed, owners have complained about its lack of a second analogue stick. Well, Nintendo may have heard you, but it's not doing anything about the problem just yet. In some ways we can understand why Nintendo hasn't added one to the XL – it would leave developers in a tricky position in deciding whether to build games that require two sticks or one (and would potentially leave original 3DS owners with an outdated console just a year down the line).</p><p>The news that the XL will be getting its own Circle Pad Pro doesn't do much to solve the problem, given that it's likely to make the console so bulky it won't fit in your pocket. This gripe aside, however, the XL feels pretty comfortable in the hand despite its size. In some ways it's easier to use than the cramped 3DS, and we found the 3D effect a lot easier on the eyes with the additional screen space.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-3ds-xl-hands-on-08_0.JPG?1364399972" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-3ds-xl-hands-on-03_0.JPG?1364399972" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_0_683.png?1364399972" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nintendo 3DS XL – verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Those who upgraded from the original DS to the DS XL will have an idea of what to expect with the 3DS XL. But add 3D to the equation and there's a real benefit to picking up the larger 3DS – the benefit of that extra screen real estate on the glassless 3D is keenly felt.</p><p>The missing second analogue stick does make the XL feel a bit of a wasted opportunity – but overall it feels more ergonomic than its smaller sibling. For those who already own a 3DS, though, the lack of an extra stick does make the XL a tough sell. For those wondering whether to take the plunge with Nintendo's 3D handheld, the XL may just be enough to persuade you. It's available from July 28, priced £180 – check out our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/unboxing/nintendo-3ds-xl-%E2%80%93-unboxing">3DS XL unboxing</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/nintendo-3ds-xl-%E2%80%93-unboxing-and-first-look-video-review">first look video</a> if you're still pondering a purchase.</p><p>[by Hugh Langley]</p><p><strong>You might also like</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/nintendo-3ds-xl-%E2%80%93-unboxing-and-first-look-video-review">New video! Nintendo 3DS XL unboxing and first impressions review</a></p><p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/unboxing/nintendo-3ds-xl-%E2%80%93-unboxing">Nintendo 3DS XL – unboxing</a></p><p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/life-etc/stuff/stuff-cool-list-2012-issue-is-out-now">Stuff Cool List 2012 issue is out now</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-3ds-xl-hands-on-06_0.JPG?1364399972" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-3ds-xl-hands-on-10_0.JPG?1364399972" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-twitter-banner_689.jpg?1364399972" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/hands-on/nintendo-3ds-xl-review-%E2%80%93-hands-on </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/3ds-xl/nintendo-3ds-xl-review-%E2%80%93-hands/news#comments 3DS XL Nintendo Wed, 04 Jul 2012 18:18:44 +0000 Stephen Graves 421840 at http://www.stuff.tv New video! Nintendo 3DS XL unboxing and first impressions review http://www.stuff.tv/3ds-xl/new-video-nintendo-3ds-xl-unboxing-and-first-impressions-review/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ninty&#039;s giant 3D gamer has finally arrived at Stuff Towers – XL-ent. Naturally, we just had to get it out of that box and capture it all on camera... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen-shot-2012-07-04-at-18.45.14_0.png?1364399972" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4624.jpg?1364399972" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If setting <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/unboxing/nintendo-3ds-xl-%E2%80%93-unboxing">Nintendo's supersized 3DS XL</a> free from its cardboard confines had you all hot under the collar – wait till you watch it<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/nintendo-3ds-xl-%E2%80%93-unboxing-and-first-look-video-review"> slip out of the box on video</a>. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/new-video-nintendo-3ds-xl-unboxing-and-first-impressions-rev </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3ds-xl/new-video-nintendo-3ds-xl-unboxing-and-first-impressions-review/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/3ds-xl/new-video-nintendo-3ds-xl-unboxing-and-first-impressions-review/news#comments 3DS XL Nintendo Wed, 04 Jul 2012 17:58:00 +0000 Lucy Hedges 421839 at http://www.stuff.tv Nintendo 3DS XL – unboxing and first look video review http://www.stuff.tv/3ds-xl/nintendo-3ds-xl-%E2%80%93-unboxing-and-first-look-video-review/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ninty&#039;s super-sized third dimensional gamer has finally arrived at Stuff Towers. We just had to unbox it and capture it on camera (natch) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="358" height="271" title="Nintendo 3DS XL" alt="Nintendo 3DS XL" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Nitendo-3DS-XL-box.png?1370357820" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1721073691001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1721073691001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/3ds-xl/nintendo-3ds-xl-%E2%80%93-unboxing-and-first-look-video-review/video#comments 3DS XL Games consoles Nintendo Wed, 04 Jul 2012 17:36:41 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1423791 at http://www.stuff.tv Nintendo 3DS XL – unboxing http://www.stuff.tv/3ds-xl/nintendo-3ds-xl-%E2%80%93-unboxing/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nintendo&#039;s super-sized third dimensional gamer is in the building. Time to get it out of that box... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DSC00026_0.JPG?1368448261" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DSC00042_0.JPG?1368448261" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DSC00020_0.JPG?1368448261" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DSC00024_0.JPG?1368448261" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DSC00029_0.JPG?1368448261" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DSC00038_0.JPG?1368448261" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DSC00035_0_0.JPG?1368448261" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DSC00039_0.JPG?1368448261" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DSC00053_0.JPG?1368448261" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DSC00043_0.JPG?1368448261" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4626.jpg?1368448261" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Two weeks after the most important convention in the gaming calendar – that's E3 in case you were wondering – Nintendo outed the supersized version of its 3D handheld, the 3DS XL. And it's just arrived at Stuff Towers. Naturally, we couldn't wait to get it out of that box.</p><fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/unboxing/nintendo-3ds-xl-%E2%80%93-unboxing </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3ds-xl/nintendo-3ds-xl-%E2%80%93-unboxing/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/3ds-xl/nintendo-3ds-xl-%E2%80%93-unboxing/news#comments 3DS XL Nintendo Wed, 04 Jul 2012 17:17:48 +0000 Lucy Hedges 421836 at http://www.stuff.tv Nintendo reveals new 3DS XL with bigger screen http://www.stuff.tv/3ds-xl/nintendo-reveals-new-3ds-xl-bigger-screen/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ninty is catering for the needs of screen fetishists with a revamped eye-pleasing 3DS model </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nintendo-3ds-xl_0.jpg?1364400023" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4751.jpg?1364400023" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you're constantly squinting at the dinky screen on Nintendo's 3DS, Nintendo has come up with a fix – it's taken the wraps off the Nintendo 3DS XL, a super-sized version of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/nintendo-3ds" target="_self">3DS</a>.</p> <p>The 3DS XL features a larger 4.88in top screen and a smaller 4.18in bottom screen – a decent upgrade from the standard 3DS' dual 3.02in displays.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/nintendo-reveals-new-3ds-xl-with-bigger-screen </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3ds-xl/nintendo-reveals-new-3ds-xl-bigger-screen/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/3ds-xl/nintendo-reveals-new-3ds-xl-bigger-screen/news#comments 3DS XL Nintendo Fri, 22 Jun 2012 09:49:14 +0000 Esat Dedezade 421671 at http://www.stuff.tv