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Nintendo 3DS XL/LL (1st gen. 2012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4279 reviews of Nintendo 3DS XL/LL (1st gen. 2012). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and design. The price and size are also appreciated.

usability, size, price, design, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nintendo 3DS XL/LL (1st gen. 2012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nintendo 3DS XL/LL (1st gen. 2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 user reviews of Nintendo 3DS XL/LL (1st gen. 2012) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the game selection and usability are on the whole positive. The price and design also get good feedback. There are some negative comments about the reliability and size, and there are some mixed opinions about the portability.

design, price, usability, family , game selection

size, reliability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo 3DS)The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo 3DS)

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nintendo 3DS XL/LL (1st gen. 2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 521 user reviews of Nintendo 3DS XL/LL (1st gen. 2012) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and price. The portability and size are also appreciated.

usability, size, portability, price, reliability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nintendo 3DS XL - Blue/BlackNintendo 3DS XL - Blue/Black

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Kyle Wagner (gizmodo.com.au)

Nintendo 3DS XL Review: Bigger Screen, Better 3D, Still Clumsy

 

When everyone already has a smartphone, what good is a portable game console? Figuring that out is one of the toughest challenges for traditional game makers right now. Nintendo's answer is the simplest and best so far: just make it nothing like a...

• Battery life: 3.5-6.5 hours of playtime with 3DS games, 6-10 hours with DS games • Size: 74mm x 135mm x 20mm • Weight: 226g • Screen size (top): 4.88 inches • Screen Size (bottom): 4.18 inches • Price: $249.95 RRP in Australia (easily found for less)

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : T3 Staff (t3.com.au)

Nintendo 3DS XL review

 

When the Nintendo 3DS gaming portable was released in March 2011, it wowed us with its glasses-free, autostereoscopic 3D technology, but an over-inflated price, lack of games and confusing marketing saw it fail to capture the imagination of a public...

The 3DS XL is a portable gaming professional with much to recommend about it, a whopping great screen and a decent raft of games being high among them. While smartphones reign the masses, the 3DS has proven there is still a market for dedicated gaming...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

The DS goes one better!

 

Much like the Nintendo 3DS, this console offers amazing game play, beautiful graffics and a wide choice of different games are available to play, but it goes one better, The Nintendo 3DS XL has maximised the screen enough to really put you in the...

the bigger screen

expensive but worth it

Dec, 2012

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Are you a person who does not have a 3DS at all? You should get one.

 

Are you a person who does not have a 3DS at all? You should get one. The 3DS XL is a very good gaming machine, possibly the best portable gaming device ever. The 3DS XL isn't just full of potential. It's a well-designed machine that plays an absurdly...

The positives of the super-sized handheld are, as should be expected of a new iteration, fairly substantial.

There’s no second Circle Pad. This has caused quite a lot of debate on this site and elsewhere, as some gamers see a new system without, from their perspective, a vital extra control method.

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications

Design

Analog thumbsticks:Y / Yes
Built-in touchpad:N / No
Charging indicator:Y / Yes
Colour of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, grey / Black, Red / Black, Silver / Blue / Gold, Metallic / Green / Grey / Multi / Orange / Pink / Pink, White / Red / Silver / White / White, Yellow / Yellow
Gaming control function keys:Back, Home, Menu, Select, Start / D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start / D-pad, Select, Start / Home, Power, Select, Start / Home, Select, Start / Select, Start
Gaming control technology:Analogue / Digital / Digital
LED indicators:Y / Yes
Shoulder buttons:Y / Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display:LCD / LED
Display diagonal:11.9 / 12.4
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:800 x 240
Second display:Y / Yes
Second display diagonal:10.6 / 12.4
Second display resolution:320 x 240
Touch screen type:Resistive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Resistive

Features

Developer:Ambrella / Bandai Namco Studios / HAL Laboratory, Inc. / Headstrong Games / Intelligent Systems Nintendo SPD / Namco Bandai Games, Sora Ltd.
Distribution type:Physical media
ESRB Rating:E (Everyone) / E10+ (Everyone 10+) / T (Teen)
Game edition:Basic
Genre :Action / Adventure / Action / Fighting / Adventure / RPG / Educational / Fighting / RPG (Role-Playing Game) / Simulation / Sports
Language version:DEU / ENG / English / English, Italian / German / Italian
Maximum number of players:1 / 4
Multiplayer mode:N / No / Y / Yes
Multiplayer mode type:Offline, Online
PEGI Rating:12 / 3 / 7
Platform:Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo 3DS New
Publisher:Nintendo
Release Date:02/04/2015 / 03/10/2014 / 10.06.2014 / 13.11.2015 / 3/10/2014
Release date (DD/MM/YYYY):02/04/2015 / 03/10/2014 / 10.03.2017 / 10.06.2014 / 10.06.2016 / 13.11.2015 / 13/05/2016 / 22/01/2016 / 25/06/2015
Split screen:N

Input Device

Analog thumbsticks:Y
Device Type:Gamepad
Gaming control technology:Analogue / Digital
Gaming platforms supported:3DS

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3
Built-in Camera:No / Y / Yes
Built-In Microphone:No / Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Main camera resolution:640 x 480
Main camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Number of built-in speakers:2
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3

Networking

Bluetooth:N / No
Frequency band:2.4
Security algorithms:WPA, WPA2
Wi-Fi:No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:No / Y / Yes
Art book included: No
Battery charger included: No
Carrying case: Yes
Games included:1 / Animal Crossing / Fire Emblem: Awakening / Luigi's Mansion / Luigi's Mansion 2 / Luigis Mansion 2 / Mario Island Tour / Mario Kart 7 / New Super Mario Bros. 2 / Super Mario Bros 2 / Super Smash Bros / Super Smash Bros. / Tomodachi Life / White Mario kart
Manual:Y / Yes
Memory Card Included:microSDHC / SD
Poster included: No
Stylus pen:Y / Yes
Toy figure(s) included:No / Y
User guide:Y / Yes
Video game included:N / No / Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Built-in processor:ARM11
Graphics processor:PICA200
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Motion sensor:Y / Yes
Parental control: Yes
Platform:New Nintendo 3DS XL / Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo 3DS New / Nintendo 3DS XL
Processor Model:ARM11

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Power

Battery Capacity:1300 / 1750
Battery capacity (Watt hours):6.5
Battery life (max):10 / 12 / 6.5 / 7
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:3.5
Power consumption (typical):4.31

Storage

Built-in memory capacity:2 / 4
Built-In Optical Drive:N / No
Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / microSDHC / SD / SD, SDHC
Included memory card size:4

System requirements

Virtual Reality (VR) headset required:N

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.15 / 2.2 / 9.3 / 93 / 93.5
Height :2.2 / 21.5 / 22 / 9.3 / 9.35
Weight:239 / 329 / 336 / 366 / 93
Width:1.6 / 15.3 / 15.6 / 156 / 16 / 160