Nintendo DSi XL (Bronze) comparison

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Nintendo DSi XL (Bronze)

Nintendo DSi XL (Bronze)
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Nintendo 3DS XL (Red)

Nintendo 3DS XL (Red)
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Nintendo DSi (Black)

Nintendo DSi (Black)
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Sony PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi)

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Nintendo DS Lite (Polar White)

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Price $188 at 1 store $174 to $224 at 5 stores $189 at 1 store $199 to $279 at 2 stores $122 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 4.0 stars out of 47 reviews 4.0 stars out of 43 reviews 4.0 stars out of 141 reviews
Release date March 28, 2010 July 28, 2012 April 05, 2009 February 15, 2012 June 11, 2006
The Bottom Line At the end of the day, the DSi XL is exactly the same as the DSi, so unless you're desperate for more touch-screen real estate, or your vision is impaired, we can't recommend a purchase over the original DSi. Three years in, the Nintendo 3DS handheld has become a seriously good game device -- especially for fans of Nintendo's classic gaming franchises -- and the XL is the one you should buy. While not all previous DS owners should upgrade, the DSi is an ambitious and solidly designed portable gaming system. Overall, the PlayStation Vita is the most advanced portable gaming system ever made. While the price is deceiving because of a hidden cost, gamers are getting an impressively complete package. Now priced at $200, the Vita makes a compelling case as the ultimate indie portable console. With a slick new design, brighter screens, and a growing library of fun and innovative games, the Nintendo DS Lite is an impressive improvement over the original DS.

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Max resolution (external) [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Video Output] Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 960 x 544
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Processor type Info unavailable Info unavailable ARM9
Cortex-A9 MPCore
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Graphics Processor Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable SGX543MP4+
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Media Type Cartridge
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PlayStation Vita card
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