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)

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Nintendo DSi (Black)

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Nintendo 3DS (Cosmo Black)

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Price $199 at 1 store $174 to $224 at 6 stores $184 at 1 store $399 to $1,200 at 5 stores $6 to $187 at 3 stores
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)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 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 3.5 stars out of 34 reviews 4.0 stars out of 33 reviews
Release date March 28, 2010 July 28, 2012 April 05, 2009 November 15, 2013 March 27, 2011
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. The PlayStation 4's beautiful graphics, blazing interface, near-perfect controller, and lower price give it a slight edge on the Xbox One -- for now. The Nintendo 3DS successfully offers a glasses-free 3D experience that needs to be seen to be believed. A weak start out of the gate has been all but forgotten thanks to a bevy of compelling releases on online downloadables since launch.

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Media Type Cartridge
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RAM installed size Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 8 GB
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