Nintendo 3DS XL (Red) comparison

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Nintendo 3DS XL (Red)

Nintendo 3DS XL (Red)
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Price $188 to $208 at 3 stores $399 to $1,200 at 3 stores $262 at 1 store $499 to $749 at 5 stores $249 to $279 at 2 stores
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 3.5 stars out of 34 reviews 4.0 stars out of 43 reviews 3.5 stars out of 37 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review
Release date July 28, 2012 November 15, 2013 February 15, 2012 November 22, 2013 June 10, 2013
The Bottom Line 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. 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. 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. Its high price and imperfect voice control and TV integration keep the Xbox One short of must-have territory, but the inclusion of Titanfall for free (for new purchases) helps Microsoft's console hold the line against Sony's compelling PS4. The Xbox 360 remains a great video and gaming console, but fans will be better served by older 360 bundles -- or waiting for the Xbox One.

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Max resolution (external) [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Video Output] Info unavailable Info unavailable 960 x 544
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Processor type Info unavailable Info unavailable Cortex-A9 MPCore
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Graphics Processor Info unavailable Info unavailable SGX543MP4+
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Media Type Cartridge
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RAM installed size Info unavailable 8 GB
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