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Nintendo 3DS XL (Blue)

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Nintendo 3DS XL (Red)

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Price $177 to $204 at 4 stores $199 to $294 at 8 stores $199 at 1 store $160 to $323 at 3 stores
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 4.0 stars out of 43 reviews 4.0 stars out of 33 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date July 28, 2012 July 28, 2012 February 15, 2012 March 27, 2011 September 09, 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. 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. 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. 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. In the face of stiff competition from smart phone and tablet gaming, we were hoping for something more audacious from Sony's Vita revamp. The Vita Slim is still a powerful, portable games machine however -- just watch out for those pricey, proprietary memory cards. Owners of the original shouldn't worry about upgrading, but if there are Vita-specific titles you've been hankering to play for a while now, this is a good time to get involved.

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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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