August 17, 2012

What We Love (and Hate) About Nintendo's 3DS XL

NBC News, NBC News

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For the second time in its history, Nintendo has taken its handheld gaming gadget and blown it up to an extra large size. And for the second time, it looks like Nintendo has made a smart move. The super-sized version of Nintendo's 3DS game machine -- the 3DS XL -- hits shelves Sunday. And like the Nintendo DSi XL (the embiggened version of the Nintendo DSi, which launched back in 2010) this extra large 3-D game machine proves that bigger really is better.

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