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Anyone Thinking of Buying a Nintendo 3DS XL? Read This.

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The 3DS at this point is pretty much dead, but it has a fantastic library of games and the 3D effect can be impressively good.

However, on the old 3DS models the 3D effect is off and nauseating. I mean, while it is unfocused, you can make it work by standing your eyes in a straight position so you can enjoy the 3D experience. I bought an old 3DS XL for like £37 and for that, I don't mind that the 3D effect isn't as good as on the New 3DS.

As such, if you're going to buy a 3DS and an XL model, go for the New 3DS (one way to tell is the name "New", the other is that it has two analog thumbs).

P.S. Hacking a 3DS isn't hard and you can play all games for "free" by doing it, but that's piracy so it's up to each one's moral compass.

PhilipMarc
2 months ago
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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana2 months ago

Another way to play is with the citra emulator which does have native 3D support so if you have a 3D TV, 3D projector or VR headset you can play the games emulated that way and they have upscaling.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc
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2 months ago

Citra is playable on actual 3DTVs/VR? That's news to me and that's way better than playing on a 3DS, for sure!

I have a 128GB card in my 3DS though I can't find enough games to make use of the left over space I have (66GB). lol

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