The Nintendo 3DS XL is a handheld game system developed and released by Nintendo in 2012 as a predecessor to 3DS. The 3DS XL features a 90% bigger screen and has improved controls and functionality, as well as compatibility.
Nintendo 3DS XL uses the ARM11 MPCore-based dual-core CPU and obviously features two separate screens. The top screen is where most of the action happens, with the glasses-free 3D LCD screen having an 800x240p resolution. The bottom screen is a resistive touchscreen with 320x240p resolution, usually used for the extra control options and additional info during the games. The system has three cameras, with two inside and capturing 3D photos and videos and one facing the user.
With just 1 GB of internal flash memory, the system supports SD memory card slots with 4 GB SDHC card included. The system is equipped with a 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g wireless adapter and WPA2 security.
The portable game system features and supports all 2DS and 3DS family games as well as exclusive Nintendo and other major industry titles, where the most popular include Pokémon X and Y, Super Smash Bros, The Legend of Zelda series, Mario Kart, and many more.
Nintendo 3DS XL has been very well-received and it has also been widely considered as the top of handheld gaming. Although it did not make major improvements to its 3DS predecessor, there are obvious reasons for taking 3DS XL over it. The system is probably the best portable gaming device money can buy at the moment, especially if you enjoy the recognizable Nintendo titles. The newest revision called New Nintendo 3DS XL features more cores to its processor, enhanced face tracking, and additional buttons as well as a C-stick further improving the gameplay. However, the new model has not seen improvements to the battery life and screen resolution.