Product Comparison: Nintendo DSi XL vs Nintendo 3DS

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General Specifications
About the Product
Discover the joys of built-in applications like Nintendo DSi Camera and Nintendo DSi Sound which allow you to play with your favourite photographs and have your personal podcasts and songs at the ready wherever you go.
Perfect for players of all ages and experience levels, The Nintendo 3DS family makes gaming easy and accessible. With a library of amazing titles to choose from, including fan-favourites from the Mario, Pokémon and The Legend of Zelda series, online play and more, they are a must-have for every member of the family.
Key Specs
Screen Resolution
192 p
240 p
Game Sources
Nintendo DS cartridge
Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DS cartridge
Internal Memory
0.256 GB
2 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Nintendo DSi XL Handheld Game Console
  • The console has a really nice finish.
  • It fits really nicely in a bag or pocket.
  • Excellent quality sound, looks and feels great.
  • The touch screen is very responsive, and it feels comfortable to play.
  • The console is very good. Great resolution.
Nintendo 3DS Handheld Console
  • The 3D effect is pretty magical when you first see it - particularly on games where it is well used.
  • The top screen resolution is more than adequate for the size of the device - bright, colourful and clear.
  • Personally I find the display and resolution of the games a little limited but my son loves this.
  • The device adds some very awesome new features such as upgraded graphics, gyroscope, the circle pad, higher resolution screens, and much more.
  • The little card inside for the memory and games.
Size & Weight
0.83 in.
0.87 in.
6.33 in.
5.3 in.
3.59 in.
5.4 in.
0.69 lbs.
0.52 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Screen Type
LCD (3D)
Screen Size
4.2 in.
3.53 in.
What customers say about "Screen"
Nintendo DSi XL Handheld Game Console
  • The screen is clear and easy to read.
  • Screens are lovely and bright, and very clear.
  • The screens are very clear and bright.
  • The large screens are a welcome sight.
  • The screen is both vibrant and crystal clear.
Nintendo 3DS Handheld Console
  • Very good quality for the money, and the screen size is just fine.
  • Screen colour is excellent. Very, very happy! Arrived quickly.
  • The screen shows the graphics up perfectly regardless of whether the 3D is on or not.
  • The touch screen was very badly calibrated- past the point of the in-software recalibration.
  • I do not like the small screen and it is for children rather than adults although there are some adult games.
Front Camera
0.3 MP
0.3 MP
Rear Camera
0.3 MP
0.3 MP
Multimedia Features
Multiplayer, Nintendo eShop, Photo, Music, Video, Internet browser
StreetPass, SpotPass, Face Raiders, Mii Maker, Nintendo eShop, Music, Photo, Internet browser, Multiplayer
Expansion Card
32 GB
32 GB
What customers say about "Multimedia"
Nintendo DSi XL Handheld Game Console
  • It has a high-quality camera.
  • This console is a very good product.
  • Microphone and cameras are a novel addition.
  • The camera has proved useful.
  • The camera is good quality.
Nintendo 3DS Handheld Console
  • You don't just get 3d, you get internet, front and back cameras, interactive 3d activities in the system, connecting with others easier, etc.
  • The apps are great especially the camera and the colour (Aqua)is gorgeous.
  • The built in camera is lots of fun as you can create characters out of photos.
  • The camera isn't clear at all and in this day and age could and SHOULD be much better and clearer so minus a point for that.
  • Camera is very low resolution and works badly in low light.
Start button, Select button, Power button, D-pad, A/B/X/Y buttons
Home button, L/R trigger, Select button, Start button, Analog stick, Cross control pad, ZL/ZR buttons, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons
MicroSD card slot, Wi-Fi, USB, Audio jack 3.5mm
Wi-Fi, Audio jack 3.5mm, MicroSD card slot
1050 mAh
1300 mAh
What customers say about "Power"
Nintendo DSi XL Handheld Game Console
  • Battery life is very good.
  • Battery life is great allowing for long periods of play between charges.
  • The battery life is good and being able to use an SD card will be very useful.
  • The battery life is amazing.
  • Long charge life on the battery.
Nintendo 3DS Handheld Console
  • The 3DS is sturdy, can handle being dropped, has a good selection of settings and good battery life.
  • The battery from a full night's charge will last me all day so I'm happy about that.
  • The battery seems to last reasonably well and really does depend what you're using the 3ds for, playing multiplayer mario kart online drains the battery much quicker.
  • The battery doesn't last that long compared to previous devices.
  • Battery life is a big disappointment compared to previous consoles. Even with the Wi-Fi turned off and power saving on, you still going to get nothing near the life you got from the previous consoles.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
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