The 3DS XL's improved 3D head-tracking is a big step up and its performance boost more makes a noticeable difference. A few head-scratching design choices prevent us from falling for the New 3DS XL, but this is still the best Nintendo portable to get.
Nintendo's New 3DS isn't much improved overall, but that new display alone almost makes the purchase worthwhile -- or will do, once it's available outside of Japan.
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe is the a great experience for your 3DS, even if its exactly what you might expect.
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.
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is a blast to play, with an endless amount of value and variety packed inside, although at times the chaos can overwhelm that small screen.
Majora's Mask looks great on the 3DS, but if you've already had the pleasure, there's not much new content worth a second go.
Mario Golf has a strong legacy on portable platforms. So is it up to par on the 3DS?
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.
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is a highly entertaining sequel over a decade in the making and is one of the 3DS' newest must-plays.
A Link Between Worlds is now the best reason to own a 3DS and likely the best bang for your buck you'll get this holiday season. If you own a 3DS, there's really no excuse not to play. If you don't own one, there's never been a better time.