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Nintendo DSi XL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1362 reviews of Nintendo DSi XL. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and price. The size and usability also get good opinions. Views are divided on the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nintendo DSi XL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nintendo DSi XL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 user reviews of Nintendo DSi XL from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.co.uk.

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nintendo DSi XL Handheld Console (Wine Red)Nintendo DSi XL Handheld Console (Wine Red)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nintendo DSi XL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Nintendo DSi XL from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nintendo DSi XL Skin - Kearas Peace Signs on Midnight Blue by WraptorSkinzNintendo DSi XL Skin - Kearas Peace Signs on Midnight Blue by WraptorSkinz

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Nintendo DSi XL review

 

A bigger, heavier and fatter Nintendo DSi for large-handed, clumsy people

Big-handed, short-sighted gamers of the world rejoice. Everyone else – shrug and stick with your old DS

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Adam Hartley (techradar.com)

Nintendo DSi XL review

 

Nintendo relaunches the DS handheld in super-size form

Easier to use ; Bigger screen ; Larger stylus

Fiddly Wi-Fi ; Less portable ; The colour!

A bigger screen and wider viewing angle make this a solid improvement on 2009's DSi, with everything that makes the DS family of handhelds so enjoyable to play.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Matt Peckham, PCWorld.com (techadvisor.co.uk)

Nintendo DSi XL review

 

Let's start with the Nintendo DSi XL's down sides. It's heavier, weighing in at 314 grams, 22 percent more than the regular DSi (214g). It's bulkier, too, over 1.5 times the volume of the DSi - both wider and longer, although of roughly the same depth...

Should you buy the Nintendo DSi XL? Probably not, if you already own an original DS, DS Lite, or DSi. Not unless you have trouble making things out on any of those models' screens. Is Nintendo targeting the XL at a market - an older and/or visually...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Jonathan Parkyn (talktalk.co.uk)

Nintendo DSi XL

 

Nintendo’s hugely successful handheld – now available in full-fat format Not one to rest on its laurels, Nintendo has a habit of regularly redesigning its gaming hardware and the DSi XL is the ...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Nintendo - DSi XL

 

Portable console gaming has always been a fiercely fought-over market (ah, how we mourned the passing of the Sega Megadrive!), usually with just one or two emerging as front runners. Nintendo's original DS proved an instant ...

The newly expanded DSi is clearly targeted at older users with its sober colours, much larger screen, fatter stylus and wider viewing angle, but even youngsters won't mind the extra bulk in exchange for a bigger and brighter playing surface.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Douglas Rankine (wired.co.uk)

Nintendo DSi XL review

 

Another month, another new generation of Nintendo's DS console. Nintendo bring to market the fourth yes, the fourth generation of its dual screen gizmo since the arrival of the original DS in 2004. And it's not a huge draw on the memory banks to recall...

Bigger is better -- screen size brings increased detail. More reliable, precise touchscreen interaction. Older games are revitalized by the larger screen size

Inconsistent aesthetic. Conservative colour scheme might not appeal to most. Borders on the 'bulky' end of the spectrum

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Damien McFerran (electricpig.co.uk)

Nintendo DSi XL review

 

Nintendo's latest DS console might not be available in the UK until March but that hasn't stopped us getting our hands on a Nintendo DSi XL and putting it through its paces. Read on for our hardware review of the shiny new Nintendo DSi XL.

The massive screens make games like Zelda: Spirit Tracks and New Super Mario Bros. look better than they've ever done before

Portability is sacrificed for comfort

Nintendo’s attempt to crack the older end of the gaming spectrum is a queer beast, but on the whole we'd certainly recommend the DSi XL to anyone who is thinking of picking up their first DS console

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : McKinley Noble (goodgearguide.com.au)

Nintendo DSi XL

 

Nintendo is bucking convention and going bigger with its new DSi XL

Superior audio quality, sleek yet hefty design, larger screen size benefits both graphics and DS touch gameplay

High price for a late redesign, despite larger dimensions there's no GBA support, camera resolution hasn't been improved from the original DSi whatsoever

Nintendo's extra large handheld bucks its predecessors' smaller, sleeker designs in light of a heftier frame and wider screen, but is it worth its equally sizable price tag -- especially with the newly announced 3DS on the horizon?

Apr, 2010

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Nintendo DSi XL review

 

Since Nintendo first asserted sole domination over the handheld gaming market with the release of the paperback-sized Game Boy in 1989, the company has striven...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Marc Saltzman (digitaltrends.com)

Nintendo DSi XL Review

 

Nintendo's blown-up DSi XL offers a more immersive experience, but may not be worth the upgrade for existing DS owners.

Here’s the bottom line: the Nintendo DSi XL is probably not worth the upgrade if you already own a Nintendo DSi, because it’s essentially the same machine but, er, bigger. On the flipside, the DSi XL is only $20 more than the DSi, so if you’re in the...

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

Design

Built-in touchpad: No
Colour of product:Black / Black, Red / Blue / Bordeaux / Brown / Green / Red / Yellow
Gaming control function keys:Power, Select, Start

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:10.7 / 106.7
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:256 x 192
Second display: Yes
Second display diagonal:10.7
Second display resolution:256 x 192
Touchscreen: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Main camera resolution:640 x 480
Main camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Number of built-in speakers:2
Second Camera: Yes
Video formats supported:3GP, MP4

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Security algorithms:WEP, WPA-AES, WPA-TKIP, WPA2-AES
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes
User guide: Yes
Video game included: No

Performance

Internal Memory:16
Parental control: Yes
Platform:Nintendo DS

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Microphone in: Yes

Power

AC input voltage:100-240
Battery life (max):17
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:3

Storage

Built-in memory capacity:0.25
Built-In Optical Drive: No
Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC
Maximum memory card size:32

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.12 / 9.1 / 9.14
Height :2.1 / 2.12 / 9.14
Weight:314
Width:16.1