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Submitted by ReZoN 950d ago | news

3DS XL To Have 1:1 Pixel Mode

Looking for reasons to buy the newly announced 3DS XL apart from the bigger screen and better battery life? Well you would be glad to know that the bigger screens are not going to waste and will have 1:1 Pixel Mode. (3DS)

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jamesensor  +   951d ago
Bigger screen ^^. That's something they should have done from the start.
-Superman-  +   950d ago
PSVita still has bigger screen and better controller.
Haha123  +   950d ago | Well said
But not the better games.
fr0sty  +   950d ago
Depends if you're into kiddie games and sequels of spinoffs.
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gamemaster9641  +   950d ago | Intelligent
The PS Vita has nothing to do with this article.
KeiserSosay4788  +   950d ago
Why even respond, dude? Marked for trolling.
Hisiru  +   950d ago
@fr0sty
Kiddie games? I wouldn't say it about games lik Revelations, Castlevania, Kingdom Hearts, Heroes of Ruin, Fire Emblem and some others. Also, just because Mario, Kid Icarus and some other games have a "cartoon look" it doesn't mean it's just for kids, youre acting like an ignorant.

So far, most of the PSV games are dumbed down ports from HD consoles (and that's why people complain about it). I am not saying it's a bad portable, I love my vita, but as far as games goes, 3DS has much more third and first party support (and it's not about "kiddie games", it's about "best games" that anyone can play if they aren't ignorant).

PSV has only a few really good games (and it's hard to deny) but I am having a lot of fun with it, there is no need for a console war.

2-Superman-
3DS has 2 screens (so you will be able to have more info on screen on the 3DS, not on the vita), I think it would be stupid to make an even larger screen.
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NewMonday  +   950d ago
the Vita screen is also OLED and much sharper and vivid
-Mika-  +   951d ago
First off. Where is the evidence supporting this. Also does this mean 1:1 for 3ds games because that the only thing most people care about.
Kur0  +   951d ago
It could mean the hardware is stronger to upscale the games to the bigger screen.
Waddy101  +   950d ago
No if you read the article all the writer is saying is that because the screen is bigger, the 1:1 pixel mode for DS games will produce a picture that is closer to what it would be on a DS or a DSi XL, somewhere in between those two sizes.
LiamIRL82  +   950d ago
Does this mean ds games will appear bigger, on the 3ds they were tiny
anti-gamer  +   950d ago
steel no 2nd analog stick.
CyanideMatt  +   950d ago
Nintendo will announce in a month 3DSi XL-U color. Joking aside I welcome a larger screen. Now I only have to wait for the purple version :)
ninjahunter  +   950d ago
Bigger screen, same resolution. im no math wizz, but my senses tell me the pixels per inch are undesirable.
OpenGL  +   950d ago
Compared to a modern smart phone every variation of the DS has an undesirable PPI count.
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TheIneffableBob  +   950d ago
Top screen is 400x240, bottom screen is 320x240. Ppi for both is less than the first iPhone. (However, the top screen is rendered at 800x240 when 3D)
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DivineAssault  +   950d ago
i doubt it will make much of a difference.. still, its better than nothing.. im digging that white version.. but if i get the white one, ill have to get a white wii u.. Nah... im not getting any of them.. maybe when 2nd circle pad version comes out
Neo Nugget  +   950d ago
I think all hope of a second circle pad 3DS died with this release, honestly. If you want one built in, I highly doubt it's ever, EVER, going to happen.
malypso  +   950d ago
Awesome! All three DS Castlevania games will finally be HUGE on here.
Heavenly King  +   950d ago
Now thanks to the bigger screen games will look even worst than before. It will be so exciting to be able to play all those already blurry games even more "blurrier".

Great Job nintendo, great job.
Gen0ne  +   950d ago
fsd sdf • 24 minutes ago −
"Now thanks to the bigger screen games will look even worst than
before. It will be so exciting to be able to play all those already
blurry games even more "blurrier".

Great Job nintendo, great job.

Copy and paste much Heavenly?
3GenGames  +   950d ago
Too bad evidence shows that the screen has the same resolution. More pixels will not be present because the screens are bigger.

This article is failure.
tubers  +   950d ago
WTF it's the same res as the 3DS. How is that any different from the 3DS's 1:1 pixel mapping.

Sure it's just bigger but that's the only difference.

Maybe I have a different understanding of 1:1 pixel mapping (rendering DS native res to 3DS screen w/o upscaling)
Smokingunz  +   950d ago
This news is music to my ears! I love the bigger screens which will make it easier on my eyes but most importantly, the ds games and virtual games will be formated to fit on this bigger screen. Something I hated on the 3rd which makes me don't even want to play the old ds games on it
slugboss  +   950d ago
maybe they can get the ds games in native res lined up exactly with the bottom screen, with black bars on the top and sides... That'd be nice.
8bitHero  +   950d ago
eh i can wait a couple of more years till a redesign comes out with a 2nd analog stick.
godzilla72  +   950d ago
I dont like the case on the new version. Its not shiny and glossy like the sleek black one! Will stick with my older version as i dont need the bigger screen, have my Vita for that. Do not like this version,
tweet75  +   950d ago
i waited for this didnt buy a 3ds at $250 and not after the price drop. I knew nintendo would come out with a new better model plus so many of the games are discounted now and good selection of games. More gamers should do this to save lots of money.
konohashin  +   950d ago
I also wondered why this crap becoms news. I mean every 3ds can display DS games in DS resolution with 1:1 pixel mapping. It was something like PRESS L (?)before the game starts... cant remember never used it.

You know the mode with alot of black borders....

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