Submitted by Aclay 1213d ago | video

Compare the Same Mario Game Running on the Old 3DS and the XL One

Kotaku- We've got two copies of New Super Mario Bros. 2 in the office. And we've got an original 3DS and the new 3DS XL. The XL's screens are advertised as being 90% bigger than the regular 3DS'. Numbers are nice, but wouldn't you rather just see the same game running on each unit? That's what we've got for you right here. (3DS, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Tag Invalid)

Attached Video
SlapHappyJesus  +   1213d ago
I worry about the size difference.

I've heard nothing about them upscaling the resolution to better fit the larger screen. If a game is designed at a resolution that takes advantage of the smaller screen, but is then played on the XL, I would think there would be a loss in visual quality. We are talking a screen almost double the size of the original's.

Even then, I feel that the overall design of the original 3DS is more appealing than that of the XL.
#1 (Edited 1213d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
dark-hollow  +   1213d ago
"I've heard nothing about them upscaling the resolution"
to my knowledge there is no "upscaling" done here because both have the same amount of pixels, only on the XL the pixels are more spread out.

bigger display means less PPI and less sharpness than the OG 3ds, but the catch here is thats its not about the pixels only.

its about the distance you would play the xl compared to the og 3ds.

now obviously because this one is bigger you wont glue your face to the screen like on the OG 3ds and thus the display may appear as sharp as the OG display (depends on the distance and your sight if you are a almost blind like me, lol) the screen wont have that much difference in sharpness in those circumstances.

color accuracy, contrast, viewing angles and better 3D effects is more noticeable than a slight drop in sharpness. (which i hope they improved those aspects in the XL because i didnt see the screen for myself yet)
#1.1 (Edited 1213d ago ) | Agree(3) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
karlowma  +   1213d ago
I can't wait to get the XL. Been wanting a 3DS for a few months but figured I'd wait for the larger screen. Looks like a huge (pun intended) difference. Everything I've read says there really is no loss in quality, and the 3D effect seems more pronounced on the XL.
Smokingunz  +   1213d ago
I will be getting the 3dsxl for the bigger screens and I love the fact that the original games are going to take advantage of the bigger screens.
YoungPlex  +   1212d ago
Yes! At first I was a bit skeptical but it went away the moment that I read that it has a much more profound 3D effect... True, it doesn't do anything to enhance the the original resolution, but you clearly don't have to be as close as the original 3DS and the sweet spot for the 3D is much more lenient than before. I'm selling my original after I transfer my data to my friend that wants to purchase one for $130.00 with the CPP included!

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

The Beta Build for Tank Dating Sim Panzermadels is Full of Innuendo - Cliqist

30m ago - Serena Nelson writes: "I'm a sucker for cute girls, whether its in manga or anime or visual novel... | PC

Overwatch Beginner Tips and Tricks

35m ago - Overwatch is Blizzard's team-based, 6 vs. 6, first-person shooter. It is designed to be accessibl... | PC

Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition Review | Game Podunk

3h ago - Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition brings a genuine depth that many RPGs have seemingly forg... | PC

Divinity Original Sin: Enhanced Edition Review - The Digital Fix

4h ago - Roughly a year ago the world of the PC gamer was spoilt for choice; Wasteland 2 proved to be flaw... | PC

Bloodborne: The Old Hunters Review - STN

4h ago - STN: Bloodborne gets a new lease of life with a new DLC release, The Old Hunters. Transporting... | PS4