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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.

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SlapHappyJesus1374d ago (Edited 1374d 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.

dark-hollow1374d ago (Edited 1374d 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)

karlowma1374d 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.

Smokingunz1374d 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.

YoungPlex1374d 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!