Adam writes: "While Nintendo had a great start with the original Nintendo 3DS, it had its problems. These problems included a very low battery life, the fact that those with big hands would experience cramping while playing their 3DS, and once people saw other portable screens on devices like the PlayStation Vita or even the Nintendo DSi XL, many people wanted larger screens. Out of nowhere this past June, Nintendo announced the Nintendo 3DS XL. This is more of a luxury product, not a redesign of the Nintendo 3DS which will still be on store shelves alongside this new XL model. The 3DS XL’s screens are 90% larger than their smaller counterparts. Aside from the larger screens, there are also other small improvements such as a larger SD card and 20% more battery life. Are the big screens of the Nintendo 3DS XL enough to get people excited or is bigger not always better?"