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Among all the big names in gaming consoles, Nintendo is definitely among the top favorites. As a ’90s kid, I associate much of my childhood with playing Nintendo games. I remember growing up with the Nintendo 64, the GameBoy Color, GameBoy Advance, and Nintendo DS. Through all the different iterations, the gameplay had improved drastically with new features and visual effects.

Nintendo is still going strong and has brought out their latest generation portable gaming console, the Nintendo 3DS. Today, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at the Nintendo 3DS XL as well as give one away to a lucky reader!

Check out the other giveaways we’ve organised this Gaming Month!

About the Nintendo 3DS

The Nintendo DS was a new revolution in portable console gaming because of the introduction of two screens on the device, with the bottom screen including touch capabilities. It allowed for plenty of new features and offered a different gameplay flow. Commonly, actual gameplay was displayed on the top, larger screen, while the bottom screen was used for game technicalities, such as settings, items, stats, and more. The Nintendo 3DS built off of the success of the Nintendo DS and added an exciting new dimension of gaming to the device — 3D capabilities. And I’m not just talking about 3D graphics as the Nintendo DS already had those, but I mean real life, theatre-like 3D effects. Plus, the Nintendo 3DS accomplishes this without the need for any special glasses.

Variations

The Nintendo 3DS comes in many different colors, as well as two different sizes. The regular size sells for $169.99, while the 3DS XL version (which we’re reviewing) goes for $199.99. There aren’t any differences between the two variations when it comes to features, but some obvious differences include the screen sizes as well as a different-sized battery. We discussed the details of the Nintendo 3DS XL What Is The Nintendo 3DS XL & Should You Get One? [MUO Gaming] What Is The Nintendo 3DS XL & Should You Get One? [MUO Gaming] The buzz around Nintendo’s Wii U has been rather lackluster. Much like the Wii, people seem confused by the new controller that is looking to revolutionize gaming, as we know it. In an effort to... Read More before, and recommend that you check it out. Some close competitors include Android tablets Nexus 7 vs. iPad Mini: A Comparative Review Nexus 7 vs. iPad Mini: A Comparative Review If you're shopping for a 7-inch tablet, there's absolutely no shortage of options. It's undeniable, however, that the leading choices are Apple's iPad mini and Google's Nexus 7. We've reviewed both of these devices individually,... Read More , the iPad New iPad Review and Giveaway New iPad Review and Giveaway The third generation (2012) iPad was announced on March 7, 2012, and have recently reached their new owners across the globe. How does it compare to its predecessors -- the iPad 2 and original iPad?... Read More , and the PlayStation Vita PlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Review And Giveaway PlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Review And Giveaway Today, we'll be taking a look at the PlayStation Vita (specifically the 3G/Wi-Fi model), Sony’s latest entry into the portable gaming space. How will it hold up? Read the review to find out. Plus, we'll... Read More .

Packaging

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The Nintendo 3DS XL was packaged very nicely. Once taken out of the box, you’ll immediately find device guides as well as some cards used for some built-in 3D functionality. Underneath it, you’ll find the actual device as well as the charger. The console doesn’t come with a game, so be sure to remember to buy one along with it. For the purposes of this giveaway, I’ll be providing “Super Mario 3D Land”, a 3D twist on the class Super Mario Brothers game that is an appropriate title for anyone (it also made it to our list of top 3 games that make a Nintendo 3DS worth owning 3 Games That Make A Nintendo 3DS Worth Owning [MUO Gaming] 3 Games That Make A Nintendo 3DS Worth Owning [MUO Gaming] The Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming system got off to a rocky start, but it seems to be finding its stride as time goes on. In my opinion, the reason for this is that there are... Read More ).

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First Impressions

When I first take a look at the Nintendo 3DS XL, I’m surprised at how beautiful the color finish looks. This is one of the few times where the picture actually does quite a bit of justice for the device, so looking at the photo should give you a good idea of what I’m talking about.

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Generally I find everything to be where it should be — A, B, X, and Y buttons haven’t moved, the power button is in plain sight as well as the new 3D on/off slider, and the analog stick is placed where it can be comfortably used with the left thumb. All buttons feel responsive with the right amount of spring. Even the analog stick is solidly built and nicely springs right back to the center when you let go. In other words, it’s surprisingly nice to use as I’ve always preferred to use the D-Pad.

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The device has two 0.3 MP rear-facing cameras in order to enable other 3D capabilities (the screen isn’t the only 3D item!), as well as a 0.3 MP front-facing camera. The form factor also seems appropriate. It feels a bit bulky, but then again it’s the XL variant instead of the regular one. As such, don’t expect this larger variant to fit in your pants pocket either. Despite its relative bulk, it doesn’t feel very heavy (only slightly). so It’s not any more difficult to hold with both of your hands while playing.

Specifications

The specifications of the Nintendo 3DS XL are as follows:

  • 3.66″ by 6.14″ by 0.87″
  • 0.74 pounds
  • Diagonal screen sizes of 4.88″ (top) and 4.18″ (bottom)
  • Screen resolutions of 800 x 320 (top) and 400 x 240 (bottom)
  • Bottom screen is a resistive touchscreen
  • Glasses-free 3D capabilities
  • Includes 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi with WPA2 support
  • Typical DS buttons, including an analog stick and a power button rather than power slider
  • Uses cartridges for DS and 3DS
  • Expandable storage via SD/SDHC cards

Build Quality

The Nintendo 3DS XL feels very solidly built, considering it’s still mostly plastic. Nintendo knows that a plenty of children use their products, and as such they need to make them tougher so that they can withstand the abuse that children place on them. It’s the same build quality as any previous-generation portable console from Nintendo, so I’d expect it to last for many years to come with decent care.

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Other build quality remarks come from the hinge design of the device and the weight distribution. The hinge has gotten a slight update as it now “snaps” in three different positions instead of just two — closed, halfway, and fully open. The halfway position is new in contrast to the Nintendo DS, and mimics the angle that most laptops are usually used at on a table. Weight distribution is also important because if it’s heavier on one side than the other, it’ll make it a lot harder to hold up for long periods of time. Everything seems to be evenly distributed, so Nintendo gets a thumbs up here.

Ports

The Nintendo 3DS comes with a number of different ports to enable as much functionality on the device as possible. Starting on the bottom, you’ll find the headphone jack as well as the power and charging indicators. You’ll notice that, unlike the Nintendo DS, the Nintendo 3DS no longer accepts GameBoy Advance cartridges.

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On the left side, you’ll find the volume slider — that should be self-explanatory. The top side contains a proprietary port for charging and other connectivity, along a place to insert the game cartridge, and an IR receiver.

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Finally, on the right side, you’ll find the storage expansion slot, the stylus storage slot, and a spring-loaded slider to enable/disable the wireless functionality of the device.

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Screens and 3D

The screens on the Nintendo 3DS XL are definitely bigger — Nintendo says that they are 90% bigger than the normal variant. The screens without 3D effects aren’t too impressive, however, as the resolution is decent at best. However, the lower resolution can enable more energy-efficient graphics processors which drain the battery less. The real magic appears when you move the 3D slider at the lower right corner of the top screen.

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From here, you can enjoy 3D effects as you see them in the movies, without the need for special glasses. You can control the intensity of the 3D effect with the 3D slider. This setting will differ from person to person based on what is comfortable for their eyes. My own preferred setting for while I’m holding the device is to turn the 3D effects on, but to keep them at a the lowest setting before the slider “snaps” into 2D mode. If I have it placed on a table, it’s easier to turn up the 3D effect.

Built-In Features

There are plenty of built-in features of the Nintendo 3DS XL, a noticeable upgrade over the Nintendo DS. You can now, among other things, shop at the Nintendo eStore, get system software updates, play AR Card games (you’ll have to play it yourself to find out what it is!), play the inserted cartridge, listen to music, and take pictures. The two cameras on the back side allow you to take 3D pictures and videos. They aren’t high-quality, but the 3D option and the fact that this is a portable gaming console makes up for that. The 3D effect won’t be any good, however, if you don’t have any other 3D devices to display it on.

Playing 3DS Games

The concept of playing games hasn’t changed much from the Nintendo DS, unlike the jump from the GameBoy Advance to the DS. The 3D effects definitely make playing the games more entertaining, but you’ll still have your two screens that will be used the same way as the developers used them on the Nintendo DS. Besides the brand new 3D effects and (for this variant) larger size, the Nintendo 3DS is mainly an update to the original DS. It provides more built-in functionality, including the ability to use Wi-Fi at 802.11g speeds as well as WPA2 encryption. The Nintendo DS would only allow 802.11b speeds with WEP encryption at best. Please note that any features found in the 3DS but not in the DS will only be usable with 3DS games. Therefore, as an example, you won’t be able to connect to a WPA2-encrypted Wi-Fi network if you’re playing a DS game on your 3DS. Instead, you’ll need to play a 3DS game on the device in order to use that new functionality.

Battery Life

The larger size of the Nintendo 3DS XL also offers more room to pack in a bigger battery. As a result, the expected battery life is at about 4 and a half hours. This is comparable to the battery life of the Nintendo DS Lite. The normal variant of the 3DS is expected to get half an hour less than that. Sadly, because of all the new features, I don’t think we’ll ever be able to go back to the 36 hour battery life of the GameBoy Color, 30 hours on the GameBoy Advance, or even the 8 hours on the GameBoy Advance SP. At least, unlike the GameBoy Color and GameBoy Advance, the battery packs which are included are rechargeable rather than needing constant replacement.

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Conclusion

So in the end, is it really worth getting the Nintendo 3DS XL? If you can afford the higher price, I’d definitely recommend choosing the XL variant over the regular one. However, whether you should even upgrade to the 3DS line depends on several factors. If you’re still using a GameBoy Advance (SP) or older console, then I would recommend buying a 3DS device. If you’re already a Nintendo DS user, it’ll only be more worthwhile if you are an avid Nintendo gamer and want all the latest features and games. That means, if you are a big fan of the Pokemon games, you’ll probably want to upgrade to a 3DS device so that you’ll be able to play the 6th generation games.

MakeUseOf Recommends: Buy, if you have an old console or are an avid gamer.

How do I win the Nintendo 3DS XL?

Step 1: Fill in the giveaway form

Please fill in the form with your real name and email address so that we can get in touch if you are chosen as a winner. MakeUseOf giveaways are open to readers worldwide.

The giveaway is over. Congratulations, Stephen Matthews! You would have received an email from jackson@makeuseof.com. Please respond before April 29 to claim your prize. Enquires beyond this date will not be entertained.

  1. Shykeria
    May 19, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Please give me one it's to high

  2. nathaniel eddings
    June 12, 2013 at 4:14 am

    awesome

  3. nathaniel eddings
    June 12, 2013 at 4:14 am

    this is awsome

  4. Eian Ampoloquio
    April 28, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Congrats Stephen Matthews for winning the 3DS XL Nintendo! You lucky one! ;)

  5. Mary Torrez-Watson
    April 26, 2013 at 4:35 am

    wow...this just came up in my fb today and already the contest is closed??? what's up with that?

    • Tina Sieber
      April 26, 2013 at 8:35 am

      Sorry Mary! Competition ended on April 19th; 10 days after this article went live. I'm pretty sure the Facebook post was originally published along with this article. Maybe Facebook's Edge Rank didn't deem the post worthy of being shared with you until now. That really sucks!

  6. Alec Friedsam
    April 20, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    I NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED ONE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Alec Friedsam
    April 20, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    3dsxl

  8. smilah formentera
    April 19, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    i would love to have this gadget for a birthday gift for my niece! :)

  9. Mike
    April 19, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    shared

  10. abigail ong
    April 19, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    remembered my first Game n Watch octopus game, then there's Squish with 2 screens hahahah

  11. cynthia g
    April 19, 2013 at 11:39 am

    another awesome giveaway..fingers crossed...thanks for the chance.

  12. Sue King
    April 18, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    I used to play the REALLY, REALLY old one when my 33 yr old daughter was about 11 yrs old. I loved it but it broke and I never replaced it. She wasn't all that interested in it after she figured it all out and I couldn't justify buying one for myself. But if I win one that's way different. Thank you for the chance to win !!!

  13. Ignacio Castillo
    April 17, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Thank you for the amazing opportunity, liked and shared

  14. claire crook
    April 17, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Love it

  15. Eian Ampoloquio
    April 17, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    I want! ;)

  16. Nancy B
    April 17, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    lovely looking machine and love that it's larger for those of us who now need reading glasses!

  17. James W
    April 16, 2013 at 1:27 am

    Another great giveaway! Thanks!

  18. aaron
    April 15, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    I hope that this is finally the time that I will have a3ds! It's my dream. :)

  19. Orkan C
    April 15, 2013 at 6:23 am

    Love to win the Nintendo 3DS XL.
    Thanks & Regards

  20. sheila brown
    April 14, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway love this

  21. Deirdre
    April 14, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    awesome giveaway

  22. Anle hontiveros
    April 14, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    My only dream that i can have Nintendo 3DS XL what a GOOD Giveaway :)

  23. Gerald Shimizu
    April 14, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    I'm in-to it.

  24. ShokuBox
    April 14, 2013 at 9:24 am

    time to have one

  25. Andy Christian Loyola
    April 14, 2013 at 5:04 am

    game on

  26. Tiffaney Hackley
    April 14, 2013 at 4:19 am

    would love this for my son

  27. Nannette Magaway
    April 13, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    awesome giveaways,hoping to be lucky for my daughter

  28. Rita Spratlen
    April 13, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Thanks for the nice giveaway! Sorry I entered and then I should have signed in first. Now I know! Love to win!!

  29. Lewis Golden
    April 13, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    I would like to give this as a birthday gift for my nephew.

  30. Simmie Claus
    April 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    My grandson would be happy with that for a bday gift. good luck everybody

  31. diane king
    April 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    love to win this and gl all

  32. Jaimin Shah
    April 13, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Kindly send me Nintendo 3ds if you are sending it for free. I Live in India & would love to play game on it. Thanks a million. Cheers Nintendo Team.

  33. ALICE SPENCE
    April 13, 2013 at 2:58 am

    would be perfect

  34. William
    April 13, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Would be great to win this.

  35. Leslie
    April 12, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    pick me

  36. Brenda Mayzone
    April 12, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    This would be awesome to win,Im in, really great give away .

  37. George
    April 12, 2013 at 11:54 am

    My wife needs a new Nintendo

  38. Stephanie Staker
    April 12, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Danny, this grandma is not interested in one for herself but I know and love a 10-year-old grandson that would LOVE it! He got his first Nintendo DS a few years ago for Christmas and still takes it with him on long trips in the car or when he is going on vacation with his parents. He is very good on it too. Thanks for the excellent review and I hope I win for my boy! :)

  39. WillyC
    April 12, 2013 at 5:39 am

    Hope its my turn to win now.....

  40. Vino Jomalesa
    April 12, 2013 at 4:55 am

    This is one awesome handheld gaming console!

  41. angela s.
    April 12, 2013 at 4:11 am

    nice giveaway.would love to win

  42. Lindy Brennan
    April 12, 2013 at 1:04 am

    You'd make this little Auzzie family very happy if the Nintendo came our way.
    Cheers to everyone at makeuseof as the info is really useful.

  43. Aline Boutz
    April 11, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    would like to win

  44. Debra Beshears
    April 11, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    This would make my granddaughter very happy!

  45. Jeremy Cabansag
    April 11, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Hi, thank you for the contest, and I hope I win

  46. Clinton Dcruz
    April 11, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    AweSomeEeee!!! :D Really excited about this!! Hope I win!! :D :P :)

  47. Minir
    April 11, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Great system

  48. Andrey Yereferenko
    April 11, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Would love to win this for my sons. :-)

  49. Deborah Maskell
    April 11, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    please count me in the draw

  50. Mishaal
    April 11, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    bs thik he :)

  51. Brenda Gregory
    April 11, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    This would be so cool to win!

  52. Mark Griesmer
    April 11, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    I want it

  53. Hondro Yan
    April 11, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Nice giveaway again.

  54. Ria
    April 11, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I'd love this. My son would too

  55. Roman Gr
    April 11, 2013 at 10:24 am

    The Best product!!!! Nintendo forever!!!!!!

  56. Rushinth John
    April 11, 2013 at 9:35 am

    wow...this is really good compared to the Gameboy Advance SP which I own......

  57. John Agwazim
    April 11, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Thanks and kudos................

  58. Tibor Szentmarjay
    April 11, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Interesting stuff but I wouldn't buy one from myself. I already have a tables and a phone for playing.

  59. Kostya Finchuk
    April 11, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Like.

  60. IcedRainbow
    April 11, 2013 at 7:45 am

    I'm in.....

  61. Andrea Galli
    April 11, 2013 at 7:44 am

    My kids (and I) would love it! Thanks for the opportunity, you guys rock.

  62. Harry Lau
    April 11, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Great !
    Love to win it.

  63. godbolesatishgovind
    April 11, 2013 at 7:10 am

    I need it !Fortunately I am going to get it soon!Thank you gays!

  64. Mayur
    April 11, 2013 at 6:30 am

    I want to win this.....
    Thanks for giveaway

  65. Robert Brock
    April 11, 2013 at 6:21 am

    COOL GIVEAWAY ! !

  66. Keith Swartz
    April 11, 2013 at 6:17 am

    I have successfully submitted my registration!

  67. Lesia Rohozynsky
    April 11, 2013 at 5:42 am

    Thankyou guys!!!

  68. Eric
    April 11, 2013 at 3:49 am

    Just a quick correction. The article states: "Screen resolutions of 800 x 320 (top) and 400 x 240 (bottom)"

    The bottom screen is 320x240, and the top screen is 800x240 (400x240 with 3D off).
    This is the same resolution as the standard size 3DS.

  69. jacqueline thomas
    April 11, 2013 at 3:26 am

    love it! thanks

  70. Shrinivas
    April 11, 2013 at 2:45 am

    It would be a great present for a child ! Thanks and regards Nikhil !

  71. tomboybc
    April 11, 2013 at 2:43 am

    amazing and super fabulous kids would fight over it but whats new, i am not sure where my first comment went thanks shared and stuff thanks to makeuseof.com your wowowowow

  72. paul v
    April 11, 2013 at 2:41 am

    awesome, fantastic outstanding thanks kids would fight over it but oh well whats new

  73. Andreas Niggemann
    April 11, 2013 at 2:34 am

    WOW AWESOME !!! Count me in :). Good luck to all !!

  74. The Nerdy Nurse
    April 11, 2013 at 2:33 am

    My four year old has been begging for a 3DS for weeks now. I think he's too young, but if mommy won it then he'd sure be a happy little boy.

  75. Sherwin Trinidad Ramos
    April 11, 2013 at 2:32 am

    Me Gusta! @_@

  76. fizzbin88
    April 11, 2013 at 2:18 am

    This is the Fizzbin !!!

  77. Angel-Lyn U
    April 11, 2013 at 2:13 am

    for my kids please give me one:) thank you for advance.

  78. xsuperchick
    April 11, 2013 at 1:54 am

    If it means I can beat Mario as Peach, I'm in

  79. Shaik Ejas Ahmed
    April 11, 2013 at 1:49 am

    I have been playing game when i was 5 years old.
    I have played with different types of consoles
    and i would love to have Nintendo 3DS!
    Thanks for this Giveaway.

  80. Frederick Mueller
    April 11, 2013 at 1:34 am

    hope i'll win!

  81. Francis Falucho
    April 11, 2013 at 1:25 am

    Wish me Lucks

  82. Tom Six
    April 11, 2013 at 1:14 am

    Another great review on MakeUseOf! I remember playing the the first gen Gameboy, it was the greatest...now this, 3DS XL, will the awesomeness ever stop!

  83. Pua Wee Shen
    April 11, 2013 at 12:58 am

    this is a lie

    • Tina Sieber
      April 11, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      What is?

  84. mark
    April 11, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Would love to win it for my son, whom has autism... it would make our day.

  85. tomgirlbc
    April 10, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    crossing fingers and toes

  86. Scott Reyes
    April 10, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    well ... gl peeps ... i've had a lot of fun on my dsi... until it was stolen :P

  87. Teresa
    April 10, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Awesome giveaway...Thanks!!!

  88. Rob L.
    April 10, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Cool giveaway! Thanks! I'm in, would be awesome to win!

  89. Sonesh Lakhani
    April 10, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Hope to win alteast this :)

  90. Wendy
    April 10, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    *wanting............. lol

  91. Wendy
    April 10, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    I would love to try this out! Have been wnting one!!!!

  92. ???? ??????????
    April 10, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    its for my nephews )))

  93. smith
    April 10, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    excellent time to win

  94. Dave Rimmer
    April 10, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    great giveaway count me in please & thanks.

  95. Hal Jenner
    April 10, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    I'm in for this one

  96. Charles Babb
    April 10, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Who doesn't love Nintendo and their portable systems. My only gripe is it needs a second analog stick.

  97. nohl
    April 10, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    My kids would love this :)

  98. chopstick009
    April 10, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Awesome, got my little nephew one and now I want one, very cool indeed, 3D without the need for glasses, freakin epic beyond words.

  99. Alex
    April 10, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Done! Thanks for the giveaway!

  100. celeron504
    April 10, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Yesss!

  101. Anita Lee
    April 10, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    I work with kids who have disabilities and would add it to my arsenal of things to try with students.

  102. Lonnie Turner
    April 10, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Sounds like a fun game console and what the heck,,,,if you win,,, IT's FREE

  103. null
    April 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    wow! nice 3 D gadget!

  104. Jon
    April 10, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Son's B-day coming up. Please send to me by May 21st ;)

  105. Brian F
    April 10, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Boy I tell ya that was a lot of hoops to jump thru, but I'm in.

  106. Harshit J
    April 10, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    It would be awesome to play games in 3d. I will pass my time with this. Thanks for the giveaway!

  107. Ed Zoeller
    April 10, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Would be nice to have one

  108. salvador hernandez
    April 10, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    cool giveaway

  109. Marco
    April 10, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Awesome!

  110. Tina Eller
    April 10, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Awesome Prize!!!

  111. Adella Gonzalez
    April 10, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    So cool...

  112. Violet Smith
    April 10, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    I would love to win this for my daughters fiance. He does not own any handheld gaming devices and relies on an old Game Cube for his nintendo games. This would definitely be an upgrade for him. Thanks for the giveaway

  113. null
    April 10, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    nice!

  114. SaapeXD MoHods
    April 10, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Captcha.. Captcha everywhere! LOL! XD

  115. null
    April 10, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    My son has been after me to get him a 3dsxl. This would make one 8 year old very happy!

  116. Sam Smith
    April 10, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    I want one of these soooo bad!
    The 3 guys I regularly game with on friday nights all have them and have been playing monster hunter and it's fraking awesome!
    I'd have one already if I didn't live alone and have bills lol *fingers crossed*

  117. Liz P
    April 10, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    sweet little machine ~ thanks for chance to win! :)

  118. Jean Cuillerier
    April 10, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    would b e cool to win!

  119. Diana Silander
    April 10, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Wow that would be a great little device to play with. I am 55 years young and love playing video games so winning this would be a real treat!!!!

    • Jaimin Shah
      April 13, 2013 at 6:57 am

      Hey Dear! how to win this ?? every now & Then Makeuseof.com offers a lot of giveaways bt we never win it !! or They never Declare who's the winner of Giveaways !! Dont u think this is where they are making public fool ??

  120. Marion Helsdon
    April 10, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Love to Win!!

  121. phazes
    April 10, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    This 54 year old woman would love to have the 3DS XL! Just because we are old and have bifocals do not mean we don't enjoy games.
    Beside bigger screen is aways better for us! :)

    • David Styles
      April 10, 2013 at 3:25 pm

      amen to that :)

  122. Ali Halawi
    April 10, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    I entered all the giveaway and never won .. please make it happen this time (crosses fingers, sings a cute melody, makes you a frappoccino, dances a pole dance :P) hehe have a great day !

  123. Aaron
    April 10, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Pick me! Pick me!

  124. null
    April 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    I´m 40 years old, but all in on this one.

  125. Adam Curry
    April 10, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I wanna 3ds xl!!'

  126. Paul Vi
    April 10, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Great prize!!

  127. Prs Pangtey
    April 10, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Oh i soo want this console to play the new Pokemon X and Y whenever it releases and Fire Emblem Awakening.

  128. Tic Tac
    April 10, 2013 at 10:09 am

    thank you Rewardss !!! (:

  129. Junil Maharjan
    April 10, 2013 at 7:35 am

    amazing giveaway. want to win this one.

  130. Va Du
    April 10, 2013 at 4:46 am

    Cool beans, this will go nice with my Pikachu 3DS. TY for the giveaways.

  131. Nez
    April 10, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Very nice, been wanting to try one of these for quite some time.

  132. Tom O'Neal
    April 9, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    I would love a 3DS XL to compliment my Wii U!

  133. Luis Carrillo
    April 9, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    :D looks good

  134. Alex S
    April 9, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Hey there, great giveaway!
    Since the 3DS is region-locked, will you send the winner a 3DS from their own region, or will it be a US-locked one?
    Thanks anyway!

  135. Lisa Santika Onggrid
    April 9, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    So this follow the usual Giveaway rules, right? Would be nice to enter, but unfortunately my country isn't supported. Best of luck to anyone who try.
    Keep up the great giveaways, MUO:)

  136. Johanna Cronin
    April 9, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Love the 3DSXL and Mario Bros.

    • Jaimin Shah
      April 13, 2013 at 6:57 am

      Hey Dear Johana ! how to win this ?? every now & Then Makeuseof.com offers a lot of giveaways bt we never win it !! or They never Declare who's the winner of Giveaways !! Dont u think this is where they are making public fool ??

  137. Cristina Torrao
    April 9, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    We need this one to play Pokemon X&Y!

    • Jaimin Shah
      April 13, 2013 at 6:56 am

      Hey Cristina ! how to win this ?? every now & Then Makeuseof.com offers a lot of giveaways bt we never win it !! or They never Declare who's the winner of Giveaways !! Dont u think this is where they are making public fool ??

  138. Volodymyr
    April 9, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Very nice giveaway! Thanks

  139. Zhong J
    April 9, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    I have NDS Lite which I rarely used anymore, ever since I was a kid I've been wasting good amount of money on games and breaking them. But now I restrain myself to games on my iPod and emulators on the computer. As of this writing, I'm stilling trying to beat Albion, a rpg msdos game.

  140. ana27725062
    April 9, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    guessed it, my nephew's dream!(although my comment bar is gone!)

  141. Aaron Clifford
    April 9, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    All of my toy buying budget over the last few years has gone to my kids. I am definitely a Nintendo fan at heart and would love to try the 3DS.

  142. Jer
    April 9, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Would love to win this for my sons. :o)

  143. Malkhaz Abuladze
    April 9, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Another great gift! Thanks

  144. Ronald Smith
    April 9, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Oh you KNOW you can count ME in! My 9-yr-old son has been nagging my wife and I every chance he gets for one of these, lol. While I may like it and want it as well, he's head-over-heels for it! Thanks for this wonderful opportunity MakeUseOf!

  145. Andrei Bogdan
    April 9, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Never was too much into nintendo consoles , sure would like to try one .

  146. Vašek Leflik
    April 9, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Can I ask for something.
    Where are the winners posted after the end of every giveaway?

    Sorry for that English

    • Ronald Smith
      April 9, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      Usuaully they are listed on the actual giveaway's page. Sometimes it takes a good while and sometimes it never shows up, but you'll know if you're a winner because they do contact you via email. Cheers. :)

    • Ronald Smith
      April 9, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      *usually

    • Vašek Leflik
      April 9, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      thank you a lot

    • Ronald Smith
      April 9, 2013 at 2:14 pm

      You're welcome and good luck in this event. :)

  147. Dheeraj Sabar
    April 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    really great give away .

  148. Chris Coppenbarger
    April 9, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    My kids would love to have one of these.

  149. Steve Linn
    April 9, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    What a great prize!

  150. Absolom Green
    April 9, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    In this one, would be an awesome gift for my little sister.

  151. Carlos Ramirez
    April 9, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    This would be awesome to win

  152. Gianna Marie Lanete
    April 9, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    i want it please

  153. Aditya Salve
    April 9, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Im in ..

    • Ivorie
      September 11, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      I would like to enter/ win the Nintendo 3DS XL in blue / black.Are you'll located in U.S. / U.S.A.? Is shipping & handling also free with Nintendo 3DS XL in blue /black? I've some games for Nintendo 3DS XL in blue/ black.Trying to win / enter before my B.D. on the 19 the of this month.How long many days?Will it take to process/ processing shipping date?

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