Early Nintendo 3DS models have an issue where the top screen gets temporary blotches from the lower screen – when the system is closed. Nintendo admits that this is due to manufacturing and offers to fix the problem, if it disrupts a user’s gameplay. Nintendo has apparently fixed the design flaw in the Nintendo 3DS XL, which will be released August 19th in North America. Is this a major incentive to purchase Nintendo’s updated and larger handheld?



  1. Not really, but the 3DS XL was never going to be an absolute must-buy. It was always going to be another option for people who were won over by the console but didn’t like the design, or wanted bigger screens or something.

    And it’s for people with huge hands and pockets XD


  2. It’s actually one reason I haven’t bought a new 3ds game since Christmas so I might buy the xl just because it’s not a problem anymore.


    • the Money-grabbing bastards. here in North America ignored two of my order repair for my analog. so I gave up.(on a side-note I hate speaking with a female employee they want to act stupid with you also go through the book with you when the male employee’s go through your club nintendo accounts and get your info for you. they make it quick for you and themselfs. just saying.) and the employee of the month go’s to.


    • How many times??? IT starts that way and people pay little attention… but when you carry it around it etches in… My first 3DS got it permanent and I didn’t even carry it around… so please… hush yourself or study on the particular issue


  3. The scratches can become permanent. I tried everything to get them out, but in the end I sent it to Nintendo while my 3DS was still under warrenty. Which is why now I stuff a cloth in between the screens EVERY time I close it. The 3DS XL is starting to look better and better to me.


    • So do you have any scratching issues with your new 3ds xl ? Does it leave any lines on the sides of the top screen after closing? Or do the bumpers really protect the top screen?


  4. Is this a major incentive to get a 3DS XL? Not so much. Now, screens almost twice the size with less glare? THAT makes my wallet start squirming out of my pocket.


    • yes the big huge screens dubble 3ds i watch nintendo video e-shop vidos and netflex oh best thing is wii u has 2 game pad tablet controler 4 3ds or 4 3ds xl suport


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