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Battlestar

I've had the 3DS for almost 1 year but I've had a problem. I can't seem to play it for longer than 5-10 mins at a time as my fingers cramp up due to the size of the system. I've noticed these grips online that are supposed to help but I haven't tried them. However before I do that I'm interested to know if the 3DS XL will be a better fit (so to speak) plus that bigger screen is really tempting.

Any thoughts?

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rayword45

As long as you don't mind the cash and effort involved (Which will probably run you maybe $20 if you find a really good deal) and you don't have any CPP games, you should go for the XL.

Make sure you transfer everything first.

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Burning_Spear

The XL is much more comfortable on the eyes and hands.

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The CPP helps me with my cramps.

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RodSD64

The XL is not better.
You should get a CPP for games that are compatible.

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rayword45

But he got hand cramps.

I mean, test out a grip if it works for you, otherwise get the XL. I never get hand cramps (my wrists have been toughened up (or numbed and torn) from years of Stepmania) but I'd still prefer a bigger console, to the point where even with missed opportunities I still play Kid Icarus with the CPP excluding multiplayer (need to snipe).

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I'm thinking of an XL, but I'm waiting to see if I can import one from Japan for only $30 more and use my NN ID to transfer my already Downloaded games to it and then access the Japanese Shop

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Hokori wrote:

I'm thinking of an XL, but I'm waiting to see if I can import one from Japan for only $30 more and use my NN ID to transfer my already Downloaded games to it and then access the Japanese Shop

You can't.

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Hokori

I want a way of getting a Japanese 3DS and keeping my games but on one system

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I would recommend a grip 1st if you don't want to upgrade. But if you don't, then you might want to buy a XL. A CPP is coming out for it soon.

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They made it uncomfortable for a reason. It gives you NEStalgia.

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You're uncomfortable.

Yes, the OP is uncomfortable. You're quite the master of the obvious today.

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That really depends on the size of your hands. Some people complain that the original 3DS cramps their hands, but many also claim they've never had a problem with it. Just make sure you try out the 3DS XL before buying it because its design isn't all that different in terms of the grip.

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Otto-Soq

I swapped my 3DS for a 3DS XL, and the XL is so much better in my opinion. No fat wipes on upper screen. Round edges. Large screens.

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Mk_II

i couldnt play the original 3DS for more than an hour without some cramping or sore fingers. the XL solved it for me.

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I don't understand why people want a massive "handheld". I always stick with the original true handheld.

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KaiserGX

I don't understand why they call the XL massive... it's not a Game Gear... closed it's not much bigger then the original and the thickness is the same.

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eva08

get the nyko power battery! it solved the grip problem and battery problem for me at the same time!
it makes your 3ds a little more bulky though...

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