It's been less than a week since we first clapped eyes on 3DS XL, and there have been doubts for some about the potential positives of the system. From a technical perspective one concern has been the graphical fidelity of the original resolution on a bigger screen, alongside general curiosity about how the system feels to play.
As reported by Kotaku, a lucky French gaming site has had an opportunity to try out the handheld and post a video in the process. Assuming that the (google) translations are accurate, it's said that the bigger top screen screen has a superior viewing angle, with comments that the 3D effect appears to be more natural and effective. The impressions say that the visuals themselves hold up and potentially look better than on the original model, possibly due to some filtering effects. As for the curved design, it's argued that this makes the system more comfortable to hold.
We'll need to get our hands on it ourselves and read more impressions, of course, but it seems that concerns about the size of the screen in terms of graphics and resolution may be eased. The hands-on video from p-nintendo.com is below.