Nintendo 3DS XL stupidity, it’s for adults too

By Daniel Chubb - Jun 23, 2012

We have heard some stupid things from bloggers and mainstream media over the years, but hearing certain bloggers stating the new Nintendo 3DS XL is only for kids is completely stupid. This is the opinion of a number of reporters, which state the 2012 3DS XL is made for kids or very young adults. We strongly disagree with this view, and it seems that some reporters believe that adult gamers aren’t real adults.

The new Nintendo 3DS XL has a release date set for July 28 in the UK, and a few weeks later in the US, which should see the XL version launch on August 19. Users will be happy with the extra battery life that should last between 3.5 and 6.5 hours, and extra screen real estate means it will be much easier on the eyes when gaming for longer periods.

We have also included a video below this article that will talk you through the new features, and while the UI is presented with large simple buttons that some people say are designed for kids, this is also a pattern we’ve seen with a growing number of operating systems, which even includes the latest Apple TV OS that became simplified in a recent update.

There are a number of adults we know, and you might know a few too, that will buy the 3DS XL thanks to the screen being much bigger. It still shocks us at the stupidity of some journalists that are small minded enough to think the 3DS XL is for kids only, which brings us to games like Pokemon, Mario, and more that plenty of adults love and will buy this machine for such games.

Do you think the Nintendo 3DS XL is designed for kids only, and if not why do you think some reporters are so ignorant? Watch the 3DS XL reveal below and share a comment, also what are your favorite Nintendo games?

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  • Skunkstripe

    Im 50 been a gamer back to the original pong. Love this system. Mario, metroid, and old school games. Hope they come out with a metroid prime for the nintendo 3ds. Anyway this system is not just for kids.

  • Jen

    Pfft im 32 and I have a 3DS XL.. I am a frikin gaming nerd… and no I dont live in mommies basement.. Matter of fact I am pretty close to perhaps purchasing my first house.. no im not a pedophile and yes i pay my bills and rent too.. Ppl make it out like Gaming is only for kids.. even though there are a few games obviously not meant for children on all systems even the handheld systems.. People who grow up gaming.. will likely continue to game through out adult hood.. Just because you get older does not mean you have to throw away your interests… Now that the Children from the age of Gaming and communication are becoming adults.. Gaming companies and older generations need to realize that the adults are going to be still playing these games and are going to be just as interested as the children now.. I grew up in the early stages of the gaming and communication era.. All my friends continue to game.. all my siblings continue to game… and many of us prefer the E for everyone and T for Teen games.. not everyone likes the FPS games and games like GTA that are intended for older teens and adults.. This makes me think this is the same kind of ppl who tried to enforce that Cartoons were only for children and SHOULD be only for children and had a hand in butchering all the anime when i was in school lmao…. I think its cool when a parent and child are interested in the same things.. it makes for better bonding :3.. On my 3ds Friends list is a mother who plays Pokemon x and y along with her son.. they both have their own 3ds and games.. My dad played a few games with my sis and I when we were young.. we would all watch each other play zelda.. and starfox 64 trying to out score one another.. Gaming is for everyone… not just kids..

  • Nicholas Gatewood

    Pff, I’d want it if it had a second slide pad. Now their two options are a.) add a second slide pad to a future 3DS revision and piss off everyone with an original 3DS AND everyone with a 3DS XL and b.) never release a 3DS with a second slide pad and piss off tons of 3DS owners.

    I love big screens and I’ve wanted a 3DS model with bigger screens, better battery life and 3D that’s easier on the eyes since I refunded my first 3DS but the lack of a second slide pad totally ruins the appeal of this revision for me. I guess I’ll have to limit myself to gaming on the Vita until Nintendo’s next handheld game system releases. How disappointing.

  • That is stupid!!! Adults are bigger than children therefore something bigger would be used easier by adults than by kids….Quite a simple argument but effective I think….Plus I want it and last time I checked my actual age was 27….Mental age on the other hand is a tad smaller 🙂

  • SKY

    Great update for kids, good update for adults. Can’t wait to play resident evil on that gorgeous screen!

  • i want it i am an adult