I'm looking to buy a 3DS some time in the next year or so, but I'm leaning towards the original model. Am I crazy?
My reasons are these:
The screen on the XL is not of a higher resolution, just bigger. I'm more concerned about image quality than screen size, so, to me, the regular 3DS seems the better option. Also, I find the screen size of my DSi a bit small, but almost spot on, and my PSP a bit big for a handheld device, so I'm wary of getting another handheld with a big screen.
I will be playing it at home 95% of the time, so the shorter battery life of the 3DS is not really an issue to me. As long as I can get 4 hours out of it per charge, that's fine by me.
I can also get a (new) regular 3DS for $100 cheaper than an XL.
Are there any other benefits (apart from screen size & battery life) to the XL that I'm overlooking?
Has anyone used both? Preferences? Reasons?