DSi XL Still Worth it in 2020? Heck yes!

DSi XL is still THE BEST way to play Nintendo DS games! Here’s why! Never going back to playing DS games on the 3DS! So yes, it was totally worth the price to me. I wanted to experience a unit right out of the box.
Time codes:
1. Intro (0:00)
2. What makes it special?(1:40)
3. Why DSi XL is better than 3DS for DS games (2:16)
4. Games! (6:11)
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50 Comments

  1. Rae Shields on December 4, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    hi i love making stuff do stuff its not supposed to so mod it gba gbc gb and ds games all digital instantly also emulation for nes and other homebrew its cool and makes the console much more appealing

  2. EDWARD MARTINEZ on December 4, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴 like video 🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴

  3. WiiDSguy on December 4, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    I’m looking at getting one of these as I had two DS Lites that are both pretty busted and like you also didn’t want to play those games on the 3DS with their resolution issues! Hopefully I can find a good one on eBay….
    Also happy 1000th comment!

  4. MisterMustache on December 4, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    1000th comment pog

  5. Oskar on December 4, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    So I got the 2ds mainly to play 3ds games on it cuz I don’t care about the 3d but I think I’m gonna get a dsi xl now cuz this is well cool

  6. SecretTyrant on December 4, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    So which is better the DSi XL or regular DSi?

  7. ILoveLolis on December 4, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Idk why I’m watching this when I have 2 dsi’s 1 3ds and a Nintendo switch lol

  8. Double on December 4, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Great video. Wasn’t really aware that DSi XL had IPS screens. Now I’m really confused why they put inferior quality screens in 3DS family. Guess I’ll go shopping for new console.

  9. Mr. Domzie on December 4, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    bruh you really didn’t know the Dsi xl existed

  10. Weedman on December 4, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    65 bucks at gamestop for the exact same one refurbished

  11. Jeloogy on December 4, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Wait what’s better a dsi xl or the first 3ds

  12. Johanna T on December 4, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Thank you. Very informative! I upgraded to 3ds xl but kept my dsi xl. Glad I did after watching this!

  13. GeneraLight on December 4, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    DS games are also far more colorful and vibrant on the DSi XL than on the 3DS, even New 3DS [XL]s with IPS screens.

  14. knapper212 on December 4, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    I wasn’t ready for the $400 price tag for a dsi. Everybody to their own thing. I would never.

  15. Ryan Damico on December 4, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    Or just get original DS with capture card

  16. Erica Griffin on December 4, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Some don’t realize this but the DS, DSi and DSi XL have the same resolution (the same amount of pixels: 192×256). The 3DS line has MORE pixels than the DS line – higher resolution 240×800. When playing, images on the DS lite to the DSi XL there is no “stretching” (scaling) done. The DSi XL just has bigger pixels. The 3DS has to scale. Or you can play at the native resolution and aspect in the Native mode so it fits to a represented 192×256 pixels on the screen. As you see here though there is pixel pairing done on the 3DS too so you never actually get native 1:1 gameplay with DS games at all.

  17. Dylan Scott on December 4, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    I remember when I was a kid during the 2000s, I had a Gameboy Advance, which was going outdated at the time, and my parents offered to get me a Nintendo DS, but I rejected it. Then every time we went out to a store or mall, my parents still offered a few more times to get me one, but I still rejected it. The reason I didn’t want one is because I didn’t know any games I would like would be on the Nintendo DS since I wasn’t a fan of Mario or Nintendo’s other popular franchises. A few years ago when I was in my senior year of high school, I found out many of the TV shows I watched as a kid had a game or two for the Nintendo DS. Now I refuse not having the Nintendo DS before it went discontinued.

  18. Hana Shikari on December 4, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    I got a DSi XL after watching your video and I must say that this was the best purchase. I got the same red Mario one for the equivalent of 50$USD I believe after conversion and it’s the best decision I’ve made in 2020. The system is as good as new (minus several scratches here and there but no biggie) and it functions perfectly.

  19. mclean on December 4, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    i dont want to have to use gbarunner2 to play gba games ill just stick to my 2ds

  20. cl on December 4, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    where did you pay $400 for it??! i see new ones online all under $180

  21. Hugo Muratalla on December 4, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Can you do a comparison on the dsi screen vs dsi xl screen?

  22. Shisui Uchiha on December 4, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    I have a blue colour version of dsi

  23. Cheap life on December 4, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    $400 you can ger one for $55

  24. Wildwideweb on December 4, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    Got my anniversary DSi XL for Christmas around when it came out and I still play it (albeit I only play MKDS on it lol)

  25. Zachary Worthington on December 4, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    I have the original dsi in pink I lost it… it’s somewhere in my house lol

  26. KBX Band on December 4, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Well crap now I want a DSI Xl

  27. Ako Rose on December 4, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    I got a Nintendo dsi xl given by someone. Lol I was going to give it up but this made me enthusiastic

  28. Beatriz P. Oliver on December 4, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Hello, I want to buy the Nintendo DSI XL brand new in 2020 no use and no second hand, where can I get one new? Where do you get it? Thanks.

  29. Asha H on December 4, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    never even heard of a DSi XL lol

  30. Alex on December 4, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Do games on the original 2ds look better than the 2dsxl then?

  31. 101 slimes Hi on December 4, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    I am giong to be getting a nintendogs 3ds do u recommend it hopefully u do

  32. biadrum on December 4, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    All I have is the OG 3DS and I never had a DS but I did buy DS games

  33. Frank Duart on December 4, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Can I use R4 on this?

  34. Nathan Budiputra on December 4, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    I have a regular DSI and i loved it i wish i had games on it.I play on r4 card and pokemon platinum keep crashing in veilstone city.

  35. Joanie Tristine on December 4, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    I just bought the same DSI XL that I had as a kid for 60$. I love it but I totally miss the Flipnote Hatena feature those damn groomers.

  36. Gino Nijssen on December 4, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    I just got 2 DSi XL’s. Just to play Pokemon and Golden Sun

  37. Dashell Rose on December 4, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    I can’t believe Nintendo didn’t make a new Nintendo DSi XL.

  38. Toph Beifong on December 4, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    I’m getting a 2DS because my dsi xl charger pins are moved and I want to play Mario 64 ds without having arthritis and hurting my hand

  39. okat on December 4, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    I just got a used dsi xl mario edition from eBay a few days ago and I love it so far!

  40. Adriel López on December 4, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    Yo aún conservo como nueva mi DSi edición Mario kart <3 también como cualquiera le compré una R4 xD

  41. Toopienator on December 4, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    But the 3ds can do all the stuff from the dsi and more.

  42. Sean Barrett on December 4, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    I have the Nintendo DSi XL and I still own it

  43. Big Yoshi on December 4, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    That short unboxing of the DSI XL gave me chills. What a beautiful device. Its so huge!

  44. SB_Huaraches on December 4, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    That there was my childhood and it got stolen

  45. Jean-Charles on December 4, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    I also got a DSi XL this year, and a 3DS XL too. I just missed these handheld consoles back in the 2010s.

  46. Blint aG on December 4, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    I still remember my mom buying my uncle and I a brand new dsi xl, such a beautiful moment. I still have it to this day, just not in the best condition due to how young I was.

  47. Ravioli Can on December 4, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    I would that flipnote studio is a neat animation feature to use for a bit

  48. феля ь on December 4, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    Exuise me but where did you got the game cds? I have the same colour as yours dsi xl by the way XD

  49. Sean Barrett on December 4, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    I despise Pokemon

  50. Steven Taylor on December 4, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    Solid explanations! 😀

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