Reasons to buy a 3DS? The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Pokemon X & Y, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon.
Reasons to buy the upsized 3DS XL model specifically: Because the it’s all kinds of improved, and the extra nearly inch-and-a-half of diagonal upper screen real estate is priceless if you want to play long-form stuff (that would be most of the titles listed above). Also, the regular 3DS lists for $170, so you’re getting the much superior handheld for $20 less.
While you’ll have to visit a Target store in person to pick any of the standalone models up, it looks like Target’s selling the “3DS XL with Mario & Luigi: Dream Team – Silver – Limited Edition” online for $150, too (that’s right, a limited edition silver 3DS XL with a game for the same price as the discounted versions with no game, which is still $20 less than a non-XL 3DS).
Nintendo 3DS XL Console Collection [Target.com]