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Which method do you find visually best to play a DS game?

Play on a DS/i/XL 13 86.67%
Play on a 3DS scaled up (... 2 13.33%
Play on a 3DS using nativ... 0 0.00%

I'm about to start playing a DS game but I was wondering on which platform should I play it? I'm well aware there are some visual alterations when playing DS games on the 3DS, but my trouble is I can't quite decide if it matters much or not.

I would add a poll but when I tick the box in the New Thread options nothing happens. That being the case, just tell me which method you prefer and why in a post.

Here are the three options:

- Play on a DS/i/XL

- Play on a 3DS scaled up (slightly blurred, larger)

- Play on a 3DS using native resolution (sharper image, smaller than DS screen)


As I alluded to before, I checked out the differences on my own but just can't come to a decision. I'm hoping the large base of users here might have a more unanimous decision from more experience than I with the three options. I mean, if one option is particularly better than the other two then surely a large number of people will have come to the same conclusion.

By life end:

  • Wii- 100 million+
  • Xbox360- 35~40 million
  • PS3- 30 million
  • PSP- 30~32 million ------------- FAILURE
  • NDS- 85~90 million (Skeptical)  - FAILURE
  • NDS- 100 million+ (Optimistic) -- Success!



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My XL is big! And that is good for me, it just feels more comfortable.

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I really don't understand why Nintendo is so ridiculously terrible at upscaling their visuals. With that said, I very easily understand why Nintendo is saying WiiU won't upscale anything from Wii.


Well playing ds games on the 3ds is not as good as on a regular ds so there lol.


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I prefer playing DS games on my XL.
The 3DS lose all the 3DS features when it's running on DS game. Even streetpass is off.