Prior to purchasing this Pikachu 3DS XL, the most recent version of the Nintendo DS that I owned was the original silver 'brick-like' DS. Boy, how things have moved on! I've been thinking about upgrading for years, but it was the unique 'Pikachu' design that really won me over; I'm so pleased that for once such a design has been released outside of Japan!
Concerning the quality of the console itself, I'm equally as impressed with it's functionality as I am with it's façade; the picture quality is amazing, the sound is beautiful, the 3D effects are simply 'WOW!'.
Even though I've got small hands and wrists and this is an 'XL' model, I find it light and manageable to hold; no muscle strain whatsoever. Whilst it's light, it also feels durable; the plastic, buttons etc. are of a brilliant quality, not cheap looking at all.
My friend warned me that no charger was included in with the package so I chose to add one in with my order; thankfully they only cost about £5 so it didn't cause me any disappointment.
All in all, a must have for lovers of Pokemon, cuteness and all things yellow!