Flimsy construction. Cracked near the hinge the first week. Either a bad mix of plastic, or just horrible design. I also know for a fact that my son did not do anything abusive as he is always very careful with his toys. Second one that has broke in the same exact location.
After two days of using this limited edition on my hands and for eye candy, I can finally see why this is a such a big deal. The glossy finish on the front and back makes up for its unique architecture. The shiny design makes this thing stand out in public to get any Nintendo fan's eye to make them want his one as well. I would say that this would be well worth it for a Pokemon fan that does not have a 3ds xl just yet or is game collector like myself. I thought it was pretty clever that Nintendo decides to put the new starters on the back of the console itself with the new 6th gen Pokemon. The stylus is plain black and the button layout is the same but don't get discouraged!
The are only two bad things about this device, since the design has this glossy finish, it will get a lot of smudges and finger prints on it. Get a plastic clear case for this beauty! The second would be the high demand for its price that has been risen up after its first day of release, Gamestop and retailers should be able to have this still in stock after that day. I pre ordered this item at gamestop! Do not buy this at amazon because the price is not fair.
Bought this a week after it was released from Walmart for $200, how the hell does Amazon have the balls to say this is worth $400 normally and they're saving us money? Do yourself a favor, get it from an offline retailer for $40+ cheaper and you'll be very happy! Just a limited edition 3ds xl, no extra features or anything just high quality art front to back!!
This limited edition 3ds xl is lovely, the luster and shine of the vibrant colors really just make the deal that much better!! Definitely recommend this to any pokemon fan who's looking for a great system to play the latest pokemon game :)