3DS XL Advice

I am planning on gifting my regular 3DS along with the new Pokemon game to my 11 year old nephew in December. I have had the chance to test the 3DS XL and think that it might be better for him to have the 3DS XL instead of the regular 3DS due to a bigger screen & a better hinge. The plan is to buy a 3DS XL and transfer the games to the 3DS XL before trading in the 3DS. I should be able to get $80-100 if I trade in the regular 3DS and would only have to pay the difference. I would like to know if the 3DS XL is worth getting or should I just gift him the regular 3DS?