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Old 01-20-2011, 05:08 AM
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* $249.99, March 27th for the U.S.
* March 25th in Europe
* Launch colors: Aqua Blue and Cosmo Black
* Only one friend code per system! Local friends are added without needing to input code.
* 30+ “launch window” games in U.S., around 25 launch window titles planned for Europe
* Nintendo eShop: Virtual Console shop features “steady progression of Game Boy and Game Boy Color hits” in addition to new downloadable titles
* The eShop features a cash-based system and allow users to view game videos, download demos for select games, and see how others rated titles
* Built-in 3D video player
* Built-in Nintendo 3DS Sound app plays both MP3 and AAC music files this time
* Built-in web browser
* Built-in pedometer app converts your steps into “Play Coins” used to buy in-game content
* Built-in Face Raiders augmented reality game doomed to awful jokes mangling its title (six AR cards also included)
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:25 AM
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There seems to be a lot of hype about this, around the interwebs. I'm just not interested... I feel really old!!

However, it seems that every other day that nintendo are releasing a new version of the original DS, yet I am truly interested to see how the 3D part of this version takes off!
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:05 PM
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dunno about this, Im gonna wait until more people buy it first to see their opinions on it.
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:39 PM
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I just cant get excited with this idea. I'll probably do like I did with the DS, buy it used and heavily discounted about a year after its second iteration comes out :P
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:48 PM
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I'll be getting one of these, looks really great. Hopefully I'll be getting it when it comes out. The 3D features seems cool plus it can produce some really good graphics. I sold my DS awhile ago because I planned on getting a DS Lite but never did, now I'll be able to get some of the great DS games I missed out on.
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:37 AM
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The price is pretty high, and the games aren't cheap either (50-60 euros, that's like 67-81 USD). The graphics do look great for a handheld, and you got the 3d without 3d-glasses option (that's a big pro).

Imagine you need 3d-glasses when you're sitting in the train or something... that would look so dull.


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Does it still have that touch-sensitive touchscreen? Or have they upgraded it to a capacitive one?

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Old 01-21-2011, 12:12 PM
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I'm really not overly concerned with the technology - I'm interested in the games, and I generally love the stuff available on Nintendo systems. That's why I don't have an Xbox or Playstation, but several Nintendo devices. YMMV.

3D might be a neat gimmick for some games - certainly seems to be a better usage than with movies, IMO - but since the 3DS games won't be compatible with older DS/DSi/DSL, it's a "forced upgrade" anyways, as far as I am concerned.

Either way, hell yeah - Zelda OoT Remake and Layton as launch titles are already worth it for me, and Paper Mario probably too. (And the usual Ubisoft shovelware garbage can be easily ignored. )

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Does it still have that touch-sensitive touchscreen? Or have they upgraded it to a capacitive one?
It comes with a stylus, so it's probably resistive. The DS touch screen is just fine for games, very responsive - I guess the 3DS one will be the same. I can't see myself tapping around with my fat fingers for games anyways, I think that's annoying on iPods and Android devices, as far as gaming goes. For that kind of use I find a stylus much better.
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:45 PM
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Virtual Console service for Game Boy games seems nice too. That is one of the things that I like about the Wii. Got some great games I missed on older consoles.
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I have a Wii, plus a dsi & XL in the house - I'll pass on this 1. Seems nice, but the battery life was shortened, and it's just an upgrade to the hardware that was long overdue - except for the 3D screen,...useless for me.
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Ehh I'll pass on this one.I'm still very satisfied with my DS lite.
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:30 PM
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I think I'll get it since my DS is broken. I got a PSP in December and its a bit underwhelming TBH. I don't think I'll be using the 3D feature much though.
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I'm surprised that Nintendo is making something so fancy and expensive. . . Nintendo has always made the more reasonably priced stuff. I'm sure the 3D will be really novel, but will it be worth the huge price bump over the DS? idk.
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:15 PM
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Isn't it just $50 over the MSRP of the old DS, when it came out? I guess it sure will drop in price over time.
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Yeah, I believe so. Its not a bad price IMO.
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Here's an official list of some games available for the US launch: http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/games/

Meh, a bit for everyone I guess...
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The new Kid Icarus games looks good.
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I though the original DS was $150? idk.

Meh at all the games except monkey ball and Zelda, those are always fun. . .
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It's a pity that it costs so damn much, but I'll get it anyway.
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