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Old 01-25-11, 01:09 PM   #126
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

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I don't get the lefties argument. I'm a lefty, but I made due with the DS. And it's not like the DS had a digital pad on the right side either, so...
Very few DS games (I can't think of any, actually) required use of the d-pad and stylus at the same time. It looks like many 3DS games will require use of the analog nub and stylus at the same time.
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Old 01-25-11, 01:24 PM   #127
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

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If they sold it for only $199 they'd likely be taking a loss on the hardware for the first few months and we know Nintendo can't have that even if they limit production to create artificial demand.

Besides, who's going to reverse all those animated gifs?
Probably the most burning question in the whole thread.
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Old 01-25-11, 01:35 PM   #128
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Not exactly. This gen brought with it a host of features (hard drives, wireless controllers, broadband, blu-ray, 5.1, HD, etc)) that justify the price increase, so those are poor examples. In fact, up until this gen prices stayed relatively stagnant for 20 years for consoles. Improved graphics just came with the territory.

The 3DS doesn't have a host of new features worth the $100 jump. Hell, improved graphics is relative anyway.
Here are a few of the upgraded/new features, not present in any previous Nintendo handheld, that make the price worth it:

glasses-free 3D screen/graphics
3D camera for taking 3D photos
3D video playback
built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor
analog control
multitasking
built-in apps (notepad, AR games, friends list tracker, etc.)
3DS store (Virtual Console, 3D classics, 3DSWare, 3D movies, demos)
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Old 01-25-11, 01:40 PM   #129
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Here are a few of the upgraded/new features, not present in any previous Nintendo handheld, that make the price worth it:

glasses-free 3D screen/graphics
3D camera for taking 3D photos
3D video playback
built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor
analog control
multitasking
built-in apps (notepad, AR games, friends list tracker, etc.)
3DS store (Virtual Console, 3D classics, 3DSWare, 3D movies, demos)
I think we all agree that the price had to be where it is with all that... stuff... in the 3DS. I just wonder if it was worth it.
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Old 01-25-11, 02:32 PM   #130
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That was the first reason I wasn't going to buy a 3DS, but it's not the only reason.
I've heard Kid I. is almost impossible to for lefties (and really hard for right handed players).

For me, mobile gaming has been taken over by my ipod touch or android phone. I really don't see myself getting a 3DS or PSP2. It is a shame because I know I will be missing out on some really good games.
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Old 01-25-11, 02:43 PM   #131
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For me, mobile gaming has been taken over by my ipod touch or android phone. I really don't see myself getting a 3DS or PSP2. It is a shame because I know I will be missing out on some really good games.
Speaking of which, is there a PSP2 thread? I couldn't find one.
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Old 01-25-11, 03:09 PM   #132
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Very few DS games (I can't think of any, actually) required use of the d-pad and stylus at the same time. It looks like many 3DS games will require use of the analog nub and stylus at the same time.
Really? Damn...
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Old 01-25-11, 03:21 PM   #133
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3D camera for taking 3D photos
3D video playback
And if these are anything like the DSi then it will be a novelty for kids, not something worthwhile like a camera phone. Have they said what resolution? Easily exportable?

and the rest
3D - yea?
built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor - could be decent
analog control - definite
multitasking -
built-in apps (notepad, AR games, friends list tracker, etc.) - another 1 friend code is a solid step forward though.
3DS store (Virtual Console, 3D classics, 3DSWare, 3D movies, demos) GIANT How is this a feature? It's a given that we would see 3DS downloadable games on DSiWare.

Look I'm not trying to convert anyone, I'm just not seeing $100 worth of upgrades here. I'm seeing a DSi that's now in 3D with some minor software tweaks to what was already there, oh and the graphical upgrade.
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Old 01-25-11, 03:38 PM   #134
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The 3D tech alone seems to justify most of that price to me
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Old 01-25-11, 03:51 PM   #135
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Old 01-25-11, 06:12 PM   #136
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

Is there anyone here that has actually played with one? Who knows if it even works that well. Garnett didn't seem won over by it on Weekend Confirmed.
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Old 01-25-11, 06:31 PM   #137
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Re: Nintendo Announces 3DS (tentative name), 3D DS w/o Glasses!

As I said, I didn't but I saw plenty of non-glasses 3D small portable displays at CES. They're sort of 3D, but not like with glasses and quite blurry. Sort of like those lenticular slipcases you'll sometimes get.

Don't forget that the smaller the display, the less depth you're going to perceive. I'm sure this works, but it might end up being a cool, unique novelty that wears off quickly. Not that we've ever seen that in a Nintendo product before, but this could be the exception.
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Old 01-26-11, 01:09 PM   #138
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The only thing holding me back is battery life, I'll wait for actual reviews and opinions.
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Old 01-26-11, 01:30 PM   #139
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The only thing holding me back is battery life, I'll wait for actual reviews and opinions.
What's holding me back is I have no idea what the 3D will actually look like. You can watch as many YouTube videos as you want, but without actually playing it, you'll never know.
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Old 01-26-11, 02:02 PM   #140
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I'm sure there will be demos at Best Buys and Gamestops before it comes out.
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Old 01-26-11, 03:19 PM   #141
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What's holding me back is I have no idea what the 3D will actually look like. You can watch as many YouTube videos as you want, but without actually playing it, you'll never know.
Yeah like Supermallet said, you can easily "convince" yourself with a store demo unit. However, I believe those demo units are wired to a power source, so they will not have battery issues.
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Old 01-26-11, 03:44 PM   #142
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You're correct. A device plugged into a power source will not run out of power. I'm currently using my laptop while plugged in. Sadly, if I ever unplug it, it will run out of power in a matter of hours. What a rip off!
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Old 01-26-11, 04:47 PM   #143
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I'm sure there will be demos at Best Buys and Gamestops before it comes out.
Well yea, of course. I'm just saying, I certainly won't be pre-ordering.
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Old 01-26-11, 05:00 PM   #144
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Well yea, of course. I'm just saying, I certainly won't be pre-ordering.
I think what he's saying is that if you're interested, you can preorder now (at someplace like Amazon that doesn't require some downpayment), wait for the demos, then decide whether to keep the preorder (if you think it'll be hard to get).
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Old 01-26-11, 05:15 PM   #145
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I think what he's saying is that if you're interested, you can preorder now (at someplace like Amazon that doesn't require some downpayment), wait for the demos, then decide whether to keep the preorder (if you think it'll be hard to get).
Yea I understand... I just don't really think it's going to be all that hard to find. Maybe if it was coming out around the holidays, maybe.
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Old 01-27-11, 01:57 PM   #146
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You're correct. A device plugged into a power source will not run out of power. I'm currently using my laptop while plugged in. Sadly, if I ever unplug it, it will run out of power in a matter of hours. What a rip off!
Hahaha, I won't call it rip off, just inconvenient... Just imagine you have to charge your laptop every three hours or so (you probably already done that many times, that's why you use the power outlet, smart ), it's annoying yes? Now for laptops, I understand, it got powerful processors with bigger screen and louder speakers too. How about that 3DS eh? Ah, that's right, blame on the small battery
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Old 01-27-11, 02:56 PM   #147
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Pfft, I have a Core i5 with an ATI 5650 graphics card and get 8 hours of battery life on my laptop, and the damn thing is an Acer. I expect better from you Nintendo





Seriously though one of my favorite parts about the DS is how good the battery life is, hoping the 3DS has somewhat decent battery life to it.
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Old 01-27-11, 04:24 PM   #148
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Seriously though one of my favorite parts about the DS is how good the battery life is, hoping the 3DS has somewhat decent battery life to it.
It doesn't. That was part of the announcement.
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Seriously though one of my favorite parts about the DS is how good the battery life is, hoping the 3DS has somewhat decent battery life to it.
And I hope it sells for less than $150.
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Old 01-27-11, 07:29 PM   #150
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I preordered mine today. DS is my favorite system ever so I have to get the next one and put up with my usual Nintendo issues like games that are locked to the hardware. I doubt I buy a launch game though. Nothing looks worth $40 to me.
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