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Re: Yet another 3DS model announced - the NEW 3DS

by dsheinem Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:29 am

ZenErik wrote: I can see there being a few exclusives and a handful of games that run a bit better on this new model.


...which is enough to get a lot of folks like me to probably buy one. I don't think I'll be lining up at launch or anything like that, and I can't imagine that XC will translate well to the 3DS anyway given how demanding it is on the Wii...but I'll wait and see what reviews look like and so on.

Eventually though, even if it is near the end of the system's life cycle, I'll be trading in my 3DSXL for one of these...or whatever 3DS iteration might come next :lol:

It's annoying because I deliberately waited to get into the 3DS until the XL model came out, foolishly thinking that it would basically be the "top" version when all was said and done.
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Re: Yet another 3DS model announced - the NEW 3DS

by emwearz Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:32 am

The real question Dave, will you wait for the New 3DS XL?
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Re: Yet another 3DS model announced - the NEW 3DS

by dsheinem Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:32 am

emwearz wrote:The real question Dave, will you wait for the New 3DS XL?


That was announced at the same time and is launching concurrently.
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Re: Yet another 3DS model announced - the NEW 3DS

by Flake Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:33 am

^ He doesn't have to. It was included in the announcement and launches along side.

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Re: Yet another 3DS model announced - the NEW 3DS

by ZenErik Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:33 am

emwearz wrote:The real question Dave, will you wait for the New 3DS XL?

It's already announced. New 3DS and New 3DS LL (XL) will release at the same time. :) Definitely will get an XL at some point.
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Re: Yet another 3DS model announced - the NEW 3DS

by emwearz Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:36 am

My bad, I thought they were comparing the original xl to the new 3ds.

I have a 3ds and a 3ds xl, unless some big titles come out I won't be getting this anytime soon.
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Re: Yet another 3DS model announced - the NEW 3DS

by Exhuminator Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:39 am

dsheinem wrote:The internal hardware is more powerful in the new 3DS, it isn't quite the same system but instead a very incremental advancement.
WTF Nintendo. Average consumers already have problems not understanding that the 2DS is a 3DS, or that 3DS games don't work on a DS. Now they will buy a "New 3DS" only game, not understanding why it doesn't work on a 3DS.
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Re: Yet another 3DS model announced - the NEW 3DS

by Opa Opa Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:48 am

Not buying another handheld ever again; especially from Nintendo...
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Re: Yet another 3DS model announced - the NEW 3DS

by Flake Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:06 am

I'm definitely confused. If a platform holder releases a new version of an existing console with fewer features ala PS3 or Wii, people complain. If a platform holder releases a new version of a system with MORE features, again the complaining.

Just for reference: What makes you people happy?
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Re: Yet another 3DS model announced - the NEW 3DS

by Tanooki Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:07 am

As the moderator said -- F off.

Argh. A bit over a year ago I picked up an XL barely used off a local (oddly enough on ebay) and I've really enjoyed my time with it but damnit man why?!

Improved CPU performance
Better 3D technology and viewing
Internet browser uses HTML5, like the Wii U
NFC built-in
Improved brightness adjustment
New Nintendo 3DS now uses micro Sd instead of standard SD.
Wireless transfer between 3DS and PC through the same network.
Interchangeable 3DS plates.
Improved Battery performance.
Increased Screen size, but keeping the same resolution.
Coloured 3DS buttons, with the addition of C-stick.
Zl/ZR has been added.

All that added! F you Nintendo, seriously! I'd totally be on board for ignoring this, but the thing is look at this list. I just don't see them doing this much of a dramatic change to the system to have it end up like the GB Micro/DSi with like a years lifespan and change to get dumped. This is something far different then SP - micro and DSLite to DSI though closed to the ds swap. You're getting beefier hardware in the box but not a huge change (maybe like the old old school PC upgrade of the 486sx66 to a DX66 setup with nicer RAM with it. But no they also swap out the 3D tech and improve that in tandem with the screen. The battery is made less of an issue, bigger screen again but clean same resolution.

The kicker to me is that extra stick and set of top buttons. Let's be serious, between the hardware tweaks and then adding that stuff along with that Xenoblade port I think they're going to be trying to gobble up as many last gen or gen before(wii/gc/ps2) era ports and conversions as possible plus anything computer/tablet with pad based stuff from now too. This could effectively stretch out the 3DS life for a good stretch revitalizing the slagging sales on it which they need since the WiiU is crushing their wallet. These simple added stick and buttons plus the core system fixes will really get third parties wanting to more open up again to bringing games because it'll be easier when you have a standard controller now in your hands.

I really don't want to do it, but if this shapes up as I'm thinking I'll end up buying the damn thing...argh. Perhaps this is what Nintendo did with the Gameboy years ago with the updating with marginally better hardware and a higher clocked CPU on the GB Color.
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