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Funky_Gamer

3DS is a great thing right, especially because of that new feature 3D without glasses. But my question is how durable is the thing? If you drop it on the top screen, will the 3D effect be ruined? Or how tough are those new sholder buttons? After all the problems with the DSi's shoulder buttons, I'm really expecting a fix to that. I'm sure that not many of us can say yet, but for those of you lucky people with the Japanese 3DS's, I'd love for you to share!

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Corbs

Word of advice, don't drop your portable game system. I've owned portable game systems since the 80's and I've never dropped one. That being said, it's pretty damn sturdy and weighty feeling. Doesn't feel the least bit flimsy, that's for sure.

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Word of advice, don't drop your portable game system. I've owned portable game systems since the 80's and I've never dropped one. That being said, it's pretty damn sturdy and weighty feeling. Doesn't feel the least bit flimsy, that's for sure.

I dropped my DSi a lot, mostly accidental.

At least I know that the 3DS will absolutely refrain from touching the ground when it's in my hands.

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marcus3DS

i drop mine by accident and smetimes when i mad when the jump button is slow

i probabkly wont drop the 3ds though because of the 3ds affect, just like you would not drop a real baby but you might drop a doll

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Funky_Gamer

@Corbs&Pixelman Well not dropping it on purpose, like it slips out of your pocket, or you accidentally drop it.

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marcus3DS

exactkly its like saying crash test is irreklvant cause i have never crashed.....yet

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pixelman

Yeah, I keep my handhelds sitting at home where they're safe. I'm pretty sure carrying handhelds around in your pocket isn't good for the shoulder buttons either, 'cause they're like constantly being pressed and crap gets in them more easily.

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marcus3DS

i thought the point of handheld was to carry then around???

do you leave your cell phone at home too? see my point?

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Funky_Gamer

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i thought the point of handheld was to carry then around???

ME too... maybe we're just weird.

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CanisWolfred

I never take my portables places. I could lose them, or they could get damaged or stolen. Sure the point of portability is to carry around stuff, but it just ain't safe. Still, you're right, things could happen. I've dropped my portables lots of times even though I'm careful, which is why I'm worried about the 3DS.

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Lzeon

Corbs wrote:

Word of advice, don't drop your portable game system. I've owned portable game systems since the 80's and I've never dropped one. That being said, it's pretty damn sturdy and weighty feeling. Doesn't feel the least bit flimsy, that's for sure.

Nintendo systems are amazingly sturdy. Even the DSi, which only has scratches and dents on it

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I see it as a way of playing it anywhere I want to in the house, and not being tied to a television that other people want to use. When I'm out and about doing things, I'm out and about doing things, not playing games. Sometimes I'll play them on long drives, but even then I'll carry it in a bag or something.

Just can't justify risking expensive devices when there's not much point (for me) to it. And my phone doesn't cost 250 bucks, btw.

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lz20XX wrote:

Corbs wrote:

Word of advice, don't drop your portable game system. I've owned portable game systems since the 80's and I've never dropped one. That being said, it's pretty damn sturdy and weighty feeling. Doesn't feel the least bit flimsy, that's for sure.

Nintendo systems are amazingly sturdy. Even the DSi, which only has scratches and dents on it

You never had problems with the shoulder buttons?

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Could you do us a favor and throw your 3DS against some drywall sheets to test the durability? It would help all of us out a lot.

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I'm with pix and MickeyMac here-my DSi/GBASP rarely leave the house. Only if I'm staying somewhere else for a while.

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Odnetnin

Dude I've dropped my DSi down a rain drainage ditch sewer thing and I had to call the fire department to get it out. It still worked.

But on Wednesday night I found it soaked after a water bottle in my backpack like spontaneously combusted. I'm too scared to see if it survived.

Lzeon

Funky+Gamer wrote:

lz20XX wrote:

Corbs wrote:

Word of advice, don't drop your portable game system. I've owned portable game systems since the 80's and I've never dropped one. That being said, it's pretty damn sturdy and weighty feeling. Doesn't feel the least bit flimsy, that's for sure.

Nintendo systems are amazingly sturdy. Even the DSi, which only has scratches and dents on it

You never had problems with the shoulder buttons?

Nope And I'm clumsy, really clumsy. This is why I lack a PSP or an iPhone

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marcus3DS wrote:

exactkly its like saying crash test is irreklvant cause i have never crashed.....yet

Fine, let's use your "logic".

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