41ArkThu 28th Apr 2011 One month later, I'm underwhelmed and it still lacks basic functionality like movie playback. No, I don't mean that video service they're talking about, I mean support for avi files and such.Despite having multiple games, none of the ones I have much lasting value, save for Street Fighter which I can play on my 360/PS3. The built-in software is also quite lacking. I finished Street Pass quest in a number of days and the AR Cards/FaceRaiders/PuzzleQuest (look! it's 3D in your house! look! it's your friend's face on the screen...in 3D! look! you spent all those coins assembling a picture in 3D!) feel too gimmicky to warrant playing again.The battery life is cringe-worthy from a company that went with lower quality graphics to preserve battery life back in the GameGear-GameBoy era. Now the 3DS battery is comparable to GameGear under some circumstances. 3D is very "meh" to me. It's essentially "HD" or "improved visuals" and I don't care for that when it comes to video games. In some cases, it's actually distracting. I can appreciate that some people enjoy it, however.3DS has a very "been there, done that" feel, the built-in software is lacking basic multimedia functions that PSP had since 2005, and there's no reason to play DS games on it when I can use my DSi, DS, DS Lite, or DSiXL for a vastly supeior experience. It's no wonder the thing is isn't selling to Nintendo's standards...they just released a beta version on the market, essentially the DS 1.75. It's a bit worrisome that the most wanted 3DS games are OoT, StarFox64, and Mario Kart when the first two have been around for quite some time and Mario Kart will probably receive no radical new addition. At least there's new stuff on the horizon, but I'll probably have to wait past that May update.In the meantime, I'll just go back to Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. I find it has more value than anything released on 3DS thus far, or the several remakes on the horizon. Edited on Thu 28th April, 2011 @ 21:12 by Ark .