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Topic: How powerful is the 3DS

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Link-Hero

21. Posted:

Knux wrote:

Not nearly as powerful as the Vita.

Really? Would of never have known that if it wasn't for you. :|

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SCAR392

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I think it's a little more powerful than Wii to be honest. There's not a 2GB internal HDD(more like 128MB), you have to have an SD card 32GB or lower to have memory on it. I would say the graphics are about the same as Wii, and sound is good as anything else in stereo. The next Smash Bros. is going to be on Wii U and 3DS, so I'm sure they will be similar in visuals, which says something IMO.

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SCAR392

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Vita looks ok, but the crazy amount of buttons on that handheld are kind of an overhaul. I saw it at GameStop, and the audio isn't that great, being worse than 3DS IMO, and the visuals make the games look weird. The visuals look blurry to me. I feel like they put alot of good HD graphics on a small screen. They should have put retina or something I think.

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oninowon

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Some tech guy did the comparison a while ago and said the graphical hardware is an improvement over the Wii. The graphics on the 3DS suffers slightly because they haven't figured a way around the aliasing effect which cause things to look blocky.

As for the comparison to Vita- Sony and Microsoft have always stressed graphics as one of the main components to a great game whereas Nintendo has always stressed gameplay experience. That is why you don't see Nintendo entering the "who has better graphics" war that Microsoft and Sony is locked into (in my opinion XBox has the better graphics by the way). If you look at the majority of Vita's game selection, they are subpar compared to those offered on the 3DS. In fact the PSP sales are still better than the Vita's.

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Mordresh

25. Posted:

Knux wrote:

Not nearly as powerful as the Vita.

The vita does not have to render every frame twice, which the 3DS has to do for the 3D effect. Your statement remains correct though, but I tried to put it in perspective.

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WaveBoy

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It seems to have superior lighting and shaders, but isn't packing as much polygon power...or games that run in 60fps, but it's safe to say that the stereoscopic 3D is too blame for that. Power suckage! Super Mario Galaxy looks a lot more impressive than 3D land, PLUS it ran in 60fps.

But then you look at RE: Revelations, and the character models look outstanding. Definitly better than what was seen in RE4.

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Mordresh

27. Posted:

As developers get experience with the system, they're able to squeeze out much more out of the hardware. The 3DS is in that regard still relatively young.

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6ch6ris6

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i think it is very powerful. i dont get why people say the vita would be so much more powerful.
the 3DS has to render 3 pictures for games that use 3D! now look at resident evil revelations and tell me the vita would be so much more powerful :P

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CapnPancakes

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People should know by now that graphics don't sell handhelds. I don't think that we'll see the most it can do until later in its lifespan, but it's a huge step up from the DS and has some pretty good looking games.

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SCAR392

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Vita is no doubt more powerful, but I think the screen is too small to truly show it's more powerful. I think it was a smart move to have 3D over a regular display, because 3DS has the same problem(with 3D off) PS Vita has when it comes to display 'bluryness'. The graphics are just too good for the size of the screens nowadays, and the 3D on 3DS makes stuff look clearer, more colorful, and crisper compared to non 3D screens. I think it would be wise to have an HD screen next gen for handhelds regardless of the company, plus 3D options. They are working on better 3D displays(like any other type of technology), and I've heard IF they make an updated 3D display technique, it will use 10 screens instead of 3DS' 2 to make use of a more realistic 3D effect. We will have to see if it will be affordable or even worth having over what we have now though...

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31. Posted:

Da 3DS ish so POWAFUL!

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CrazyOtto

32. Posted:

Completely more powerful than the PS2 and comparable to the Gamecube, Xbox, and Wii. There's ways that it's better than all three, but there's also other things it's weaker than all three in.

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V8_Ninja

33. Posted:

I'm not exactly a computer genius, but the 3DS uses the PICA200 chip while the original Xbox uses a modified version of the Nvidia GeForce 3 card. Taking a quick look at those numbers, it seems the PICA200 outperforms the GeForce 3, if only by a small amount.

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luisesteban

34. Posted:

Knux wrote:

Not nearly as powerful as the Vita.

but quite more efficient...and fun.

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