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Panthon13

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So for the past few days, I've been jumping around the internet reading hands on reviews of the 3DS, peoples voiced opinions on how well it will do, the excitement level, if the 3D is really what it's about, and how the 3DS will do against the PSP2 and the newer smartphones. It's a little depressing to hears only the negatives being voiced out in long, detailed paragraphs, while the good word on the 3DS barely comes out as "It looks fun, can't wait for it!". So, let's hear some real positive opinion on this 3DS, not just negative. I preordered mine, and I will stand behind this release. Do you remember how the DS did at first? Bad. It was slow, it had a bad launch of starting games, and people thought the touch screen was a rotten gimmick that would die off fast, and PSP with it's lovely graphics would take the lead. Now look what happened? Even with the vastly underpowered DS, people still loved it, and continually bought the hardware and software of the system, even with each new revision, the lite, DSi, and XL. But if so many people feel so down about what the 3DS is and how it will hold up, it's not going to encourage anyone to support the game, and it wont give developers reason to release full on games for the system. So let's hear some good word! But all opinions are welcome!

EDIT: If you already have a 3DS preordered... tell us why. Give everyone reason to get the 3DS. Understand why you want it for yourself. Fight the bad with the good, and don't let yourself get down.

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I think it'll take a while before things pick up. A lot of people here think it'll do as well as the Wii, but with its price point alone I think will hold back that level of success. They did for the PSP, after all, despite Sony's best efforts to advertise it. I just don't see this doing as well as the DS did, not for a while at least.

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I'm not really interested in it. While it definitely is going in the right direction with StreetPass and the eShop, I can't help but feel that the console is just a regular DS with a 3D screen.... Okay, yeah that's exactly what it is and people want it like that, but I never really jumped on board for the 3D craze. The lineup is looking surprisingly weak to me so far also. Most of the big games are just remakes of N64 games and there's already quite a few obscure (and probably bad) 3rd party games in there, which probably isn't good, considering the system isn't even out yet. Overall, I don't hate it, but I don't like it either. I'll wait and see the reviews when it comes out and I'll probably get it eventually

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Mickeymac wrote:

I think it'll take a while before things pick up. A lot of people here think it'll do as well as the Wii, but with its price point alone I think will hold back that level of success. They did for the PSP, after all, despite Sony's best efforts to advertise it. I just don't see this doing as well as the DS did, not for a while at least.

Well, let's look at the price. (USD wise) The DSi XL is around $170 dollars. The launch price of the DS was $150. The 3DS in the US is $249, and it's going to be capable of launching games with at least PS2 and Gamecube quality graphics, while having up to 8gb DS cards, the size of a dual layered disc. The price is mainly around the cameras, the newer, updated processor, the little gizmo's like the gyroscope and whatnot. The actual 3D screen isn't much more costly than the ones used in the DS now. Maybe $30 more dollars at most. And the launch price of the PSP and PSP Go! was also $250. The 3DS has much more to it than the PSP, obviously. But when you add on the new equipment onto this 3DS while speaking in terms of the DSi or XL, it's not that much of a price increase. As far as European launch, that's up to the retailers. The pricing was equivalent to somewhere around $350 dollars. For the rest of the gaming world, I hope that is something that will change. More gamers is always a good thing to me. :( But your point is solid. I'm just rambling, and I think in certain area's, the price is going to hold back sales. Retailers will take the hit, and Nintendo will lose hardware sales from it. Nintendo will probably step in at that point, and have the price regulated.

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briunj04 wrote:

I'm not really interested in it. While it definitely is going in the right direction with StreetPass and the eShop, I can't help but feel that the console is just a regular DS with a 3D screen.... Okay, yeah that's exactly what it is and people want it like that, but I never really jumped on board for the 3D craze. The lineup is looking surprisingly weak to me so far also. Most of the big games are just remakes of N64 games and there's already quite a few obscure (and probably bad) 3rd party games in there, which probably isn't good, considering the system isn't even out yet. Overall, I don't hate it, but I don't like it either. I'll wait and see the reviews when it comes out and I'll probably get it eventually

Well, with rumors of Monster Hunter moving onto a new hardware, after the success on the Wii, I think we might see that game on the 3DS at least once. I do remember that the DS didn't have many games I liked at first either. Not until The Dark Spire, Etrian Odyssey, Chrono Trigger, Animal Crossing, Mario Kart, Golden Sun, and Dragon Quest IX came out, I didnt' see much for the system either. The more I played, the more I liked it. Same with the Wii. And of course, Nintendo has plans on releasing games evenly from each other, so that no game drought occurs, and they always have new game releases every month. I think that's a smart move. A good game here and there will give you enough time to enjoy it before the next. As far as the 3D goes, I'm more interested in the AR cards and using the gyroscope movement in the games than the 3D. It's a fun, "Lets play in 3D for a little bit" kinda thing. I don't think it will be the selling point on the system like they hope, but there is enough of a variety of new features on it that everyone will like something different about it. I just like that Nintendo has plans on focusing a little more on the hard core gamers this time around, along with the next gen home console they plan to release.

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Having played the 3DS first-hand, I can tell you that it's a magnificent piece of hardware. It can push some serious visuals, not to mention the rather stunning 3D effect, and so far the games I've played have all been great. The system's familiar controls, not to mention the addition of the circle pad, make it a joy to play. I can honestly say, I haven't been this excited about a new game system since the PSP, and I can't wait to get my hands on this system again. I think people are going to be extremely blown away once they get a chance to see it for themselves. Because right now I'm sure most people are envisioning the "movie 3D" in their minds and the 3DS goes way beyond that. I can't wait to see all of the Ooooooos and Aaaaahhhhhs come the system's March release.

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Corbs wrote:

Having played the 3DS first-hand, I can tell you that it's a magnificent piece of hardware. It can push some serious visuals, not to mention the rather stunning 3D effect, and so far the games I've played have all been great. The system's familiar controls, not to mention the addition of the circle pad, make it a joy to play. I can honestly say, I haven't been this excited about a new game system since the PSP, and I can't wait to get my hands on this system again. I think people are going to be extremely blown away once they get a chance to see it for themselves. Because right now I'm sure most people are envisioning the "movie 3D" in their minds and the 3DS goes way beyond that. I can't wait to see all of the Ooooooos and Aaaaahhhhhs come the system's March release.

Walmarts, Targets, Gamestops, Malls, they are going to be filled through March, April, and probably May with people surrounding the playable 3DS. XD

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Syd-Valak wrote:

Mickeymac wrote:

I think it'll take a while before things pick up. A lot of people here think it'll do as well as the Wii, but with its price point alone I think will hold back that level of success. They did for the PSP, after all, despite Sony's best efforts to advertise it. I just don't see this doing as well as the DS did, not for a while at least.

Well, let's look at the price. (USD wise) The DSi XL is around $170 dollars. The launch price of the DS was $150. The 3DS in the US is $249, and it's going to be capable of launching games with at least PS2 and Gamecube quality graphics, while having up to 8gb DS cards, the size of a dual layered disc. The price is mainly around the cameras, the newer, updated processor, the little gizmo's like the gyroscope and whatnot. The actual 3D screen isn't much more costly than the ones used in the DS now. Maybe $30 more dollars at most. And the launch price of the PSP and PSP Go! was also $250. The 3DS has much more to it than the PSP, obviously. But when you add on the new equipment onto this 3DS while speaking in terms of the DSi or XL, it's not that much of a price increase. As far as European launch, that's up to the retailers. The pricing was equivalent to somewhere around $350 dollars. For the rest of the gaming world, I hope that is something that will change. More gamers is always a good thing to me. :( But your point is solid. I'm just rambling, and I think in certain area's, the price is going to hold back sales. Retailers will take the hit, and Nintendo will lose hardware sales from it. Nintendo will probably step in at that point, and have the price regulated.

Where did you hear that the 3DS was going to support 8GB game cards? The only mention of the size of the games I had seen was on the Nintendo E3 Network site for the 3DS which only said that game cards would be 2GB max at launch(I had to use google's cached version of the page because Nintendo has since changed it).

Personally, I am interested in what the system has to offer, but I am going to wait for more titles that interest me. I have no complaints about what I've heard so far, but I would rather wait until there are a few more games that really interest me.

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Ecto-1 wrote:

Where did you hear that the 3DS was going to support 8GB game cards? The only mention of the size of the games I had seen was on the Nintendo E3 Network site for the 3DS which only said that game cards would be 2GB max at launch(I had to use google's cached version of the page because Nintendo has since changed it).

Personally, I am interested in what the system has to offer, but I am going to wait for more titles that interest me. I have no complaints about what I've heard so far, but I would rather wait until there are a few more games that really interest me.

I'll have to find that page that talked about it. They said it was a 2GB launch size, but could end up being upwards to 8GB later on.

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Syd-Valak wrote:

Ecto-1 wrote:

Where did you hear that the 3DS was going to support 8GB game cards? The only mention of the size of the games I had seen was on the Nintendo E3 Network site for the 3DS which only said that game cards would be 2GB max at launch(I had to use google's cached version of the page because Nintendo has since changed it).

Personally, I am interested in what the system has to offer, but I am going to wait for more titles that interest me. I have no complaints about what I've heard so far, but I would rather wait until there are a few more games that really interest me.

I'll have to find that page that talked about it. They said it was a 2GB launch size, but could end up being upwards to 8GB later on.

http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2010/12/3ds_game_cards_could...

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Thanks, I had forgotten about that article.

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I guess we have to see it for ourselves before we conclude anything about the system. But I'm really excited about the 3DS. I have to experience the 3D thing myself, and as Corbie said a little earlier, he was quite blown away.

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I preordered it, obviously, because I don't want to have to camp outside of a store to get the 3DS. I think the improved graphics are the greatest part of the 3DS. If the graphics where the same as the DS, but in 3D, I don't think I would be as interested. Plus the gyro, accelometer, cameras, and 3D display, I don't see what is not to like about the 3DS. And if you don't like the 3D, turn off the 3D and you still have an amazing, powerful system!

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supernin10do wrote:

I preordered it, obviously, because I don't want to have to camp outside of a store to get the 3DS. I think the improved graphics are the greatest part of the 3DS. If the graphics where the same as the DS, but in 3D, I don't think I would be as interested. Plus the gyro, accelometer, cameras, and 3D display, I don't see what is not to like about the 3DS. And if you don't like the 3D, turn off the 3D and you still have an amazing, powerful system!

Yup, preordered two of them. One for me, and one for my girlfriend. I just can't wait for it. I got both her and a lot of my friends excited for it. I have a list of games I want now. Even if I have the 3D off, which I most likely will through the days I'm not in the mood to have it on, it's going to look so nice compared to what the DS is now. I mean, look at the Zelda game. We finally have full 3D polygons on a hand held, not like that crap you get with games like Animal Crossing or Dragon Quest IX. It's the stuff you play and really wow yourself over. Phantasy Star Zero was close, but these games are going to really kick it off.

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I'm curious as to what Sony is going to do with the PSP2....Give it dual analog control?lol
Graphics will be better than the 3DS's that's a given, but I'm wondering if they're going to go dual screen, with touch controls and 3D without glasses.

Anyways, I haven't been this excited for a new gaming system....Since, well, the Wii! :p I can't wait to get my hands on the 3DS muhaha.

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WaveBoy wrote:

I'm curious as to what Sony is going to do with the PSP2....Give it dual analog control?lol
Graphics will be better than the 3DS's that's a given, but I'm wondering if they're going to go dual screen, with touch controls and 3D without glasses.

Anyways, I haven't been this excited for a new gaming system....Since, well, the Wii! :p I can't wait to get my hands on the 3DS muhaha.

The PSP2 has dual analog sticks, a trackpad touchpad on the back of the system, it will look similar to the first models of the PSP, not the PSP Go!, it will have a full HD screen, possibly touch, that is around 5-5.3 inches, 1 inch larger than it is now. Other than that, I haven't picked up too much more.

EDIT: Info on this system is supposed to be announced on January 27th.

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I've played the DS lite a fair bit, but never really truly loved it. A lot of games were great, but not enough to really pull me in. This however... maybe I'm just a sucker for pretty graphics, but a lot of the games look more involving.

Plus with a Wii as my only system, I constantly wish I could play games without having to get out of bed :p

The interface becoming very Wii-like is also awesome.

The 3D is cool, but since I haven't experienced it yet, I really don't know if I'll like it or not.

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Syd-Valak wrote:

WaveBoy wrote:

I'm curious as to what Sony is going to do with the PSP2....Give it dual analog control?lol
Graphics will be better than the 3DS's that's a given, but I'm wondering if they're going to go dual screen, with touch controls and 3D without glasses.

Anyways, I haven't been this excited for a new gaming system....Since, well, the Wii! :p I can't wait to get my hands on the 3DS muhaha.

The PSP2 has dual analog sticks, a trackpad touchpad on the back of the system, it will look similar to the first models of the PSP, not the PSP Go!, it will have a full HD screen, possibly touch, that is around 5-5.3 inches, 1 inch larger than it is now. Other than that, I haven't picked up too much more.

EDIT: Info on this system is supposed to be announced on January 27th.

I heard that the PSP2 will have PS3 graphics. But even with those fancy graphics, the PSP2 won't stand a chance against Nintendo's powerful gameplay.

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wobee wrote:

I've played the DS lite a fair bit, but never really truly loved it. A lot of games were great, but not enough to really pull me in. This however... maybe I'm just a sucker for pretty graphics, but a lot of the games look more involving.

Plus with a Wii as my only system, I constantly wish I could play games without having to get out of bed :p

The interface becoming very Wii-like is also awesome.

The 3D is cool, but since I haven't experienced it yet, I really don't know if I'll like it or not.

I think the same thing all the time with my Wii. XD

With the 3DS and the 3D portion of it specifically, you will notice that when the 3D effect is on, the resolution of the said game you are playing will kinda downscale. Sometimes people will like having the effect on, while others will enjoy seeing a nice, crisp, high resolution game with the 3D off.

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supernin10do wrote:

Syd-Valak wrote:

WaveBoy wrote:

I'm curious as to what Sony is going to do with the PSP2....Give it dual analog control?lol
Graphics will be better than the 3DS's that's a given, but I'm wondering if they're going to go dual screen, with touch controls and 3D without glasses.

Anyways, I haven't been this excited for a new gaming system....Since, well, the Wii! :p I can't wait to get my hands on the 3DS muhaha.

The PSP2 has dual analog sticks, a trackpad touchpad on the back of the system, it will look similar to the first models of the PSP, not the PSP Go!, it will have a full HD screen, possibly touch, that is around 5-5.3 inches, 1 inch larger than it is now. Other than that, I haven't picked up too much more.

EDIT: Info on this system is supposed to be announced on January 27th.

I heard that the PSP2 will have PS3 graphics. But even with those fancy graphics, the PSP2 won't stand a chance against Nintendo's powerful gameplay.

The graphics are mainly on par with the late PS2 and early Xbox 360 graphics, but a few games will show it's graphics as nice as early PS3 games. But nothing is final yet, not until that announcement. And even then, the release date is this Fall, so things may still change.

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