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Topic: Would you do a lot of traveling with your Switch, or would you prefer to stick to a 3DS?

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JayJ

@ReaderRagfish For me it seems to be all about how grounded I am going to be while I am out of town. Like, if I am just going to one location and back, and I'll be spending my time in the one location for a while, the Switch seems like the perfect thing to take with me as a portable home console of sorts.

The problem is when I am going on a trip where I will be running around a lot and going from location to location. In those situations I find myself wanting to take my 3DS instead since it just seems to be better suited for that kind of travel where I am going all over the place.

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FaeKnight

Yosheel wrote:

Do people actually take any handheld or mobile device and throw it into a purse or backpack as-is right out of the box?

Most people will want an extra layer of protection or two on 90% of their gadgets.

Like, the only device I use without any form of extra protection is my work laptop. And that's only because they don't make screen protectors and bumper cases for it.

Yes, people do. I have one physical game cart for my 3DS, and the rest of the games are digital downloads. As such I don't need a way to carry a dozen different game carts. When I take it out and about it's stowed in my hip pouch. This is the same area btw where I store several other things, a few of which could scratch the screen if it wasn't a clam shell design. The only accessory I might have with me for it is my Circle Pad Pro, if I plan on playing MH4U. My phone either goes in my pocket (the belt clip part of the protective covering broke off) or in a different pocket on the hip pouch since even with a screen protector I'd rather not risk it being scratched up.

FaeKnight

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JayJ

@FaeKnight Yeah I got a screen protector on my Switch but I never bothered with one for any of my 3DS consoles, the standard 3DS touch screen always seems to be fine without a screen protector. Heck I didn't even bother with it for my original 2DS, I always seem to keep that stored in a hard travel case if I am going somewhere with it or a soft case at home, with a 3DS I just use a basic soft case.

JayJ

SwitchForce

BlueOcean wrote:

@SwitchForce Oh, now I understand why your name is Switch Force. :S Just let people say whatever they want.
For me, 3DS is also much better as a handheld that you take with you and Switch is more a fragile hybrid system.

Actually you know me more less then you think. I currently besides a single NSW have 15 New 3DS XL some of which are collectors design and I have 300+ DS/3DS games so the name is just that a name. I play both much as I can I use the NSW more because it am attempting to finish BoTW on and off because of my busy schedule and other family hogging my NSW as well.

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HobbitGamer

SwitchForce wrote:

Actually you know me more less then you think.

...priceless.

Anyway, I typically will toss my 2DS case into my briefcase a few times a week. The few times I've brought my Switch to work, I end up not playing it, so I'd just rather leave my $300 toy at home.

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CroRock

@Yosheel
I guess I am in minority then. I never buy any protections for any of my devices. That includes all iPhones, iPads, Switch, 3DS.. you name it. I just like the feel of things they ment to be. If they drop - they drop, what can you do.
And to be honest - I took Switch once or twice on vecation and wrapped it in a towel and put it in the bag 😁.
I’ll consider buying carrying case for Switch enentualy because that thing is fragile af.

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Trajan

@CroRock Switch being fragile AF is another reason I feel more secure taking the 3ds somewhere where I'll be on and off of it.

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FaeKnight

The Switch feels sturdier then my first tablet, which survived being dropped without even a damaged screen. Only damage it took was the micro-sd card slot's cover breaking off. I just worry about the joy con analog sticks. Last time I took it with me while out and about, I was heading to a gaming session and would have half an hour to kill before we started. So I put the Switch it's self in the main compartment of my organizer/carrier case and the joy cons in a smaller pouch on the side. I set up the Switch so it's screen would be towards the padded wall instead of the stuff that might scratch it.

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1UP_MARIO

I have a 3ds XL and a switch but if travelling long. I always prefer taking the original 2ds, it’s hard as a brick

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MyNameIsRandy

I was taking my Switch and 3ds for a while. Now I just take the Switch. It's great being able to play the same games at home and on the road. With my portable charger I've never had a problem with running out of juice.

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JayJ

@1UP_MARIO Good to know I am not the only one who has come to prefer the original 2DS for travel. There is just something about it that feels perfect for the job. It is just the right size, works great when on the move, and it has those classic Game Boy ergonomics that you just don't get with the flip screen models.

JayJ

FaeKnight

I suppose the 3d while interesting is mostly left off. Once I get a New 3DS I may try leaving it on since I heard that model fixes the blurring issue. When it works the 3d effects are neat. But on the 3DS and 3DS XL they only work if looking head on. So don't usually work.

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JayJ

@FaeKnight Yeah I got a New 3DS XL when they launched (the Monster Hunter 4 edition) and it is definitely a big improvement over the previous models when it comes to 3D! I pretty much have one of each model of 3DS. I got the original 3DS when it launched, the original 3DS XL when it launched, and the New 3DS like I said. I just never bothered with the 2DS XL (seemed kinda pointless for me) but I have been a fan of the original 2DS like I previously stated.

The New 3DS pretty much fixes most of the issues I had with the original models 3D, it rarely ever goes out of focus and the effects generally seem to perform better. The performance difference is something I never really noticed, outside of the software that only works on the "New" consoles, I would be hard pressed to notice any difference. It is nice to have that right analog nub for games that support it though, it really makes some games a lot easier to play.

Ultimately the 3D effect just feels kinda gimmicky for me while on the go, but it is the best way to play 3DS games at home. It is definitely the model that I would recommend if you were to get only one console.

JayJ

BlueOcean

@JayJ I agree, New 3DS is the best and I personally prefer the smaller model.

BlueOcean

FaeKnight

The reason I have a 3DS XL instead of New 3DS XL was because of misleading advertising on Gamestop. The one I was looking at said "new 3ds xl", so I assumed it was the "new" model. No, it was "not pre-owned 3ds xl", as I learned when I opened the shipping box. Except I got a pre-owned version anyway. It was the wrong color too. But I don't exactly mind. The larger screen is great, and the overall larger size makes it more comfortable in my hands. It did mean I had to buy a CPP for it though since MH4U using the d-pad for camera control gets awkward during a heated fight. And that I can't get games like Zelda: A Link to the Past till I buy a New version of it.

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JayJ

@FaeKnight Honestly, unless you really want to play SNES games on your 3DS there isn't any real need for a "New" model.

JayJ

FaeKnight

There's a bunch of games I want on my 3ds which can only be played with the "new" model. Not just SNES games either, although that's a factor. Having a 2nd circle pad that work doesn't block access to the stylus would be nice too. I like my CPP, but unless I'm playing MH4U it's not worth having it attached to the 3ds due to it making access to the right shoulder button harder and entirely blocking access to the stylus.

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JayJ

@FaeKnight Yeah I had that setup with my original 3DS. I hardly used it from what I remember but it felt cool at the time to be playing a 3DS with two circle pads. I do know what you are talking about though, there is a number of games out there that are exclusive to the "New" consoles but I always thought that was up to taste.

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FaeKnight

The built in amebo reader might have been another feature I was eying. Actually, I am considering getting some of those now that I do have a Switch. And thus can use them.

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BlueOcean

@FaeKnight See if you can get a good "New" deal and make sure it's "New"!

Nintendo chose the worst name ever for this.

The second analogue button and stable 3D are worth it. And remember that Majora's Mask also use it if you have that must-have.

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