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Nintendo Releases a "New Owner's Guide" to 3DS

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Living in a world of infinite white isn't a requirement

Last week Nintendo of Europe published a "New to Wii U" guide, and Nintendo of America decided that it wasn't to be outdone, no siree! NoA has gone for the video approach, releasing a series of "New Owner's Guide" videos covering the various functions and out-of-the-box features of the 3DS.

Conveniently, there's also a summarised compilation video that ties them all together. There are some repeated sequences — we sure can't get enough of that red 3DS XL into leather handbag shot — and a group of actors living in a perma-white boundary free world with StreetPass functionality that emits (probably radioactive) red signals but, hey, there's some helpful information.

Teasing aside, this video is relatively slick and a useful starting point for those interested in a 3DS and keen to know more. Check it out below and let us know what you think.

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User Comments (12)

catsrnice

#1

catsrnice said:

The white zone is back eh? (Where Nintendo keeps all it's slaves.)
It appeared in an episode of Nintendo Week right before the 3DS came out, also Ben and David from "Ultimate Wii Challenge" eventually ended up there too (I think that was shown in a Nintendo 3DS reaction video). I used to think Christa From Nintendo was a field recruiter for it (Since she kept appearing in a bunch of promo videos) but I'm no sure about that anymore.

10000mario

#2

10000mario said:

Remember when Mario leaped out of the 3DS and stuck a mustache on Iwata... That room is scary.

unrandomsam

#4

unrandomsam said:

Videos are even worse than the type of documentation Nintendo normally provides (i.e without a good way of finding what you need from it like say an index). It took me ages to find out how to do a temporary pair of a wiimote to a different wii without removing the default sync settings. (I wanted to know it was going to work as I expected so I used the Nintendo docs).

MetaRyan

#5

MetaRyan said:

No no no. NEVER let Mii Maker make a Mii for you based on your picture if you want a good result.

DarkKirby

#6

DarkKirby said:

It's not that guides are bad to have, they should have existed from the start, but this move seems to be mainly Nintendo trying to explain the Wii U and 3DS to the uber casual audience who don't understand how consoles work at all to "fix" the failing sales of the Wii U, because casuals simply "don't understand it", as Nintendo keeps saying is the problem.

I hope Nintendo realizes at some point the casual audience that drove the success of the Wii is gone and isn't coming back. It's not that the casual audience doesn't understand the Wii U, it's that they don't care about consoles.

Inkling

#7

Inkling said:

That place is creepy. The mushrooms still stare at them from the E3 3DS trailer.

Anyway, why isn't the original 3DS relevant anymore? In every advert I have seen, there is the XL and the 2DS, but no normal 3DS!

(Not that I have one... I traded it in for the XL.

kamifox1

#8

kamifox1 said:

That picture at the top must be fake, I used that photo function for making a Mii and it came out looking nothing like me! I remade it from scratch after!

brewsky

#10

brewsky said:

@ThomasBW84 When you take a picture for your Mii, it doesn't look at your hair. You pick for yourself before you take the picture.

Xiao_Pai

#12

Xiao_Pai said:

Said this on Youtube too, but...shouldn't they be doing Wii U feature videos? Like, seriously... xD

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