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#91 100xp

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:32 PM

I just have a $9 clear case for my 3DS.
http://www.walmart.c...do-3DS/16489863

I posted this before cause someone asked for recommendations.

pro:
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- adds virtually no additional bulk to your 3DS

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- some ppl don't like how snug it fits
- some ppl have trouble popping it out
- sometimes dust can get trapped underneath the case and if that drives you crazy, it'll drive you crazy. (only thing i've run into)

- some ppl have sweaty palms and have reported condenstation forming underneath the case.

#92 Royal High Knight

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:40 PM

Thats carazy the mods deleted most of my posts and gave the thread to someone else. That shit is pretty funny.

#93 SaraAB

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:51 PM

Can't say I didn't see this coming, they are missing the second analog stick though, but I understand why they didn't include it.

Hope they fix the screen scratching problem on these units.

This version doesn't cost much more than the current 3DS, and it seems well worth it for the bigger screens. If there is a decent BF bundle, then the cost will be about the same as where the 3DS is right now.

The charger is a problem, and would be a huge problem in the USA if they weren't including it. I can't imagine how much it costs to make one of these chargers, you can buy cheap versions of the charger for $3-5, it can't cost more than that to make one. Its also the same charger that has been out for a while, so I am sure the costs to make it are lower. But they would probably charge $25-30 for the charger alone, which would be insane.

You can even buy a USB cable that works in the charger slot, I have one that works for DSi and I would assume it works for 3DS as well, you would think maybe Nintendo would just include a USB cable if they are concerned about cutting costs because most people already have 1 or many USB chargers laying around, and if you don't, there is always the PC or Laptop. If you had to buy a USB charger, it would be less than $10.

#94 sherlock2g

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:11 PM

Can't say I didn't see this coming, they are missing the second analog stick though, but I understand why they didn't include it.

Hope they fix the screen scratching problem on these units.

This version doesn't cost much more than the current 3DS, and it seems well worth it for the bigger screens. If there is a decent BF bundle, then the cost will be about the same as where the 3DS is right now.

The charger is a problem, and would be a huge problem in the USA if they weren't including it. I can't imagine how much it costs to make one of these chargers, you can buy cheap versions of the charger for $3-5, it can't cost more than that to make one. Its also the same charger that has been out for a while, so I am sure the costs to make it are lower. But they would probably charge $25-30 for the charger alone, which would be insane.

You can even buy a USB cable that works in the charger slot, I have one that works for DSi and I would assume it works for 3DS as well, you would think maybe Nintendo would just include a USB cable if they are concerned about cutting costs because most people already have 1 or many USB chargers laying around, and if you don't, there is always the PC or Laptop. If you had to buy a USB charger, it would be less than $10.


Nintendo still sale the charger for $15. You can find them cheaper on Amazon for under $5. The cord might be shorter but it gets the job done. I would buy a few since me and my son have DSIs. :bouncy:I think NOA annouced that the adapter will be included.

#95 Jackovasaurus

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:21 PM

I wonder what gamestop would offer for trading a 3DS towards a 3DS-XL. Anyone care to speculate? Over $100?
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:55 PM

Will Ambassador games transfer?

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#97 theflicker

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:30 PM

Will Ambassador games transfer?


Yes.

#98 slidecage

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:04 AM

Will Ambassador games transfer?



http://www.digitaltr...-to-3ds-xl-but/


I would guess the way the new trade system will work

DS PHAT 25
DS LITE 30
DSI 40
DSI XL 50
3DS 75

that is what they will give

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#99 SaraAB

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:33 AM

Nintendo still sale the charger for $15. You can find them cheaper on Amazon for under $5. The cord might be shorter but it gets the job done. I would buy a few since me and my son have DSIs. :bouncy:I think NOA annouced that the adapter will be included.


Yeah, its gonna be included for USA. I can see why not for Japan because they have an accessory place probably like every block over there where you can get this stuff, I don't think they ever run out of chargers. Stores in the USA can run out of them, and then takes months to get more in if they get a blitz and a bunch of people buy up all the chargers. A lot of stores here only get one shipment of something and that is it, or it goes on clearance and you never see it again at that store. Japanese people also more responsible than Americans, and less likely to lose their charger.

Gamestop is everywhere, but with any luck they would expect people to "preorder" the charger, then not have any more. I have checked a few GS stores and none have any copies of Pikmin 2, irrelevant, but they just expect people to preorder, and they get no stock in other wise of popular games. Once its gone, time to resort to a used product, better hope someone trades it in. Wow, I just checked, and there is NO GS store in my area that has any copies of Pikmin 2.

Almost every used system here that needs one DOESN'T include the charger, same with cell phones, I have no idea how people could lose such an important thing, even kids. People keep the phone, but they don't keep the charger... I don't get it, they keep the system, but they don't have the charger.

#100 ajumbaje

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 03:32 AM

Might bite. I bought the circle pad pro primarily for grip, but this sounds a lot more convenient

#101 Vinny

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 05:37 AM

Bummer... I was really hoping for a second analog.

Oh well, guess I'll just sit and wait for the regular 3DS to drop.

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#102 Gden

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 06:22 AM

Oh cool! Just noticed that this will be released a few days right before Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward. Awesome.

Going to be a tough decision:
Vita Wi-Fi $250
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward $40
Memory Stick 4GB $20
Total: ~$310 plus tax
Already have more than a handful of PS1/PSP/Minis games.

3DS XL $200
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward $40
SD card 1GB $10 (Not sure if the 3DS even uses a memory card since I don't have one.)
Total: ~$250 plus tax
Already have more than a handful of DS games.


Well, if the XL is anything like the 3ds it'll come with an SD card built in, and where the crap are you buying your SD cards that a 1 GB costs $10? You can get 8 gig ones for $8 now.
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#103 maximumzero

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 07:39 AM

Well, if the XL is anything like the 3ds it'll come with an SD card built in, and where the crap are you buying your SD cards that a 1 GB costs $10? You can get 8 gig ones for $8 now.


3DSXL actually comes with a 4GB SD card vs the 3DS' 2GB SD Card.

You probably won't need anything larger f you don't plan on buying retail games through the eShop.

I've got almost two dozen eShop games, a mix of virtual console and actual 3DS software, and I don't think I've hit the halfway point on my 2GB SD card yet.

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#104 Jackovasaurus

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:59 AM

I hope Amazon sells this thing. And I don't mean some third party selling it at $30 above MSRP, I mean Amazon. Did they sell the Midnight Purple 3DS? I don't think I ever saw one for MSRP.

#105 slidecage

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:14 PM

I hope Amazon sells this thing. And I don't mean some third party selling it at $30 above MSRP, I mean Amazon. Did they sell the Midnight Purple 3DS? I don't think I ever saw one for MSRP.


i dont think amazon sold the 3ds for years due to people bitching it was damaged in shipment

i think i have a 4gb in my xl and have 3o or 40 games downloaded and its not even showing any blocks used (still says 9999 blocks free)
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#106 spoderman

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:46 PM

Bummer... I was really hoping for a second analog.

Oh well, guess I'll just sit and wait for the regular 3DS to drop.


Yeah.. this would've been an instant buy for a lot of people if it had a second analog. Don't know what Nintendo are thinking.. Hell, this would probably have been an instant buy for me if there were a purple 3DSXL.

Oh cool! Just noticed that this will be released a few days right before Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward. Awesome.

Going to be a tough decision:
Vita Wi-Fi $250
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward $40
Memory Stick 4GB $20
Total: ~$310 plus tax
Already have more than a handful of PS1/PSP/Minis games.

3DS XL $200
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward $40
SD card 1GB $10 (Not sure if the 3DS even uses a memory card since I don't have one.)
Total: ~$250 plus tax
Already have more than a handful of DS games.


I'm in the same situation. I'll probably end up buying whichever handheld the game is better on, I want it that much lol.

#107 anotherpoorgamer

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:31 PM

I'm in the same situation. I'll probably end up buying whichever handheld the game is better on, I want it that much lol.


Yeah, that definitely sounds like a good idea.

#108 z3razerviper

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 03:07 PM

Am I the only one who really likes this it looks nice to me. Matte finish bigger screens real buttons and no gloss surrounding the screen. But yes i think no second stick was no that smart.

#109 fullhavok

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 04:18 PM

i just read the news!! Yeesss.

http://www.joystiq.c...rdware-gallery/

sorry, i've just been waiting since it came out for a XL version, & i know no 2nd analog stick, but still I'm happy as ...... :0)
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#110 fullhavok

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 04:19 PM

Am I the only one who really likes this it looks nice to me. Matte finish bigger screens real buttons and no gloss surrounding the screen. But yes i think no second stick was no that smart.




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#111 Ragnorok64

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 05:24 PM

Any concern about what game are going to look like on this screen? I mean, increasing the screen size by 90% while keeping the same resolution has get the have a negative impact. Especially while playing DS games on it.

#112 KingBroly

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 05:40 PM

DS games on the XL looked so much better at that bigger size. Plus you could hold it farther away.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 05:53 PM

DS games on the XL looked so much better at that bigger size. Plus you could hold it farther away.


I thought the general consensus was that DS games look a little better on the DSi? To me there is a noticeable difference (not saying the DSiXL looks bad mind you).
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#114 KingBroly

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 05:59 PM

The DSi XL is the best DS system. It's big and sexy and awesome.
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#115 62t

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 06:17 PM

I'm in the same situation. I'll probably end up buying whichever handheld the game is better on, I want it that much lol.


That means you are getting a Vita unless you need to play it in 3D

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#116 RoMee

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:42 AM

My 3DS is just collecting dust, I haven't touch it since RE. The kids haven't touch it either
So I'm gonna pass on this XL.

A second circle pad would had made this a day 1 buy, too bad Nintendo didn't include it.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:49 AM

My 3DS is just collecting dust, I haven't touch it since RE. The kids haven't touch it either
So I'm gonna pass on this XL.

A second circle pad would had made this a day 1 buy, too bad Nintendo didn't include it.


So what games are you avoiding now because it doesn't have a second analog stick? Seems like if it's collecting dust nothing would make a new one a "day one" purchase.
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:51 AM

My 3DS is just collecting dust, I haven't touch it since RE. The kids haven't touch it either
So I'm gonna pass on this XL.

A second circle pad would had made this a day 1 buy, too bad Nintendo didn't include it.


Agreed. Leaving out the 2nd analog pad is a huge mistake. Are they waiting to release a 3DSXLi with an additional analog pad later? Makes no sense at all to not include this in the revision.

Seriously, if it included that, I would even consider buying one; overall the XL looks to be much improved from the crappy original 3DS model. But not including the 2nd analog is just a huge blunder; it curtails the entire life of the system.

#119 Ragnorok64

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:28 AM

At this point I figure very few games are ever going to use the second analog nub So I'm not too off-put by its omission. Honestly if the currect 3DS didn't hurt my hands I wouldn't even give the XL a 2nd though.

#120 spoderman

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:56 AM

That means you are getting a Vita unless you need to play it in 3D


How much better is it on the vita?