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#61 anotherpoorgamer

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:49 AM

This 3DS looks nice. I already have a 3DS XL, but I might consider this. Especially, if a a circle pad pro for the 3DS XL is produced and turns out to be too clunky/bulky for me.

#62 bob330i

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:50 AM

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The XL wishes it looked this badass.


It is nice. Love the blue and etching. Still have my sealed Zelda bundle unopened and I do want this FE. This might put me over the edge to buy and use the FE version.

The pic looks like a regular 3DS vs. a current XL. However, you never know, it could be just a mock up. Very very tempting if it makes it to the US.

#63 Trojann

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:54 AM

What would the price range be this bundle?

#64 Green Card200

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:58 AM

What would the price range be this bundle?


I'll be shocked if this more than $169.99 with the XL being $200.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:58 AM

Hmmm.... 3ds talk always gets me drooling. Anyone know the trade in value at GS for a DS Lite?


Pretty sure it's something like $15, so $30 with double TIV

#66 Elusive

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:00 AM

My guess is that the bundle will be $200, but if it ends up being cheaper, hey, I won't complain.

#67 thisboywillbreak

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:03 AM

What's the deal?
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#68 Edzo04

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:23 AM

As somebody who has the means to upgrade, I have 0 desire to get the XL. I've played on a friend's and between the stretched screen, and poor sound, and the overall design (looks more toy-like than I'd like - although the start/select are much better) I can see why many still prefer the original.

exactly. i actually bought the XL because it was seemingly better. the stretched screen alone was enough for me to get rid of it. the only thing i liked better was the stylus location

#69 Reraise

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:26 AM

This 3DS looks nice. I already have a 3DS XL, but I might consider this. Especially, if a a circle pad pro for the 3DS XL is produced and turns out to be too clunky/bulky for me.


I really like the circle pad pro for the 3ds XL way more then the one for the regular 3ds. I ordered one from play asia for 25$. Its no too big and bulky in my opinion. Makes the XL feel sturdier.

#70 Nagasami

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:41 AM

to each their own opinion, i personally like the XL more than the original 3ds. The screen did not really stretch out the games really, they made it work.

#71 SgtWiggles

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:45 AM

to each their own opinion, i personally like the XL more than the original 3ds. The screen did not really stretch out the games really, they made it work.


Yeah, so far I only really noticed the stretching on a few games. Theatrhythm was one of them, and KH:3D too for me. Other than that, DS games look awesome on it, and some 3DS games look even better with the bigger screen.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:58 AM

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:29 AM

Only things I don't like about the XL are the downgraded speakers and the 3D crosstalk seems to poke it's head much more readily.

#74 Nintendonly

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:30 AM

Sorry must have misread or something they have clarified that it is regular and not Xl. Please disregard post thanks
Should have been an Xl and it would sell much better

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Goes to show you that their North American marketing team fucking sucks. If I was in charge, I'd make sure I'd do focus testing, asking the demographic interested in the game which size system they'd like bundled with it.

Currently playing:

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:3ds:- Monster Rancher Advance 2, :psp:- Nothing
:ps3:- Nothing, atari_jaguar.png- Elansar, Pippin01.gif- Super Marathon
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#75 orcishlad

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:30 AM

I remember wanting to import this last year, ha.

It's kinda crazy how hard NoA has been pushing the Fire Emblem brand recently.

#76 Nintendonly

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:32 AM

Only things I don't like about the XL are the downgraded speakers and the 3D crosstalk seems to poke it's head much more readily.


The speakers aren't downgraded. They're just set to surround by default. Make it stereo or mono and you'll hear a massive difference.

Currently playing:

icon_snes.gif- Nothing, 11m9gn4.png- Nothing
:3ds:- Monster Rancher Advance 2, :psp:- Nothing
:ps3:- Nothing, atari_jaguar.png- Elansar, Pippin01.gif- Super Marathon
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#77 Nintendonly

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:33 AM

I remember wanting to import this last year, ha.

It's kinda crazy how hard NoA has been pushing the Fire Emblem brand recently.


We're still missing the first one to turn off permadeath.

Currently playing:

icon_snes.gif- Nothing, 11m9gn4.png- Nothing
:3ds:- Monster Rancher Advance 2, :psp:- Nothing
:ps3:- Nothing, atari_jaguar.png- Elansar, Pippin01.gif- Super Marathon
Wii_U_platform_icon.png- Ducktales Remastered, 20g0cxd.png- Nothing


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:43 AM

Goes to show you that their North American marketing team fucking sucks. If I was in charge, I'd make sure I'd do focus testing, asking the demographic interested in the game which size system they'd like bundled with it.


...it isn't an XL in Japan either, dude. This has nothing to do with focus tests or North American marketing teams.

#79 Elusive

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:43 AM

The speakers aren't downgraded. They're just set to surround by default. Make it stereo or mono and you'll hear a massive difference.


I second this. I had the exact same problem with my 3DS, too, thinking that the speakers were horrible until I went to the sound options and noticed that they were set to surround. Switching them to stereo made them sound so much better.

Same goes for the 3DS XL. I still have my original 3DS, did a side-by-side comparison, and can't really hear a difference.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:07 AM

Goes to show you that their North American marketing team fucking sucks. If I was in charge, I'd make sure I'd do focus testing, asking the demographic interested in the game which size system they'd like bundled with it.


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#81 TotalHenshin

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:22 AM

Of course. They didn't stop producing the DSi when the DSiXL came out, why would they stop producing the 3DS?


Because the XL can actually play DS games without them looking like poop. Sorry, but it's the truth. I traded in the regular for an XL when the XL arrived and never liked how DS games looked on the regular 3DS.

#82 The Punisher

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:27 AM

Because the XL can actually play DS games without them looking like poop. Sorry, but it's the truth. I traded in the regular for an XL when the XL arrived and never liked how DS games looked on the regular 3DS.


I have a ds lite. is it better to get a 3ds or 3ds xl?

#83 UltimateIdiot911

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:44 AM

I have a ds lite. is it better to get a 3ds or 3ds xl?


You should go to the store and try both out. See what feels better in your hand. It's really a personal preference.

#84 Nintendonly

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:49 AM

What do you do for a living?


I work in retail, and I know for a fact that the schmucks getting paid 6 digits shouldn't have those jobs. Especially with Nintendo's marketing teams, they automatically assume that the general public that they aim their ads at are intelligent (hint: they're not). Look at the Wii U's marketing, and tell me that isn't terribad. Every single customer that has asked me about it thought that it was a controller add-on for the Wii akin to the uDraw.

If I was in their position, I'd make sure to get all of the multiplatform titles that the PS3 and Xbox 360 are getting going forward and advertise the hell out of them (GTA V especially), because the future of the console looks worse than the Wii's, and Nintendo's diehards aren't going to save them. A lot of them have moved on.

When it comes to Fire Emblem, there's no need for NoA to try to sell the franchise to a grandmother or an athlete. The series is for the truly hardcore gamer, so it would only make sense to gather a group of those types of people and ask them which 3DS model they want as part of the bundle. The fact that nearly everyone is saying that they'd jump on this bundle if it was the 3DS XL shows that the people in charge of these decisions did not do their jobs.

Currently playing:

icon_snes.gif- Nothing, 11m9gn4.png- Nothing
:3ds:- Monster Rancher Advance 2, :psp:- Nothing
:ps3:- Nothing, atari_jaguar.png- Elansar, Pippin01.gif- Super Marathon
Wii_U_platform_icon.png- Ducktales Remastered, 20g0cxd.png- Nothing


#85 GoreObsessed

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:18 AM

If it were an XL bundle I would buy it for sure.
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#86 Over easy

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:22 AM

As much as I want a XL, I would buy this in a heartbeat if/when it is available here.
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#87 StryderOmega

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:00 AM

Not gonna lie, even tho I really would prefer an XL, this has me reconsidering...

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#88 aaronrodgers

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:14 AM

Throw me in the "Why the hell is this not an XL instead" crowd.

Dammit.

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#89 Nintendonly

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:17 AM

Also, another reason why I'd be better than them at advertising-

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Why the hell are they showing a shot of a 3DS XL if it's not part of that deal? Never give your customers a chance to claim false advertising like that.

Currently playing:

icon_snes.gif- Nothing, 11m9gn4.png- Nothing
:3ds:- Monster Rancher Advance 2, :psp:- Nothing
:ps3:- Nothing, atari_jaguar.png- Elansar, Pippin01.gif- Super Marathon
Wii_U_platform_icon.png- Ducktales Remastered, 20g0cxd.png- Nothing


#90 bojay1997

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:24 AM

I work in retail, and I know for a fact that the schmucks getting paid 6 digits shouldn't have those jobs. Especially with Nintendo's marketing teams, they automatically assume that the general public that they aim their ads at are intelligent (hint: they're not). Look at the Wii U's marketing, and tell me that isn't terribad. Every single customer that has asked me about it thought that it was a controller add-on for the Wii akin to the uDraw.

If I was in their position, I'd make sure to get all of the multiplatform titles that the PS3 and Xbox 360 are getting going forward and advertise the hell out of them (GTA V especially), because the future of the console looks worse than the Wii's, and Nintendo's diehards aren't going to save them. A lot of them have moved on.

When it comes to Fire Emblem, there's no need for NoA to try to sell the franchise to a grandmother or an athlete. The series is for the truly hardcore gamer, so it would only make sense to gather a group of those types of people and ask them which 3DS model they want as part of the bundle. The fact that nearly everyone is saying that they'd jump on this bundle if it was the 3DS XL shows that the people in charge of these decisions did not do their jobs.


This is the same unit they sold in Japan. Doing an XL version would require an extra expense to retool. It sold out there and it will sell out here. Nintendo knows what they're doing when it comes to moving limited editions.