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#91 itsoverninethousand

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:28 AM

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#92 Nintendonly

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:31 AM

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.


Japan is a totally different market with different tastes, and are very odd when it comes to stuff like that.

Hell, Windows 8 managed to sell out over there... because the packaging had loli girls on it!

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#93 Nintendonly

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:33 AM

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To be honest, I really wouldn't want to work for them. Maybe Sony, though. I'm just pointing out some flaws in their choices.

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#94 MunkichioO

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:33 AM

Guess im jumping on to order one assuming it really does come to the us. Already imported the jpn ver jus to have it n to play my imports.

#95 outunderstars

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:50 AM

Am I the only person who has a subscription to Game Informer? I can verify that the ad is real. It is part of a 4 page ad that Nintendo is running for the game.

The bundle is a 3DS and the game comes pre-installed on the hardware.

#96 Sairou

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:57 AM

the game comes pre-installed on the hardware.

This might kill the deal for me (though I already had a purple 3DS to begin with).

Was interested in picking up a CE 3DS since I missed out on the OoT one, and this looked to be the good purchase.

#97 diazt350

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:59 AM

Am I the only person who has a subscription to Game Informer? I can verify that the ad is real. It is part of a 4 page ad that Nintendo is running for the game.

The bundle is a 3DS and the game comes pre-installed on the hardware.


That kills the bundle for me. Ive been wanting this bundle the day I saw it but hearing this puts me off. Id rather have a physical copy.
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#98 SgtWiggles

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:00 AM

Pre-Installed? Well there goes any reason I had left to get it....
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#99 diazt350

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:04 AM

Am I the only person who has a subscription to Game Informer? I can verify that the ad is real. It is part of a 4 page ad that Nintendo is running for the game.

The bundle is a 3DS and the game comes pre-installed on the hardware.


Actually can you verify this with a picture?,
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#100 Duo_Maxwell

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:04 AM

I would guess it's not an XL because they are using the exact same design as the Japanese bundle which launched before the XL even came out. Seeing as how I already own the Zelda LE 3DS, I agree it would be nice if this was a XL instead...

#101 outunderstars

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:12 AM

Actually can you verify this with a picture?,


sure!

changed to a link as the photo is massive


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#102 IronChariot

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:13 AM

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


Get an XL. Matte finish, bigger buttons, bigger screens, and improved battery life.

#103 diazt350

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:17 AM

sure!

changed to a link as the photo is massive


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So it is legit. Damn. I really want this I don't really care for the XL but that pre install kills it for me.
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#104 GodofGambler

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:24 AM

I didn't realize Fire Emblem was that big of a game to warrant a bundle...especially stateside. Are the games any good? It's a Srpg right?


May be difficult to find as well.

#105 Vap

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:03 AM

I'm stoked for this! Honestly I'm very happy it's not a 3dsxl. I carry my handhelds with me and I don't need a huge 3dsxl weighing my pants down.

My only complaint is the game being pre installed. FE games tend to get a little on the rare side so it would've been cool to have a physical copy.

#106 MunkichioO

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

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how nice it really looks :D (sorry my phone camera sucks)

#107 diazt350

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:20 AM

Wait the game is located on the SD card right? Could you put it onto another 3DS or do you have to transfer it? Never tried this before so I wouldn't know.
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#108 Vap

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:22 AM

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how nice it really looks :D (sorry my phone camera sucks)


Holy....... That..... is..... beautiful...

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:28 AM

Wait the game is located on the SD card right? Could you put it onto another 3DS or do you have to transfer it? Never tried this before so I wouldn't know.


depends some games you can transfer some you cant...
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#110 The Carrot Cake Kid

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:28 PM

I work in retail, and I know for a fact that the schmucks getting paid 6 digits shouldn't have those jobs.


This guy has it all figured out

#111 Meringue

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

Get an XL. Matte finish, bigger buttons, bigger screens, and improved battery life.


Buttons are about the same size, I think, but they're different and better.

Differences are:

-Better battery
-Better buttons (including the system buttons and the 3D slider)
-Better stylus placement
-Far, far more comfortable
-Bigger screens
-Significant reduction in reflection on screens

XL is a much better machine, but I do however think the original 3DS looked better. The XL looks a better in person than in images but it still looks kinda cheap and dated whereas the OG 3DS looked nice and pretty modern, especially the ones with the three tone design.

If only something could be done about that 240p display.... ugh... 3D was such a waste to put in there, it really stunted what it could have been from a more practical perspective.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:08 PM

No details yet because it was just leaked on NeoGAF, but I'll make the thread Wikified so that once information starts pouring through, people can edit the thread accordingly.

Fire Emblem is a pre-installed digital copy.

Adding a second image to confirm.


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#113 HuBu

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:32 PM

This package was sold out in JPN and it included just the regular 3DS.

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#114 Green Card200

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

I'm starting to think I might back out of this now. It looks so good though.

Edit: Fuck it I'll get this and if there is a Pokemon 3DS XL I'll get that too.

Edited by Green Card200, 11 January 2013 - 02:31 PM.


#115 ProudLoz

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:59 PM

I don't see what's wrong with the pre-installed game. I have Super Mario 3D Land, Paper Mario Sticker Star, and Mario Kart 7 installed on my 3DS, and it's pretty damn convenient. The only downside is if the 3DS gets broken, lost, or stolen you lose are your games, but it's a risk I'm willing to take for convenience.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:13 PM

So many XL fanboys in here. The original 3DS will always be superior. Sure, battery isn't as good, but it's clunky and that matte finish is ugly.

Everything else is the same. Oh and XLs apparently scratch the hell out of the lower screen lmao. So much for 'better quality'!

Original > XL

That being said, this bundle looks cool...but not worth it, with the stupid games being pre-installed.

#117 Nintendonly

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

What retailer is this picture from?


Game Informer magazine, which is owned by GameStop.

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


#118 alangst

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

How much room do pre-installed games usually take? The 3ds has 2gb and the XL 4 gb internal storage right?

Curious because I'm also considering a XL pre-installed with MarioKart 7.

#119 Nintendonly

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:21 PM

How much room do pre-installed games usually take? The 3ds has 2gb and the XL 4 gb internal storage right?

Curious because I'm also considering a XL pre-installed with MarioKart 7.


Hold on, let me check for you as I have that 3DS XL.

EDIT: Mario Kart 7 showed up as 5,081 blocks on my 3DS XL, whatever that converts to in megabytes/gigabytes.

EDIT2: About 635 megabytes, or 0.64 gigabytes.

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


#120 Elusive

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:53 PM

So many XL fanboys in here. The original 3DS will always be superior. Sure, battery isn't as good, but it's clunky and that matte finish is ugly.

Everything else is the same. Oh and XLs apparently scratch the hell out of the lower screen lmao. So much for 'better quality'!

Original > XL

That being said, this bundle looks cool...but not worth it, with the stupid games being pre-installed.


There's the 90% larger screens, much better stylus (and stylus placement), better headphone jack placement (having it right in the middle of the console caused me trouble more often than not), and the 3D effect functions better than the original's.

The matte finish being superior or inferior is, of course, a matter of opinion. I've had no problems with the bottom screen and scratching, either.

Judging from your post, you haven't had an XL and taken any time to give a proper comparison. Again, I'm not a fan at all of the color, but as I've gotten older, I've learned not to let things like that bother me (not to mention you can't even see the shell's color while playing).