3ds xl

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  1. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    We knew it was coming, but WTF ninty!!! Where the heck is the second control stick ?


    I'll be getting now regardless, but still :(


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  2. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    No power adapter included, $199.99 is WAY to close to the Vita price point. For what you get the Vita is a better buy, better screen, better tech, etc. They really should have rethought that price point.
     
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    No power adapter is Europe and Japan. North America will include the adapter (source), no word on the cradle though.

    Not including the second analog stick was on purpose, Nintendo can't fragment the user base. I'm sure a revision of the CPP will come out for the XL.

    I was hoping for a redesign of the 3DS (like the DS Lite). Fix the loose hinge and screen scratching issues. Oh well.
     
  4. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    I'll wager anyone a $buck the power adapter will be included in Europe when it's released.

    I'll be trading up so it won't cost me full whack anyway, so don't really care too much about that.

    Just hope the bigger 3D screen has more improved viewing angles.
     
  5. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    I'll be skipping this...a bigger 3DS is not what I want. How in the hell can they justify not including the power adapter for EU/Japan region. Did they mention anything about the screen res and if older games will be scaled to the screen? If its the same res as the original 3DS then hell no.

    Not sure if Nintendo is trolling me...


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  6. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    Fugly colours for North America (and Europe to be fair). Why does Nintendo not want us to have all white ones? Grrr....


    I'll probably be in. The OG 3DS is an ugly, hand-cramp inducing piece of hardware. The extra hour of battery life is nice, as is the fixed bottom buttons and the better stylus slot (side rather than top). And besides, I've fallen deeply in favour with my DSi XL. Once you go big...
     
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    Larger screens, same resolution as the standard 3DS though :mad:

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  8. Dagless macrumors Core

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    IF the 3D viewing angle has improved I'd probably get one. Otherwise I'll stick with my regular 3DS.
    Maybe I have magical hands but even games like Kid Icarus are totally playable for hours. Even if the battery is not.
     
  9. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Magical hands?? Freaky hands more like it ;)

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  10. Rychy macrumors 6502

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    I planned on getting a 3DS later this year, so I'll most likely get the XL. I'm disappointed they didn't add a second analog stick ... I understand why, but still.

    And selling it in any region without a power adapter is absolutely ridiculous.
     
  11. jedivulcan macrumors 6502

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    It'll get price cut or bundled with a game + a new color for the holidays. It's the only reason why I think they skipped the silver color in North American markets. That, and I think Nintendo's pebble pushing marketing scientists figure blue is for boys and red is for girls.
     
  12. jmann macrumors 604

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    I'll be trading in my aqua blue 3DS for this. I do wish the GameStop allowed us to do a system transfer before selling on the device. I would rather lose out on extra trade-in credit in order to get all of my system data transferred over to the new device. C'est la vie.
     
  13. Carl Sagan macrumors 6502a

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    Nice looking device but won't save them from Apple eating their lunch.
     
  14. jmann macrumors 604

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    There will always be a market for dedicated game devices. Physical buttons>touch screen.
     
  15. Carl Sagan macrumors 6502a

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    Sure but how big will it be? I'll bet it'll be as big as the market for vinyl is now...this type of mobile gaming is over now...
     
  16. Liquorpuki macrumors 68020

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    If tablets and smartphones were gonna kill mobile gaming, they would've done it already. Instead, they decided to become a budget market.

    Remember those $5 games in cardboard sleeves you used to see in the PC games section at Fry's? They're now on the iOS top 10 list
     
  17. Dagless macrumors Core

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    4 years later and we're still waiting for the death of handheld gaming.
    They've also been saying PC gaming is dead for the past 15 years.

    I expect more from Carl Sagan.
     
  18. Starfighter macrumors 6502a

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    Pros: Bigger, longer battery life and prettier.
    Cons: Same resolution, way to rounded corners and still no second stick.

    I would have bought a XL if I were to buy a 3DS, hands down, but I already have the original and I don't need to upgrade if all I get more or less is bigger screens. So I'm out on this.

    Regarding the size of them, I have fairly large hands and I only have problems with the stick. I want it to be an inch or so further up on the console for me to be able to comfortably place my thumb on it. It's the same (slightly worse, even) on PSP - I get pain in my left thumb from the awkward position.
     
  19. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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    The current 3DS screen was never an issue for me (apart from the 3d viewing angle). I never found myself wanting a larger screen. Also the fact that the XL looks plastic and cheap (though I accept I am making this judgement from pictures). I cannot see myself buying it.
    I sold my 3DS last autumn and will hold off buying another until they put a second analogue slider on.
     
  20. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Well mine is all paid for with trade-ins.

    As suspected Gamestop are offering another trade-up scheme so for €99 you can trade in your 3DS + any 3DS game for the 3DSXL.

    So have traded in my Aqua 3DS + Driver 3D (as its crap and was given to me free), and alongside that traded in a few ps3 titles I'm not playing which all accrued an extra 25% trade in credit because it is trading towards new hardware, and so now I think my 3DSXL will cost me less than €1 when I pick it up. (due to having to pay for a friggin power pack again)......

    Cant trade your old one in without one, can't buy a new one without one! Curse ye nintendo!

    Will prob pickup New Super Mario Bros 2 at same time.

    Pre-ordered the silver/black model. :) :) Roll on 28th July.
     
  21. Blaine macrumors 6502a

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    I can't wait till the white one comes out in the us.
     
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  23. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah I would really prefer the white. Why the heck Nintendo can't just release the same model throughout all territories.
     
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    Same as it is with Sony; it's not one company but three! It's a bloody Hydra battle just to get anything done.
     
  25. Liquorpuki macrumors 68020

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    I bought one over the weekend. Gaming feels way better on this, I almost feel like a fool for buying the original.

    - Bigger screen makes a huge difference
    - Better form factor and easier to hold
    - Stylus is more accessible
    - There's no 3D light that goes on when you flip the slider but who cares

    Gonna give the original to either my gf or my cousin's kid, I don't think I'm gonna touch it ever again.
     

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