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3DS Anyone ?
01.09.2011
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Is anyone going to get the Nintendo 3DS when it releases in March ?

I am starting to get interested and am thinking about pre-ordering it. The concept seems cool and it seems like they will have a strong game line-up.

01.09.2011
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I'm on the fence. The 3D effects I'll probably turn off or ignore. Not really into all that. But I've been worried lately. There were rumors of friendslists and achievements...but now I'm hearing they are game by game scenarios. Then at CES it was announced that they went from 96megs of RAM to 64. So I'm playing the wait and see game.

01.09.2011
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Not at launch. I've got about 100 games in my backlog right now (half retail, half digital) that need to be taken care of first and I won't be buying a system that I want but won't be able to dedicate enough time for. I'll wait until december 2011 when more games are available and I have, hopefully, worked my way through several of my games.

 

@Eddie: Any links to the rumored scale back in RAM?

01.11.2011
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Its not so much that it was scaled back...the original memore was a rumor which turns out to be incorrect by that dude that smuggled a 3DS off of the assembly line. But 64mb is a little low.

Also...only has 1.5gb of built in flash memory.....which is NOTHING. Even the PSP Go had 16 gigs.

01.11.2011
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I actually think the built in memory is good, even if it is only 1.5GB. plus games aren't going to be that big and I'm sure that will be able to fit lots of photos etc. The games that I've seen so far look really good. sure it could be more powerful (like I'm sure the PSP2 will be) but that comes with a price. 😀

01.12.2011
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Dean147 said:

I actually think the built in memory is good, even if it is only 1.5GB. plus games aren't going to be that big and I'm sure that will be able to fit lots of photos etc. The games that I've seen so far look really good. sure it could be more powerful (like I'm sure the PSP2 will be) but that comes with a price. 😀

3DS looks better then the PSP right? PSP games average about 500 megs. Not only that, due to the 3D effect, many things need to be rendered twice therefore making it larger. They already said the games will be printed on 8 gig cards but Nintendo is issues a mandatory "less then 2 gigs" order to developers. So I expect to see 1-2 gig games.

as far as "comes with a price".....the 3DS was priced at $300 in Canada which means in the states, we are also looking at $300 since there really isn't a change between North America and Canada for electronics.

01.12.2011
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that's a good point actually, hopefully DSware games are significantly smaller and other applications. still looking forward to it, I just hope it isn't too expensive, there is already many games coming out this year that I want. 

01.13.2011
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@Eddie: You're thinking about getting retail games on a PSN by PSN and that increases size. Think more about how PSN games can be anywhere from 50 MB to 1 GB and scale that back for a portable. My guess is that size limit for 3DSware games will be set at 150-200 MB at most by Nintendo. Look at what they can do with 40 MB on Wiiware (Jett Rocket is the best example) so even doubling that would do wonders with the smaller screens:

 

Yep, this is only 40 MB.

01.13.2011
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I'm not complaining about the space for 3DSware games (if DSiWare is a any kind of hint, these will suck horribly anyways). I want to be able to install or download full version games like on the PSPGo.

01.14.2011
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^^

I dont think the 3DS is a digital download system like the PSP-Go

It's sticking to using the usual cartridges system like the previous DS systems

01.19.2011
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-Only one friend code confirmed per user/system.

-Street Pass…and unlockable from a game…as you walk past other 3DS's on the street, certain fights begin and when you open your 3Ds the next time you will have some rewards.

-30 Launch window titles.

-…pedometer wants you to get up and walk to earn more bonuses….

-taking your picture will automatically make your Mii for you…you can edit it though.

-Street Pass will put others Mii's in your Mii area just by walking past them.

-firmware updates will happen (obvious)

-can see friends playing online and what they are playing

-Nintendo e-shop, downloadable games. Gameboy and others.

-35 characters in Street Fighter

-400,000 at launch, 1 million by summer

-$249.99 confirmed price (£230 and 250€ over seas)

-On sale March 27th

01.19.2011
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also...region locked.

01.20.2011
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@Eddie: Do you own any DSiware games? If not, I can point you in the right direction to get started.

01.20.2011
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EdEN said:

@Eddie: Do you own any DSiware games? If not, I can point you in the right direction to get started.

No...and i've looked over the list in depth and i can honestly say not a single one interests me.

01.23.2011
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Ok, here's a list you should definitely try:

 

Snaptods

Pictobits

Shantae: Risky's Revenge

DodoGo!

DodoGo! Challenge

Cave Story

Looksley's Line Up

Primrose

Maestro! Green Groove

Soul of Darkness

Don't Cross The Line

GO Series 10 Second Run

Chronos Twins

Divergent Shift

Alphabounce

X-Scape

Animal Color Cross

Mario vs DK Minis

 

That should keep you entertained for a while.

01.23.2011
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out of all of those...cave story is the only half way decent one. the rest is borderline shovelware.

01.24.2011
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3DS will have no achievements

"When they create their games, [Nintendo's designers] don't tell you how to play their game in order to achieve some kind of mythical reward."

...nintendo.....please join gaming as it exists today and not 10 years ago...first online isn't important now this.

01.24.2011
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Shantae is great and only $12! 2D gaming at it's finest!

 

And 3DS not having achievements is great for me. Already have a compulsive personality as it is with trophies on PS3 so not having that extra pressure on the 3DS is reaaaaaaally good hahaha.

01.24.2011
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horrible idea excluding achievements. I want them....

01.28.2011
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Maybe we'll get them in Wii 2... or maybe Nintendo includes them in a firmware update as it happened with the PS3.

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