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#1 of 103 Greg_S_H

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Posted March 24 2010 - 08:53 AM


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While details are a bit slim as of now, the announcement stated the console would incorporate 3D technology without the need for players to wear special glasses. The 3DS will also be backwards compatible with all DS and DSi software.

Nintendo says this new portable machine will "succeed" the DS series. As of December 2009, the DS console has sold 125 million units worldwide.


The Toys R Us flyer today was advertising the XL.  I guess they're relying on those who won't hear about the 3DS or won't care.  I was interested in an XL, but there's no way I'll bite until I know all about the 3DS system and say, "That's not for me." 

Rumored: analog stick, accelerometer, rumble, better graphics.



#2 of 103 Morgan Jolley

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Posted March 24 2010 - 02:21 PM

The DSi XL is coming out in the next couple months.  The 3DS will probably be out this coming holiday season, at the earliest, and because of the extra tech I'm guessing that it will cost more than the XL.

I'm an optical engineer so I've been reading up on the tech that the 3DS could use and I'm definitely intrigued.  I can't wait to see what it does when E3 rolls around.


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Posted March 25 2010 - 06:17 AM

I wouldn't expect the 3DS till 2011 fall/holiday...    but i'm sure they will provide a concrete release data at E3

The whole idea of a handheld 3D system (with no need for 3d Glasses etc.) has me very interested..
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#4 of 103 Greg_S_H

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Posted March 25 2010 - 07:39 AM



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The DSi XL is coming out in the next couple months. 
It's actually coming out in three days.



#5 of 103 Morgan Jolley

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Posted March 25 2010 - 01:48 PM

Ahh, I was under the impression it was coming in May but I stand corrected.


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Posted January 19 2011 - 05:20 AM

Official details:

http://arstechnica.c...-27-for-249.ars


I preordered one just now, more to share with my nephews than genuine interest on my own, but we will see....


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Posted January 19 2011 - 09:14 AM

Price the same as the original price for the Wii.  Not really a surprise.  I have to decide if I'm going to do a preorder and make a midnight launch, or hope for the best for the next day.  Your article lists launch games, but IGN and other sites say nothing has been nailed down for day one, but the list of games is targeted between March 27 and June 7.  Either way, there's plenty for me to play until the real big one (for me) hits--Paper Mario.  Zelda looks more awesome than I could have hoped:


http://kotaku.com/57...rina-of-time-3d


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#8 of 103 Morgan Jolley

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Posted January 19 2011 - 02:04 PM

Same as the DS - debate between waiting a few months for more games/supply or waiting a full year to buy a second gen one.  Sometimes, I feel like Nintendo hardware is similar to Apple hardware.  Even if it doesn't get a new version in a year, it will at least get better packaging or more in the box.


But I will absolutely buy one.



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Posted January 19 2011 - 02:13 PM

I've been counting the days since it was first revealed.  I'll hate if there's a spiffy new one in a year, but I'll decide at that time if it's worth an upgrade.


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Posted January 20 2011 - 04:15 AM

Can't wait to get an XL on clearance. :)


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Posted January 27 2011 - 09:50 AM

Got my Amazon preorder in.  I decided not to risk a sellout at Fry's.  I'm hoping they'll have games in stock, but the ones I'm interested in aren't due yet anyway.



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Posted January 28 2011 - 04:29 PM

Sounds like a totally new "E-shop" lets you tie content to an account rather than device.

http://www.g4tv.com/...3DS-First-Look/


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Posted January 30 2011 - 12:53 AM

Totally stoked out about this 3DS.... Can't wait guys!!! :cool:

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Posted February 01 2011 - 07:09 PM

This looks so freaking great.  This is why I preordered:






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Posted February 02 2011 - 02:26 PM

More 3DS goodness.  The system can produce some nice visuals.






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Posted February 02 2011 - 04:45 PM

I preordered one. I also preordered the new Resident Evil and Metal Gear Solid games for it.

I might also order Kid Icarus, Paper Mario and Mario Kart


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Posted February 05 2011 - 02:38 AM

I make a part-time job for 3DS. Just a few week can pre-order too.

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Posted February 05 2011 - 04:36 AM

Not sure what you are saying there Anndrew, might be a language issue?


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Posted February 26 2011 - 08:20 AM

It's launched in Japan!

http://www.pcworld.com/article/220836/


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Posted March 02 2011 - 06:15 AM

Wow.  Super Mario 3DS revealed with a few images:


http://ds.ign.com/ar.../1153006p1.html


The bottom right square looks particularly good.  I'm assuming there will be some cool news all day from this show, but I can't get to it right now.







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