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darren
01-08-2011, 09:41 AM
well since it all starts soon, i thought i start a thread to cover everything rather than lots of little ones.

Nintendo have unveiled their final lineup of games that will be launching together with the console in Japan on February 26th
Nintendo have unveiled their final lineup of games that will be launching together with the console in Japan on February 26th. It's likely that the launch lineup will have different entries to offer when it comes to America and Europe, but it's somewhat interesting nonetheless. Check it out below.

* Nintendogs + Cats (Nintendo, 4,800)
* Winning Eleven 3D (Konami, 5,800)
* Battle of Giants: Dinosaur Strike (Ubisoft, 5,040)
* Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (Capcom, 4,800)
* Samurai Warriors Chronicle (Tecmo Koei, 6,090)
* Puzzle Bobble 3D (Square-Enix, 4,980)
* Ridge Racer 3D (Namco Bandai, 6,090)
* Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (Level-5, 5,980)

http://gamrfeed.vgchartz.com/story/83387/nintendo-3ds-launch-lineup-revealed/

Escaflowne2001
01-08-2011, 10:24 AM
Well that's a pretty poor line-up. The US/Euro will hopefully have a few more games. WTF happened to Zelda?

Alucard
01-08-2011, 10:30 AM
Awesome. Now I can ignore the launch and focus on finishing other games. I'll get the 3DS waaay down the track after I catch up with my mountain of DS games that are still waiting.

darren
01-08-2011, 11:01 AM
guess they are banking on Nintendogs and Layton not they like are small sellers

Vicviper
01-08-2011, 01:50 PM
I wonder why Pilotwings Resort didn't make the launch line up. I wants it and Animal Crossing.

Joe Redifer
01-08-2011, 02:03 PM
No kidding. Nintendogs seems to be the big release here and I had enough of that after the original release 6 years ago (or whenever it was). Speaking of which, I bet my puppies are STARVING!

FinalSolace2
01-08-2011, 03:42 PM
3d metroid,

And wicked 3d cutscenes

And a new metal gear, what's the best 3d game for visual up to now?

Drunken Savior
01-08-2011, 04:16 PM
RIIIIIIIDGE RACCCCEEEEERRRRRRRR!!!!

calintz
01-08-2011, 06:06 PM
nice... i will be in japan early march...

but there's nothing really there in the launch games that i want

progmetal
01-08-2011, 06:11 PM
RIIIIIIIDGE RACCCCEEEEERRRRRRRR!!!!

http://i27.tinypic.com/29zdlxf.gif

murray
01-09-2011, 03:56 PM
Not sure I can be bothered with it at launch. I might wait a year for the inevitable upgraded version by that point it should have a decent library.

loempiavreter
01-09-2011, 04:17 PM
That's a pretty shite lineup.
Probably gonna buy a 3DS if there's some belt scroller released on it. That would be awesome a belt scrolling title in 3D. A new Street of Rage/Bare Knuckle or Final Fight entry, come one SEGA/Capcom make it happen!

Badrats Studio
01-09-2011, 05:40 PM
A new Street of Rage/Bare Knuckle or Final Fight entry, come one SEGA/Capcom make it happen!

That won't happen ; although I'll buy 3DS instantly if it's happening :thumb-up:

Also, Ridge Racer seems like a cheerleader whenever a new game system launch :lol:

eastx
01-09-2011, 09:43 PM
Pilotwings, Zelda, and Kid Icarus will be out only a few months after the Japanese launch. Guess it takes a little longer to make a big game. Mostly I think they're trying to space out the titles so they won't all cannibalize each other.

Sinful Sam
01-10-2011, 01:36 AM
I think Eastx is right. They are probably spacing out the games.

darren
01-10-2011, 02:33 AM
found this info today

whats in the box and the boxes themselves

•Nintendo 3DS body
•Nintendo 3DS charger stand
•AC adapter for Nintendo 3DS
•Nintendo 3DS dedicated stylus
•SD Memory Card (2 GB)
•AR cards (6), reflecting the play outside the camera using the compatible software.
•Quick Start Guide
•Instruction Manual
•Guarantee

http://a.yfrog.com/img640/5802/5pbr.jpg

http://gamrfeed.vgchartz.com/story/83392/nintendo-3ds-box-art-revealed-complete-contents-listed/

Sinful Sam
01-10-2011, 03:04 AM
I'm pretty excited about the 3DS, but I'll probably wait a bit after it launches.

phknrocket1k
01-10-2011, 03:39 PM
I hope its $299. So I can conceivably drop $199 on it in an year's time.

Einhander
01-10-2011, 05:28 PM
I hope its $299. So I can conceivably drop $199 on it in an year's time.

Try two years.

Escaflowne2001
01-11-2011, 08:08 AM
Importers and globetrotting gamers suffered a blow today after it emerged that Nintendo 3DS software will be region-locked.

Confirmation comes from an email from Nintendo of Japan support, translated by user farnham on forum NeoGAF.

This means that software specifically created for the Nintendo 3DS will be region-locked: European software will only work on European consoles, and more importantly US and Japanese software won't.

While the move is sure to disappoint importers, it comes as no surprise. Although previous DS handhelds - and GameBoys before them - had been region-free, the DSi and the DSi XL are region-locked.

Nintendo was undecided on the matter as late as E3 2010 in June, when Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said the company had yet to make a decision.

The 3DS is due out in Europe and the US in March, and in Japan on 26th February.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-01-11-nintendo-3ds-region-locked

Looks like I'll be importing one from America then, as I'm mainly interested in the RPGs. Mostly they won't be reaching Europe.

Soba
01-11-2011, 10:07 AM
That sucks.

Naoko Suki
01-11-2011, 11:51 AM
I'm only bummed in case Nintendo makes a game and only releases it in English in Europe. (Like Last Window)

Of course people will make ways around it but, I can't even buy to support the team then unless I purchase a brand new 3DS! :(

Vegetto
01-11-2011, 12:48 PM
oh you piss off Nintendo, region locking is the most retarded thing ever, there's no frickin excuse.

Soba
01-11-2011, 12:50 PM
Hopefully some people will get started right away on 3DS hacking.

darren
01-11-2011, 12:53 PM
have they said if this is both retail or DLC .. or just the DLC like the DSi?

progmetal
01-11-2011, 01:16 PM
Retail too, just like the retail DSi games.

http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/9/2009/10/500x_custom_1256943510224_DSiCart.jpg

darren
01-11-2011, 01:18 PM
oh well .. so i'll just buy uk titles and wait till i can pirate the other regions .. there loss and my gain .. no big deal tbh

spider-prime
01-12-2011, 08:48 AM
and apparently it is priced at 250 in the UK, this isn't confirmed but it's probably true cause they are going to announce the pricing and launch details next week.

darren
01-12-2011, 08:53 AM
250 seems a bit high .. i'd suspect around 180-200 as thats what the wii was when it dropped

Dr. Bombay
01-12-2011, 10:00 AM
and apparently it is priced at 250 in the UK, this isn't confirmed but it's probably true cause they are going to announce the pricing and launch details next week.

That's still too much.

I mean honestly, they're competing with the verizon iphone 4 in the states, which for a lot of people is going to be at least 100 dollars less. If it's still slated for a march release in north america, they need to really think about that price point.

spider-prime
01-12-2011, 10:03 AM
yup, 200 would be fine to me, at 250, I would hope for at least a free game or something.

darren
01-12-2011, 11:40 AM
the wii was 189.99 with wii sport in the UK when it first came out, i wouldnt be suprised if the 3ds is the same price

would be nice if they did the same again and packed a game in with 3ds for 190 ..

Escaflowne2001
01-12-2011, 01:48 PM
That's still too much.

I mean honestly, they're competing with the verizon iphone 4 in the states, which for a lot of people is going to be at least 100 dollars less. If it's still slated for a march release in north america, they need to really think about that price point.

Well the UK price won't really reflect the US price it'll always be more expensive here in the UK.

Havoc2049
01-14-2011, 07:13 AM
Where is the new Starfox?!

Badrats Studio
01-16-2011, 03:12 PM
http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/01/13/3ds_video_recording/

Presumably they would do that , the 3DS will sell even more ( although it's just another gimmick ).

A tiny 3D camcorder, with 3-hours battery life. Not bad.

Einhander
01-16-2011, 03:40 PM
Where is the new Starfox?!

You know, a Starfox where you steer with the remote and fire with A or B would be good on the Wii.

Why haven't they done this (or F-Zero) yet?????

Vegetto
01-16-2011, 08:52 PM
That's like one of the first things I was looking forward to seeing on the wii, and they never delivered.

Drunken Savior
01-16-2011, 09:10 PM
They teased the hell out of it with Warioware though. I remember playing that game and getting to the Starfox part and being blown away.

Reality
01-16-2011, 09:51 PM
I had hoped the Retro Channel be used to bring even StarFox 2 into the market. The game is practically done. I've played the english patch and everything. Yet nothing. I don't even think about the Retro Channel anymore. Its like Nintendo's back burner project.

calintz
01-18-2011, 08:05 PM
Nintendo confirms region lock for 3DS (http://www.vg247.com/2011/01/18/nintendo-confirms-3ds-region-lock/)“Nintendo 3DS hardware is available in three versions: Japanese, American and European/Australian,” Nintendo told us in a statement.


this will only push more sales into a new R4 card...

Escaflowne2001
01-19-2011, 12:31 AM
“Additionally we want to ensure the best possible gaming experience for our users and there is the possibility that Nintendo 3DS software sold in one region will not function properly when running on Nintendo 3DS hardware sold in another.”

“Guidance will appear on every packaging of Nintendo 3DS hardware and the accompanying software. If you are in doubt, Nintendo recommends that you only purchase Nintendo 3DS software in the region where purchased your Nintendo 3DS system.”

The way it reads sounds like it's more down to the publisher like with the XB360 rather then the 3DS' being locked.

GrantXP
01-19-2011, 01:52 AM
250 would be a massive launch price in the UK. Thats more than the PS3 at the moment. Given gaming sales are down it would seriously hamper the system in my opinion.

Escaflowne2001
01-19-2011, 02:05 AM
It won't be that much it's just so they can take pre-orders and as most sites have a pre-order price promise they dont' want to take any risks. 199 is more likely.

Alucard
01-19-2011, 02:20 AM
Sounds more like region lock then publisher request. Hellos R4, screw you nintendo.

GrantXP
01-19-2011, 02:22 AM
Nintendo must have taken bigger steps to lock the system. You think an R4 will happen that fast?

darren
01-19-2011, 07:22 AM
just watching the live euro 3DS press conference

these bits have popped up so far which is interesting



3d photo (via the camera)
fully backwardly compatable with all DS/DSi titles
built in motion sensors
spot pass network service - nin working with all euro wifi providers to give free access to the web for all 3ds systems. system will auto update while in sleep mode
sky and euro sport to provide 3d tv to the 3ds via wifi coming in 2011
Aardman studios exclusive Shaun the sheep 3d animated short series coming via wifi by the end of 2011
machine friend codes exist .. no game codes .. street pass 3ds to 3ds network comms will allow system to exchange codes without people having to type them in or write them down.
system has xbl/psn style friends list show who is playing what current, what they have been playing etc
street pass network thingy lets you watch you friends playing online.



LOL .. guy from capcom talking about the network stuff jokingly just called the system Virtual Boy 2

Alucard
01-19-2011, 07:43 AM
Just gonna comment on the 3D photo thing, the camera it'll have will be piss poor. Pics will only look good on that small screen.

darren
01-19-2011, 07:50 AM
probebly .. but they during the conference only talked about viewing them on 3ds and sharing them with friends with 3ds via internet

few 3rd party updates:

Ubisoft - 8 games in luanch window (rayman, ghost recon, driver etc) - nothing shocking there
Konami - Pro Evo 2011 getting 3d treatment for luanch
Team Ninja - Dead or alive reboot on 3ds .... 3D BOOBS = SOLD

Reality
01-19-2011, 08:03 AM
3DS in North America: March 27 for $249.99

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/19/nintendo-3ds-price-release-date/

The Nintendo 3DS will hit stores in North America on March 27, at a price point of $249.99, as revealed today in New York City. It's available in Aqua Blue and Cosmo Black.

The 3DS was first revealed in a cryptic press release in March 2010, shortly before the North American release of the DSi XL. In addition to increased processing power and screen resolution, the system promises adjustable 3D visuals without requiring 3D glasses. It also includes built-in augmented reality games, some using bundled "AR cards." An "Activity Log" tracks your gameplay as well as your steps, graphing each and dispensing "Game Coins" that can be spent in games. You can make Miis either in a menu interface or automatically from pictures. Other features include a 3DS version of the DSi's sound app, a web browser, and 3D video capability.

Marquee Nintendo games on the horizon include an updated remake of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, along with new Pilotwings, Star Fox, Nintendogs, and Kid Icarus titles, and the original submarine game Steel Diver. From third parties, Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition is possibly the biggest, with Dead or Alive, two Resident Evils, and Metal Gear Solid 3 games also in the wings.

$50 less than I was thinking.

GrantXP
01-19-2011, 08:03 AM
Yeah lets face it you won't use the camera at all... The friend thing is clever.

darren
01-19-2011, 08:04 AM
$250 in the US will prob mean 250 euros .. which is about 185 .. still waiting for the price details

Seraph
01-19-2011, 08:06 AM
machine friend codes exist .. no game codes .. street pass 3ds to 3ds network comms will allow system to exchange codes without people having to type them in or write them down.
system has xbl/psn style friends list show who is playing what current, what they have been playing etc
street pass network thingy lets you watch you friends playing online.

Well it's not full blown user names but this is a big improvement over Nintendos current system. Exchanging a one time code with my friends and then having a modern friends list isn't bad at all.

Curious what "watching freinds play online" means.

darren
01-19-2011, 08:18 AM
1st party games mentioned

- pilot wings resort 3d
- nintendogs and cats
- steeldiver
- zelda - ocarina of time 3d
- kid icarus : uprising
- What looked like paper mario 3d going on a vid
- Animal Crossing

pre loaded system software
- mii maker - uses camera taken photo to create a mii
- pre installed game called face raiders
- web broswer coming via system update soon after release
- nintendo 3ds e-shop coming via system update (gameboy / gamboy color gMES dlc)

25th march in europe but NO price given .. all they said was consult your retailer who have the trade price .. which i suspect mean we will be forced to buy crap over priced bundles

spider-prime
01-19-2011, 08:28 AM
ha I called it! 250!

Reality
01-19-2011, 08:33 AM
Why keep the UK price a secret I wonder. Unless you guys are going to get screwed.

spider-prime
01-19-2011, 08:34 AM
so wtf is this big suprised everyone keeps saying they're going to show, I see nothing new! Other than how the handheld works, they said they were going to lift the NDA soon and we would get flooded with 3ds news, I see nothing!

darren
01-19-2011, 08:39 AM
Why keep the UK price a secret I wonder. Unless you guys are going to get screwed.

they are going to let the retailers create fuckign stupid 3-4 game packs and not let us just buy the system is what i think will happen



edit /

230 for the system or 367.452 USD ....

HMV - 230
http://hmv.com/hmvweb/navigate.do?pPageID=5235&clickID=hp020201

Game - 230
http://www.game.co.uk/Nintendo-3DS-Console-Cosmo-Black/~r353540/?s=3ds

Play.com - 220
http://www.play.com/Games/DS/4-/15476775/-/Product.html?pa=mcpotw&page=title&source=9316

and 40 a game (USD 64)

230 for a handheld and 40 for a handheld game .. i'm seriously out .. thats just taking the fucking PISS .. the US price is 156 .. lol .. proper euro rape again. i might get one in 2012 while in the US .. but until then .. as the dragons say on dragons den .. I'M OUT

Reality
01-19-2011, 08:50 AM
Gonna get SCREEEEEWED.

darren
01-19-2011, 08:56 AM
i dread to think what kinda price the PSP2 will drop in at .. :(

Badrats Studio
01-19-2011, 09:01 AM
As expected, it's around 250-300.

It's multi-tasking capability is cool ; considering it's a handheld portable gaming. Twitter and facebook widget will soon be arriving in this thing for sure.

murray
01-19-2011, 09:15 AM
Well done Nintendo you just swayed me to not interested.

Seraph
01-19-2011, 12:02 PM
Poor Europeans

I'm hoping that the Canadian price is $250 as well. My wife and I are sitting on a boat load of Futureshop gift cards.

Joe Redifer
01-19-2011, 12:26 PM
Preordered mine yesterday.

spider-prime
01-19-2011, 12:27 PM
the price is 250 CDN as well, I just looked it up on gamestop.ca

I preordered another one just in case it sells like hot cakes from gamestop.ca and they had the nerve to say the order was fraud. I was like wtf?

justin_credible
01-19-2011, 12:37 PM
the price is 250 CDN as well, I just looked it up on gamestop.ca

I preordered another one just in case it sells like hot cakes from gamestop.ca and they had the nerve to say the order was fraud. I was like wtf?

Yeah cuz no one could possibly afford two of these expensive bad boys in this economy. You must be a Nigerian Terrorist.

spider-prime
01-19-2011, 12:39 PM
I only sell blood diamonds with monkey slaves.

Drunken Savior
01-19-2011, 12:50 PM
That'll create a BLOOD MONKEY!

HTEgUhQruys

Einhander
01-19-2011, 03:32 PM
Poor Europeans

I'm hoping that the Canadian price is $250 as well. My wife and I are sitting on a boat load of Futureshop gift cards.

Very likely it'll be between $270-280 + tax.

Plus tax that brings it up to almost $300.

Maybe I'm wrong, but Canadian pricing is usually like this.

spider-prime
01-19-2011, 03:42 PM
it's 250 also. I already said that! edit There I've confirmed that I'm getting 6 of them to sell overpriced to fools who can't wait! There are already rumors that there won't be that many at launch. They want to try and create the wii effect of everyone trying to kill for it again.

Naoko Suki
01-19-2011, 04:42 PM
FUTURESHOOOOP HERE I COME!

Einhander
01-19-2011, 10:03 PM
it's 250 also. I already said that! edit There I've confirmed that I'm getting 6 of them to sell overpriced to fools who can't wait! There are already rumors that there won't be that many at launch. They want to try and create the wii effect of everyone trying to kill for it again.

Well, I'm genuinely surprised the price is at par with the States.

I think this might be the first time it's happened.

Want to sell me one for $200?

spider-prime
01-19-2011, 10:17 PM
I will make you a deal, if they do sell for a lot on ebay even if it's only 300 dollars, I will sell you one for 200.

Einhander
01-19-2011, 11:55 PM
I was kidding, but sold!

calintz
01-20-2011, 02:11 AM
http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/9/2011/01/nintendo_portable_comparison_01.jpg

Seraph
01-20-2011, 04:59 AM
It would be interesting to see what that chart would look like with inflation taken into account.

Alucard
01-20-2011, 06:10 AM
It would be over $9000

darren
01-20-2011, 06:41 AM
Curious what "watching freinds play online" means.

probebly a bit like whats been done on some 360 games. where for example on a tennis game (top spin i think) if 2 of your firends were online playing you could join their group chat and while doing that watch there match remotely.

Drunken Savior
01-20-2011, 07:22 AM
It would be interesting to see what that chart would look like with inflation taken into account.

Gameboy - $90 (1989) = $158.27 (2010)
GBA - $100 (2001) = $123.13 (2010)
DS - $150 (2004) = $173.15 (2010)
DS Lite - $130 (2006) = $140.61 (2010)
DSi - $170 (2009) = $172.79 (2010)
DSi XL - $190 (2010)
3DS - $250 (2011)

[SOURCE] (http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl?cost1=170&year1=2009&year2=2010)

Seraph
01-20-2011, 07:54 AM
Thanks!

So this really is the most expensive handheld Nintendo has ever released.

Escaflowne2001
01-20-2011, 08:47 AM
and 40 a game (USD 64)


All games are are 29.99 at Zavvi the same the DS when it was first released. The prices will slowly decrease over time. DS/PSP games are 17-23 roughly at the moment.

The console is also 217 at Zavvi.

darren
01-20-2011, 09:13 AM
tbh the software price is no big deal if the games are good .. but even at 217 the price is to high for a handheld ..

will get a US one next year while i'm there if i do get one

if they had packed a game in i would have picked one up .. but not with out

spider-prime
01-20-2011, 10:26 AM
This is the cheapest Canadian handheld yet!

Havoc2049
01-20-2011, 10:48 AM
The Atari Lynx launched at $199 in 1989. It also came with an AC adapter, pouch and a pack-in game though.

spider-prime
01-20-2011, 11:45 AM
did it? I can't remember, but when I bought, I had to buy 2 games with it, I got paper boy and Xenophobe

IoriYagami n8
01-21-2011, 10:28 AM
The PSP launched at $250, it proved people will still buy a handheld at that price. I can't blame Nintendo for doing the same really.

spider-prime
01-21-2011, 11:11 AM
well look at people who will buy a smartphone for just games. They're not even good games!

Escaflowne2001
01-21-2011, 01:33 PM
only 199 at shopto.com
http://www.shopto.net/page.php?page=search&categ=&platform=&banner=nintendo%203ds%20home&codarts=3DSHW02%203DSHW01%20&layout=0&utm_source=Newsletter%2B358&utm_medium=E-mail&utm_campaign=Nintendo%2B3DS%2Bconsole

I smell a price war.

darren
01-21-2011, 02:37 PM
yeah i saw that and nearly ordered one .. then i saw the launch titles again .. and then opted not to bother ..

phknrocket1k
01-21-2011, 04:01 PM
It would be interesting to see what that chart would look like with inflation taken into account.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/phknrocket1k/Capture.jpg?

Inflation adjusted.

Drunken Savior
01-21-2011, 04:29 PM
Your 1989 inflation price is WRONG! Do it again! FROM SCRATCH!

spider-prime
01-21-2011, 05:00 PM
where the hell is the GBC in that list and virutal boy!

Northeastmonk
01-21-2011, 05:51 PM
I want to get one bc I got a $50 gift card from amazon and a $40 for Best Buy. I was thinking about preordering it from Amazon, but I still dont know. All this talk about the PSP2 has me wanting to wait, but I'd love to have me a 3DS.

spider-prime
01-21-2011, 07:46 PM
Gamestop has a trade in 5 games or a DS XL and get 125 dollars off the 3ds.

Pretty good deal. I'm going to trade in the XL I got for free for the credit towards it.

calintz
01-28-2011, 06:43 AM
lKS0caNPR4o

Northeastmonk
01-28-2011, 07:50 AM
Gamestop has a trade in 5 games or a DS XL and get 125 dollars off the 3ds.

Pretty good deal. I'm going to trade in the XL I got for free for the credit towards it.


I called them and they said $50 for a DS Lite, $75 for a DSi, and $100 for a DSXL. No game deals. Oh well.

Joe Redifer
01-28-2011, 02:23 PM
Why can't the cameraman stand still?

Paper exe
01-28-2011, 03:39 PM
I pre orderd a 3DS. :drool:


Gamestop has a trade in 5 games or a DS XL and get 125 dollars off the 3ds.

Pretty good deal. I'm going to trade in the XL I got for free for the credit towards it.
Trading in an XL for 125$ sounds like a really bad deal to me.

Escaflowne2001
02-08-2011, 06:07 AM
The UK launch line-up

* Pilotwings Resort
* Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever
* Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog
* Nintendogs + Cats: Toy Poodle
* Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition
* The Sims 3
* PES 2011 3D
* LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
* Ridge Racer 3D
* Super Monkey Ball 3D
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles
* Asphalt 3D
* Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars
* Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D
* Rayman 3D


Most likely just Ghost Recon for me that'll keep me going until Zelda, Resident Evil and Driver arrive in the coming few weeks after.

darren
02-08-2011, 06:39 AM
you getting one day 1?

first time in a long time i'm not pickin up the hardware day 1 tbh

Gamestop has a trade in 5 games or a DS XL and get 125 dollars off the 3ds.

Pretty good deal. I'm going to trade in the XL I got for free for the credit towards it.

is it any 5 games? if so buy 5 random bits o crap from ebay

Seraph
02-08-2011, 06:45 AM
Gamestop always has qualifiers on their trade in deals because people like me ruined it for everyone else. I remember when they had the "trade any 2 wii games & get a Wii game free" deal. I traded 6 copies of Far Cry Wii and Open Season Wii to nab myself 3 brand new games for $60.

Escaflowne2001
02-08-2011, 06:46 AM
you getting one day 1?

first time in a long time i'm not pickin up the hardware day 1 tbh

Most likely, even if I say no know by the time 25th March comes around I doubt I'd manage to resist.

Seraph
02-08-2011, 08:21 AM
Plus the unit won't be dropping in price anytime soon so $250 (or whatever the euro-rape price is) now is the same as $250 later.

For that reason we may get one day one despite there being no real launch games I really want. I am interested in Pilotwings but that's not the kind of game I'd rush out and buy a $250 handheld for. I would however buy one for the new RE game, Ocarina of Time, Layton vs Phoenix, and so on. Since those games are almost certainly coming before a price drop we might as well buy a 3DS now and enjoy it rather than wait.

Joe Redifer
02-08-2011, 09:34 AM
Has the US launch lineup even been announced yet? Super Monkey Ball always needs to be a launch game. Once again, I'm sure it will suck. Why can't they make 'em as good as the Gamecube versions?

Escaflowne2001
02-08-2011, 10:36 AM
Can't really see the US line-up being any different from the Euro line-up, there isn't really anything else that could be included.

Vicviper
02-08-2011, 07:50 PM
Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever
* Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog
* Nintendogs + Cats: Toy Poodle

If I owned a cat I would be totally offended. Why aren't the titles:

Nintendogs + Cats: Toy Poodle/Tabby
Nintendogs + Cats: German Shepards/Calico

Cats are people too!!!

spider-prime
02-08-2011, 11:15 PM
you getting one day 1?

first time in a long time i'm not pickin up the hardware day 1 tbh



is it any 5 games? if so buy 5 random bits o crap from ebay

it matters, they won't take Madden 09 for example.

I wish, I have a shit load of crap games I got for like 5-10 dollars.

But I'm going to trade in the XL cause I got that with a trade in of 5 crappy games before that I got really cheap at Best Buy.

darren
02-09-2011, 12:06 PM
i know its only ridge racer .. but what a pile of crap this looks

kid icarus is suposed to be a mess

my interest in 3ds is getting less and less the more i see of it right now

LNAVUmso4Jw

Escaflowne2001
02-09-2011, 12:17 PM
What did you expect from it, NB whip one of these together quickly for every new hardware.

It's not like the new XB360/PS3 one looks much cope.

darren
02-09-2011, 12:21 PM
nope but i expected it to look better than that crap while not in 3d .. will be interested to see what it looks like in 3d .. but that is trash

more concerned about Kid Ic being a shit to play .. need 3 hands etc due to forced styles work required while doing everything else

progmetal
02-09-2011, 12:41 PM
I loved the Ridge Racer launch game for PSP, but that looked better than this.

murray
02-09-2011, 12:46 PM
nope but i expected it to look better than that crap while not in 3d .. will be interested to see what it looks like in 3d .. but that is trash

more concerned about Kid Ic being a shit to play .. need 3 hands etc due to forced styles work required while doing everything else

If 3DS had a capacitive touch screen you wouldn't of needed a stylus and it wouldn't of been an issue. Nintendo being cheap and using old tech to keep the cost down. I'd if thought capacitive screens would be dirt cheap.

Paper exe
02-09-2011, 04:00 PM
It has nothing to do with cheap or expensive (from where did you get that!?) Style for gaming is simply better and more accurate. Using your bare hands would result in some doggy gameplay as was seen in all those mobile games. No active gamer would want that. These stylus less screens may be nice for none video games devices but a system like 3DS which is made mainly and exclusively for Video games cannot live without it.

Vegetto
02-09-2011, 07:02 PM
I have to agree the stylus is way more accurate than a fat finger, though the option to use both would be nice

zechin
02-09-2011, 07:34 PM
Depends on the size of the screen as well.

Quasar
02-09-2011, 08:10 PM
Since when could you not touch the screen with your finger? I used my finger for Pokemon and other games that didn't require accuracy with touches.

Joe Redifer
02-09-2011, 08:21 PM
I so wish I could use a stylus with my iPod Touch. Touching it with the finger is just not accurate enough.

spider-prime
02-09-2011, 09:29 PM
yah, I rather use a stylus with touch screen.

Vegetto
02-09-2011, 11:23 PM
I actually tried my stylus on my samsung galaxy a while ago =(

darren
02-10-2011, 12:10 AM
yeah they dont' work to well with capasitive screens

yah, I rather use a stylus with touch screen.

really .. i have one with my mobile as it has an old resistive screen .. terrible thing

It has nothing to do with cheap or expensive (from where did you get that!?)

capasitive screens are newer and more expensive touch screen tech than the older resisitive screens that need a stylus.

spider-prime
02-10-2011, 12:19 AM
it's fine for phones, but some games need more precise touch. I always end up hitting the wrong thing in games on the ipod cause it just doesn't register.

I've never had that problem playing a DS game with a stylus.

darren
02-10-2011, 12:20 AM
you could always grow a nail long like fu manchu and sharpern it a bit

spider-prime
02-10-2011, 12:36 AM
but that could scratch the screen!

darren
02-10-2011, 12:45 AM
get one of those screen guard things

Joe Redifer
02-10-2011, 07:10 AM
That wouldn't work. Those kinds of touch screen pretty much require skin contact. It needs to make an electrical connection with your finger. That's why a stylus won't work. A battery-powered one might, though.

calintz
03-07-2011, 07:35 AM
bought a 3DS and SSF4 in Osaka today, and i still can't get over the 3D

i just can't game without the 3D turned all the way up lol - love the novelty
2D has some jagged edges too, so more pluses for me keeping the 3D up, at the expense of battery

Paper exe
03-07-2011, 08:24 AM
how is your eyes?

Rubeus
03-07-2011, 09:37 AM
I pre-ordered a 3DS, but I am still not sure what games to get, not really into Nintendogs+cats, and I already have Super SFIV -- is the 3DS Super SFIV worth getting if you already played the console version?

Alucard
03-07-2011, 02:03 PM
The thing does screw with your eyes thats for sure. You need to get used to it. Seems the sweet spot is halfway effect. Unless you really adapt to it.

calintz
03-07-2011, 05:13 PM
there really wasn't a "getting used to it" period for me - just pick up, turn the dial up and bam, instant 3D
and my eyes are still ok :p

ssf4 is good if you got mates with it too (like always)
i can't see myself playing the single player again
the d-pad on the 3DS is perfect too - getting me addicted to the game again lol

Joe Redifer
03-07-2011, 06:22 PM
I hope the stores are open at midnight so I can get that shit then instead of Sunday morning. Screw mornings. Nobody gets up early on Sunday mornings, but everyone stays up early on Saturday nights.

Einhander
03-07-2011, 09:15 PM
Nobody gets up early on Sunday mornings.

Suckers who go to church!

spider-prime
03-07-2011, 10:57 PM
I'm getting all of mine in the mail so I don't really care. I'm lazy. I'm not stepping out of the house!

stroopwafel
03-08-2011, 08:59 AM
I'll get a 3DS or another handheld when I completed Devil Survivor, Radiant historia and sands of destruction for DS. Which will probably be somewhere in 2020(hopefully).

Escaflowne2001
03-08-2011, 09:09 AM
Devil Survivor Overclocked on the 3DS has a crapload of extra content.

stroopwafel
03-08-2011, 09:18 AM
Yeah, Devil survivor overclocked, RE mercenaries 3D, the mario kart game and a portable version of Ocarina of time all look really cool. Never really see the point of getting a new console/handheld before it has a decent library of quality titles though.

loempiavreter
03-08-2011, 11:20 AM
Yeah, Devil survivor overclocked, RE mercenaries 3D, the mario kart game and a portable version of Ocarina of time all look really cool. Never really see the point of getting a new console/handheld before it has a decent library of quality titles though.

Stroopwafels zijn niet zo lekker als loempias.

Reality
03-08-2011, 02:37 PM
Engadget got their hands on the new DS. Seems pretty positive. Though they point out the 3 hour batterylife and how well its not easy to cary around for a portable. Which would make more of a stay at home portable. Something to play in bed.

http://m.engadget.com/default/article.do?artUrl=http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/08/nintendo-3ds-review-japanese/&category=classic&subCategory=top&icid=eng_tp_click

Havoc2049
03-08-2011, 09:17 PM
I pre-ordered a 3DS, but I am still not sure what games to get, not really into Nintendogs+cats, and I already have Super SFIV -- is the 3DS Super SFIV worth getting if you already played the console version?

I've been thinking about getting Dead or Alive Dimensions and Pilotwings Resort. What I really want though is Starfox.

Alucard
03-09-2011, 01:48 AM
Its no different in size to a normal DSi. You can carry that just fine.

darren
03-09-2011, 03:36 AM
i thought it was a bit bigger than an DSi .. but not by much

calintz
03-09-2011, 05:40 AM
most of the places here are selling 3DS/DSi cases, so i'd say there's not much difference in sizes
(i haven't owned a DS for 2 years now, since it broke and i threw it away, so can't remember the exact size)

Dandadda
03-09-2011, 08:34 AM
I wonder if we get a different experience playing pokemon BW on the 3DS?

darren
03-09-2011, 08:40 AM
no.

Alucard
03-09-2011, 01:35 PM
Experience on all the models of DS are different. Gotta buy them all!!

calintz
03-10-2011, 06:49 AM
so killed wifi and 3D and been playing on and off the last 2 days, and still have battery left

the 3-5 hours nintendo advises is definitely with these 2 factors turned on at all times
i'd say, without these 2, you'd get 12-15 hours easy
so having these on and off depending on gaming, battery is not that bad

Reality
03-10-2011, 07:06 AM
12 hours is better than the average DS lite battery. I get maybe 5-6 on mine with med volume, full brightness, and no wifi. On a complete no break play through of course.

calintz
03-10-2011, 07:19 AM
maybe i exaggerated, i'd say around 10 hours (battery just died lol)

but i remember getting way more than 5-6 on my DS Lite

Reality
03-10-2011, 07:24 AM
There are a lot of factors for battery life. Nintendo says that if you use your DS lite on "highest settings" you get 5-8. I pretty much do just that. Except for wifi. Also keep in mind that the DS has no % Icon to tell me how well my battery is charged before I play it again. So I could very well be playing it at 60% and noticing it die 4 hours later.

spider-prime
03-10-2011, 01:27 PM
Nyko is releasing a extended battery that doubles the life of it and it isn't that huge and it just snaps onto the whole back of the DS and makes it a bit bigger, but has grips on it, so people with big hands might want it also for that reason, it's only 20 dollars.
I'm buying them for my 3ds when I get them. (I'm getting 4 confirmed now, I lost the other 2 :( the store where I ordered them said I'm getting too many and just put the deposit onto the other 3ds)

Badrats Studio
03-10-2011, 09:09 PM
Stroopwafels zijn niet zo lekker als loempias.

:lol: You should try the one from Semarang, Indonesia then. Beste loempia's in de wereld, meneer.

Anyway, one of my buddy from Jakarta has already bought one. I'm envy him. No sign of 3DS yet in my town. The price will rising ridiculously, I bet. I remember the original DS price was nearly US$400 when it arrived here. My buddy bought it online, though.

Havoc2049
03-18-2011, 08:12 AM
I pre-ordered an aqua blue 3DS the other day, along with Pilot Wings. It looks like Dead or Alive Dimensions has be delayed and will be released in May.

Ultima~XIII
03-18-2011, 08:15 AM
It looks like Dead or Alive Dimensions has be delayed and will be released in May.
Yeah I know, that sucks! So looking forward to that game, too!

I pre-ordered the Cosmos Black 3DS with Samurai Warriors: Chronicles.

Escaflowne2001
03-18-2011, 11:25 AM
Delayed? It's a day one title here in the UK strange.

Ultima~XIII
03-18-2011, 04:44 PM
Delayed? It's a day one title here in the UK strange.
Apparently a delay for Japan dunno about Europe. I assumed it got delayed here too, but after doing some research the release date for the UK is still 25th March :S When I went to pre-order Samurai Warriors: Chronicles at GAME, they had the Dead or Alive Dimensions box up on display with the other launch titles.

According to the Tecmo-Koei Europe forums, Dimensions won't be a launch title, so i'm still baffled.

Quasar
03-19-2011, 07:26 PM
I just tried out the 3DS at one of my local Best Buys and I have to say, I can't wait! They had a demo for Pilot Wings in, but I just used the hack to get myself to the menu. It's pretty sweet and the 3D is pretty cool.

The thing that jumped out the most for me was how much smaller the system was compared to what I thought from seeing screenshots. I mean that in a good way too. It felt nice in my hands. I can't comment on the weight because it was tethered to the display and had a magnet attached to the bottom that made it heavier.

The buttons feel perfect as well as the way you press the start, select, and home buttons. The circle pad feels really smooth and was much better than I was expecting. I don't know why people don't think it feels the same or similar enough to a normal analog stick, it felt natural to me.

I wish the resolution was higher. It's just not as crisp as it could be but it's much better than previous systems. Now onto the 3D, it's pretty great but not as good as I was expecting. I mean, it really was great having depth and I really didn't have enough time to really scope it out but I was kind of expecting more of a WOW! moment. It was more of a Oh OK Cool moment. I was still happy with it. Didn't have enough time to figure out if it was uncomfortable or not, but it was super easy to adjust and shut off all together. The sweet spot is an interesting thing for sure. You have to experience it to understand how it works. I would say if you move your DS a lot, you might not want to have 3D on all the time.

I will wait til I have my system so I can have a more firm and educated opinion on it all, but from a quick view it all was pretty good.

Vicviper
03-19-2011, 11:26 PM
Only one week left until launch. Uber excited here!!

calintz
03-19-2011, 11:47 PM
i've already stopped playing mine :p

mind you, i only got SSF4 for it, so i'm over that game now, having played it at arcades and both iterations on the console and on the iphone...

Alucard
03-20-2011, 12:02 AM
I tested that game on the 3DS. I was over it after 10min. Mind you I stopped playing the console version after a few days so I'm not one to talk.

calintz
03-20-2011, 12:18 AM
well i only picked it up cos it was the only good mulitplayer game me and my mate could see playing at launch
now i'm back in Aus, no one to play against

i wonder if i can play english players with my japanese game/3DS...

spider-prime
03-20-2011, 09:50 AM
you should be, Capcom doesn't put restrictions on some of their games, like MvC3 can play against anyone around the world.

SavedFromSin
03-20-2011, 12:01 PM
I played it at Best Buy and really didn't like. The whole unit feels cheaply made and I really dislike the 3d on it. I played for maybe 10min and had to stop because it was hurting my eyes. I turned the 3d off and realized I was playing a portable Wii which made the decision for me that I will not be buying one until a price drop or a "OMG I MUST HAVE IT!" game comes out. Hopefully they release a new version of the system like they did for the DS next year or something.

Or they have an awesome bundle....

Joe Redifer
03-20-2011, 02:40 PM
I am looking forward to picking up my Virtual Boy 2 next Sunday, but I am not really "excited" about it. Theres's only one game I want, Pilotwings, which I think will be cool. Hopefully it will have a DSP chip in it to handle the Mode 7 like the original (which, like Mario Kart, the system could not handle on its own without the chip). I'm sure more good games will come out eventually.

spider-prime
03-20-2011, 02:48 PM
yah I'm not sure what games I want for it when I get my 3ds.

I'm moving towards pilotwings and street fighter, only cause I've never played Super Street Fighter except normal SF4.

calintz
03-20-2011, 02:55 PM
honestly, the launch games aren't that great

i only got it cos my mate got it

spider-prime
03-20-2011, 04:40 PM
yah but name any system where the launch games were the best thing ever?

Most are meh to ok this is pretty good.


But I'm only getting the 3ds cause I'm getting it for free after trade in of my XL.

I think the NES was the only system were I enjoyed most of the games that came out with it. well it did have Super Mario Bros and Duck Hunt and I loved Wrecking Crew, I played that game longer than I did Duck Hunt.

Soba
03-20-2011, 04:59 PM
I played around with one at Best Buy this evening. I love the 3D camera! That was more fun than Pilotwings.

Joe Redifer
03-20-2011, 05:11 PM
I'm not sure why anyone would want to play Street Fighter 4 on a portable system with fewer buttons. It's like playing a fighting game on the SNES pad, only worse because the screen is tiny.

calintz
03-20-2011, 05:45 PM
how is it fewer buttons?
there's a dpad, and 6 buttons, just like the arcade
and if you want to map button combinations, that's what the touch screen is for

but yeah, its not as good as a console, but its not as bad as previous handheld fighters
console for serious fights, handheld for when you're traveling around with a mate...

spider-prime
03-20-2011, 07:26 PM
I have no problem with it, I played fighting games on the GBC/GBA and I have lots of fighting games on the SNES.

Joe Redifer
03-20-2011, 07:35 PM
There are only 4 face buttons. That is unacceptable. I can't stand using the L and R buttons for actual moves in games like that. It is most definitely not JUST LIKE the arcade. At least with the SNES, you could get a joystick with all of the buttons on the front like they should be. I don't think they made pads with all 6 buttons on the front, though.

calintz
03-20-2011, 07:39 PM
ah true, i know what you mean
i was just thinking half-ass-like and just counting the number of buttons

still good enough for a portable

spider-prime
03-20-2011, 08:12 PM
There are only 4 face buttons. That is unacceptable. I can't stand using the L and R buttons for actual moves in games like that. It is most definitely not JUST LIKE the arcade. At least with the SNES, you could get a joystick with all of the buttons on the front like they should be. I don't think they made pads with all 6 buttons on the front, though.

I know there are controllers with all 6 buttons on the front, not sure about them on the SNES, but since the PS1 days I've seen them.

Joe Redifer
03-20-2011, 09:28 PM
Yeah you can get them for the Playstation 1 - 3, Saturn, Xbox 1 - 360, etc. Well, not sure about the Wii. God damn I hope the 3DS turns out to be better than the Wii.

eastx
03-21-2011, 12:05 AM
http://webspace.webring.com/people/ld/djslacker/images/super_nintendo_controllers_ascii_fighter_pad_box.j pg

and Capcom's crazy solution:

http://nfgcontrols.com/grafx/Capcom-pad-SNES-1.jpg

Four face buttons and 2 shoulder buttons may not be the ideal way to play Super SFIV, but it's a heck of a lot better than playing Super SFII on GBA (twp face and two shoulder buttons).

spider-prime
03-21-2011, 12:21 AM
hahah oh yah, I forgot I used to have that SNES controller! I knew I saw one before.

Joe Redifer
03-21-2011, 02:58 AM
Capcom had a 3DO controller just like that Super Fami one. It was indeed quite odd. That SNES fighter pad by ASCII looks pretty good... but I'd have to try out that D-pad because from here it looks kind of crappy, but it could be good.

Alucard
03-21-2011, 04:15 AM
What the fuck is that thing

spider-prime
03-24-2011, 11:43 AM
SHORTAGES ARE CONFIRMED! I'm going to be rich when some soccer mom buys my 3ds for 1 million dollars!

calintz
03-24-2011, 02:44 PM
good ol' CNN
CNN, an increasingly relevant and informative news outlet, has put the Nintendo 3DS through its paces, using a "hardcore gamer" who "grew up on Halo" to do their job. CNN's official assessment? It looks too retro and it has worse graphics than a PlayStation 3. JOURNALISM!

"The 3DS is more expensive than a Nintendo Wii, which goes for $199," explained the man who grew up on Halo. "Also, game-friendly competitors like the iPhone and iPod Touch are technically cheaper right out of the gate and definitely do a lot more."

As for the 3D effect, "It's great when it works, but for some people there will definitely be a threshold. Like when I cranked it up to maximum and played for twenty minutes, I walked away cross-eyed, with a minor headache."

"In an age where Apple dominates the consumer tech world with things like the iPad ... which do a myriad things," he concludes, "it's kind of funny to come across the 3DS which does one thing, does it pretty well, but features a pretty retro-looking design that would not be out of place in the 1990s. It also relies on cartridges, something we haven't seen since the last Game Boy, pretty much."
http://www.destructoid.com/cnn-gets-gamer-who-grew-up-on-halo-to-review-the-3ds-197162.phtml

Quasar
03-24-2011, 02:50 PM
good ol' CNN

http://www.destructoid.com/cnn-gets-gamer-who-grew-up-on-halo-to-review-the-3ds-197162.phtml
CNN is like the parent trying to understand their child. It just doesn't work.

spider-prime
03-24-2011, 02:58 PM
lolololol

Seraph
03-25-2011, 04:52 AM
trying to understand their child
Well he did grow up on Halo after all

Reality
03-25-2011, 08:52 AM
http://i.joystiq.com/2011/03/24/report-3ds-components-cost-about-100/

Report: 3DS components costabout $100

UBM TechInsights has done a teardown of the Nintendo 3DS and marks the total cost of the system's hardware at $101. That's $15 more than the DSi was reportedly made for, though the 3DS also includes a 3D screen and a gyroscope, along with other enhancements. Retailers are selling the 3DS for $250, but that's not all markup --there are marketing, research and other charges associated with a console release, and everyone in the supply chain has to take their own cuts, of course. Still, Nintendo is likely making a profit on every unit sold, which is exactly as expected (and what it did with the Wii). Even before you start talking about games and licensing, Nintendo is making sure there's some money rolling back its way from day one.

It prints money!

Rubeus
03-25-2011, 10:44 AM
Similarly for iPad 2, the components cost is only $127 but the damn thing sells for $499! It prints even more money.

http://www.cultofmac.com/ipad-2-same-low-price-but-the-components-cost-apple-more/86282

darren
03-25-2011, 11:16 AM
guess its some basic business methods sony could learn from .. sell stuff for more than what it costs if you watn to make some money .. hardly rocket science ..

i'm sure the what it costs to make / what it is sold for most eletronic gadgets is prob the same .. tvs etc .. in mean i bet the 1000 3d tvs dont cost half that to make

also are these break down jsut for the compenents or do they include everything else that comes into putting something to market which obviuously costs money (wages of company employees, corporation taxes, packaging, marketing, R&D, mark up of retailers etc etc ..) its not just the componets that determne the price of something there are obviously lots of other things that need to be paid for and soon add up i suspect.

would be interesting to see what the average high street markup is

camac
03-26-2011, 01:04 PM
Tried the 3DS out at Best Buy today. Was pretty neat to see 3D with no glasses but, and maybe this is just the game that they had playing (pilotwings), but overall it was a little underwhelming. My girlfriend disagrees and thinks it was awesome though, go figure. Doesn't really matter I'm getting one eventually at least for Megaman Legends 3.

Havoc2049
03-26-2011, 01:12 PM
A 3D Punch-Out game would be pretty sweet.

Vegetto
03-27-2011, 01:01 AM
Heck yes it would! I'd get a 3DS quicker if there was a 3D punchout

I went to the midnight release with my brother who was getting one. there were well over 50 people there, was packed.

they had a bowl full of candy, I ate a lot of starburst, the end.

Joe Redifer
03-27-2011, 03:20 PM
I got my 3DS today. I am actually pretty happy with it. I wasn't really excited, but it turned out better than I thought. I got Pilotwings and Super Monkey Ball. I haven't played much of Pilot Wings yet, but it seems similar in structure to the N64 version. It didn't seem bad at all. Super Monkey Ball is actually really good (except maybe some of the music). The playfield perhaps tilts a bit too much, but other than that the control is spot on with the analog pad. It is a bit too easy so far, hoping it gets harder. The 3D camera and all of the little things that come with the 3DS are also really fun.

Overall I'd say that the 3D effect is pretty dang good. True, you can't move your head or the 3DS too much, but I usually hold things steady anyway as it didn't seem to be an issue for me. The 3D slider switch is, for me, just a little bit below maxed out. The higher you slide up the 3D switch, the further you need to hold the unit from you.

I think that eventually the system will take off. Most people will buy it for the 3D gimmick at first. But as the price comes down and the good games come out people who don't care about 3D will start buying it for the games and just turn the 3D off.

spider-prime
03-27-2011, 03:27 PM
Since I had to wait for accessories to buy them, I got Super Street Fighter 4 and 1 starter pack that comes with some screen protectors and an extra set. I got SF4 for free too, my mother bought it for me cause I did a shit load of cleaning for her and extra work, I'm not going to refuse a free game!

I haven't played it yet tho, later I'm probably going to get Steel Diver after I see more opinions about it, I'm sort of half half buying it.

My extra units shipped today also from Amazon. Good thing I had them preorder from 2 months ago, they changed it to 1 per household and they still shipped it.

I'm going to wait to see what the demand is for them, I already figured since it isn't christmas that they wouldn't just fly off the shelves, it's going to be more of word of mouth and since Nintendo uses LCDs from Sharp, and their factory got damaged that makes the LCD screens for lots of companies, that's where the shortage is from, but it seems they made enough for launch at least.

But that could easily change by next week if all of a sudden everyone sees someone with one and goes I NEEDS IT! I already got 4 people who saw mine that are now interested in it.

Havoc2049
03-27-2011, 05:38 PM
I got an aqua 3DS along with Pilotwings. My local Gamestop didn't do a midnight launch and the traffic at the store was just slightly larger than normal for a Sunday.

Pilotwings is amusing and fun, but nothing special. An online vs or race mode would have been really nice.

Does anyone know how far away the update is?

calintz
03-27-2011, 05:55 PM
the update with eshop and internet browser?

last i heard, may?

Joe Redifer
03-27-2011, 06:05 PM
Spider, I did borrow Steel Diver from fellow forum member Vic Viper. It's OK if you have patience as the game is controlled by sliders using the stylus. I felt the graphics looked like an average WiiWare game. It's got nothing on In the Hunt or even Poseidon Wars 3D, but I can see how other people might like it. The periscope view between the stages is pretty cool. I gave Vic Viper his game back. He borrowed my Super Monkey Ball at the same time. Fortunately we were only 4 or 5 feet apart at the time so it was easy to borrow each other's games.

spider-prime
03-27-2011, 07:39 PM
yah that's what I've been hearing from everyone, I will probably wait till next month to see what comes out, but Street Figther is basically perfect from the console version.

You have to get adjusted to where the Dpad is since it is lower, but thank god for the touch screen ultras, makes it a lot easier to play the game.

the non moving back grounds are really distracting too, cause they're stuck on the first frame of them moving on the console version so you see a hippo's mouth ALWAYS OPEN! I CAN'T LOOK AWAY FROM IT!

The 3D is neat to look at in it, but it's meh, you will probably just turn it off after a while cause it doesn't add anything and you will rather just have it off to save battery life.

calintz
03-27-2011, 07:59 PM
yeah, if its needed in a game, i'll keep it on
but since all i've been playing is ssf4, the 3D has been off recently

Alucard
03-28-2011, 01:17 AM
Good going nintendo you bunch of fucking spastics. Pilotwings isnt out here till the 14th. Theres no excuse for that. Zero. Also you suck for making the screen so small.

Dandadda
03-28-2011, 06:47 AM
Good going nintendo you bunch of fucking spastics. Pilotwings isnt out here till the 14th. Theres no excuse for that. Zero. Also you suck for making the screen so small.

Well it's probably because they want you to walk around with this thing like a pedometer and win nintendo coins or something...

Anywho I also bought mine on Sunday, and it was kind of an impulse buy I will shamefully admit.

BUT! I will say the reason I bought was wholly justified. Only the one DSi XL I have can connect to my router. This is because unfortunately my router is provided by my internet provider and they only use the WPA security...

So, since my bro's DSi cannot go online, logically I should buy the 3DS and give him my DSi XL to play pokemon...

That's right I didn't buy any games with the purchase...

Oh Nintendo you own my wallet HAHAHAHA ::Hysterical Laughter continues:: :weeping: :drool:

I think I need one of these right about now - :slap:

spider-prime
03-28-2011, 08:15 AM
gah, I put in my professor layton games to get some weekly puzzles HOPING that it would use the 3ds connections, NOPE it still uses stupid DSi connections for the internet so no WPA2 support! ARGHHHHHHH!

Vegetto
03-28-2011, 10:54 AM
The camera games built into the system are friggin cool

Joe Redifer
03-28-2011, 12:54 PM
Isn't it? Too bad you can't copy both the left and right images to your computer, though.

SavedFromSin
03-28-2011, 06:50 PM
This thing is in stock everywhere. Target, Gamestop, and Bestbuy all around me has full stock. I would be curious about the sales numbers when they finally come out. I am going to wait for them to release a newer version or that 'gotta have it' game to come out.

Sinful Sam
03-28-2011, 09:09 PM
I like the analog stick on the 3DS. It feels just right. I also plan to buy it when their is a game I really want is released.

spider-prime
03-28-2011, 10:52 PM
This thing is in stock everywhere. Target, Gamestop, and Bestbuy all around me has full stock. I would be curious about the sales numbers when they finally come out. I am going to wait for them to release a newer version or that 'gotta have it' game to come out.

If this was christmas time, they would be all gone, also, Nintendo probably stockpiled them before releasing to meet demand. I always figured it would be word of mouth and see it to believe it kind of deal with most people before they buy one.

I personally love it, it is a very cool little system, they did fix a lot of the crap that made the DS online, meh, I love the wireless button to turn it off and on at any time for example.... but I hate the placement of the select and start buttons.

Paper exe
03-29-2011, 01:03 AM
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6306196.html?tag=latestheadlines%3Btitle%3B5

:thumb-dn:
:too mad::too mad:

Joe Redifer
03-29-2011, 02:30 AM
It received a firmware update yesterday.

Havoc2049
03-29-2011, 02:37 AM
It received a firmware update yesterday.

Same here. The 3D music video with the dogs in it that came with the update is pretty cool.

I'm still a little nervous about the long term effects on my eyes. At least I got it on day one, if there ever is a class action lawsuit. :P

spider-prime
03-29-2011, 07:29 AM
I have no problem with my eyes, I played Street Fighter online for about a hour before turning it off, when I look away from the screen, my eyes didn't have to adjust to the change or anything.

I was mostly stress testing myself against it and so far, nothing, but the only thing that did look weird while playing it was when Abel does his throwing moves and this big whirlwind spins on the screen, that comes a little too sudden for the eyes and I'm like gah for a sec.

Badrats Studio
03-29-2011, 10:40 AM
How is the Friends Code work now ? Is it still a hassle ?

Havoc2049
03-29-2011, 10:58 AM
How is the Friends Code work now ? Is it still a hassle ?

Na, just one friends code now. It is tied to the system though, so still not as good a Steam, PSN or Live. Hopefully someone will come up with an app for cell phones or the PC to make-up for Nintendo's half-arsed attempt at a vibrant on-line community. ;-p

Joe Redifer
03-29-2011, 02:22 PM
It is a hassle in that you must input a friend code and the other person, rather than confirming your request, also has to input your code as well.

Reality
03-29-2011, 05:06 PM
If its tied by the system does that mean if a 3DS owner buys a new system for themselves, they have to give out a new friend's code to everyone?

eastx
03-29-2011, 07:37 PM
If its tied by the system does that mean if a 3DS owner buys a new system for themselves, they have to give out a new friend's code to everyone?

That's what it means. Good ol' Nintendo.

Drunken Savior
03-29-2011, 08:14 PM
Does it also mean that if you sell your DS, you are selling your friend code too?

spider-prime
03-29-2011, 10:45 PM
not really, cause you will reformat it before selling it and it should give a new friend code.

Havoc2049
03-31-2011, 09:01 AM
Anyone ger Ridge Racer? It looks pretty good.

spider-prime
03-31-2011, 09:13 AM
Nintendo just announced that the 3ds is their best selling handheld so far. But they didn't say the actual number and we have to wait till NPD releases the stats.

zechin
03-31-2011, 10:06 AM
no ones gotten Nintendogs! for shhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaame :lol:

Joe Redifer
03-31-2011, 02:10 PM
Nintendo just announced that the 3ds is their best selling handheld so far.

Nintendo handhelds must sell very poorly at the start, then. The reception seemed pretty tepid to me at best. I wandered in to my local Game Stop over 3 hours after they had opened and I was the first person to buy one. They were hunting around for the games because they didn't know where the 3DS games were kept. I've heard there may have been up to 2 or 3 people at other stores, but overall it does not seem like a smash hit... yet.

darren
03-31-2011, 02:42 PM
if it had been oct/nov i suspect it would have been different tbh

spider-prime
03-31-2011, 02:51 PM
Nintendo handhelds must sell very poorly at the start, then. The reception seemed pretty tepid to me at best. I wandered in to my local Game Stop over 3 hours after they had opened and I was the first person to buy one. They were hunting around for the games because they didn't know where the 3DS games were kept. I've heard there may have been up to 2 or 3 people at other stores, but overall it does not seem like a smash hit... yet.

Yah I'm thinking the same thing, I'm very curious to how well it sold.

I'm still thinking the Wii 2 is coming out this year for christmas and that's why they didn't wait for the 3DS to be release this year's christmas period.

It's still very easy to buy one, I guess Nintendo wasn't lying when they said there wouldn't be shortage.

eastx
04-01-2011, 05:28 AM
There aren't any killer app Nintendo titles yet either. When Zelda and the other big hitters come around, it'll be a different story. Oh, plus it's expensive for a handheld.

Badrats Studio
04-01-2011, 07:14 AM
Na, just one friends code now. It is tied to the system though, so still not as good a Steam, PSN or Live.

Gah .... I knew it.

They were intended to make it like that in the first place, imo. So there's no way user can transfer the content of their 3DS when they lost / change / upgrade the handheld :too mad:

Reality
04-01-2011, 09:09 AM
I checked our sales and since launch we sold two. Yet only one game. Marketing is really low for this system it seems. There is no consumer buzz for this thing.

Escaflowne2001
04-01-2011, 09:13 AM
According to Eurogamer it sold in the first two days 113K in the UK compared to 105K (Wii) and 87K (DS) while the PSP managed (187K).

303K in the whole of Europe.

Dj Jimmi Zero
04-01-2011, 11:15 AM
There aren't any killer app Nintendo titles yet either. When Zelda and the other big hitters come around, it'll be a different story. Oh, plus it's expensive for a handheld.

I can't speak for Steel Diver, but Pilotwings Resort and Nintendogs and Cats are definitely great Nintendo games for the 3DS.

eastx
04-01-2011, 11:44 AM
Yeah, both of those games are good. They're just not system sellers. As for Steel Diver... *shakes head at Nintendo*

Havoc2049
04-01-2011, 01:01 PM
Ya, Pilotwings Resort is a solid launch title, but I wouldn't consider it "great", especially at $40.

Joe Redifer
04-01-2011, 08:09 PM
Still haven't heard anything about Ridge Racer.

Super Monkey Ball 3D was fantastic but far too easy. It has some great music in the later levels, too.

Alucard
04-01-2011, 08:52 PM
Pilotwings is just wii resort. Fucking pitiful attempt there nintendo. My 3DS is still at the store. Havent had the energy to go pick it up yet.

Joe Redifer
04-01-2011, 08:57 PM
I take it you've never played a Pilotwings game before.

Alucard
04-02-2011, 01:13 AM
Thats besides the point. The stages from wii resort are pretty much identical to the pilotwings game. You're buying the same game with a different name and some extras. Not sure what logic anyone can justify doing that with.

Vicviper
04-02-2011, 06:35 AM
please go into some depth because I've been playing Pilotwings resort and I don't see the similarities to "stages" in Wii Sports Resort.

Alucard
04-02-2011, 09:20 AM
Seriously? I was watching a video review from ign and its the same exact island. I thought I clicked on the wrong video. But even the reviewer says majority of the game is basically wii resort.

Joe Redifer
04-02-2011, 11:39 AM
please go into some depth because I've been playing Pilotwings resort and I don't see the similarities to "stages" in Wii Sports Resort.

Both games have a mountain. And water. And grass. And I guess air.

Sinful Sam
04-02-2011, 11:55 AM
I also heard it's the same island from Wii Resort, but I'm assuming there is more to it then just that.

Vicviper
04-02-2011, 01:14 PM
Ohhh that's what he meant by "stages" Yes it is the same island as Wii Sports Resort but that's just the back drop. I guess with this logic then every Castlevania game is the same because it has Dracula's castle in them.

Dj Jimmi Zero
04-02-2011, 03:19 PM
Nope, as Alucard has said, "This castle is a creature of chaos, it may take many incarnations."

Seraph
04-02-2011, 05:40 PM
We bought a 3DS today, using all the Christmas gift cards we had saved up.

The 3D screen is pretty awesome. So far all I've done is checked out some of the built in games and played with the camera. I wanted to get Pilotwings but I let my wife get Nintendogs instead.

I don't understand at this point why nintendo didn't want to make a 3D touch screen. When I touch the top screen my finger/stylus dosent break the 3D effect at all.
Super Monkey Ball 3D was fantastic but far too easy. It has some great music in the later levels, too.Wait......you like a modern monkey ball game? Does it require you to tilt the device or can you use the analog slider?
Both games have a mountain. And water. And grass. And I guess air.made me laugh

spider-prime
04-02-2011, 08:11 PM
Now the real thing is, when is there going to be any real good games out for it. I checked most preorders, the only thing that seems somewhat decent is Dead or Alive till June.

justin_credible
04-02-2011, 08:19 PM
That's why I'll wait til next year to get it when RE Revalations and that Mario Bros game (and other good ones hopefully) come out.

Vicviper
04-02-2011, 09:39 PM
personally looking forward to

Animal Crossing
Mario Kart
Kid Icarus

Joe Redifer
04-02-2011, 10:17 PM
Wait......you like a modern monkey ball game? Does it require you to tilt the device or can you use the analog slider?

You can use either, but the analog "circle pad" is the default choice. If it was tilt only, I would never had considered it. Plus, tilting would immediately break the 3D. It's easy enough for the general populace as well.

Alucard
04-02-2011, 10:28 PM
Ohhh that's what he meant by "stages" Yes it is the same island as Wii Sports Resort but that's just the back drop. I guess with this logic then every Castlevania game is the same because it has Dracula's castle in them.

Its the same mountain, the exact same design, if you were to run a video of wii resort and pilotwings side by side the only way you could defend it is if you paid for it. The castlevania castles are all different in design and look.

Quasar
04-02-2011, 11:12 PM
I am looking forward to these 3 games as well. ^_^

Sadly, I think 2 of them are far off. :(

Vicviper
04-03-2011, 06:52 AM
Alucard basically you need to play it before you can make a decision about it. Yes the island is the same but that's where the similarities stop. I imagine you've played all or at least two of the Gran Turismo games. Now that would be the case of same exact game every iteration.

Quasar yeah I'm sure we will be waiting a while but I'm hopeful it won't be too long. Maybe by Xmas? l lol.

Alucard
04-03-2011, 08:17 AM
Theres a difference between gran turismo and pilotwings. One is trying to be a realistic game on realistic tracks. The gameplay changes a little with each game. That little though makes the game feel completely different. You cant compare a simulator to a normal game. Pilotwings takes the same gameplay, the same fantasy island created. I havent played it yet though I was looking forward to it, untill I had a huge amount of trouble telling apart pilotwings and wii resort. They look identical, they move identical, its just something I'm really pissed off at. You take this massive iconic series and you basically just rehash wii resort as an excuse? Fuck that. I wanted more effort. Nintendo isnt a company with 5 workers. I find this effort piss poor.

Seraph
04-03-2011, 10:53 AM
Don't forget Alucard, Wii Fit uses whuhoo island too during the jogging exercise.

Damn that Nintendo, trying to release the exact same game three times under a different name. Thank goodness your here to see through their deceptions.

Joe Redifer
04-03-2011, 11:01 AM
Forgive me if I am mistaken, but don't you play frisbee golf and do things like that in Wii Sports Resort whereas in Pilotwings Resort you fly various types of aircraft? Same game? I don't think so. As far as Gran Turismo goes, yes, they have the SAME EXACT tracks and even the same exact cars. One may have more cars and tracks then the other, but there are more similarities than differences in GT games. Hell, even other racing games have the same exact tracks.

darren
04-03-2011, 01:35 PM
Joe your logic is flawed .. i mean isn't it obvious that someone has hasnt played pilotwings will know more about it than someone who has

Seraph
04-03-2011, 01:38 PM
When I exercised by running around Woohoo island in Wii Fit, it was obviously the same thing as flying planes in Pilotwings.