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Sep 28, 2010 11:05 PM

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300 US dollars in Japan. Thoughts?

- Release on February 26, 2011 in Japan, no comments in any other regions on

3DS software lineup movie:
http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n10/conference2010/3ds/lineupMovHigh.html
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Sep 28, 2010 11:11 PM

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Way too much methinks - I just don't see it selling that well at that price point. Most people would probably opt for a current gen console instead (if they don't already have one)
 
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Sep 28, 2010 11:13 PM

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IGN live blog/feed summed up along with updates from various sources:


Release date:
JP: Feb 26th, 2011
NA: March 2011
EU: March 2011

Japanese 3DS package:
25000 Y ($300 US dollars but iwata gave a "no comment" if this was going to be the US/EU price as well. )
- 3DS system (blue or black.)
- 2 GB external SD card
- AR games included (Built in games that use the 3D camera to solve puzzles and etc.)

New System info:
- Features VC for Gameboy, gameboy advance etc. (Shows there is an internal storage but amount not given.)
- Wireless tag mode, automatically downloads rankings for the game your playing, system updates, and requests. (SFIV 3ds was the example that you can send ppl fight requests...no more friend codes?)
- apps that can be launched while playing a game. (XMB menu.)
- 3DS allows all data from DSIware to be transferred to it.
- Comes built in with 3DS sound (Sound editing software presumed.)


3DS games/apps/etc announced and info:
- Class of Heroes 3Dx3D (Acquire)
- Combat of Giants Dinosaur 3D (Ubisoft)
- Ghost Recon Tactics (Ubisoft)
- Splinter Cell 3D (Ubisoft)
- Driver 3D (Ubisoft)
- Resident evil: the Mercs 3D (capcom) (Co-op)
- Mii studio (allows you to create little sprites to be used in games...like the wii.)
- Tetsuya noruma commented "Starting with Kingdom Hearts, we'd like to release a number of titles on 3DS." (More then one KH game in development?)
- Loveplus 3D! (konami) (Konami I got your tagline: Now you don't need real girls.)
- Megaman legends 3 (capcom)
- Deca sporta extreme (hudson)
- New Kirby game (nintendo)
- Pokemon typing (its a educational pokemon game..srsly nintendo?)
- Puzzle bobble 3D
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Sep 28, 2010 11:27 PM

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Did I just say that it was too much?

Scratch that.

300 bucks is a small price to pay to play Mega Man Legends 3. Oh hell yes.
 
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Sep 28, 2010 11:34 PM

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just gonna wait 6 months for the slimmer, 100 bucks cheaper and better preforming model to come out.
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Sep 28, 2010 11:51 PM

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There's also a new Kirby game...
now give me a new Star Fox.
 
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Sep 29, 2010 12:06 AM

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DOA: D ;_; its the doa game i've been waiting 5 years for. Must obtain 3DS.
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Sep 29, 2010 1:56 AM
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It's said to be £190-199 in Europe, I'll be getting it once the Kingdom Hearts 3D is released.
 
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Sep 29, 2010 2:08 AM

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Getting something that's as much as a ps3 slim, not to my fancy at the moment, but as soon as it drops to around £90, yeah maybe, not that I use my ds much at the moment.
 
Sep 29, 2010 2:17 PM

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if its around $200, ill buy it
but daaamn, illl wait till the price drops =D
 
Sep 29, 2010 2:28 PM

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they practically revealed a new game for every series im interested in on this

idc if it's $400, day 1 purchase for me.
 
Sep 29, 2010 2:39 PM

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Jigero said:
just gonna wait 6 months for the slimmer, 100 bucks cheaper and better preforming model to come out.
Pretty much.

Besides, there doesn't seem to be too many appealing titles yet, so it would be pointless to buy it right away.

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Sep 29, 2010 2:55 PM

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With snake eater 3D, Zelda oot 3D, Super street fighter iv 3D and resident evil. I'll be getting it on day one.
 
Sep 29, 2010 3:25 PM

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So I just learned about the Tales of the Abyss port and am hoping that Bamco doesn't fail me again since I'm still a Nintendofag.
The time when I buy it will probably be when the next gen Pokemon comes out though, then I'll hoard games.
 
Sep 29, 2010 3:38 PM

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Love Plus 3D pretty much may solve the problem with Japanese men not getting a girlfriend as they won't need one after this. Maybe the women will stop their maniacal idea that a $680,000 a year salaries equals a good man. Might lower the suicide rate a little bit in Japan.


 
Sep 29, 2010 4:37 PM

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I'm not excited by the price of the 3DS, but there seems to be an awesome game library already. :D

I haven't bought a DS since the release of the Lite, so this'll definitely be my next upgrade... Once there's a price drop.
 
Sep 29, 2010 4:52 PM

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Daaang, that is pricey. I think I'll wait until there are at least five exclusive games for it that I can't live without (ie. top-shelf RPGs, which are kinda rare these days anyway). Frankly I prefer playing on home consoles than handhelds.

Jigero said:
just gonna wait 6 months for the slimmer, 100 bucks cheaper and better preforming model to come out.

This is also probably true >_>
 
Sep 29, 2010 6:33 PM

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I will get this. Man, all those games sound awesome!
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Sep 29, 2010 6:34 PM

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Too rich for my blood at the moment. There are about six games that I want for it so far, so I definitely plan to get one. Knowing Nintendo, they'll make an upgraded better version of it six months after launch, which hopefully will mean a price drop for the original. So, I can wait.
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2011 is not going to be pretty in my bankbook. Buying a new phone, new console and now a new HANDHELD console?!
 
Sep 29, 2010 9:10 PM

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I think I'll hold off on buying one of these until the first revision hits and the price comes down a bit. I do like some of the launch titles but nothing is a 'must buy' for me.
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- Zelda
- Paper Mario
- Mario Kart
- Tales of the Abyss
- Kid Icarus
- Harvest Moon

Yep, I definitely have enough games to keep my satisfied. I just hope it's region free. I'll probably wait a few months to see if there is a new model announced and to avoid any of the launch systems.
 
Sep 30, 2010 7:00 AM

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right_behind_you said:
I finally have an excuse to toss my launch day original DS to the curb. Besides, there's no way in hell I'm passing up the new Paper Mario.
Now now, if there's still DS games you haven't played, just get a flash cart and it can still serve a purpose.

And with that said, I think I might just wait not only for a price drop and a new version, but for a good flash cart to come out as well.
And then I'll probably buy a expensive proper one with updates and all. The R4 clone I got for my DS is a bit laggy now and then.

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I just want a new good looking Dragon Quest and Zelda game and I will be happy.I am not really caring on how much it coasts!
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Sep 30, 2010 8:50 AM
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300$ is nothing compared to the price of the PSP when it released... I paid fucking 450$ incl. 8gb card etc
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300$ is nothing compared to the price of the PSP when it released... I paid fucking 450$ incl. 8gb card etc
I remember the ps3 being expensive, but an 8gb flash card shouldn't have run you that much even a few years ago. You could've probably saved yourself $100 or so if you would have purchased a 3rd party sd card. Sony just pastes their name on something and adds another digit to the price tag.
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Sep 30, 2010 12:44 PM
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It's mind blowing to see this on a hand-held device. I remember going on road trips as a kid with my big, clunky Nintendo Gameboy.

The graphics looked like this:



Which considering what they were working with was still pretty good.
 
Sep 30, 2010 1:02 PM

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It seems pretty good, especially for FPS games. They should work more on things like multiplayer though.
 
Sep 30, 2010 6:28 PM

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i know i will at least wait a month or 2...but i definitely see myself buying this if it isnt another visual boy which chances are...it wont be :)
 
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I would buy the 3DS for Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater. I wouldn't mind paying for a bundle.
 
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It seems pretty good, especially for FPS games. They should work more on things like multiplayer though.
And a decent online service like PSN with the friends list and etc, not the lame hassle friend codes.
 
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xDoN904 said:
WadeH said:
It seems pretty good, especially for FPS games. They should work more on things like multiplayer though.
And a decent online service like PSN with the friends list and etc, not the lame hassle friend codes.


From impression i've read, there is no more friend codes..it's a request based system of sorts..but we'll have to wait and see what that fully means.
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thepapercut said:
xDoN904 said:
WadeH said:
It seems pretty good, especially for FPS games. They should work more on things like multiplayer though.
And a decent online service like PSN with the friends list and etc, not the lame hassle friend codes.


From impression i've read, there is no more friend codes..it's a request based system of sorts..but we'll have to wait and see what that fully means.
Well we will leave that to the Japanese since they get the first hands on in like in February.

Also heres another news for you to read. Looks like they will include automatic updates and possibly game updates also.

http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/10/01/3ds_firmware_updates/
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Definitely getting a blue one ;D hope it lives up to everyone's expectations (and kicks the other system's asses) ^_^
 
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- Zelda
- Paper Mario
- Mario Kart
- Tales of the Abyss
- Kid Icarus
- Harvest Moon


I went like ASFSDGDAFASD when I saw Abyss. Then, lack of Graces and Vesperia came to mind...

Namco sure knows how to torture their western customers.Sigh
 
Oct 1, 2010 3:52 PM

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Do not want.
Ever.

One : I can't stand 3D. I saw a 3D movie not so long ago and my head ached for about an hour. So gaming with physical pain? No.

Two: I tried somebody's DS before...I just...I can't.
My hands are way too big.

Three: I believe we will mostly get 3D SPAM in their screens...
Because when we have something that's great, we have to abuse it.

But that's just me.
 
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Do not want.
Ever.

One : I can't stand 3D. I saw a 3D movie not so long ago and my head ached for about an hour. So gaming with physical pain? No.

Two: I tried somebody's DS before...I just...I can't.
My hands are way too big.

Three: I believe we will mostly get 3D SPAM in their screens...
Because when we have something that's great, we have to abuse it.

But that's just me.
There is a switch in there to disable 3D and you don't have to play with 3D.

Lets see try someones DS before and you have big hands....wow you must have held a freaking lite cuz the XL and the 3DS is about the same size as your gorilla hands *Sarcasm*
 
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xDoN904 said:
There is a switch in there to disable 3D and you don't have to play with 3D.


So why would I want to pay 300$ for a 3DS. WHY.
 
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Cthulu said:
xDoN904 said:
There is a switch in there to disable 3D and you don't have to play with 3D.


So why would I want to pay 300$ for a 3DS. WHY.
Thats the price in Japan bro. Its $250 i believe.

Obvious answer: The game lineup they have is currently worth buying one, but not at release date since i doubt ill have money right now.
 
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xDoN904 said:
Cthulu said:
xDoN904 said:
There is a switch in there to disable 3D and you don't have to play with 3D.


So why would I want to pay 300$ for a 3DS. WHY.
Thats the price in Japan bro. Its $250 i believe.

Obvious answer: The game lineup they have is currently worth buying one, but not at release date since i doubt ill have money right now.


True that.
The game line-up is very nice.

But I don't want any of them.
 
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300 bucks for a HANDHELD?! then again paper mario his coming out on this and 3D with out glasses very nice indeed
 
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Cthulu said:
So why would I want to pay 300$ for a 3DS. WHY.
Also, the graphics in general is better than the DS as I recall.

And before long, THERE'S GOING TO BE MORE POKEMAN GAMES ON IT!
Yup, that's my reason for wanting it.

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Baman said:
Cthulu said:
So why would I want to pay 300$ for a 3DS. WHY.
Also, the graphics in general is better than the DS as I recall.

And before long, THERE'S GOING TO BE MORE POKEMAN GAMES ON IT!
Yup, that's my reason for wanting it.
Yea pretty much, Pokemon is the only reason i even buy Nintendos Handhelds in the first place.
 
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Wow. They even got Project Aces on working on a new Ace Combat game for this.
Definitely buying 3DS now.
 
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xDoN904 said:
Baman said:
Cthulu said:
So why would I want to pay 300$ for a 3DS. WHY.
Also, the graphics in general is better than the DS as I recall.

And before long, THERE'S GOING TO BE MORE POKEMAN GAMES ON IT!
Yup, that's my reason for wanting it.
Yea pretty much, Pokemon is the only reason i even buy Nintendos Handhelds in the first place.
Nothing past Gold/Silver/Crystal (except remakes) are worth playing, in my opinion. After that, it all started going downhill.

On the main topic of the 3DS, I'm saying yes. The hardware is impressive. I mean, I didn't even think 3D effects were plausible without some type of lens to filter light. My main fear is the possibility of having to hold the system at the proper angle to get the proper effect. That would be a serious ergonomic problem.

The switch to adjust the 3D depth (it doesn't just toggle it on or off, it completely adjusts it, off, full, and everything in between) is a must. I'm glad they thought about that one.

I also hear it has a telescoping stylus. :D

The game lineup looks... on par with most other release lineups. Of course the best games aren't going to be released until a while into the system's life. I'm psyched for Mario Kart, though. I'm a long time fan of Mario Kart.

The system software I feel they might screw up a little, trying to pack in a bunch features that no one really cares about. It should have integrated web browsing like the DSi, which would be wonderful (as long as they've improved on it since the original DS browser, which I suspect they have). Miis are always fun, too, but overall I haven't been seeing any other apps that look useful or even worth the disk space.

Overall, it should be yet another welcome introduction into my collection of Nintendo handhelds. With the exception of the ridiculous amount of upgraded DS models (I mean, I thought the Lite was pushing it, then they throw out two more iterations? No, Nintendo. Bad!), Nintendo has yet to disappoint me with their handhelds.
 
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Ah, hell. It's probably going to cost 3x the price here, as always. Oh well, gotta start saving up then! No way in hell I'm missing POKEMANZ IN 3D!
 
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there is just way too many Pokemanz now...i just buy their games because they are such good timewasters :)
 
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there is just way too many Pokemanz now...i just buy their games because they are such good timewasters :)
And somehow, not a single bloody Narwhal pokemon. Wankers.

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Oops, I completely forgot to list what games I plan to get for it.

Resident Evil Revelations
Super Street Fighter IV
Ninja Gaiden
Dead or Alive 3D
Kingdom Hearts 3D
Kid Icarus: Uprising
Pilot Wings Resort (Yay! They are finally bringing it back)
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (maybe)
Super Robot
Ridge Racer
Harvest Moon
Class of Heroes 3D
Splinter Cell 3D
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Baman said:
Josephl64 said:
there is just way too many Pokemanz now...i just buy their games because they are such good timewasters :)
And somehow, not a single bloody Narwhal pokemon. Wankers.


Narwhal...my 2nd fave animal...i am actually surprised they havent used one yet...
 
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