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Title: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on March 23, 2010, 07:20:33 AM
Looks like Nintendo officially announces the DS Successor temporarly named, 3DS.

http://www.totalvideogames.com/Nintendo-3DS/news/Nintendo-Announces-DS-Successor-15067.html

According to this, it will be launced during the fiscal year that ends in March 31st of 2011, but it can be released anytime between April 2010 to March 2011 since the specific date is unknown.

The fiscal year starts April 1st 2010 and ends March 31st 2011 for those who don't know. Some people are saying that Nintendo is shooting for a Holiday season release.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Waluigi48 [rip in pizzas] on March 23, 2010, 07:38:26 AM
Sweet! What's different about a 3DS? Is it like virtual reality?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on March 23, 2010, 02:32:42 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_3DS

Lol, someone made a Wikipedia page on it. I just hope that it's released during the holiday season
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: mari0vsluigi on March 23, 2010, 02:42:14 PM
i found that this morning.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Marioguy on March 23, 2010, 04:00:19 PM
Interesting. I wonder how they can do the 3D Effects without glasses.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on March 23, 2010, 09:01:32 PM
http://www.pcworld.com/article/192204/report_nintendo_3ds_coming_this_year_with_force_feedback.html

looks like it comes out second half of this year. But with screens smaller than 4 inches, aww man.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Yoshi1 on March 24, 2010, 12:20:32 AM
Another DS made! It looks alright but it's not making me excited about it yet. :-\
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Charizard632 on March 25, 2010, 04:44:50 AM
I wonder what it looks like.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: cookieboy17 on March 26, 2010, 08:59:04 AM
Oh yay, another DS. ::) Nintendo should work on making good games instead of making a million new DS's.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Topper1 on March 26, 2010, 09:31:30 AM
http://k-tai.hitachi.jp/h001/3d/

I found this Japanese website about the 3D technology.

Translation of first passage: Show a different picture of the special right and left "parallax barrier" by the naked remains of great force can enjoy a 3D stereoscopic display.
Seg LISMO Video and photographs movies, games, variety appears before your eyes is a three-dimensional content.


Hope this is useful.  :-[
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on March 26, 2010, 03:54:31 PM
Yeah, that certain LCD screen will be made by Sharp
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Luigi4160 on March 28, 2010, 04:22:04 PM
Just wait for another year and another new DS will come out. No point of getting it so soon.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on April 02, 2010, 07:52:06 PM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdXiWUc5uLI[/youtube]

Lol, it sure fooled me! ;)
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Colyton on April 03, 2010, 07:43:28 AM
It looks more like a cellphone.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on April 04, 2010, 09:59:48 AM
The title of the video was 3DS commercial or something like that,  and then I knew that it was a trick since it was april 1st. It is a cellphone. The person who posted it must have been very desperate to have done that
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Strychnine on April 04, 2010, 02:38:23 PM
D:
I told all my friends that it was coming out soon. I'm going to sound like a fool :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Waluigi48 [rip in pizzas] on April 05, 2010, 04:32:13 AM
Well, good thing. I just got a Dsi so I wasn't gonna buy this.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on April 05, 2010, 09:10:49 AM
D:
I told all my friends that it was coming out soon. I'm going to sound like a fool :P

Well, it could come anytime between April 1st 2010 and March of next year.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Waluigi48 [rip in pizzas] on April 05, 2010, 01:10:35 PM
When I see 3DS...I think of the 3 DS's that have been produced already...Original DS, DS Lite and DSi(not counting the DSi XL).

I sure hope Nintendo changes the name...and I sure hope to God that it won't be a big failure like the Virtual Boy. Yeah, you guys all know how that thing sucked!

Still...I wonder if I'm going to actually get this...doesn't seem appealing to me...
Guess I gotta wait for more info to be released...(blah)
Same here. The 3DS sounds like a buttload of crap.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on April 06, 2010, 10:54:33 PM
http://kotaku.com/5510693/is-this-the-best-nintendo-3ds-mockup-weve-seen-or-the-real-thing/gallery/

This looks really real. Could this be the real Nintendo 3DS? On one of the images, you can see a place where DS carts would go, and where a maybe 3DS Cart will go.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Strychnine on April 07, 2010, 12:35:35 AM
http://kotaku.com/5510693/is-this-the-best-nintendo-3ds-mockup-weve-seen-or-the-real-thing/gallery/

This looks really real. Could this be the real Nintendo 3DS? On one of the images, you can see a place where DS carts would go, and where a maybe 3DS Cart will go.
It looks real and fake to me. It seems and sounds fake because nothing official about it has happened, it seems real because the appearance & it's from kotaku. I hope it is real...and I hope it does come out soon.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on April 07, 2010, 09:04:31 AM
I'm actually hoping that it's fake, because if you look at the pictures with the screen split for DS games, it will be unconfortably heavy and just plain unconfortable
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Muggshotter on April 07, 2010, 05:06:53 PM
Paper Mario (designed for 3DS of course) would be an ideal launch title for the console.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Waluigi48 [rip in pizzas] on April 08, 2010, 04:45:51 AM
No doubt it's fake. Just fan-based material.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on April 11, 2010, 11:05:54 AM
http://www.gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=120183

Well well. Someone thinks that there's something more exciting than 3D. What do you all think it could be? I'm thinking Gamecube compatibility. I don't know what's tempting me to say that, but ever since I heard that the 3DS will have similar computer as a gamecube, I thought of gc compatibility. But then, there's a flaw with my thinking, if the system is to have an 854x480 resolution, that's 16:9 widescreen, and most gamecube games run in 640x480, 4:3 FullScreen. Maybe they'll put in a zoom funtion it it.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on April 20, 2010, 01:52:09 PM
Sorry for double posting and bumping this topic, but the 3DS could be released on October of this year.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/multimedia/display/20100420120851_Nintendo_Projected_to_Launch_3DS_Console_in_October.html

Of course, it's probably in Japan first. Well, it wasn't mentioned that Japan get's first dibs on it, but it's really likely. But I hope it's around October. Maybe at 10/10/10, lol (my birthday)
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Waluigi48 [rip in pizzas] on April 21, 2010, 10:23:41 AM
Really hope it really is better than 3D. Maybe... VIRTUAL REALITY! A helmet to wear and connect to the 3DS. Jut a suggestion though.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on April 23, 2010, 02:17:18 AM
Regarding the GCN-esque backward compatibility, there's the issue of control reconfiguration, and also how to fit a GCN disk slot onto the system. I hope Nintendo doesn't overdo this and make a system full of promises and no solid functionality (due to technicalities that could leasd to faults etc.)

One thing I want to see on the 3DS is the removal of regional locking. It was a stupid idea for Nintendo to lock regions on the DSi, since in any case, buying a different region DS game still means buying a DS game.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on April 27, 2010, 03:02:46 PM
But then again, I wouldn't have any idea on how they would have GCN-backwards compatibility without using CD slots. But then that'll just make the system too shaky. Lol
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on April 27, 2010, 03:26:01 PM
But then again, I wouldn't have any idea on how they would have GCN-backwards compatibility without using CD slots. But then that'll just make the system too shaky. Lol
PSP uses mini DVDs fine.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on April 27, 2010, 08:39:23 PM
But Sony uses UMD's and they don't need a powerful disc reader. But if you measured the size of a gamecube cd vs a PSP UMD, there is a difference at will require a stronger disc reader.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Paper Peach on April 29, 2010, 04:59:54 PM
Oh yay, another DS. ::) Nintendo should work on making good games instead of making a million new DS's.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on May 10, 2010, 06:22:07 PM
http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/05/11/iwata_qa_summary/

3DS name soon. And other stuff in the link. So much work is being put into this.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Chubzster on May 16, 2010, 12:31:17 PM
Do you think this'll be the last DS version? I think they are making people waste money when they keep on making new ones.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on May 17, 2010, 01:50:31 PM
It's a DS successor, not a DS. Just like from GBA to DS, this is from DS to 3DS(tentative name). It won't be a DS. Why don't people get that? It's a new handheld. Going from 133mhz power to roughly 500mhz power wouldn't make it another of the same.   It will have backwards compatibility for playing DS games, but it's not a DS because of the 4-5 times stronger machine, higher resolution, and 3D effects. It might have 2 screens that are extremely close together, but it won't make it a DS. Unless Nintendo calls it something along the lines of having the "DS" in the name, it's not another DS.

http://www.gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=123829

And oooo. Take a look. I'm not the fan of the top screen being larger than the bottom screen. I think they should both either be widescreen or both the same in any aspect, but not different aspect for each.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: rockrich168 on May 18, 2010, 01:00:10 PM
eh im going to get thi but i hope they make a new wii insted of realesing 30 handhelds a year
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: SuperZambezi on June 04, 2010, 09:32:28 PM
"processing capabilities that far exceed the Nintendo Wii and bring the device with abilities that are close to HD consoles such as PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360"

Lets not jump to conclusions and say these are the graphics they are talking about, afterall they said processing capabilities. It does sound very impressive and I'm very excited to see this new handheld at E3.

Quote from:  IGN Wii
How powerful is the 3DS?
Nintendo has not revealed any specs for the 3DS system, but expect it to well surpass the Nintendo DS in visual and processor capabilities. To provide stereoscopic 3D effects the system must have the ability to render each game field twice, one for each of the player's eyes, a technique that will require significant horsepower to produce.

Several developers that have experienced 3DS in its current form have reported, off the record, that it has processing capabilities that far exceed the Nintendo Wii and bring the device with abilities that are close to HD consoles such as PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

According to several developer sources, the 3DS device is not using the NVIDIA Tegra mobile chipset, a rumor that's been floating around since 2009.

Source : http://ds.ign.com/articles/109/1094930p1.html
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on June 04, 2010, 09:57:32 PM
Though, I wouldn't be surprised to see good graphics along with PS3 or 360, because making autostereoscopic images does require from what I've heard, at least 2 Ghz of processing power.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MariOz on June 04, 2010, 10:11:29 PM
I wonder how much the 3DS cost?

VSM: Please try to add more to the topic. And they say under $200 in the US, but for other regions, it varies.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on June 04, 2010, 10:27:40 PM
Ok, after some more research done, a processor needs to be 2.4 Ghz in processing power to display autostereoscopic images in 60fps. That's nearly 4 times as powerful than Wii. Now that's a true handheld. ;)
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: ttwashere on June 05, 2010, 05:20:14 AM
I wonder how much the 3DS cost?

VSM: Please try to add more to the topic. And they say under $200 in the US, but for other regions, it varies.
How does that not add to the topic?

it's a legitimate question.

The modding on this site is horrible..

anyways i'm waiting until E3 until I judge this since there is pretty much no information available so I have no clue what you are all basing your claims on.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on June 08, 2010, 02:38:51 PM
7 more days! ;) I'm actually hoping of getting some gameplay of 3DS, not just a presentation of it.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: SuperZambezi on June 11, 2010, 11:31:23 AM
This is just a RUMOR :


Neither of the following images are real. The first is a sketch from a Chinese blogger that supposedly has a dev kit for the 3DS, and the second is a more realistic mock-up based on that sketch and info.

(http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/9/2010/06/dsimockupagain.jpg)

- 3D camera
- two differently-designed screens
- tilt sensor
- MP3/AAC hardware decode function
- media player
- second, proprietary medium for games specific to the portable
- games will fit on a card about the size of a Compact Flash card
- system is designed to accept both new games and DS games
- may both fit into the same slot
- other dev sources claim the device to be as powerful as Wii
- multiple devs are said to be quite enthusiastic over the device


Source : http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=126700
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on June 11, 2010, 08:47:47 PM
Lol, when I saw this in the morning in that same website, I was immediately thinking, "This is DEFINITELY fake".
There already has been confirmations of an analog-stick function, and 2 3D cameras. The sketch didn't have any camera's and I doubt Nintendo would have both cameras on the outside. Well, we'll see everything on Tuesday. Oh, it's an agonizing wait.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on June 15, 2010, 12:27:18 PM
(http://e3.nintendo.com/images/ctr/hardware/blue.jpg)

Well, that's the 3DS. Looks like a DS Phat but with a larger top screen and updated buttons.

And it's 2.5 GHZ in processing power. 3.4 times stronger than Wii, yet the graphics seem similar, but it's too early to tell since the 1st games of a system usually are the weakest in graphics. The Mario Kart 3DS graphics do look top noch though.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MLYW on June 15, 2010, 10:38:59 PM
Here's pictures of the 3 colors.

(http://e3.nintendo.com/images/ctr/hardware/blue.jpg)
(http://e3.nintendo.com/images/ctr/hardware/red.jpg)
(http://e3.nintendo.com/images/ctr/hardware/black.jpg)


Specs:
Size (when closed):
Approximately 5.3 inches wide, 2.9 inches long, 0.8 inches tall.
Weight:
Approximately 8 ounces.
Look:
Final design is TBA.
Top Screen:
3.53-inch widescreen LCD display, enabling 3D view without the need for special glasses; with 800x240 pixel resolution (400 pixels are allocated for each eye to enable 3D viewing).
Touch Screen:
3.02-inch LCD with 320x240 pixel resolution with a touch screen.
Cameras:
One inner camera and two outer cameras with 640x480 (0.3 Mega) pixel resolution.
Pre-Installed Software:
TBA
Nintendo 3DS Game Card:
2 GB Max. at launch.
Wireless Communication:
Can communicate in the 2.4 GHz band. Multiple Nintendo 3DS systems can connect via a local wireless connection to let users communicate or enjoy competitive game play. Systems also can connect to LAN access points to access the Internet and allow people to enjoy games with others. Will support IEEE 802.11 with enhanced security (WPA/WPA2). Nintendo 3DS hardware is designed so that even when not in use, it can automatically exchange data with other Nintendo 3DS systems or receive data via the Internet while in sleep mode.

Game Controls:
Touch screen, embedded microphone, A/B/X/Y face buttons, + Control Pad, L/R buttons, Start and Select buttons, "Slide Pad" that allows 360-degree analog input, one inner camera, two outer cameras, motion sensor and a gyro sensor.

Other Input Controls:
3D Depth Slider to adjust level of 3D effect (can be scaled back or turned off completely depending on the preference of the user), Home button to call system function, Wireless switch to turn off wireless communications (even during game play), Power button. The telescoping stylus is approximately 4 inches when fully extended.

Input/Output:
A port that accepts both Nintendo 3DS game cards and game cards for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems, an SD memory card slot, an AC adapter connector, a charging cradle terminal and a stereo headphone output jack.

Sound:
Stereo speakers positioned to the left and right of the top screen.

Battery:
Lithium ion battery details TBA.

Languages:
TBA

Parental Controls:
Parental controls similar to the Nintendo DSi system will be included.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on June 15, 2010, 10:41:14 PM
I can't believe I haven't posted here yet. It looks really good, and I am so getting this. I hope it sells out well. :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on June 16, 2010, 04:48:57 PM
Looks pretty sweet to me. I gave bad credit for what it really looks like. But still...it pisses me off that Nintendo would release basically an updated version of the Nintendo DS...

Not exactly. It's not ANOTHER DS, it's the successor to the DS. It would be odd to leave behind the dual screens when thinking of a successor to a system with dual screens.

Now from DS/Lite to DSi is an upgrade to the DS because it uses similar looks, and uses the same games (97% of them). It's just an upgrade when you are talking about going from 67mhz to 133mhz or from 3in to 3.25in or from 4 brightness to 5 brightness, or even from DS menu to DSi menu. All and all, it's just an upgrade since it uses similar technology and works with the same games.

From DS to 3DS is another story. It's not simply an upgrade because of the large-scale changes to the system. From 67mhz to (from what I've heard) about 2.5ghz is a big change, from 4:3 to 16:9 is a difference (welll, on the top screen ;) ), from a 256x192 camera to a 640x480 camera resolution is a bbig change, from 2D to 3D dimensions wouldn't just be an upgrade. Going from no motion sensing to having motion sensing and gyro sensing isn't for an everyday upgrade. And going from a maximum 512megabyte card to a 2+GB gamecard is a large difference.

Sorry, I had to explain. XD
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on June 17, 2010, 01:04:21 AM
Remind me what a gyro sensor is again. ^_^"

The Home button on the Bottom Screen reminds me of the Wii's bottom screen. :P
Did they move the vol. control slider onto the top screen?
And the 360 degree slider looks awesome - though it repositions the left hand for Dpad games, making Dpad + L button play difficult...
That power button is precariously positioned - hopefully it has the 1 second press delay, otherwise... :\
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on June 17, 2010, 12:24:34 PM
"A gyroscope is a device for measuring or maintaining orientation, based on the principles of conservation of angular momentum."

Lol, I'm not sure that it helps. ^_^

And I have been researching a bit on some games that are going to be on 3DS, and their release dates are interesting. I think that the 3DS will come this year possibly in the US first according to some release dates for some games. For example, on GameSpot, Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy is TBA 2010, which possibly means that the game will launch sometime this year. Which means that the 3DS could release this year for the US. It can't be released just in Japan this year, because Japan doesn't get these Assassin's Creed games and if they do, they never get it first. It always comes first in North America. I don't know, but it sounds like a possibility.

And here's the 3DS game case!
(http://sickr.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/3ds_gamecard_case.jpg?w=500&h=432)
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Relx on June 20, 2010, 02:38:45 AM
Spoiler: The game card (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on June 20, 2010, 10:12:31 AM
In the EB Games Australian website, the 3DS is priced at 348$ australian dollars. That's equivalent to 302 USD. I Hope that's not true. That's too much.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on June 24, 2010, 11:50:38 PM
For a release price, given the tech in it, it's probably just a tad too much. But the prices will fall eventually, won't they?

Relx, reduce the size of your last image - it's too big.

VSM: I spolierized the image.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Paper Peach on July 01, 2010, 11:37:57 AM
I saw the 3DS image on another site and it doesn't look like a sucessor to me it just looks like an average DSI escept diferent shape and extra butons
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Relx on July 10, 2010, 08:54:52 AM
News: 3DS fixes Nintendo's piracy problem - THQ - ComputerAndVideoGames.com (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=255298)

"I actually asked Nintendo to explain the technology and they said it's very difficult to do so because it's so sophisticated," he continued. "They combated the piracy on Dsi, which they don't believe is cracked yet - but they know they've been hurt across the world and they believe the 3DS has got technology that can stop that.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Milla Maxwell on July 11, 2010, 12:07:51 AM
Looks like if the 3DS games are cartridges then that means there will be no loading time which is really rare for a system stronger than the Wii... Anyway I hope 3DS games don't lag like PSP games do since a lot of PSP games have a lot lag at most times. >.>
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Ana Ng on July 11, 2010, 04:34:46 AM
I must admit, I am not a fan of the 3D function - what ever happened to good old 2D, eh? Back in the day, I tell you, we didn't need all these flashy 3D effects. But I am looking forward to the line-up of games it has.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Tornado Kirby on July 11, 2010, 09:09:50 AM
I can't wait until this is released!!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on July 11, 2010, 09:18:52 AM
Um, the PSP games don't lag.

I've been playing them/pirating them for a good 2 years and I've only had it lag once and that was because it was a crappy rip of the game.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on July 11, 2010, 04:33:38 PM
Um, the PSP games don't lag.

I've been playing them/pirating them for a good 2 years and I've only had it lag once and that was because it was a crappy rip of the game.

Some do. Well, pirated games not as much because there's no on-board loader like for UMD's and there's no problems with things like dust or small particles like for UMD's, but most major games do lag terribly. Besides, there are barely any 60fps games on PSP in fact, I can't think of any.  ;/
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Muggshotter on July 12, 2010, 09:04:22 AM
Hmm, things look good and it sounds a bit funny for a handheld surpassing a home console from the technical point of view (3 times stronger than Wii?).

Tekken for 3DS and this becomes a Day 1 buy.

Besides, there are barely any 60fps games on PSP in fact, I can't think of any.  ;/
Tekken Dark Resurrection goes at 60 frames.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on July 20, 2010, 05:03:53 PM
http://gamrfeed.vgchartz.com/story/80949/earnings-calendar-for-q2-2010-publisher-results/

We could find out the release date for 3DS on July 29!

http://www.renchi.com/renchi/NINTENDO_DSi_DS_Lite_Consoles_Nintendo_3DS_Console_Black_US_110V.htm

Interesting thing I discovered. Notice the release date:

November 1st, 2010

It's probably fake, but hey, it could be.......
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Relx on July 26, 2010, 05:05:49 AM
http://www.mariowiki.com/Nintendo_3DS

release in October 2010 for JP!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on July 26, 2010, 02:37:56 PM
http://www.mariowiki.com/Nintendo_3DS

release in October 2010 for JP!
That's an estimate. They really don't know yet. But we might find out this Thursday!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: DKH on July 26, 2010, 04:11:49 PM
I'm excited for it for one reason. They are re-making old games for it. For example, Super Mario 64 and Kingdom Hearts 3D (I think... I'm not entirely sure about if they are re-making them or just making new ones... XD)
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on July 26, 2010, 05:37:13 PM
I'll probably only get this for Paper Mario. =P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Relx on July 29, 2010, 04:10:18 AM
http://au.ds.ign.com/articles/110/1109320p1.html

Could it be?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: SpiderStaryu on July 29, 2010, 08:04:53 AM
http://au.ds.ign.com/articles/110/1109320p1.html

Could it be?
The...? We have to wait till' September for more word?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on July 29, 2010, 08:55:39 AM
http://www.gadgetreview.com/2010/07/64806.html

Yup, unfortunately. Now I'm losing hope of a late 2010 release. :(


EDIT: I found that article from Bloomberg jp and the wording is interesting.

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bloomberg.com%2Fapps%2Fnews%3Fpid%3Djpconewsstory%26refer%3Djpconews%26tkr%3D7974%3AJP%26sid%3Daw6fGOsg.GBI&sl=ja&tl=en

The title and the first sentence state that it release date will be revealed September 29, and that the actual system will be available "during the quarter." Q4 2010 release confirmed? Unless it's a bad translation.

I need someone who can read Japanese to translate this correctly, I know some japansese but not a lot:

任天堂:3DSの価格、発売時期、今期出荷予定を9月29日発表予定 7月29日(ブルームバーグ):任天堂は今期中の発売を予定している携帯新ゲーム機 ニンテンドー3DS」について、日本国内で9月29日に価格や詳細な発売時期、今 期中の出荷見込みなどを発表することを計画している。 同社広報担当の皆川恭広氏が 29日、ブルームバーグ・ニュースの電話取材に対し明らかにした
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Milla Maxwell on July 29, 2010, 01:57:18 PM
Nintendo: 3DS price, release date, will be announced July 29 to September 29 will be available this fiscal year (Bloomberg): Nintendo's new Nintendo portable game machine that will be available in fiscal year 3DS "For, in Japan Availability and pricing details on 29 September, are planning to announce today and expected to ship during the period. Mr. Yasushi Hiroshi Minagawa 29 spokesman, said in an interview with Bloomberg News calls

Part of your translation was correct.

Anyway the 3DS is supposed to have motion controls so I wonder how those controls will be put into play in 3DS games...
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on July 29, 2010, 02:31:49 PM
http://www.incgamers.com/News/24291/nintendo-3ds-price-and-release-date-announcement-just-speculation

Wow. Nintendo themselves say that even the announcement for release date date was speculation. They did say that there will be discussions of release dates and launches though.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on July 29, 2010, 03:06:19 PM
Having the release date of Wednesday, September 29, 2010 seems fishy to me. It couldn't happen that soon. I still think it will be between November 2010 and March 2011 inclusive.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MLYW on July 29, 2010, 03:20:09 PM
Having the release date of Wednesday, September 29, 2010 seems fishy to me. It couldn't happen that soon. I still think it will be between November 2010 and March 2011 inclusive.

No, September 29, 2010 is the day they are announcing the release date, it's not the launch date of the 3DS.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on July 29, 2010, 03:56:27 PM
Having the release date of Wednesday, September 29, 2010 seems fishy to me. It couldn't happen that soon. I still think it will be between November 2010 and March 2011 inclusive.

No, September 29, 2010 is the day they are announcing the release date, it's not the launch date of the 3DS.
My bad, sorry. That's two months away from today. I predict that they'll announce a holiday release, but considering the fact the announcement is held at the end of September, it might be in early 2011 instead.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on July 29, 2010, 09:17:43 PM
They announced a date for the announcement date for release. I do hope it's worldwide, but I think Europe confirmed a March 2011 launch. Looks like it might not make it this year because of a late september announcement. Unless it does what Microsoft did with the slim and released it that same day. Highly doubtful though. ;)
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Q on July 29, 2010, 11:19:17 PM
The 3DS will not arrive this year in North America. This is a Q guarantee.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Relx on July 30, 2010, 06:29:06 AM
Worldwide would be good.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on August 06, 2010, 10:09:05 AM
Hmm. I pretty much e-mailed a Nintendo rep asking about release dates, and they said something very interesting.

"What we mean when we at Nintendo say that the Nintendo 3DS will be out "by March 2011," we are saying that by that date, the Nintendo 3DS would already have been launched for some time. We just put that launch date on the table so that no one could explicitly know the exact date for launch. Rest assured, that the Nintendo 3DS will be released sometime inbetween October and March depending on how fast developers at Nintendo of Japan HQ finish the machine. We can't tell you the exact state of tthe 3DS, but it is nearing completion in terms of hardware and software. This is the only information I'm able to give to you as of right now, as release dates will most certainly be announced at the end of September."
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MattC on August 08, 2010, 10:46:29 AM
The 3DS will not arrive this year in North America. This is a Q guarantee.
Yeah.

I bet we will be waiting until sometime in April or May next year to get it. That means I'll be getting it for my birthday. :D
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: HyperHalcyon on August 08, 2010, 03:29:09 PM
I really can't wait until it comes out and stuff. Looks like the 3DS has a little joystick to it almost.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Charizard632 on August 16, 2010, 06:44:56 PM
Hmm. I pretty much e-mailed a Nintendo rep asking about release dates, and they said something very interesting.

"What we mean when we at Nintendo say that the Nintendo 3DS will be out "by March 2011," we are saying that by that date, the Nintendo 3DS would already have been launched for some time. We just put that launch date on the table so that no one could explicitly know the exact date for launch. Rest assured, that the Nintendo 3DS will be released sometime inbetween October and March depending on how fast developers at Nintendo of Japan HQ finish the machine. We can't tell you the exact state of tthe 3DS, but it is nearing completion in terms of hardware and software. This is the only information I'm able to give to you as of right now, as release dates will most certainly be announced at the end of September."

March 2011... That's the same month and year Pokemon Black and White will be released! In the United States. They will probably be the last sucessful Nintendo DS game, as the Nintendo 3DS makes its enterance to the USA.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MattC on August 16, 2010, 08:13:28 PM
March 2011... That's the same month and year Pokemon Black and White will be released! In the United States. They will probably be the last sucessful Nintendo DS game, as the Nintendo 3DS makes its enterance to the USA.
It's still 'Spring 2011'. So we don't know when it'll be out.

B/W will probably be the last good DS game, before DS production slows down. I doubt they'll still keep the DS around much longer but we'll see.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on August 21, 2010, 09:50:24 PM
I got a group of High Quality pictures to compare Mario Kart 3DS, Mario Kart DD, and Mario Kart Wii in terms of graphics comparisons

Mario Kart 3DS
(http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b454/madstarr/MarioKart3DS.jpg?1282452141)

Mario Kart Wii
(http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b454/madstarr/MK3DS3comp.jpg?1282452190)

MK3DS
(http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b454/madstarr/6copy.jpg?1282452239)

MKDD
(http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b454/madstarr/MK3DS1comp.jpg?1282452282)

I think that the MK3DS graphics are better than the MKDD graphics, and the MKWii graphics. The 1st MK3DS pic shows Mario and the next pic shows an image of MKWii with Mario basically in the same position (almost). What i can see, is that Mario's head looks a bit more rounder than in Mario Kart Wii's image. The same goes for the 2nd MK3DS image and the MKDD image. Less blockier and more smooth. What do you guy's think of this comparison? Does the 3DS have better visuals than the preceding systems like the Wii and GC?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MLYW on August 21, 2010, 10:00:38 PM
The 3DS does seems to have better visuals than the GC but the textures don't look as good as the Wii one. Those screens are all from a tech demo. Only good comparison would be Kid Icarus: Uprising. The graphics can only get better as the games become more complete.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Milla Maxwell on August 21, 2010, 10:11:02 PM
Since the 3DS is more powerful than the Wii the graphics look sharper and smoother looking at the screenshots. The textures look okay... Does anyone know if the 3DS has HD graphics?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on August 22, 2010, 12:32:29 AM
The 3DS does seems to have better visuals than the GC but the textures don't look as good as the Wii one. Those screens are all from a tech demo. Only good comparison would be Kid Icarus: Uprising. The graphics can only get better as the games become more complete.
I think that the 3ds graphics look bad at a larger resolution. I photoshopped the MK3DS screens to a higher resolution to try to hide some of the jaggyness, but I guess it didn't work. It's true that the graphics are going to get better, but they really don't seem as detailed as something like Resident Evil. Comparing the amount of detail on RE and MK3DS makes MK3DS look a bit behind. Probably because RE is already in later stages of developments than MK3DS is. To me, the 1st party Nintendo titles aren't very impressive as much as others. Even with a Nintendo game like Kid Icarus which is probably about 30-50% complete. Unfortuantely, I'm dissapointed at the Kid Icarus Graphics. The game is probably not complete yet, but the game has minimal amounts of shading and contrast with shadows and surrounding detail and I'm not sure it'll change much. But hey, I can't ppredict the future.

Since the 3DS is more powerful than the Wii the graphics look sharper and smoother looking at the screenshots. The textures look okay... Does anyone know if the 3DS has HD graphics?

What do you mean "HD" graphics? 400x240 is about 2.2/10 of full HD (yes, I did the math). If you mean that if it has graphics similar to the HD consoles, then it depends on the game. If you look at a game like Mario Kart, not so much. But to a game like Resident Evil or Metal Gear Solid, then yes, close to the HD consoles in graphics. But expect them to look better in the coming months. But if we can find out more specs on the system than what we already have, we can really see what it's capable of. So far, we know that the GPU is a Pica200 clocked @ 400mhz. But we don't know the CPU, or the amount of RAM, which are two of the most important things needed for determining graphics power. All we know, is that the CPU is probably above 400mhz since CPU's are usually clocked faster than GPU's. Since the graphics probably exceed GC, it'll be safe to say that it's above 495mhz, which is the GC's CPU speed. It could possibly have better visuals than Wii since the Wii's GPU is at 243mhz. Here's what that Pica200 chip is capable of, you probably already seen it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A-xxUyJvQQ
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: HyperHalcyon on September 28, 2010, 04:15:16 PM
(http://cdn.softsailor.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Nintendo-3DS1-500x437.jpg)

Pic to see what it looks like.

5 colors: Red, Blue, Black, Orange, and Purple
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Relx on September 28, 2010, 04:22:04 PM
I can't wait for the price and the release date!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MLYW on September 28, 2010, 04:22:37 PM
We already posted the picture and the only colors are Red, Blue and Black...
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: HyperHalcyon on September 28, 2010, 04:27:59 PM
They also announced Orange and Purple too at the E3 2010...
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: SpiderStaryu on September 28, 2010, 04:29:32 PM
They also announced Orange and Purple too at the E3 2010...
Links or no.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MLYW on September 28, 2010, 04:30:17 PM
They also announced Orange and Purple too at the E3 2010...

They did not. Those were just test builds. They haven't confirmed the release of those to public.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: HyperHalcyon on September 28, 2010, 04:30:37 PM
OBJECTION!!!

http://www.1up.com/news/nintendo-3ds-colors-display-e3
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: SpiderStaryu on September 28, 2010, 04:32:03 PM
Quote from: 1-Up
On the show floor, at Nintendo's booth, display cases show off four additional colors. Though none of the colors shown are currently confirmed for release, it has us optimistic about possible future options.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: HyperHalcyon on September 28, 2010, 04:34:13 PM
Quote from: 1-Up
On the show floor, at Nintendo's booth, display cases show off four additional colors. Though none of the colors shown are currently confirmed for release, it has us optimistic about possible future options.

OMFG!

Spoiler: The Orange 3DS (click to show/hide)

Spoiler: The Purple 3DS (click to show/hide)

THERE!!!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MLYW on September 28, 2010, 04:38:20 PM
Quote from: 1-Up
On the show floor, at Nintendo's booth, display cases show off four additional colors. Though none of the colors shown are currently confirmed for release, it has us optimistic about possible future options.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: HyperHalcyon on September 28, 2010, 04:43:06 PM
ARE YALL RETARDED? THE PICS ARE RIGHT THERE!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on September 28, 2010, 04:45:53 PM
Quote from: 1-Up
On the show floor, at Nintendo's booth, display cases show off four additional colors. Though none of the colors shown are currently confirmed for release, it has us optimistic about possible future options.
Note the word "none."

I'd probably get the blue one, since it's my favorite color, and loos appealing to me, at least.

ARE YALL RETARDED? THE PICS ARE RIGHT THERE!
We're not. You're not reading our posts carefully.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MLYW on September 28, 2010, 04:46:17 PM
ARE YALL RETARDED? THE PICS ARE RIGHT THERE!

Did you not see what I bolded in the quote?

Quote from: 1-Up
On the show floor, at Nintendo's booth, display cases show off four additional colors. Though none of the colors shown are currently confirmed for release, it has us optimistic about possible future options.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: SpiderStaryu on September 28, 2010, 04:47:18 PM
ARE YALL RETARDED? THE PICS ARE RIGHT THERE!
Excuse me, don't you start flaming. Read my post I said again and re-think your words.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: HyperHalcyon on September 28, 2010, 04:51:47 PM
I...I just got carried away. I may have read the post too fast anyway.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on September 28, 2010, 06:41:38 PM
ARE YALL RETARDED? THE PICS ARE RIGHT THERE!
Do you have dyslexia?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: HyperHalcyon on September 28, 2010, 06:44:49 PM
ARE YALL RETARDED? THE PICS ARE RIGHT THERE!
Do you have dyslexia?

No, U? And what the hell is dyslexia? that's not even a word.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: SpiderStaryu on September 28, 2010, 06:46:25 PM
ARE YALL RETARDED? THE PICS ARE RIGHT THERE!
Do you have dyslexia?

No, U? And what the hell is dyslexia? that's not even a word.
It's a disease, it IS a word. =P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on September 28, 2010, 06:49:07 PM
ARE YALL RETARDED? THE PICS ARE RIGHT THERE!
Do you have dyslexia?

No, U? And what the hell is dyslexia? that's not even a word.
It's a disease, it IS a word. =P
It's a mental condition.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: HyperHalcyon on September 28, 2010, 06:53:16 PM
ARE YALL RETARDED? THE PICS ARE RIGHT THERE!
Do you have dyslexia?

No, U? And what the hell is dyslexia? that's not even a word.
It's a disease, it IS a word. =P
It's a mental condition.

Ok... I understand this now.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Relx on September 28, 2010, 08:00:10 PM
59 mins left!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MLYW on September 28, 2010, 11:05:31 PM
Quote from: Kotaku
After months of speculation, Nintendo has today revealed the launch date for the new 3DS handheld at a press conference in Tokyo.

And that date, at least for the Japanese market, is February 26, 2011. The 3DS will retail there for ¥25,000 (USD$300). Two colours will be available at launch: "Aqua Blue" and "Cosmos Black"

Release dates for the European and North American markets were not quite as specific, Nintendo saying that the handheld would be out in the West in March 2011. No pricing details for these regions were not disclosed.


It also has a GB/GBA Virtual Console: http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/29/3ds-has-a-game-boy-gba-virtual-console/ (http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/29/3ds-has-a-game-boy-gba-virtual-console/#comments)


Kinda pricey.... .-.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Relx on September 28, 2010, 11:10:18 PM
http://au.ds.ign.com/articles/112/1124158p1.html
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on September 28, 2010, 11:22:52 PM
So for Japan, it will be released on Saturday, February 26, 2011. Yet North America still slated for March 2011. Hmm, not too shabby, would look forward to trying it out during Spring Break.

It seems that the Nintendo 3DS will have a Game Boy/Game Boy Advance Virtual Console...looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MLYW on September 28, 2010, 11:22:59 PM
Quote from: Joystiq
The 3DS is going to answer DSiWare fans' prayers (except for the one about not having to pay 300 bucks for a new system). A hardware fact sheet (PDF) notes that it is possible to move downloaded software from one 3DS to a newly-purchased 3DS (at least, if our translation is accurate). In addition, it is possible to move downloaded DSiWare from a DSi or DSi XL.

Some (unspecified) software can't be moved, and Nintendo warns that there are limits on the number of times a transfer can be undertaken, but this is leaps and bounds ahead of the DSi's current limits, which are set at zero games and zero times.

Nintendo has learned.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on September 28, 2010, 11:34:30 PM
Quote from: Joystiq
The 3DS is going to answer DSiWare fans' prayers (except for the one about not having to pay 300 bucks for a new system). A hardware fact sheet (PDF) notes that it is possible to move downloaded software from one 3DS to a newly-purchased 3DS (at least, if our translation is accurate). In addition, it is possible to move downloaded DSiWare from a DSi or DSi XL.

Some (unspecified) software can't be moved, and Nintendo warns that there are limits on the number of times a transfer can be undertaken, but this is leaps and bounds ahead of the DSi's current limits, which are set at zero games and zero times.

Nintendo has learned.
They did? About time. No wonder it took a while for them to realize our complaints.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: cookieboy17 on September 29, 2010, 12:42:10 PM
Imma wait a bit before buying it until the price drops to like $200 that's too much money and I'm definitely not hyped for it at all that I plan on spending days and days playing it. But I'm gonna get it since this is pretty much a new system.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on September 29, 2010, 02:45:21 PM
http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=137610

Whoops, it may seem that there may not be any GBA VC for the 3DS. Disappointing, but we'll see what happens in the future.

And $300 bucks does seem pricey...but it shouldn't be if you start saving up now.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on September 29, 2010, 03:10:06 PM
I'd sell my DSi for this.

If what they did for the DSi, where you traded a system in for credit towards the next, I'd totally do this.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MLYW on September 29, 2010, 04:27:08 PM
Also the Wii also launched as 25,000 Yen in Japan and launched in the US as $250 so I expect the same thing with this.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on September 29, 2010, 11:02:04 PM
http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n10/conference2010/3ds/lineupMovHigh.html

Short movie about the line-up of games. May include scenes you haven't seen yet.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on October 02, 2010, 08:58:13 AM
I really hope that Mario Kart, Paper Mario and Revelations are launch titles, but capcom did say that it might not reach launch, and Nintendo hasn't told us much about MK3DS nor Paper Mario.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Chubzster on November 23, 2010, 07:53:12 AM
http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2010/11/after_16_years_nintendo_returns_to_ces (http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2010/11/after_16_years_nintendo_returns_to_ces)

After 16 years, Nintendo is going back to the Consumer Electronics Show. They might reveal something about the 3DS. Hopefully, we can get more information as to when it's comes out exactly and if they've added any new software/hardware to the device.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Colyton on November 23, 2010, 05:50:27 PM
http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n10/conference2010/3ds/lineupMovHigh.html

Short movie about the line-up of games. May include scenes you haven't seen yet.

Paper Mario and Mario Kart look really great and the remakes of Ocarina of time and Star Fox also look great.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Milla Maxwell on December 07, 2010, 09:54:35 PM
We all know that the 3DS's graphics capability is better than the Wii's but they both have the same number of bits which is 128 bit. The 3DS can create graphics that look like PS3 and Xbox 360 graphics ( Both have 360 bits ) but it doesn't have the same amount of bits as they do which limits the graphics of the 3DS and makes it a bit less powerful. ( No pun intended =P ) Here are 2 trailers of 3DS games that show what the 3DS's power can do.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es0xReoS2nA&feature=related[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOBWzuTsKNA&feature=related[/youtube]
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on December 08, 2010, 01:02:15 AM
It does seem nice, but I think MLYW may have better sources than BL, so I guess we'll have to wait what MLYW says.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Chubzster on December 08, 2010, 08:55:10 AM
It looks great so far. I'm happy that Konami is releasing MGS on it.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Waluigi48 [rip in pizzas] on December 08, 2010, 12:01:56 PM
I'm going to look at a demo to see if it's worth buying. Don't wanna sell all my games for nothing.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on December 08, 2010, 03:30:41 PM
It does seem nice, but I think MLYW may have better sources than BL, so I guess we'll have to wait what MLYW says.

Uh, MLYW isn't the supreme law of the land here, hate to tell you that.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Milla Maxwell on December 08, 2010, 03:46:55 PM
It does seem nice, but I think MLYW may have better sources than BL, so I guess we'll have to wait what MLYW says.
>:( >:( >:(


Anyway the 3DS is the most desired electronic hardware in the current market. Here is the survey proving it.http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/09/06/nintendo-3ds-most-desired-gadget.aspx (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/09/06/nintendo-3ds-most-desired-gadget.aspx)



Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MLYW on December 08, 2010, 07:55:21 PM
Instead of posting a bunch of specs, just compare all these games to Super Mario Galaxy. :P The 3DS doesn't need extremely powerful specs anyways because it's handheld and not played on a large TV.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: RurouniTim on December 08, 2010, 09:19:30 PM
The graphics look like a good ps2 game. I'll get the system but when should it be released?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on December 08, 2010, 09:22:45 PM
The graphics look like a good ps2 game. I'll get the system but when should it be released?
It should be released sometime in March 2011. Which is good at least for me for Spring Break. Even though I have 4 day weekends.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on December 21, 2010, 07:49:14 PM
Quote from: Nintendo Life
One in Amsterdam, one in New York City

Nintendo's presence at this year's Consumer Electronics Show will unfortunately be missed, certainly on the show floor at least. However, that doesn't mean Nintendo is ignoring western gamers' thirst for 3DS details because the company has scheduled two press events to take place in the United States and Europe early next year.

On 19th January, previews will be held in New York City, and Amsterdam to allow media outlets to get some hands-on playtime, with The Big Apple getting a special presentation from Nintendo of America's President Reggie Fils-Aime.

Nintendo Life will be at the Amsterdam event which should be the time and place to finally get pricing and other launch-related details. Will the system be region-locked? What sort of a price-tag and range of launch titles are you hoping for?

Source (http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2010/12/nintendos_3ds_preview_events_scheduled_for_19th_january)

It looks like we'll be getting more information about the Nintendo 3DS for the United States, such as the release date and price.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MattC on December 21, 2010, 07:55:41 PM
I'm going to guess same price as Japan ($299) and released near the end of the month.

Also it'll probably be on my birthday list, I'll just save up for some games. :/
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Milla Maxwell on December 24, 2010, 03:58:39 PM
Now some 3DS games are available to pre-order. They are around the same price of brand new DS games which makes life easier.
http://www.amazon.com/Metal-Solid-Snake-Eater-Nintendo-DS/dp/B002I0EMUO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1293230829&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Metal-Solid-Snake-Eater-Nintendo-DS/dp/B002I0EMUO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1293230829&sr=8-1)
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Relx on January 02, 2011, 03:21:16 PM
3DS.
http://nintendoworld2011.com/
http://www.bored.com/makecountdowns/show.php?id=232050
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on January 02, 2011, 03:29:20 PM
Dude it's a DS.

Calm down.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Polar on January 03, 2011, 02:25:02 AM
I pre orered one from my local game store, first time i have ever pre orered something :p
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Deceptive Dislike on January 04, 2011, 04:39:59 PM
I have $250 I hope that I can at least have enough by the time it's out
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on January 04, 2011, 04:52:26 PM
I have $250 I hope that I can at least have enough by the time it's out
I heard it's $300 USD.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: EviSean on January 05, 2011, 01:03:53 PM
I don't like how they've put the one analogue stick on the left side of the DS, how are left handed people like me supposed to use the stick and the touch screen at the same time.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on January 05, 2011, 01:08:14 PM
I don't like how they've put the one analogue stick on the left side of the DS, how are left handed people like me supposed to use the stick and the touch screen at the same time.
Use your right hand.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: EviSean on January 05, 2011, 01:10:49 PM
I don't like how they've put the one analogue stick on the left side of the DS, how are left handed people like me supposed to use the stick and the touch screen at the same time.
Use your right hand.

Can't, my right hand is utterly useless for anything that requires even the slightest bit of coordination.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on January 05, 2011, 01:20:22 PM
I don't like how they've put the one analogue stick on the left side of the DS, how are left handed people like me supposed to use the stick and the touch screen at the same time.
Use your right hand.

Can't, my right hand is utterly useless for anything that requires even the slightest bit of coordination.
Like button pushing? :(
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: EviSean on January 05, 2011, 01:23:37 PM
I don't like how they've put the one analogue stick on the left side of the DS, how are left handed people like me supposed to use the stick and the touch screen at the same time.
Use your right hand.

Can't, my right hand is utterly useless for anything that requires even the slightest bit of coordination.
Like button pushing? :(

Just about, I type most of the stuff on a keyboard with my left hand, although i use the mouse with my right.

ON TOPIC: Does anyone know when it's released in Europe?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 05, 2011, 02:05:18 PM
I don't like how they've put the one analogue stick on the left side of the DS, how are left handed people like me supposed to use the stick and the touch screen at the same time.
Use your right hand.

Can't, my right hand is utterly useless for anything that requires even the slightest bit of coordination.
Like button pushing? :(

Just about, I type most of the stuff on a keyboard with my left hand, although i use the mouse with my right.

ON TOPIC: Does anyone know when it's released in Europe?
They say it might be released in March 2011, but we're not exactly sure.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 07, 2011, 03:19:30 AM
http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interview.html#/how-nintendo-3ds-made/0/0

Here's how they made the Nintendo 3DS...pretty interesting.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Milla Maxwell on January 08, 2011, 03:52:16 PM
http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interview.html#/how-nintendo-3ds-made/0/0

Here's how they made the Nintendo 3DS...pretty interesting.
Wow the Gamecube could have had the power to create 3D graphics like the 3DS?! :O

Anyway a trailer for Dead or Alive Dimensions was revealed at Nintendo World 2011.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yGrVe_FnCQ[/youtube]
This game looks simply amazing for a handheld. When I first saw it, I thought it was a 360 game. =P I might get this since it looks a lot like the Soul Calibur series.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Shaby on January 08, 2011, 09:30:44 PM
About the Mii Studio...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gORC4zvm3w&feature=channel[/youtube]
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MLYW on January 08, 2011, 09:35:59 PM
The 3DS will only have about 5-8 hours of battery life when playing a DS game but when playing a 3DS game that number decreases to 3-5 hours of battery life. (Source (http://kotaku.com/5728198/youll-get-3+8-hours-out-of-a-nintendo-3ds-battery))
Kinda disappointing but understandable.

And here is the 3DS's box art (Which I got from Kotaku so that's why it says "sexy." :P ).
(http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/9/2011/01/500x_sexy.jpg)

http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interview.html#/how-nintendo-3ds-made/0/0 (http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interview.html#/how-nintendo-3ds-made/0/0)

Here's how they made the Nintendo 3DS...pretty interesting.
Wow the Gamecube could have had the power to create 3D graphics like the 3DS?! :O
The Gameboy Advance was going to have 3D too but it sucked so they took it out.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Chubzster on January 08, 2011, 10:31:42 PM
The 3DS is looking pretty good. I got to see a 3D TV yesterday at Costco (not my first time seeing one), but it had a great picture and wasn't crappy. I haven't seen 3D that great, so I'm dying, not literally =P, to get this when they have it released. I can see the battery life not being that great, but as MLYW said, it's understandable, I mean with all the technology put into it, I can see why it might not have a long battery life. It's a good thing that we can just plug it into the wall and continue playing. =P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 09, 2011, 03:44:01 AM
Yeah, I saw the news the night before. It's sucks that it has low battery life when playing 3DS games, but it's understandable like others say here. The Nintendo 3DS is very powerful, so it will take a lot more power this time around.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Relx on January 09, 2011, 05:10:22 AM
New trailer.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5GdDwripjE[/youtube]
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 11, 2011, 04:05:33 AM
Quote from: Nintendo Life
Earn Coins by Walking Around With Your 3DS

But what to do with them?

Nintendo clearly wants us to be carrying the upcoming 3DS around with us as much as possible; with the StreetPass feature alone, gamers are being encouraged to take their 3DS systems to the street and see what treats await them simply by passing fellow gamers out in the real world. The incentive doesn't stop there, though.

In connection with the 3DS's built-in Activity Log ― which tracks how many hours you have spent on your precious games, as well as acting as a pedometer, providing graphs and charts which depict your walking habits ― the system will reward gamers with coins based on how far they have traveled on their feet. These coins are then used to access additional content in games.

True, pedometers can be "tricked" into thinking physical walking is being performed, but even cheaters will be carrying their 3DS systems when out and about as there's not a lot of reasons why they shouldn't. Along with the fact that collecting coins isn't the sole purpose of the StreetPass mode, we think (honest or otherwise) Nintendo handheld gamers will be carrying their 3DS systems with them with no qualms whatsoever.

Source (http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2011/01/earn_coins_by_walking_around_with_your_3ds)

Lol, I think that's a bit silly, but nice. I mean, wtf. Just walk around? Too easy.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: 12socc3r45 on January 11, 2011, 04:48:02 AM
It's a scheme by Ninty to get people out more.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: RurouniTim on January 11, 2011, 06:02:14 AM
A pedometer for in-game points huh. I guess that sounds cool. I wonder what kind of things passing other people will do.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 11, 2011, 05:21:33 PM
The following quote is only a rumor so far:

Quote from: Nintendo Life
Rumour: 3DS will be Region-Locked According to Nintendo

Following in the footsteps of the DSi and DSi XL?

An email response supposedly from Nintendo JP Support has dashed gamers' hopes of eventually importing games for their 3DS.

As spotted by a member at NeoGAF, the quoted email originally posted on Korean message board Ruliweb speaks of the 3DS and how it locks out foreign games upon detection, making them unplayable. Roughly translated, the message says:

    There are no Region codes in DS and DSlite... But DSI, DSILL,3DS has Regioncodes... The Region Codes are installed in each games and the 3DS itself. If the codes dont [sic] match... You cant [sic] play...

Nintendo hasn't officially confirmed nor has it denied whether this is true or not, so until it does, consider this another rumour in the lead-up to the machine's launch in the next couple of months. Hopefully, Nintendo will see itself in a position to tell us if the 3DS will be region-locked or not when the preview events take place next week.

Source (http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2011/01/rumour_3ds_will_be_region_locked_according_to_nintendo)

This isn't a problem for me, so I don't mind. For some members like madstarr or RHB might be mad if this happens, but oh well. It's only a rumor, so who knows if this will take into action or not.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on January 12, 2011, 08:50:37 AM
So what do the coins do?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on January 12, 2011, 01:42:53 PM
There's a new DS coming out?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 12, 2011, 01:54:03 PM
So what do the coins do?
Used to access additional content, as far as we know.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MattC on January 12, 2011, 02:17:37 PM
Cool. I'll be the cool kid walking around with my DS. :U
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MLYW on January 12, 2011, 07:23:32 PM
http://kotaku.com/5732100/is-nintendo-bringing-back-the-insufferable-friend-code-for-the-3ds (http://kotaku.com/5732100/is-nintendo-bringing-back-the-insufferable-friend-code-for-the-3ds)

http://nooooooooooooooo.com/ (http://nooooooooooooooo.com/)

Hopefully it's not true. :(
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 12, 2011, 07:26:32 PM
If it's just one FC for all games and hand-held, that's fine, otherwise, it's annoying. So I hope not...
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MattC on January 12, 2011, 07:26:54 PM
If they do they will once again will throw they're online out the window. ;/
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on January 12, 2011, 07:51:13 PM
Guys.

You're talking about NINTENDO ONLINE.

What do you expect? Honestly?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: cookieboy17 on January 12, 2011, 08:30:09 PM
Why would Nintendo even consider friend code? So 5 year olds who play the game won't get molested while playing?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on January 13, 2011, 04:30:13 AM
Why would Nintendo even consider friend code? So 5 year olds who play the game won't get molested while playing?

That's more of a problem in Japan than here ironically. :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: cookieboy17 on January 13, 2011, 10:04:33 AM
Why would Nintendo even consider friend code? So 5 year olds who play the game won't get molested while playing?

That's more of a problem in Japan than here ironically. :P
That's not really ironic, those Japanese people can be creepy :-\
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: ttwashere on January 13, 2011, 10:38:48 AM
I haven't followed this at all. What are the First Party titles that are being targeted for the launch time-frame (within 3 months of launch)?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: cookieboy17 on January 13, 2011, 11:40:04 AM
I haven't followed this at all. What are the First Party titles that are being targeted for the launch time-frame (within 3 months of launch)?
Animal Crossing ;D
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on January 13, 2011, 12:55:59 PM
Pokemon will be coming out around the same time.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: ttwashere on January 13, 2011, 01:00:30 PM
Pokemon will be coming out around the same time.
Thats for the 3DS I thought that was just DS?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on January 13, 2011, 01:12:27 PM
Why would Nintendo even consider friend code? So 5 year olds who play the game won't get molested while playing?

That's more of a problem in Japan than here ironically. :P
That's not really ironic, those Japanese people can be creepy :-\

Konata laughs at your-

Oh wait, she says you're right. :(
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on January 13, 2011, 01:15:30 PM
Pokemon will be coming out around the same time.
Thats for the 3DS I thought that was just DS?
I heard that the 3DS can play some games in 3D.

Probably only 1st party games after a certain point.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: ttwashere on January 13, 2011, 01:22:28 PM
I haven't followed this at all. What are the First Party titles that are being targeted for the launch time-frame (within 3 months of launch)?
Animal Crossing ;D
Cool, any other first party games? Or is that it? Doesn't seem like a strong launch if Animal Crossing is your big title lol
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on January 13, 2011, 01:27:37 PM
Kind of disappointed that KH Re:Coded wasn't one of the 3DS launch games.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on January 13, 2011, 01:29:09 PM
I'm going to assume that Mario Kart will come out shortly after, and along with Kid Icarus.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Milla Maxwell on January 15, 2011, 02:02:46 PM
That walking around getting coins thing for extra content in the game. A horrible idea. All content should just be present within the actual f**king game.

As for the region-lock...hoo boy. I sure hope not.
It actually is... http://ds.ign.com/articles/114/1143473p1.html (http://ds.ign.com/articles/114/1143473p1.html)

Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D is going to use the 3DS' full 3D potential as seen here in this clip which I find pretty cool.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOBWzuTsKNA&feature=related[/youtube]
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MLYW on January 15, 2011, 04:48:49 PM
Alternatively, you can turn off the 3D effect to improve processing power or framerate. Dead or Alive Dimensions take advantage of this, when you turn off the 3D effect, the framerate goes from 30 FPS to 60 FPS. Most launch games will probably be in 3D since the whole point of early games is show what the 3DS is capable of.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MattC on January 16, 2011, 02:57:32 PM
I thought Mario Kart and Paper Mario were launch titles ;/
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Milla Maxwell on January 17, 2011, 02:44:49 PM
Alternatively, you can turn off the 3D effect to improve processing power or framerate. Dead or Alive Dimensions take advantage of this, when you turn off the 3D effect, the framerate goes from 30 FPS to 60 FPS. Most launch games will probably be in 3D since the whole point of early games is show what the 3DS is capable of.
So the 3DS turns into a portable PS2 when the 3D is on and the 3DS turns into a portable GCN while the 3D is off?  :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MLYW on January 18, 2011, 08:44:56 PM
I just hope I can turn that "pop up in your face effect" off while playing ANY TYPE OF GAME for Nintendo 3DS.

Unless you can for any game. Forget I said anything.

You can turn the 3D effect off on the system.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on January 19, 2011, 04:44:32 AM
I honestly don't think this 3D thing isn't going to be impressing. :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Chubzster on January 19, 2011, 07:58:13 AM
Here's a link to the live EU conference today: http://live.nintendo3ds.nintendo-europe.com/ (http://live.nintendo3ds.nintendo-europe.com/)

I don't know if there is a US one, but I've been watching this one.  :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: EviSean on January 19, 2011, 09:45:51 AM
In North America, the 3DS will be released on the 27th March and will cost $249.99
In Europe, the 3DS will be released on the 25th March, the price was not specified.

Source: The conference thing.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 19, 2011, 01:01:59 PM
Sunday, March 27, 2011, and $249.99...

Hmm, just in time foer me to get pumped playing over Spring Break! If there are any good launch titles, that is...
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Relx on January 19, 2011, 05:19:12 PM
Australia might get it in March 31st :P

Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Colyton on January 19, 2011, 05:20:53 PM
Cool, it will be release soon, but I will probably get it for summer instead.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 19, 2011, 05:22:42 PM
Australia might get it in March 31st :P
Source? We can't tell if that's true or not without your source...
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MLYW on January 19, 2011, 05:28:34 PM
Woo, each 3DS has a single friend code instead of millions of friend code for different games. A (small) step froward I guess.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 19, 2011, 05:31:06 PM
Woo, each 3DS has a single friend code instead of millions of friend code for different games. A (small) step froward I guess.
I know, I saw it on TNR before.

It's a big plus here, but yeah, it's still a small improvement. It makes things a lot easier now.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Colyton on January 19, 2011, 05:32:58 PM
Woo, each 3DS has a single friend code instead of millions of friend code for different games. A (small) step froward I guess.
Great, that's good to hear, one friend code is enough.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Timmy on January 19, 2011, 06:10:56 PM
Hey guys, I just found a link about the release date and price(for Europe and North America) http://wegotthiscovered.com/2011/01/19/nintendo-3ds-release-date-and-price-announced-for-north-america-and-europe/
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: EviSean on January 19, 2011, 06:19:03 PM
Well, converting the confirmed US price into Pound Sterling, give a price of about £188, which I highly doubt will be the actual price, I think it will cost over £200 in the UK.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Milla Maxwell on January 19, 2011, 07:21:02 PM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-N8HF5t3n4&feature=channel[/youtube]
The 3DS looks simply beautiful. :3 All the features on it and the abilities it has makes it the most powerful handheld ever made for our current world of technology. AKA best video game handheld of all time. =P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Shaby on January 19, 2011, 07:24:41 PM
I REALLY want it! NOW!

It's so damn beautiful! T_T
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on January 19, 2011, 07:47:13 PM
Imagine RE5's 3D game in 3D.

BULLETS FLYIN' IN YOUR FACE.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on January 20, 2011, 12:04:49 AM
Nifty. Though I think the Start/Select/Home buttons are too big IMO =P

^You wish. Let's hope the images of bullets hitting you don't make you convulse and hallucinate. >_>

Re price, I'm going to guess a price of about $AUD300.00 for release. >_> Too darn expensive.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: 12socc3r45 on January 20, 2011, 04:30:23 AM
Quote
    * JP February 26, 2011[1]

    * EU March 25, 2011[2]

    * NA March 27, 2011[3]

    * AUS March 2011[4]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_3DS (http://Source)

Your release dates.

Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 20, 2011, 04:49:49 AM
Agreeing with what you said, it is indeed beautiful.

Now, even after the March 27 release, even though it would be sense for me to get this thing so that I could play it over Spring Break. But, the launch games is the problem, so I guess it might be best to wait. I should still try to get a copy as soon as it is released, so I don't have to worry about them being sold out quickly. But we'll see what happens as we get into late March.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: EviSean on January 20, 2011, 06:20:11 AM
Play.com in the UK has a selling price for the 3DS of £219.99, although the actual RRP hasn't been announced yet.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Chubzster on January 20, 2011, 09:18:04 AM
It looks great. I do agree that the Home, Start, and Select button are too big. The price is better than I expected. I remember having to pay $200+tax for my blue L.E. PSP. As long as it's not $300, I'm good.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MattC on January 20, 2011, 01:15:05 PM
I'm waiting to purchase it because of the weak launch titles. In fact I might wait until Mario Kart or Paper Mario comes out. :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: HyperHalcyon on January 20, 2011, 01:48:33 PM
The handheld is released March 27, 2011.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on January 20, 2011, 02:27:30 PM
If it's $300, i'd rather buy another PS3. :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Milla Maxwell on January 20, 2011, 02:31:24 PM
... It is $250 and I thought everyone knew the price already. =P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on January 20, 2011, 02:33:47 PM
$250 my butt.

I'm gonna wait on this then.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Milla Maxwell on January 20, 2011, 03:09:50 PM
Here is the Nintendo 3DS Preview
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrKHO7QIrRk&feature=feedu[/youtube]
Wow Reggie's rants are really convincing.  :P Anyway most of the 3DS' details and games were revealed in the event. Like I said probably 125,600 I can't wait to get it. I find the launch titles very weak and pathetic but other than that it has a really strong library as of now.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 20, 2011, 11:05:03 PM
I think the point of why the launch games were not appealing was to try to encourage you to play them (the launch games), so that you'd understand of how it would work for future games like OoT, Mario Kart 3DS, and Paper Mario.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on January 21, 2011, 04:56:16 AM
They usually put weak titles out first so they get to develop it more for the future games.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on January 21, 2011, 04:57:51 AM
I assume you mean "develop it" as in games FOR the 3DS, not the handheld itself >_>

Anyways, provided we don't get a bevy of 3DS Sports or other generic c*** games, I'm going to be pleasantly surprised by the 3DS... I hope.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: SuperZambezi on January 22, 2011, 02:59:49 PM
I decided that I will not get the 3DS as soon as possible. I'm going to wait until they have the 2nd generation out (or the 3DS Lite) so that by then the bugs can be fixed, there will be a good amount of games available, and there will be a better lineup to look forward to. And I still think the 3DS design is pretty ugly. Hopefully the 2nd gen will have improved on the design like the DS Lite did for the DS.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Shaby on January 22, 2011, 09:15:33 PM
I want the Aqua Blue one! :D

http://www.mariowiki.com/Nintendo_3DS

What's ur fave? Aqua Blue or Cosmo Black?

Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on January 22, 2011, 09:18:13 PM
I would go for Cosmo Black.

@SZ: Normally it's software that gets bugs, not hardware (like consoles or handhelds), but I see what you're getting at.

Just rememember that if they slim the design, it will cost more at initial release since they have to reduce size without losing features. And besides, the technology is probably not completely tweaked for maximum space economy yet.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 22, 2011, 09:19:11 PM
I want the Aqua Blue one! :D

http://www.mariowiki.com/Nintendo_3DS

What's ur fave? Aqua Blue or Cosmo Black?
I'm definitely going for the Aqua Blue one.

I decided that I will not get the 3DS as soon as possible. I'm going to wait until they have the 2nd generation out (or the 3DS Lite) so that by then the bugs can be fixed, there will be a good amount of games available, and there will be a better lineup to look forward to. And I still think the 3DS design is pretty ugly. Hopefully the 2nd gen will have improved on the design like the DS Lite did for the DS.
You do bring up a point on this, SZ. And by ugly, do you mean the way the control pad and D-pad are placed?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Yoshi1 on January 22, 2011, 09:25:44 PM
Wow! I'm getting the Aqua Blue one too. It's a very nice colour. I wasn't keen on getting the 3DS but now I am. I have enough money to get it.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: HyperHalcyon on January 22, 2011, 10:07:13 PM
I'm going for the Aqua Blue.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Chubzster on January 22, 2011, 11:14:41 PM
I plan on getting the blue one, just like how I got my original blue DS. =P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Thedude3445 on January 23, 2011, 12:04:38 AM
I am camping out outside of Best Buy for this one. And I will try to get SSFIV3D if possible. That's the best launch title for a reason: It's the coolest game ever!!!!!!! except paper mario 3ds :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 23, 2011, 12:13:04 AM
I am camping out outside of Best Buy for this one. And I will try to get SSFIV3D if possible. That's the best launch title for a reason: It's the coolest game ever!!!!!!! except paper mario 3ds :P
What's wrong with Paper Mario 3DS?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 23, 2011, 04:10:55 AM
Quote from: Nintendo Life
Why the 3DS Will Not Use an Achievement System

Nintendo appeals to gamers' sense of discovery

Across the current generation of game systems, all but Nintendo's have one thing in common – some sort of Achievement scheme. This is a feature that tracks certain actions performed and points reached across titles, tallying it all into one cumulative score. Nintendo's Bill Trinen has said that even though they're "not opposed to Achievements," with their next console, the 3DS, they will continue not to employ a similar system, explaining that they feel that this would inhibit players' sense of exploration.

    When they create their games, [Nintendo's designers] don't tell you how to play their game in order to achieve some kind of mythical reward... Basically, the way the games are designed is they're designed for you to explore the game yourself and have this sense of discovery. To that end, I think that when you look specifically at games from EAD [the group long led by Shigeru Miyamoto] and a lot of other games that Nintendo has developed as well, there are things you can do in the game that will result in some sort of reward or unexpected surprise. In my mind, that really encourages the sense of exploration rather than the sense of 'If I do that, I'm going to get some sort of artificial point or score that's going to make me feel better that I got this.' And that, to me, is I think more compelling.

While it's arguable that this could be avoided by designers simply not revealing how to gain Achievements, as is the case with many games, it looks as though Nintendo won't employ such a system for some time, if ever – though many current titles on Nintendo platforms employ a comparable, self-contained system.

Will you miss Achievements on the 3DS, or are you happy that Nintendo's bucking the trend?

Source (http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2011/01/why_the_3ds_will_not_use_an_achievement_system)

You know, I think it's a really good thing that Nintendo wants keep their way unique and not like others. They want gamers to discover themselves. I don't mind either way, though.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: 12socc3r45 on January 23, 2011, 04:34:26 AM
Quote from: Smosh
Instead of producing two images, offset from each other like the old days... the new 3D effect is created by a liquid crystal display also drawing two images... but the this time the images are separated by a barrier that separates the images so that each eye sees a different one creating a 3D effect.

The game system comes with a warning that children under 6 should not use this kind of 3D technology because they don't know the effects it could have on young developing vision.

But the American Academy of Opthalmology seems to suggest that the game makers are being overly cautious with their warning. You see, there is no evidence that this 3D technology causes any harm to kids with healthy eyes...

But kids with conditions such as imbalances in vision and misaligned eyes, would have a hard time seeing the 3D images... they'd probably get headaches or eye fatigue while playing the 3DS THUSLY diagnosing these conditions early and making it possible for these kids to get the treatment they so desperately need.

American Academy of Opthalmology suggests: “If a healthy child consistently develops headaches or tired eyes or cannot clearly see the images when using 3D digital products, this may indicate a vision or eye disorder. If such problems occur, the Academy recommends that the child be given a comprehensive exam by an ophthalmologist.”

 Source  (http://www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/articles/nintendo-3ds-may-diagnose-eye-problems-in-kids)

This seems very interesting, yet I have s**tty eyesight anyways, so it doesn't matter for me.


Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: HuntMac on January 23, 2011, 04:42:49 AM
Alright. I'm sold just on the Gameboy VC aspect. To those that couldn't enjoy Super Mario Land, better get on that first as an option to get. The controls are real "heavy" when you're in the air, but it's easily accustomed to... unlike some other Gameboy games :P (Donkey Kong Land is particularly bad... but you get used to it).
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on January 23, 2011, 06:51:50 AM
You know, I'd much rather just get a used GBA than to buy stuff on the 3DS VC.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on January 23, 2011, 06:55:14 AM
You know, I'd much rather just get a used GBA than to buy stuff on the 3DS VC.

You should go to China and get 64-in-1 pirated GC games =P

Anyways, I'm not really convinced over VC GB/(C) titles, since I'd just, well, go to China. =P

Re sense of discovery: interesting marketing. But they do have Achievements in Wii Sports Resort so...

Re eyesight: so the headline of the year will be "Game Console diagnoses 3100 paediatric eyesight problems a month"? >_>
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Thedude3445 on January 23, 2011, 03:59:43 PM
I am camping out outside of Best Buy for this one. And I will try to get SSFIV3D if possible. That's the best launch title for a reason: It's the coolest game ever!!!!!!! except paper mario 3ds :P
What's wrong with Paper Mario 3DS?
nothing that's why it's cooler than ssf4

btw, I was so perterbed by the 'no achievements' announcement that on MyNintendoNews I actually stopped lurking and posted O_O :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 23, 2011, 11:23:11 PM
Quote from: Nintendo Life
Australian 3DS Event Set for February 8th

Release date and price likely to be revealed

Nintendo Australia has announced that they'll be holding an event on February 8th in Sydney to discuss their launch plans for Nintendo's upcoming 3DS system.

While no specifics of the event have been detailed so far, speculation points to an Australian release date and price point being revealed to the gaming public at that date.

We'll keep you up-to-date on any new information on the Australian release of the system and if you haven't already, be sure you check out the recent media event (http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2011/01/live_text_3ds_events_in_amsterdam_and_new_york) rundown from the New York and Amsterdam press events.

Source (http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2011/01/australian_3ds_event_set_for_february_8th)

For Australian members such as H-J, Yoshi1, 12socc3r45, D51g, etc.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on January 24, 2011, 01:34:10 AM
Feb 8 seems a little late for a release of release date >_>.

I expect that we'll be sometime after the UK/PAL region has their release. Why are we always the trailers?

...owait, we sometimes follow Japan. Glory to the AsiaPacific region. =P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Yoshi1 on January 24, 2011, 02:09:03 AM
Feb 8 seems a little late for a release of release date >_>.

I expect that we'll be sometime after the UK/PAL region has their release. Why are we always the trailers?

...owait, we sometimes follow Japan. Glory to the AsiaPacific region. =P
I second that!

I think we're trailers because we aren't really into VG's because we don't make any. It's hard to explain things when I'm in a rush.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: RurouniTim on January 24, 2011, 06:14:46 AM
I hope that the 3ds won't hurt my eyes but that's not going to stop me from getting it when it comes out.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on January 24, 2011, 07:34:08 AM
I don't see why everybody's now freaked out about this.

It's not like the Virtual Boy where it literally causes headaches and even seizures.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on January 24, 2011, 04:03:04 PM
The Virtual Boy's display was red and black, perfect seizure colors. >_>

The 3DS is just your stereoscopic view for the next century =P

But yeah, I think people are just worried about keeping their eyesight intact. <_<
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Relx on January 24, 2011, 07:03:51 PM
Quote from: Nintendo Life
Australian 3DS Event Set for February 8th

Release date and price likely to be revealed

Nintendo Australia has announced that they'll be holding an event on February 8th in Sydney to discuss their launch plans for Nintendo's upcoming 3DS system.

While no specifics of the event have been detailed so far, speculation points to an Australian release date and price point being revealed to the gaming public at that date.

We'll keep you up-to-date on any new information on the Australian release of the system and if you haven't already, be sure you check out the recent media event (http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2011/01/live_text_3ds_events_in_amsterdam_and_new_york) rundown from the New York and Amsterdam press events.

Source (http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2011/01/australian_3ds_event_set_for_february_8th)

For Australian members such as H-J, Yoshi1, 12socc3r45, D51g, etc.
is there live stream?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 24, 2011, 07:06:31 PM
Quote from: Nintendo Life
Australian 3DS Event Set for February 8th

Release date and price likely to be revealed

Nintendo Australia has announced that they'll be holding an event on February 8th in Sydney to discuss their launch plans for Nintendo's upcoming 3DS system.

While no specifics of the event have been detailed so far, speculation points to an Australian release date and price point being revealed to the gaming public at that date.

We'll keep you up-to-date on any new information on the Australian release of the system and if you haven't already, be sure you check out the recent media event (http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2011/01/live_text_3ds_events_in_amsterdam_and_new_york) rundown from the New York and Amsterdam press events.

Source (http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2011/01/australian_3ds_event_set_for_february_8th)

For Australian members such as H-J, Yoshi1, 12socc3r45, D51g, etc.
Is there live stream?
I don't know, but it probably will be a live stream. Just not until February 8.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: HuntMac on January 25, 2011, 01:26:13 AM
You know, I'd much rather just get a used GBA than to buy stuff on the 3DS VC.

Only problem is all GB/C carts I run into are flimsy like no other. And I think all the "essential" ones I like I already own anyway (and if not, it's easy enough to emulate those games on a flash cart no problem). I'm just hoping this will introduce me to some games that I haven't heard of that are fun.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on January 25, 2011, 08:25:11 AM
Well, the other problem with VC is that some games that are even popular don't make it on there because of other reasons.

Like on Wii's VC, you never see Banjo-Kazooie on there because of Rare being raped by Microsoft.

Also, I don't see any GBA games being announced on it, and the GBA had some of my favorite games.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 27, 2011, 12:20:39 AM
Quote from: Kotaku
Nintendo has already laid out its plans for the Nintendo 3DS launch window games for North America—all 23 of them—but if you're hoping for two of its bigger games to break into that window, don't hope too hard.

Perhaps two of the best reasons for purchasing a Nintendo 3DS, a new Kid Icarus and one of the best Zelda games ever, aren't launch ready. Nintendo of America bossman Reggie Fils-Aime tells MTV Multiplayer we shouldn't expect Kid Icarus: Uprising and the 3D remake of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time before "early June," the end of that launch window. Instead, expect both to hit sometime after E3 2011.

While that's not too surprising, it may be good news for the potential Nintendo 3DS owner. Think how much more availability there will be when those two Nintendo-made games finally arrive! See? Silver linings.

Reggie Fils-Aime On Lack Of 'Zelda,' 'Kid Icarus' At 3DS Launch [MTV Multiplayer]

Source (http://kotaku.com/5744340/reggie-fils+aime-on-lack-of-zelda-kid-icarus-at-3ds-launch)

The good thing about this is that more time on them is being developed. I wouldn't really want to see a rushed Nintendo 3DS game.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: cookieboy17 on January 27, 2011, 06:45:06 AM
I don't understand the big problem about eye sight or else I'm suing Nintendo. :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 27, 2011, 06:47:32 AM
I don't understand the big problem about eye sight or else I'm suing Nintendo. :P
I know, right? I mean, you always have the option to turn off the 3D if it's hurting your eyes or whatever. Then again, you're missing an important aspect of Nintendo 3DS, but in the end, it pays off a bit since you;d get more hours to play.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on January 27, 2011, 08:35:59 AM
I don't understand the big problem about eye sight or else I'm suing Nintendo. :P

They're thinking that too much of this "3D" effect on the eyes can cause eye strain and migraine headaches because the brain can't handle too much of the graphics.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 28, 2011, 01:58:16 AM
Quote from: Nintendo Life
Top Screen Backlight to Blame for 3DS Battery Life

Too bright by half

There's no dressing it up: the 3DS's battery life of 3 - 5 hours is disappointing. Ryuji Umezu, the system designer, talked to Nintendo President Satoru Iwata about the many features that sap away the machine's battery life, with the main culprit, as you would expect, the 3D top screen.

Explaining that the most energy-hungry aspect of most portable consoles is the backlit screen, Umezu goes on to say that while the 3DS has two of these, like its predecessor, the top screen has double the energy consumption of a 2D screen as it has to send separate images to each eye. Separate images means the amount of light delivered to each eye is half what it would normally be, necessitating an increase in brightness to maintain the same level of screen illumination.

The console will implement an active backlight system to alter the screen's brightness according to what content is being played on it, in a similar way to some HDTV's dynamic contrast functions. When the screen is mostly dark, the backlight is turned down as it's not needed as much, but this power-saving option is completely optional.

Umezu claims that playing games with the power save function off and brightness turned to maximum will give around three hours of battery life, but turning the active backlight on can squeeze another 10-20% out of the battery, giving around an extra 20 to 40 minutes playtime. Setting the backlight to its lowest level will give you around five hours of play, but naturally the active backlight has less impact here.

Nintendo recommends gamers use their charging cradles every day to recharge the 3DS's battery, as even with the power-saving options turned on it sounds like players will be doing a lot more charging than usual.

Source (http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2011/01/top_screen_backlight_to_blame_for_3ds_battery_life)

Yeah, it's true that you get less time of battery life if you use 3D. But the point of the 3DS is to use the 3D.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Chubzster on January 28, 2011, 07:30:47 AM
I decided that I will not get the 3DS as soon as possible. I'm going to wait until they have the 2nd generation out (or the 3DS Lite) so that by then the bugs can be fixed, there will be a good amount of games available, and there will be a better lineup to look forward to. And I still think the 3DS design is pretty ugly. Hopefully the 2nd gen will have improved on the design like the DS Lite did for the DS.

http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2011/01/3ds_too_full_of_gadgets_to_make_a_3ds_lite_possible

Seems that this is the "3DS Lite" already, if that's what you're gonna call it. They've fully packed it now. They will still think about it, so who knows. :P
Still, they might make generations of it, but it won't be any tinier than it is when it's launched...okay maybe, just have to see if technology can make it smaller.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on January 28, 2011, 08:15:31 AM
High price, low battery support, health warnings...

Damn, Ninty. :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Shaby on January 28, 2011, 10:11:01 PM
About the friend code....

http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=148802


 :lucky: MY 1000th POST!!! :lucky:
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Milla Maxwell on January 28, 2011, 10:58:40 PM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCpy3Egv7sk[/youtube]
This video shows some of the 3DS' features you can access while playing a game without interrupting the gameplay. The friends section seems very interesting since you can see what last game they played and most of their info is shown.

I already pre-ordered the Aqua Blue 3DS since I would go crazy if I wouldn't be able to find one on release. :P Nintendo will always be the King of Handhelds and the 3DS is the most godly handheld I've ever seen so I know I won't be disappointed.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Shaby on January 28, 2011, 11:14:40 PM
Interesting! (:
I so want that Aqua Blue!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 28, 2011, 11:42:54 PM
I'm most likely to go out to pre-order Aqua Blue tomorrow. Man, it's more promising as it gets closer to release.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Shaby on January 28, 2011, 11:45:35 PM
I'm most likely to go out to pre-order Aqua Blue tomorrow. Man, it's more promising as it gets closer to release.

True on that, Vip! :D
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Milla Maxwell on January 30, 2011, 01:36:03 AM
Here is the basic and overall software lineup. Most of these games won't be launch titles but most of them will be released later this year.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwhntDyPQxA[/youtube]
The current launch titles for we North Americans are:
•Pilotwings Resort
•Nintendogs + Cats
•Steeldiver
•Dead or Alive
•Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D
•Madden NFL
•Super Street Fighter IV 3D
•Asphalt 3D
•Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D
•Ridge Racer 3D
•Resident Evil: The Mercenaries
•LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars


Oh and I just found out the 3DS has it's own fanmade song. =P
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf4lNkaBHFw[/youtube]
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on January 30, 2011, 02:06:14 AM
Super Street Fighter IV? O_o

That's gonna grab some people.

The list is otherwise kinda weak. >_>
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 30, 2011, 02:20:41 AM
The list is weak, indeed, probably because they want you to try these out before the big titles. I'm still going to pre-order this, but which game, I do not really know. Maybe Ridge Racer 3D.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: 12socc3r45 on January 30, 2011, 02:44:36 AM
I'm definitely interested in PilotWings, Madden and PES. Other than that, weak list. >_>
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on January 30, 2011, 02:44:57 AM
Didn't see the Dead or Alive title. >_>

But TBH, these releases are normally PS or XBOX, so what's with the sudden influx for the 3DS?

People trust Nintendo with high-quality games ?_?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: cookieboy17 on January 30, 2011, 03:09:36 AM
I don't understand the big problem about eye sight or else I'm suing Nintendo. :P

They're thinking that too much of this "3D" effect on the eyes can cause eye strain and migraine headaches because the brain can't handle too much of the graphics.
So is the gameplay good or not? Cause I could care less about the 3D like who gives a F*** about it really.

OH s*** GOOMBA IS IN 3D
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: HyperHalcyon on January 30, 2011, 11:39:53 AM
I'd rather go for the Cosmo Black.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Chubzster on January 30, 2011, 11:58:48 AM
The only game that I'd be interested to get from that list is Asphalt 3D, those are some weak launch games. :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: cookieboy17 on January 30, 2011, 12:05:34 PM
The only game that I'd be interested to get from that list is Asphalt 3D, those are some weak launch games. :P
And that's one reason I don't care to get the 3DS right now, I'm willing to wait for a price drop.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: HuntMac on January 30, 2011, 06:00:55 PM
These launch titles is lame. At least DS had remake of Super Mario 64 DS that they knew everyone would like. Seems like they're just banking on Kid Icaris being fantastic.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on January 30, 2011, 06:13:15 PM
I'm pre-ordering a Black 3DS once I get the money. :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MLYW on January 30, 2011, 06:23:37 PM
Street Fighter IV is all I would need to pass the time. I'm probably not gonna get it near launch anyways, I never do. :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on January 30, 2011, 06:30:51 PM
Ditto about not getting it for launch. But yeah, SSF4, DoA would be ample for most.

And I doubt Uprising will be fantastic; though it'd be interesting to see Pit fight in swordplay.
Playable Palutena's be sweet. :p
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MattC on January 30, 2011, 07:02:06 PM
I'm waiting until a game comes out that I'll be interested in.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Shaby on January 30, 2011, 07:08:06 PM
Wth?!
No Mario Kart? :/
Oh well...u_u
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 30, 2011, 07:10:03 PM
Wth?!
No Mario Kart? :/
Oh well...u_u
Not until after E3 2011, sadly.

I was going to pre-order this today, but I changed my mind and decided to do it next weekend along with the Pokemon event. :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: HyperHalcyon on January 30, 2011, 07:51:22 PM
I can make my preorder $100 off.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Shaby on January 30, 2011, 10:18:25 PM
GameStop - Updated 3DS Release List! :D

http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=148813 (http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=148813)
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 30, 2011, 11:11:43 PM
GameStop - Updated 3DS Release List! :D

http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=148813 (http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=148813)
Slightly helpful, but those are placeholders, sadly. Don't trust GameStop 100% of the time.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: RurouniTim on January 31, 2011, 06:40:15 AM
I'm still getting the 3ds at launch. The new features will be fun and there might be some good GB games available for download. If there's glitches in the system, that'll be okay because I'll make sure that I buy a warranty.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on January 31, 2011, 12:53:47 PM
GameStop - Updated 3DS Release List! :D

http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=148813 (http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=148813)
Slightly helpful, but those are placeholders, sadly. Don't trust GameStop 100% of the time.

Yeah, because GameStop is such a fan site.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MattC on January 31, 2011, 01:02:22 PM
I'll ask for it for my birthday probably :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: cookieboy17 on January 31, 2011, 05:10:36 PM
GameStop - Updated 3DS Release List! :D

http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=148813 (http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=148813)
Slightly helpful, but those are placeholders, sadly. Don't trust GameStop 100% of the time.

Yeah, because GameStop is such a fan site.
Gamestop getting information from the publisher should not be trusted.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on January 31, 2011, 05:11:48 PM
GameStop - Updated 3DS Release List! :D

http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=148813 (http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=148813)
Slightly helpful, but those are placeholders, sadly. Don't trust GameStop 100% of the time.

Yeah, because GameStop is such a fan site.
Gamestop getting information from the publisher should not be trusted.
Definitely.

Oh Nintendo, you so silly, giving fake dates to GameStop~
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on January 31, 2011, 05:20:35 PM
I'd actually wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo pulled a dick move and delayed all the launch dates. :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: 12socc3r45 on February 01, 2011, 12:26:18 AM
I'd actually wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo pulled a dick move and delayed all the launch dates. :P

Yeah, they have a knack for doing that, especially with TLOZ: TP.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on February 01, 2011, 02:10:20 PM
I'd actually wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo pulled a dick move and delayed all the launch dates. :P

Yeah, they have a knack for doing that, especially with TLOZ: TP.
It's not their fault the game wasn't done.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MattC on February 01, 2011, 02:12:10 PM
I think it's going to a trend for Nintendo to delay the console Zelda games. :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Shaby on February 01, 2011, 08:15:31 PM
No 3DS Lite...for now...

http://www.destructoid.com/nintendo-has-no-short-term-plans-for-3ds-lite-192901.phtml
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MattC on February 01, 2011, 08:16:25 PM
No 3DS Lite...for now...

http://www.destructoid.com/nintendo-has-no-short-term-plans-for-3ds-lite-192901.phtml
Wait wasn't it confirmed there wasn't going to be a 3DS lite? :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Shaby on February 01, 2011, 08:17:55 PM
No 3DS Lite...for now...

http://www.destructoid.com/nintendo-has-no-short-term-plans-for-3ds-lite-192901.phtml
Wait wasn't it confirmed there wasn't going to be a 3DS lite? :P

Not for me...xP
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Milla Maxwell on February 03, 2011, 08:20:05 PM
... So was I the only one that notice that Nintendo changed the color of the analog circle pad? :P
(http://cdn.softsailor.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Nintendo-3DS-Aqua-Blue-500x450.jpg)
(http://thegadgetsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Nintendo-DS-3DS-Auax.jpg)
I actually find the prototype circle pad more appealing than the current gray one.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: cookieboy17 on February 03, 2011, 08:24:22 PM
Yea the gray just doesn't look right in the blue thing opposed to a blue one.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on February 03, 2011, 08:53:20 PM
They probably have different color themes.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on February 08, 2011, 06:05:18 PM
Quote from: Nintendo Life

Australia Gets 3DS on March 31st for $349

Last again...

The launch date calendar for 3DS is now complete, with the announcement that gamers in Australia will be able to buy the console from March 31st for AUS$349, around £220 / $356 USD.

The system will be available in Cosmos Black and Aqua Blue, but Nintendo of Australia has not yet announced the official launch line-up for day one. However, it will likely be similar to Europe's 3DS launch games (http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2011/02/nintendo_announces_official_3ds_uk_launch_line_up), which boasts 13 titles for day one.

How do you feel about this announcement, Australian gamers?

Source (http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2011/02/australia_gets_3ds_on_march_31st_for_usd349)

Wow, $350 for Australians like H-J, Yoshi1, 12socc3r, D51g, and mostachedpolar?

I feel bad for them.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on February 08, 2011, 06:07:47 PM
Meh, I'll wait for a while before getting one.

And I still want my Cosmos Black D:<
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Polar on February 08, 2011, 06:09:29 PM
Quote from: Nintendo Life

Australia Gets 3DS on March 31st for $349

Last again...

The launch date calendar for 3DS is now complete, with the announcement that gamers in Australia will be able to buy the console from March 31st for AUS$349, around £220 / $356 USD.

The system will be available in Cosmos Black and Aqua Blue, but Nintendo of Australia has not yet announced the official launch line-up for day one. However, it will likely be similar to Europe's 3DS launch games (http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2011/02/nintendo_announces_official_3ds_uk_launch_line_up), which boasts 13 titles for day one.

How do you feel about this announcement, Australian gamers?

Source (http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2011/02/australia_gets_3ds_on_march_31st_for_usd349)

Wow, $350 for Australians like H-J, Yoshi1, 12socc3r, D51g, and mostachedpolar?

I feel bad for them.
That's not to bad for me! It's cheaper then i thought! What about that red colour?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on February 08, 2011, 06:14:11 PM
As of sunday, I have a Cosmos Black 3DS being held in my name. 8)
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MattC on February 08, 2011, 06:15:11 PM
If I were to get one later, I'd get Cosmos Black.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on February 08, 2011, 06:15:54 PM
lol @Snowy's 8)

Back to AUD price, it's reasonable but still should've been only $50AUD more than the DS at its release, which was around, say, $250? Of course the technology's "better", but still... >.>
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on February 08, 2011, 06:16:06 PM
If I were to get one later, I'd get Cosmos Black.
The blue one doesn't actually look that bad.

It's not as bad as the DSi's blue.

DSi XL's blue was nice, though.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MattC on February 08, 2011, 06:17:44 PM
I like both colors, but I'd prefer Black over Blue :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on February 08, 2011, 06:19:14 PM
I like both colors, but I'd prefer Black over Blue :P
Most of my Tech things are black. :P
Phone: Black
PS3 Controller: Black
PS3: Black
DSi: Black
DS Lite: Black and blue
PSPs: Black
iPod speakers: Black
GCN Controllers: Black

The list goes on. :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: HuntMac on February 08, 2011, 08:38:39 PM
Sony is always black though, unless you mod them.

WHITE PSP WITH ORANGE BUTTONS, b****!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on February 11, 2011, 05:02:25 PM
Quote from: Nintendo Life
3DS Virtual Console Will Be Available on Launch Day

UPDATE: Or will it?

There's been plenty of confusion lately about the launch of the 3DS's eShop, which will allow users to download DSiWare games, 3DS demos and more. At first we believed the store would be ready at launch, then Nintendo Japan's financial results claimed the 3DS eShop would launch in May. Now Nintendo America has clarified that at the very least the Virtual Console will be available on the console's launch day, according to an article by IGN.

    It's important to note that some of these features, most notably the Virtual Console/e-Shop idea, will not be available out of the box, but will need to be downloaded from a Wi-Fi connection. Nintendo has clarified that the Virtual Console will be available immediately upon the launch of the 3DS.

So far the only titles confirmed for the system's Virtual Console are Super Mario Land and Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX, but expect other titles to hit the shelves on launch day.

As with our world-beating Wii Virtual Console service, we here at Nintendo Life will review every single game released for the 3DS Virtual Console which, combined with our DSiWare reviews, creates an unassailable library of digital download review goodness. Nice.

UPDATE: IGN has since changed their statement about the 3DS Virtual Console being available on launch day in their "3DS Buyer's Guide" and now state that the service will indeed come in the form of a system software update in late May, as previously stated. Below is the snippet from their guide which shows the change. We apologize for any inconvenience this misinformation may have caused.

    It's important to note that some of these features will not be available out of the box, and will need to be downloaded from a Wi-Fi connection. Nintendo has revealed that a worldwide update, scheduled for late May, will enable some of this functionality, most notably the eShop (including the Virtual Console) and DSi-to-3DS data transfer. - 3DS Launch Guide (IGN)

Source (http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2011/02/3ds_virtual_console_will_be_available_on_launch_day)

This is nice to hear, though I'm sure I won't be using it at the start. I'd wait a few more months first...
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Colyton on February 11, 2011, 05:04:38 PM
Great I hope there will be Pokemon Yellow, Blue, Red, Ruby, Saphire and Emerald. :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on February 11, 2011, 05:08:45 PM
Great I hope there will be Pokemon Yellow, Blue, Red, Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. :P
Yeah, the older cartridges are like dead, no saving power left. And I'm doubtful about Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, though.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on February 11, 2011, 05:10:03 PM
Why SML, of all things?

Get Contra Spirits JP ver. and I'll be happy. D:<

...on second thought, it might be better to get obscure titles, like, um, Mario Golf/Tennis GB? :p
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Milla Maxwell on February 11, 2011, 09:04:18 PM
It's good to see the VC will be available directly on release. I really have to give Nintendo a lot of creait for making a next generation gaming system with advanced graphics in the year of 2011 that uses cartridges since that is bold move on Nintendo. I'm pumped since the 3DS' launch is very near. :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: HuntMac on February 12, 2011, 01:29:46 AM
Why SML, of all things?

Get Contra Spirits JP ver. and I'll be happy. D:<

...on second thought, it might be better to get obscure titles, like, um, Mario Golf/Tennis GB? :p
Man, I got some great shots still saved on my cart. Eagles from over half the hole and all that:
(http://www.mariowiki.com/images/thumb/a/a5/MGGBC.jpg/300px-MGGBC.jpg)
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on February 12, 2011, 03:29:10 AM
Er, it seems that there is an update from the source I posted earlier, and I put it in my previous post. Here's the update I was referring to:

Quote from: Nintendo Life
UPDATE: IGN has since changed their statement about the 3DS Virtual Console being available on launch day in their "3DS Buyer's Guide" and now state that the service will indeed come in the form of a system software update in late May, as previously stated. Below is the snippet from their guide which shows the change. We apologize for any inconvenience this misinformation may have caused.

    It's important to note that some of these features will not be available out of the box, and will need to be downloaded from a Wi-Fi connection. Nintendo has revealed that a worldwide update, scheduled for late May, will enable some of this functionality, most notably the eShop (including the Virtual Console) and DSi-to-3DS data transfer. - 3DS Launch Guide (IGN)
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MattC on February 12, 2011, 01:36:14 PM
Oh wow.

Another reason not to get it right away.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on February 12, 2011, 02:45:51 PM
Wow, now I won't be trading in my DSi for more monnies towards it.

Oh well, at least I can keep all my games and stuff. :D
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Shaby on February 12, 2011, 11:11:32 PM
More details about Game Coins!!!

http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=150069

Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on February 15, 2011, 04:40:32 PM
Quote from: Nintendo Life
3DS Game Cases Look to be More Environmentally Friendly

Game booklets still the main culprit for overall size, it seems

A Japanese retailer has posted some images of what 3DS software boxes look like when opened up and it seems like there's not a hole lot of difference from the regular DS boxes.

Well, there are a couple of differences: the placement of the system logo is now on the right hand side of the cover, and the box itself has numerous holes in it so that less plastic is used in the manufacturing process.

The retailer also notes that the weight of the thinner 3DS game boxes come in at 45 grams, compared to the 53 grams that current DS game boxes weigh. It might not sound like a significant reduction, but that's roughly 15% lighter: considering how much software has been sold for DS, that's a potentially huge saving over the 3DS's lifespan.

Perhaps this is one step closer to getting Greenpeace off Nintendo's back? Either way, it still seems silly to have such a large case for a game cartridge that is so tiny: is it time to get rid of those game manuals?

Source (http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2011/02/3ds_game_cases_look_to_be_more_environmentally_friendly)

Hm, I guess this isn't too bad, but no instructional manuals? Every games needs at least an instructional manual...
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on February 16, 2011, 01:57:52 AM
You dun know how to play dis gaem? RTFM byotch. :p

I suppose the game could have a manual in the cartridge itself. Owait, that's 3MB wasted. :p


Also, apparently 99% of people will see the 3D effect when using the 3DS. As for the other 1%... :p

(too lazy to locate source, read it in mX newspaper [Melb] Wed 16 Feb 2011)
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on February 17, 2011, 01:47:14 AM
Quote from: Nintendo Life
Current Nintendo Points will be Useless on the 3DS

Compatible prepaid point cards coming later

Although the 3DS will provide gamers with a less cumbersome Friend Codes system than what is currently in place, the eShop might be a different story altogether.

According to Nintendo, the 3DS will utilise a different virtual currency than the Nintendo Points we are already using for our WiiWare and DSiWare purchases. As translated by Kotaku, the Japanese Nintendo website states that Nintendo Points will not be usable on the 3DS and dedicated prepaid point cards will launch at a later date.

This will inevitably cause some gamers minor annoyance as it's not uncommon to have points left over when buying cards for WiiWare/DSiWare titles. At least the latter will still be purchasable via the eShop, making the new point cards just a little bit more widely accepted than if they were just for 3DSWare.

Source (http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2011/02/current_nintendo_points_will_be_useless_on_the_3ds)

This is not an issue for me at all, because I have never bought things from the WiiWare, the DSWare or anything that costs Nintendo Points.

Is it an issue for you?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on February 17, 2011, 01:55:27 AM
They could just as easily do away with a points system altogether. :p

I hope Nintendo tries to have a converter sooner or later. <<
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: 12socc3r45 on February 17, 2011, 01:57:55 AM
Thirds VIP, never get any of them. I do have some stuff from WSC, but that's add-ons to the Wii that cost nothing but blocks.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on February 17, 2011, 09:33:37 PM
Quote from: Nintendo Life

3DS Comes with Mario, Pikmin, Kirby, Link and Samus

In card form, anyway

Last month we brought you a report on the 3DS's built-in software, in which we played one of the six augmented reality games that will come packaged with the 3DS. Now the machines have begun to make their way out to retailers, unboxing videos and pictures have started to show up online, with UK chain GAME showing off the other five cards included in the 3DS box boasting some familiar faces.

Link, Samus Aran, Pikmin, Mario and Kirby get a card each, as well as the familiar ? block, though there is no word on what these games involve. Considering the ? block is a shooting gallery with a dragon don't expect these to be augmented reality versions of the games that made the characters famous, but as soon as we know what they are we'll let you know.

Source (http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2011/02/3ds_comes_with_mario_pikmin_kirby_link_and_samus)

This is pretty nice, but do you think this raises the chance of seeing the games for it on 3DS? I don't think so.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on February 17, 2011, 10:55:45 PM
What the f***?

I hope it's not some kind of FPRPG with Kirby where you use the mic to inhale enemies... >.>
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on February 21, 2011, 06:43:25 PM
Quote from: Nintendo Life
Even in Pieces, the 3DS is a Sexy Piece of Hardware

Naked sample

You've seen the photos, you might even have held one in your hand, but it's unlikely you've seen a 3DS from the inside. Until now, that is, with Chinese site TGBus exposing the machine's guts for all to see.

There aren't too many surprises beneath the machine's hard resin case, with the usual array of buttons, cables and chips, but it's still interesting to see what's held inside the console many gamers will spend the next years of their lives playing.

3DS launches in Japan this week, hits Europe on March 25th and lands in North America on March 27th.

Source (http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2011/02/even_in_pieces_the_3ds_is_a_sexy_piece_of_hardware)

Lol, a sexy naked 3DS. I'm sure MLYW would love this. :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on February 22, 2011, 12:30:49 AM
^Damn Chinese hardware molesters.

I don't see the two screens...

And where's the gyro sensor thing?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on February 22, 2011, 07:58:51 PM
OOOOOOHHHH YEEESSSS, OHHHH YEEEAAAAHHHH

OHHHH MY GOOOOD SOOO MUCH ROOOOOOM SPACE.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: RurouniTim on February 26, 2011, 03:06:58 PM
I watched some unboxings of the 3DS and it looks really nice. I hope the stylus isn't as annoying as any past DS stylus. They always fell out and I would end up losing it.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on March 01, 2011, 02:23:56 AM
It's your choice, though as I think MLYW said elsewhere, get the more expensive ones first.



Quote from: Nintendo Life
Japanese Gamers Have Bought Plenty of Consoles Already

All gone?

Saturday saw the Japanese release of the Nintendo 3DS, and predictably the console sold extremely well, with newspaper Nikkei (via Andriasang) reporting the initial shipment of 400,000 units of the machine have all sold out across the country.

Shop shelves shouldn't be bare for too long though, with Nintendo promising to deliver a total of 1.5 million consoles for Japan before the end of March, with a total of 4 million machines around the world before the end of the financial.

Here's a video of the scenes that greeted the machine's launch in some electronics stores in Tokyo. You can almost hear the excitement.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8alM1O0L2-0[/youtube]

Source (http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2011/02/japanese_gamers_have_bought_plenty_of_consoles_already)

Man, who would have thought the Nintendo 3DS would run out already on its first day? This is madness. I hope we don't have the same problem elsewhere outside of Japan, but seeing this, it's bound to be popular within minutes and sales would skyrocket.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Polar on March 01, 2011, 04:55:30 AM
It ran out on the first day? Wow i guess it's gonna be really big.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: 12socc3r45 on March 01, 2011, 06:01:51 AM
Yeah, I just got a notice that my preorder is delayed by 3 weeks.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on March 01, 2011, 06:04:31 AM
Yeah, I just got a notice that my preorder is delayed by 3 weeks.
You mean until Thursday, April 21, 2011, you won't be able to get it, thanks to 3DS being sold out in an instant?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: 12socc3r45 on March 01, 2011, 06:06:44 AM
Yeah, I just got a notice that my preorder is delayed by 3 weeks.
You mean until Thursday, April 21, 2011, you won't be able to get it, thanks to 3DS being sold out in an instant?

April 21? It's March 23 from the time I posted.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on March 01, 2011, 06:10:05 AM
Yeah, I just got a notice that my preorder is delayed by 3 weeks.
You mean until Thursday, April 21, 2011, you won't be able to get it, thanks to 3DS being sold out in an instant?

April 21? It's March 23 from the time I posted.
March 23? I thought you wouldn't be able to get your 3DS until Thursday, March 31, 2011, since you live in Australia, and that's the release date for Australia. Are you saying by chance you importing one? Then again, you wouldn't be able to play unless you import...it's region locked, btw.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on March 01, 2011, 07:10:46 AM
VIP CRACKIN' DA CASES
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MLYW on March 02, 2011, 09:26:15 PM
The 3DS is getting Netflix streaming support. Also, Game Gear and Turbografx games are coming to the 3DS Virtual Console.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on March 03, 2011, 01:36:18 AM
Even the AT&T will be granting 3DS owners free access to over 10,000 hot spots, making Spot Pass easier.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on March 03, 2011, 04:48:24 AM
The 3DS is getting Netflix streaming support. Also, Game Gear and Turbografx games are coming to the 3DS Virtual Console.

Game Gear = sux
Turbografx = YES! Final Fantasy IV on the gooooo!!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on March 03, 2011, 09:00:00 PM
For the lulz, I'd like to see Commodore64 games being emulated on the 3DS :p
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on March 04, 2011, 01:19:43 PM
That'd actually be pretty damn awesome.

Then I could play Atic Atac and Knight Lore on the gooooooo.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Shaby on March 04, 2011, 10:30:44 PM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B5fjx8wIUM&feature=feedu[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_A_DXauZgA&feature=feedu[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfMYnNyM9JI&feature=feedu[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K1B586ATws&feature=feedu[/youtube]
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on March 11, 2011, 08:45:31 PM
Quote from: Nintendo Life
Nintendo Begins Its U.S. 3DS Demo Tour This Weekend

Posted Thu, 10 Mar 2011 by Trevor Chan

Four major cities playing host

Ahead of the North American launch of the 3DS on 27th March, Nintendo has announced details on its United States demo tour where members of the public can try the system out and experience its unique 3D effects.

Demo Pods and mobile Demo Squads will be spread across 40 locations in cities across the U.S. starting from 11th March. So if you're still unsure whether the 3DS is for you or not, this will be the perfect opportunity for you to sample what the system has to offer. The built-in software and various games will be playable and if you visit the Demo Pods, you'll be able to make your own 3DS Mii character and upload it to your Facebook page via email using the on-site computers.

To find out more on the Augmented Reality games, head over to our Hands On feature article and see what Face Raiders and the other mini-games have to offer.

From the official press release, read on to see if the demo tour is stopping by your neck of the woods or not:

    Consumers to Discover New Ways to Play During Nintendo 3DS Demo Tour

    From augmented-reality games to rich 3D visuals that don’t require special glasses, the Nintendo 3DS™ system offers a wealth of new hand-held experiences that must be seen to be believed. To give consumers a firsthand look at these unique features, interactive Nintendo 3DS Demo Pods and mobile Nintendo 3DS Demo Squads will be in select U.S. cities starting March 11, offering sampling opportunities at more than 40 locations in cities nationwide. Visitors are invited to explore the system’s built-in software and play upcoming games, all in advance of the March 27 launch date.

    The Nintendo 3DS system includes built-in cameras that let users not only take 3D photos but also incorporate their own likenesses and surroundings into fun games, including the hilarious shooting game Face Raiders™ and compelling AR Games™ such as Archery. Built-in applications also include Mii Maker™, which makes it easy for users to create customized Mii™ characters wherever and whenever inspiration strikes – even using the Nintendo 3DS camera to help generate a Mii character based on a photo after selecting certain details like hair and skin tone.

    More than 200 million Mii characters have been created worldwide since the 2006 launch of the Wii™ system, and that number is sure to grow as players discover the portable fun of Mii Maker on Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo 3DS Demo Pod visitors who create a Mii character can commemorate the experience by uploading their Mii character to their Facebook pages and sharing their creations with friends and family via e-mail from an on-site computer.

    Offering an extraordinary chance to experience these new games and features in-person, Nintendo 3DS Demo Pods are scheduled to appear at the following locations:

        * New York City: Grand Central Terminal (Vanderbilt Hall, West Side)
          o Running March 11-30
          o Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
          o Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
        * Chicago: Citigroup Center (entrance to Ogilvie Transportation Center)
          o Running March 11-April 3
          o Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
          o Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
        * San Francisco: Pier 39 (Main Entrance Plaza)
          o Running March 11-April 3
          o Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
        * Los Angeles: Third Street Promenade (1300 block)
          o Running March 11-April 3
          o Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
          o Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
          o Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

    In addition to the Mii Maker application, visitors can experience hands-on demos with various launch titles, including Pilotwings Resort™, Steel Diver™, Nintendogs™ + cats, Super Street Fighter® IV 3D Edition, Madden NFL Football, LEGO® Star Wars® III: The Clone Wars™ and Asphalt™ 3D. The Nintendo 3DS system is set to launch at a suggested retail price of $249.99.

    For more information about Nintendo 3DS, please visit http://www.nintendo3ds.com.

Source (http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2011/03/nintendo_begins_its_us_3ds_demo_tour_this_weekend)

This is your chance to try out the Nintendo 3DS before buying the product. See if you enjoy it or not!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on March 11, 2011, 09:15:45 PM
The GameStop I work at is demoing it.

I get to try it before anyone else.

I win.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on March 11, 2011, 09:37:50 PM
Yeah. I'm gonna drive 2 hours out of my way just to get to crowded traffic and nerds jizzing and hogging all the demo sites.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Justin on March 19, 2011, 08:13:29 PM
Only a week to wait about now! So excited.  ;D
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on March 22, 2011, 03:18:54 PM
Only a week to wait about now! So excited.  ;D
Less than 5 days now!

Anyway, more news...

Quote from: Nintendo Life
3DS eShop's May Launch to Ensure it Beats Wii and DS Shops

Posted Tue, 22 Mar 2011 by James Newton

Needs more polish

The 3DS eShop, one of the console's most anticipated functions, won't be available until May, and Nintendo's hardware head honcho Hideki Konno wants to assure you it's for a good reason: so it's good.

Speaking to Gamasutra, Konno admitted previous digital shopfronts for the Wii and DS haven't been up to the standard required, and the decision to launch the eShop in May is an attempt to get it right from the start.

Previous online shops for the consoles have been browser-based, but the new eShop will be a native application that combines shopping with promotional videos, demos and user ratings. Konno is keen for the application to create a big impact on users:

    And again, we're taking more time because we want to be able to create a system where a consumer sees a promotion and says, "Wow, that looks great!" Sees a game demo, game trailer, whatever it is, and says, "I want that!" And the ability to then say "Now I can purchase it right here without having to back out and go somewhere else" — we want to provide that experience. So that's one other reason why we're not bringing it out with the system itself.

We wait to see how the eShop improves on previous Nintendo download storefronts when it's released in May.

Source (http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2011/03/3ds_eshops_may_launch_to_ensure_it_beats_wii_and_ds_shops)

Do you think the delay of the eShop was a good reason?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Justin on March 22, 2011, 03:52:16 PM
Yes, when it releases I'll be sure to purchase Super Mario Land and Links Awakening DX.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on March 22, 2011, 04:16:51 PM
Hopefully the put GBA games up.

MOTHER 3 DKSLFJK;LSDHJDSLGK
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on March 22, 2011, 04:17:30 PM
But wait, there's more.

Quote from: Nintendo Life
Nintendo Likely to Retain Price Control in 3DS eShop

Posted Tue, 22 Mar 2011 by James Newton

Still no price cuts?

In many other digital store fronts, the content provider gets to choose the prices, but Nintendo sets the price of all content on its WiiWare and DSiWare stores. With the company promising the 3DS eShop will be better, it appears we'll still see games priced by Nintendo, rather than the publisher.

In an interview with Wired, 3DS hardware man Hideki Konno revealed it's unlikely publishers will have control of their prices:

    If what you’re coming up with [is something like] the Apple iTunes store, where people can freely set their prices, I don’t think that’s going to be the case. I’d be a little sad to see if there was a product that I worked on for a couple of years go on sale for a buck.

Perhaps if the developer and publisher decided to sell a game for $1 as part of a business strategy there wouldn't be such need for sadness. Konno didn't confirm whether or not temporary sales would form part of the eShop's arsenal, but it seems unlikely at this stage.

Do you think Nintendo is doing the right thing by maintaining final say over pricing? Would you rather publishers were able to decide how much their product is worth?

Source (http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2011/03/nintendo_likely_to_retain_price_control_in_3ds_eshop)

I don't mind how much they cost to buy, but I don't want to see them too expensive.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: EviSean on March 22, 2011, 04:19:44 PM
Europe gets the 3DS 2 days earlier correct? Oh well, I'm not getting one anyway.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Polar on March 22, 2011, 04:21:03 PM
Yes only 8 days left of waiting!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on March 22, 2011, 04:22:46 PM
Europe gets the 3DS 2 days earlier correct? Oh well, I'm not getting one anyway.
Europe gets theirs on Friday, March 25, 2011, and North America gets theirs on Sunday, March 27, 2011. So yeah, 2 days earlier.

Yes only 8 days left of waiting!
And Australians get theirs on Thursday, March 31, 2011.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Justin on March 22, 2011, 07:19:20 PM
Lol, Ridge Racer 3D realeased today so I get mine in the mail tomorrow. This is gonna suck I'm going to have a 3DS game I can't play till next week.  :'(
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on March 22, 2011, 07:23:46 PM
Lol, Ridge Racer 3D realeased today so I get mine in the mail tomorrow. This is gonna suck I'm going to have a 3DS game I can't play till next week.  :'(
At least you don't have to pay more than you would have, I think.

Quote from: Nintendo Life
Nintendo Uncertain Whether 3DS Demos will be Worth the Effort

Posted Tue, 22 Mar 2011 by Trevor Chan

Hideki Konno ponders...

The 3DS has shown a rather cautious side to Nintendo: from the delayed roll out of the eShop, to the sophisticated anti-piracy measures that can't be put into words, to safety warnings for young children, Nintendo has most of the bases covered. So much so, Nintendo is even considering whether 3DS demos are worth the company's resources or not.

Speaking to Wired, producer Hideki Konno spoke about the 3DS's ability to provide software demos as "technically feasible", but questioned how effective they would be in motivating gamers to buy the full product:

    I question whether or not demos are effective... There are cases where people play a demo game and they’re satisfied with that play experience and they don’t buy the game... There are also times when they play a demo and think, ‘Wow, this is great, I’m going to buy this when I have the chance.’ So whether or not it’s an effective use of resources, I’m not sure.

Konno does note, however, that demos or even full games could be pushed to 3DS systems automatically via the SpotPass mode. Another possible addition to the overall functionality of the 3DS is the ability to text chat. Gamers can exchange their 3DS-specific Friend Codes and add others to their friends list, but there's currently not a lot you can do with your online chums. Gamers can see who else are online, what game they are playing, but there's no method of interaction or communication. When asked if a text chat feature would be good to have, Konno replied:

    We are going to be making updates to the system, and I think that’s something that would be really interesting to do...

Source (http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2011/03/nintendo_uncertain_whether_3ds_demos_will_be_worth_the_effort)

If there were to be demos, I think it would really help 3DS owners decide if they want to buy the full game.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Justin on March 22, 2011, 07:26:16 PM
^ It wasn't any less expensive than any other game, so I don't know what your thinking.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on March 22, 2011, 07:31:25 PM
^ It wasn't any less expensive than any other game, so I don't know what your thinking.
What I thought you would have to pay more money if you waited until then. But since you got Ridge Racer 3DS already, you didn't have to worry about paying more if you waited.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on March 22, 2011, 07:33:45 PM
...I never recall Nintendo offering discounts for pre-release. >_> Pre-release usu. is BONUS CONTENT not cheper price.

And VIP, game prices FALL over time >_>



Demos only really suit the market of casual gamers. For h'core or more-than-casual, reading the game blurb suffices.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Justin on March 24, 2011, 01:18:04 PM
Pre Order Nintendo 3DS off amazon.com and receive a 25$ 3DS game credit for any of the launch games. Also Pre  order any launch game and receive a 10$ Game credit for a second game. In the end I get to order another 3DS game for 5$.  ;D
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: EviSean on March 24, 2011, 01:28:18 PM
Well, the 3DS is out tommorow here, am I going to get one? Not now, but maybe when it goes down in price.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: EviSean on March 25, 2011, 10:23:46 AM
The 3DS has been released in Europe, on the same day as the Ipad2.

Apparently regular DS games look worse than normal when play on the 3DS due to the screen resolutions
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on March 25, 2011, 12:44:27 PM
Quote
Online gaming publication CVG recently wrote an informative article titled ”23 things you should know about the Nintendo 3DS” and included in the feature is some very interesting information regarding a Wi-Fi based messaging system for the Nintendo 3DS.

What’s the ‘friend list’?

It shows any friend (yes) with whom you’ve exchanged your friend code. This can be done locally with a button press (which takes a second) or by typing in codes you’ve swapped elsewhere. When mates play online you’ll see their Mii playing a tiny 3DS (this won’t work for old DS games). You’ll also be able to use Wi-Fi messaging.

And what is Wi-Fi messaging?

Sad news: PictoChat is dead. Good news: it’s been replaced with a true online chat forum. Messaging gives you the same doodling/writing capabilities as those in PictoChat, only this time you communicate with online friends. Now you’ll be able to tell your mates exactly what you thought of that Mario Kart blue shell on the finish line.

YES
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Justin on March 25, 2011, 01:14:56 PM
No voice chat, but I guess it's a good start.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on March 25, 2011, 01:38:15 PM
Most games have voice chat already.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: RurouniTim on March 28, 2011, 07:08:08 PM
I got it the morning it came out and I must say that I'm impressed. I really hope for more updates soon. I really want some of the new features that I've heard about.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on March 29, 2011, 02:08:04 PM
The fact that we have to wait for the internet browser and system transfer is stupid. :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Justin on March 29, 2011, 04:18:51 PM
I agree, same for e shop! I want my Super Mario Land and Link's Awakening DX.  :(
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Polar on March 31, 2011, 03:23:34 AM
Got this today and this is so much fun!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Relx on March 31, 2011, 03:40:48 PM
I'm getting it today.

EDIT: all of them sold out :(
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Shaby on March 31, 2011, 08:18:59 PM
I'll wait for the golden one!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Polar on April 03, 2011, 02:55:37 AM
The 3D hurts my eyes.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: 12socc3r45 on April 03, 2011, 03:33:13 AM
Just got it, and holy s*it is this thing amazing. I still need to get my FC, though, which I'll probz get next weekend.

I got SSIV3D with it, and I'm annihilating with Casey Heynes Zangief.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on April 03, 2011, 11:49:04 AM
I don't know why, but I've had my 3DS for a week now, and there's not much to do anymore, lol. I should have gotten Street Fighter or Ridge Racer instead of Pilotwings.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on April 03, 2011, 04:26:51 PM
Just got it, and holy s*it is this thing amazing. I still need to get my FC, though, which I'll probz get next weekend.

I got SSIV3D with it, and I'm annihilating with Casey Heynes Zangief.
HAHA YOU'RE SO FUNNY
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Justin on April 09, 2011, 05:50:00 PM
Just got it, and holy s*it is this thing amazing. I still need to get my FC, though, which I'll probz get next weekend.

I got SSIV3D with it, and I'm annihilating with Casey Heynes Zangief.

Have you gotten your friend code yet?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Chubzster on April 09, 2011, 09:29:47 PM
I might be getting a 3DS tomorrow. I have $161 ($25 of it is a GameStop gift card) and I asked my friend, you guys know him as SolidSnake17 (wish he'd come back on the forum  :P), if I could borrow $110 and pay him back in a few weeks. I hope he lets me, otherwise I'm gonna be bored having to wait for my money. I know that seems to be a good amount of cash, but I've never failed to pay him back.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Justin on April 09, 2011, 10:19:03 PM
He must be a really good friend to lend you that much money!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Chubzster on April 09, 2011, 10:27:09 PM
He must be a really good friend to lend you that much money!
Yeah, my best friend. He bought me Family Game Night a couple years ago, and he bought me Fallout 3 for the Xbox 360 to show me how great of a game it was. I have never heard of it at that time, so I was skeptical about how great of a game it was, but it turned out to be one of the best games I've ever played.

He did have one question for me...and it was, "Are you going to get Snake Eater 3D?". Of course the answer is "hell yeah", but I have to wait for that game to come out. I can't wait to get that; I'm surprised that Konami would publish a Metal Gear Solid game on a Nintendo console, especially the 3DS.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on April 09, 2011, 10:30:40 PM
He must be a really good friend to lend you that much money!
Yeah, my best friend. He bought me Family Game Night a couple years ago, and he bought me Fallout 3 for the Xbox 360 to show me how great of a game it was. I have never heard of it at that time, so I was skeptical about how great of a game it was, but it turned out to be one of the best games I've ever played.

He did have one question for me...and it was, "Are you going to get Snake Eater 3D?". Of course the answer is "hell yeah", but I have to wait for that game to come out. I can't wait to get that; I'm surprised that Konami would publish a Metal Gear Solid game on a Nintendo console, especially the 3DS.

I thought The Twin Snakes was for GCN...

Anyway, best of luck getting your 3DS! c:

As for myself, I'll wait until at least mid-year before buying it. (Of course, Australian release dates make it more annoying)
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Relx on April 09, 2011, 10:42:45 PM
I got my 3ds today!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Justin on April 09, 2011, 10:44:20 PM
Cool! Yeah Snake Eater is going to be great.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Chubzster on April 10, 2011, 07:04:56 AM
He must be a really good friend to lend you that much money!
Yeah, my best friend. He bought me Family Game Night a couple years ago, and he bought me Fallout 3 for the Xbox 360 to show me how great of a game it was. I have never heard of it at that time, so I was skeptical about how great of a game it was, but it turned out to be one of the best games I've ever played.

He did have one question for me...and it was, "Are you going to get Snake Eater 3D?". Of course the answer is "hell yeah", but I have to wait for that game to come out. I can't wait to get that; I'm surprised that Konami would publish a Metal Gear Solid game on a Nintendo console, especially the 3DS.

I thought The Twin Snakes was for GCN...

Anyway, best of luck getting your 3DS! c:

As for myself, I'll wait until at least mid-year before buying it. (Of course, Australian release dates make it more annoying)
Yeah, forgot to mention that one. I wasn't a fan of the Twin Snakes remake (didn't they also release it on the Xbox?). I like the original, even the graphics; Twin Snakes would've been a waste of money. My friend bought it and I watched...I was dissapointed. I rather play on Sony consoles, since their controls are more natural for the MGS games.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Marioguy on April 10, 2011, 12:29:30 PM
I might get it for my birthday but I got to see what's out by then.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Chubzster on April 15, 2011, 09:46:43 PM
Aaron wouldn't let me borrow that money, but that's okay. I know that was a lot to borrow. Anyway, I'm going to get one around the 26th, when my money comes in. I'm dying just thinking about it. Still wish I could have wifi to use with it. :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: fuzzymoogoo on April 15, 2011, 09:48:40 PM
I don't need one right now. My DSi is in perfect condontion.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Shaby on April 18, 2011, 07:08:47 PM
I already tried it on one store!
I love the 3-D effect! :D
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Justin on April 18, 2011, 08:01:11 PM
It is, although not much of it is pop-out effect 3-D, there is some. I made a picture that pops-out with the editing tools.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on April 19, 2011, 05:46:29 AM
If anyone here has Pilotwings, if you used the bike glider and doing a nose dive, if you mash B, it looks like your tail wings are coming out of the screen.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: HuntMac on April 19, 2011, 05:52:44 AM
LIKE IT"S IN 3D OR SOMETHING?!?!?!?




























(http://www.kanyetothe.com/forum/Smileys/default/awesomehalf.png)
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on April 19, 2011, 05:54:34 AM
YEAH, SOMETHING LIKE THAT.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: RurouniTim on April 19, 2011, 08:49:04 PM
LIKE IT"S IN 3D OR SOMETHING?!?!?!?
ZOMG!!!

Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: madstarr12 on April 21, 2011, 10:26:57 PM
Some of the Pilotwings dioramas have a popping out effect if you put them in the right camera angle.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Milla Maxwell on April 21, 2011, 10:31:58 PM
Some of the Pilotwings dioramas have a popping out effect if you put them in the right camera angle.
I've been doing that ever since I unlocked every Airplane Diorama and the 2nd Rocket Belt one. I see the 3D effect works best when you put The Candle Trophy in bird's eye view while zooming in all the way. The lighthouse sticks out about 2 inches outside of the screen which looks pretty cool. :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: HuntMac on April 30, 2011, 04:02:29 PM

So have any of you guys with a 3DS play each other? I'm just trying to imagine how (awesome) that would be if it's just like 360/PS3 where you're playing and then you get a notification of one of your friends also on; or how does that work exactly?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Justin on April 30, 2011, 04:11:23 PM
Only online I have is Super Street Fighter IV 3D, so far with the friends thing Hunt. First on the home menu there is an icon that if you click that will bring up the friends list. There you see your friends. When a friend comes online a little orange light next to the R button will light up. So that's how you would know someone is online. So far there is no messaging system where you can communicate with each other. Just something similar to the 360's motto. For playing online with each other, you'd have to talk to them some other way because chances are that people can't read your mind that you want to play with them. :P I've play SSFIV3D with Berry and it worked fine, it's kind of like 360/PS3 without the messaging. Which is badly needed too.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: HuntMac on April 30, 2011, 04:17:28 PM
Ah, so there is no online Picto-Chat with friends yet? I guess it's kinda cool to just see friends on in general? Can you see what they are playing through the game?

Like if you're playing Street Fighter, you see the orange light, and then you can go see what it is inside Street Fighter? Or do you have to reboot back to the main menu/home screen of the 3DS to see that information?

Cause if you can see in-game, then you can see that Snowy is playing (just an example) Mario Kart 3DS while you're playing Street Fighter, then you could just turn off your system, start playing Mario Kart 3DS (then Snowy would get the notification that you're back on) and maybe get the hint that way that you want to play online with him.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Justin on April 30, 2011, 04:19:49 PM
Yeah you do see what your friends are playing, and with the light it'll show up regardless they are playing the same game as you are not.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on April 30, 2011, 04:21:14 PM
Ah, so there is no online Picto-Chat with friends yet? I guess it's kinda cool to just see friends on in general? Can you see what they are playing through the game?

Like if you're playing Street Fighter, you see the orange light, and then you can go see what it is inside Street Fighter? Or do you have to reboot back to the main menu/home screen of the 3DS to see that information?

Cause if you can see in-game, then you can see that Snowy is playing (just an example) Mario Kart 3DS while you're playing Street Fighter, then you could just turn off your system, start playing Mario Kart 3DS (then Snowy would get the notification that you're back on) and maybe get the hint that way that you want to play online with him.
You can just go to the home menu and pop out the game and put the other in.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: HuntMac on April 30, 2011, 04:32:22 PM
That would probably be the best way to notify the other person for now. Not even something like a 3DS Animal Crossing would help :P Like if you sent them mail while they were playing to let them know for another game because they wouldn't get it the same day? haha
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Lord Vaati on May 13, 2011, 01:17:45 PM
A little warning, DON'T BUY A 3DS WITHOUT BUYING A GAME WITH IT. I couldn't afford a game  when I bought my 3DS, and I'm bored waiting for either the Eshop update or somone to give me a game for my birthday.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on May 15, 2011, 07:00:00 AM
A little warning, DON'T BUY A 3DS WITHOUT BUYING A GAME WITH IT. I couldn't afford a game  when I bought my 3DS, and I'm bored waiting for either the Eshop update or somone to give me a game for my birthday.
Um, the built in games on the 3DS are great.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Chubzster on May 15, 2011, 07:08:42 AM
A little warning, DON'T BUY A 3DS WITHOUT BUYING A GAME WITH IT. I couldn't afford a game  when I bought my 3DS, and I'm bored waiting for either the Eshop update or somone to give me a game for my birthday.
Um, the built in games on the 3DS are great.
Ditto to that; I've been playing Face Raiders and AR Games, along with New Super Mario Bros.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on May 15, 2011, 07:27:31 AM
A little warning, DON'T BUY A 3DS WITHOUT BUYING A GAME WITH IT. I couldn't afford a game  when I bought my 3DS, and I'm bored waiting for either the Eshop update or somone to give me a game for my birthday.
Um, the built in games on the 3DS are great.
Ditto to that; I've been playing Face Raiders and AR Games, along with New Super Mario Bros.
Face Raiders is GREAT for a free game.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Chubzster on May 15, 2011, 09:49:39 AM
A little warning, DON'T BUY A 3DS WITHOUT BUYING A GAME WITH IT. I couldn't afford a game  when I bought my 3DS, and I'm bored waiting for either the Eshop update or somone to give me a game for my birthday.
Um, the built in games on the 3DS are great.
Ditto to that; I've been playing Face Raiders and AR Games, along with New Super Mario Bros.
Face Raiders is GREAT for a free game.
It's nice of Nintendo to give us free games to play (or at least give us games to play included on/with their systems), unlike Sony or Microsoft, where you have to purchase a game seperately. I can't wait for them to give us the free Excitebike game since it's one of my classic favorites. 
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: HuntMac on May 15, 2011, 08:05:46 PM
Glad I didn't post after he did,  cause the first thing I thought of was, "Uh, Duh?" And then the analogy of buying any other system without buying a game with it plus the additional "What, Pictochat isn't fun?"
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on May 16, 2011, 01:07:32 PM
Glad I didn't post after he did,  cause the first thing I thought of was, "Uh, Duh?" And then the analogy of buying any other system without buying a game with it plus the additional "What, Pictochat isn't fun?"
IT ISN'T?!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Lord Vaati on May 17, 2011, 12:58:59 PM
A little warning, DON'T BUY A 3DS WITHOUT BUYING A GAME WITH IT. I couldn't afford a game  when I bought my 3DS, and I'm bored waiting for either the Eshop update or somone to give me a game for my birthday.
Um, the built in games on the 3DS are great.
Ditto to that; I've been playing Face Raiders and AR Games, along with New Super Mario Bros.
Face Raiders is GREAT for a free game.
It's nice of Nintendo to give us free games to play (or at least give us games to play included on/with their systems), unlike Sony or Microsoft, where you have to purchase a game seperately. I can't wait for them to give us the free Excitebike game since it's one of my classic favorites.
Oh yeah, but I beat them almost completly after a month. I'll admitt though when I first got a 3DS the built in games was the coolest thing ever.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Justin on June 14, 2011, 08:38:13 AM
Well this is stupid, I charged my 3DS battery overnight in my sleep and when I woke up it was still charging. >:/
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on June 14, 2011, 11:51:12 AM
Well this is stupid, I charged my 3DS battery overnight in my sleep and when I woke up it was still charging. >:/
You're not the only one. A lot of people who updated their system last week are experiencing this. So am I. It might have something to do with the update. Hopefully Nintendo can fix this, but we never know.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Justin on June 14, 2011, 12:02:00 PM
Well this is stupid, I charged my 3DS battery overnight in my sleep and when I woke up it was still charging. >:/
You're not the only one. A lot of people who updated their system last week are experiencing this. So am I. It might have something to do with the update. Hopefully Nintendo can fix this, but we never know.

As crappy as the battery is it now takes longer to charge. Yay.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Topper1 on June 14, 2011, 12:38:22 PM
This system looks cool and the games coming soon for it look great, so I'm gonna be getting one in a few weeks, along with an external battery.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: HyperHalcyon on June 14, 2011, 02:53:29 PM
3D looks awesome on this although it looks like something..
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: RurouniTim on June 14, 2011, 07:50:51 PM
My 3d pictures don't turn out that 3d. I took a picture of me and my brother in front of a mountain with my 3ds and it really just added contrast between me/my brother and the mountain. It looks alright but I wouldn't go as far as to say that it's 3d.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Justin on June 14, 2011, 07:57:23 PM
If you mess with the special effects you can get some pictures to have the "Pops out of the screen" effect if 3D depth doesn't satisfy you.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: RurouniTim on June 15, 2011, 07:26:03 AM
I've tried it but it really doesn't work too well.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Justin on June 16, 2011, 09:12:09 AM
Well this is stupid, I charged my 3DS battery overnight in my sleep and when I woke up it was still charging. >:/

The problem I had was that it was fully charged, but the light wouldn't go off. I recommend you all to update your 3DS if you have this problem too. They didn't me about through spotpass eiter, so you may not know about this update.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Topper1 on June 19, 2011, 01:36:31 PM
I just got one and I think it is bloody brilliant. The 3D is amazing, the software installed is awesome fun and the system is designed very well. I'm yet to experience problems with the battery though.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Justin on June 19, 2011, 03:03:29 PM
I just got one and I think it is bloody brilliant. The 3D is amazing, the software installed is awesome fun and the system is designed very well. I'm yet to experience problems with the battery though.

If you haven't already you should update it and download Excite Bikes 3D and Pokedex 3D!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Topper1 on June 20, 2011, 10:50:42 AM
I just got one and I think it is bloody brilliant. The 3D is amazing, the software installed is awesome fun and the system is designed very well. I'm yet to experience problems with the battery though.

If you haven't already you should update it and download Excite Bikes 3D and Pokedex 3D!

I did that and I found both games extremely boring. But at least Zelda OOT is good.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Lord Vaati on July 14, 2011, 05:17:36 PM
I just got Netflix on my 3DS. Haven't used it yet, though.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on July 14, 2011, 05:18:31 PM
So yeah, 3DS is really stale at the moment.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Lord Vaati on July 21, 2011, 05:19:15 AM
Yup. Got Netflix on my 3DS.

Call me weird, but I prefer to watch Netflix on my 3DS rather than through my Nintendo Wii on a big TV.
Same here.

I also now have Nintendo Video.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: SuperZambezi on July 28, 2011, 01:31:43 AM
Price Drop Announced! I am so glad I didn't buy a 3DS right away.

From $249.99  to $169.99

http://ds.ign.com/articles/118/1184670p1.html
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on July 28, 2011, 01:35:51 AM
Oh my god. I may have bought the 3DS at launch, but I'm definitely getting some of those free games!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: SuperZambezi on July 28, 2011, 01:38:47 AM
Oh yeah, and I believe those of you who have already bought a 3DS, you also get the following:

NES Games


Super Mario Bros.
Donkey Kong Jr.
Balloon Fight
Ice Climber
The Legend of Zelda
+5 more


GBA Games


Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Metroid Fusion
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$
Mario vs. Donkey Kong
+5 more
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Polar on July 28, 2011, 03:04:02 AM
I had a feeling the price would drop. But where are the games and are they free?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on July 28, 2011, 03:10:08 AM
I had a feeling the price would drop. But where are the games and are they free?
I think the games for it will not come to the E-Shop until August 12. If you have the 3DS now, you'll need to log into E-Shop at least once in order to do so. If you don't have the 3DS, and get it after the price drop, then you will not be able to get the free games. The GBA titles are free and exclusive to those who bought it before price cut and log into E-Shop before Friday, August 12, 2011.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on July 28, 2011, 03:26:05 AM
Wait. I'm a bit confused.

We're supposed to download the NES and GBA games BEFORE August 12th or we can't get them?(just want to clarify).

And if that's the case, I'm guessing when they update the eShop on Friday, we'll be able to do this.
No, you can download them after August 12, provided that you log into E-Shop at least once before August 12. If you get the 3DS after the price cut becomes effective on August 12, you won't be able to download the free games.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on July 28, 2011, 04:20:31 PM
>Go to best buy and buy a 3DS august 10th for $250
>Update, log into eShop, etc.
>Go back on the 12th and price match it
????
>Save your $80 and get the free games
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Milla Maxwell on July 28, 2011, 06:18:34 PM
That was a cheap marketing move but getting the free games makes up for it I guess. Looks like the PlayStationVita won't be able to have competition with the 3DS when the price goes down.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Justin on July 28, 2011, 06:48:42 PM
That was a cheap marketing move but getting the free games makes up for it I guess. Looks like the PlayStationVita won't be able to have competition with the 3DS when the price goes down.

We're getting 20 free games. How does that not make you insanely happy.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on July 28, 2011, 11:19:53 PM
>Go to best buy and buy a 3DS august 10th for $250
>Update, log into eShop, etc.
>Go back on the 12th and price match it
????
>Save your $80 and get the free games

Fair enough. :p

@Berry/Justin - two questions: (1) What is the slated Vita release price, and (2) not everyone wants some of the classic games? :p
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Milla Maxwell on July 28, 2011, 11:32:43 PM
I didn't notice it was 20 until now. lol The good thing about it is that we get them before anyone who didn't have a 3DS before the date and all FREE. WOw now I'm happy. The prices Kinetic said are true which will blow the handheld competition... If SOny tries to get their price as low as the new 3DS price they'll lose a lot of money.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MLYW on July 30, 2011, 01:05:34 AM
The 3DS wasn't selling enough and Nintendo realized the price was way too high which I agree with. Iwata took the blame and gave and took 50% pay cut which I though as a really honorable thing to do, you don't see business do that in the US.

If SOny tries to get their price as low as the new 3DS price they'll lose a lot of money.

The difference is that I would buy a PS Vita for $250 but I wouldn't buy a 3DS for $250.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on July 30, 2011, 10:02:52 AM
Yeah, the Vita will actually be worth $250.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Lord Vaati on August 05, 2011, 05:25:39 AM
It said on nintendo's website that ambassadors get the NES games sept 1st and the GBA games at the end of the year.
I'm actually looking forward to school now.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: SuperZambezi on August 10, 2011, 07:53:46 PM
So I have the 3DS and I need some friends. :P Send me a pm if you want to be friends.

And this is what I said in my blog yesterday:

So I bought the 3DS today along with Ocarina. It's a cool handheld (and its not nearly as bad looking as I made it sound), its just lacking in games. I'm sure I'll have fun with the games included as well as Ocarina, but outside of that, not too much to do. I'm pretty excited for the 20 free games though and this Christmas will definetly be one for the 3DS.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Shaby on August 14, 2011, 10:06:07 PM
Finally getting my Aqua Blue at the cost of $210 this Saturday! (:
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: ShyGuyFan on August 14, 2011, 11:14:11 PM
Finally getting my Aqua Blue at the cost of $210 this Saturday! (:

Why are you getting it at that price?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on August 14, 2011, 11:22:38 PM
Finally getting my Aqua Blue at the cost of $210 this Saturday! (:

Why are you getting it at that price?
Shaby lives in Panama, which is in Central America. Prices are higher there.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: MLYW on August 23, 2011, 05:07:50 PM
Redesign rumors are spreading around:

Quote from: Article from Joystiq
With the recent 3DS price cuts, Nintendo has already proven it'll take drastic steps to kickstart the portable. According to a recent report, the system could soon be revamped with a second analog stick, a lessened focus on 3D as a gimmick and perhaps a new name. That's according to a source speaking to French site 01net.

According to the report, second-stick functionality would come in the form of a $10 add-on peripheral that's currently in development. 01.net's source submits that the recent $80 drop serves a dual purpose of building interest in the system, but also cleaning out old stock. Now, assuming 01.net's report that the second stick is still at the R&D phase, it seems a bit early for a 3DS Uno fire sale, but we suppose stranger things have happened.

What's that? The whole thing sounds preposterous? Fair. But know that 01net recently reported accurately on the PS Vita and Wii U before they were public knowledge, so don't be too quick to dismiss it from consideration.

I was actually going to buy one soon but now I think I'll wait till their 3DS Conference on September 13 until I consider buying one.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Lord Vaati on August 23, 2011, 06:01:37 PM
That means shooters would be possible with the second circle pad.

But where would the attachment go?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: SuperZambezi on August 31, 2011, 07:23:21 AM
Alright Ambassadors, if you live in North America, you can get your free games right now. Just go to the eShop, then Settings and finally "Your Downloads" and all 10 games should be on the list, ready to download. No word when (or if) other regions will be able to get their games early before tomorrow.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: cookieboy17 on August 31, 2011, 09:00:28 AM
I'm debating whether to get this on my birthday. The price drop looks appealing but I know I won't make use of it if I get it (9/17 is the date btw) so I probably won't get it until like Christmas time whenever the new Mario Kart or whatever comes out.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on August 31, 2011, 12:42:49 PM
Why not try Star Fox 64 3D, cookieboy17?

Anyway, we're able to get the NES games early? Sweet, I'm going to look into it soon!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: DeadlyxImpulse on August 31, 2011, 02:05:45 PM
i want the 3ds but knowing my parents are cheap....  i wont get this until my birthday :-[
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on August 31, 2011, 02:18:00 PM
i want the 3ds but knowing my parents are cheap....  i wont get this until my birthday :-[
Until your birthday? Why not Christmas? December 25?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: DeadlyxImpulse on August 31, 2011, 02:24:43 PM
i want the 3ds but knowing my parents are cheap....  i wont get this until my birthday :-[
Until your birthday? Why not Christmas? December 25?

 i kno wont get anything this Christmas bez i didnt get anything last Christmas, there's no difference  :(
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Lord Vaati on December 06, 2011, 08:14:34 PM
I just got the firmware update! I can now film in 3D!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on December 06, 2011, 10:16:38 PM
Same here, it didn't take long to update.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Chubzster on December 14, 2011, 09:05:50 PM
http://3dsvc.nintendolife.com/news/2011/12/3ds_ambassador_game_boy_advance_games_revealed (http://3dsvc.nintendolife.com/news/2011/12/3ds_ambassador_game_boy_advance_games_revealed)

F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi’s Island
Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Metroid Fusion
Wario Land 4
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames

I like 6 of those games and have no opinion on 4 since I haven't played them. I'm happy with this. It's a decent 10-set. If only they added the Golden Suns, then it would have been perfect.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on December 14, 2011, 09:17:05 PM
I only played two of them, so it's quite good for me to try something new.

But those are for Japan and Europe, still waiting on North America.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on December 14, 2011, 09:35:36 PM
http://3dsvc.nintendolife.com/news/2011/12/3ds_ambassador_game_boy_advance_games_revealed (http://3dsvc.nintendolife.com/news/2011/12/3ds_ambassador_game_boy_advance_games_revealed)

F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi’s Island
Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Metroid Fusion
Wario Land 4
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames

Was Golden Sun 1st party? /idontrecall

Nice an FE, K:TAM is awesome, and I guess Minish is to follow the whole Vaati saga XD Fusion is also boss
Solid titles this time around woo
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Lord Vaati on December 15, 2011, 05:49:45 AM
Thank GOD for Minish Cap.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Chubzster on December 15, 2011, 10:58:13 AM
Was Golden Sun 1st party? /idontrecall

Oh yeah, I forgot about that. Anyway, I'm happy with the selection, I was thinking they'd screw it up somehow. SMA3, LoZ, Kirby, MK, M vs. DK, and Wario Land 4 are the ones I'm really excited about. The others I've never seen or played, so that's kind of a surprise. I just wish we'd know when, specifically, they'll all be released.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on February 26, 2012, 11:56:22 PM
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Yoshiman222 on February 27, 2012, 12:30:55 AM
Oh, wow, Nintendo has gotten lazy here if you can't say that you had a good day that day... lol XD
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on February 27, 2012, 12:34:23 AM
Oh, wow, Nintendo has gotten lazy here if you can't say that you had a good day that day... lol XD
What's even funnier is that words like "F***" or "S***" are appropriate for Nintendo 3DS. O_O
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Yoshiman222 on February 27, 2012, 12:53:52 AM
Oh, wow, Nintendo has gotten lazy here if you can't say that you had a good day that day... lol XD
What's even funnier is that words like "F***" or "S***" are appropriate for Nintendo 3DS. O_O
no, what's funnier is that you can say "F***" (without the *'s) by replacing the c with a symbol that looks exactly like it! XD
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on February 27, 2012, 12:58:31 AM
Oh, wow, Nintendo has gotten lazy here if you can't say that you had a good day that day... lol XD
What's even funnier is that words like "F***" or "S***" are appropriate for Nintendo 3DS. O_O
no, what's funnier is that you can say "F***" (without the *'s) by replacing the c with a symbol that looks exactly like it! XD
Yeah. Nintendo overlooked that. But still, those words don't even mean anything to people in Japan, at least.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Yoshiman222 on February 27, 2012, 01:03:37 AM
Oh, wow, Nintendo has gotten lazy here if you can't say that you had a good day that day... lol XD
What's even funnier is that words like "F***" or "S***" are appropriate for Nintendo 3DS. O_O
no, what's funnier is that you can say "F***" (without the *'s) by replacing the c with a symbol that looks exactly like it! XD
Yeah. Nintendo overlooked that. But still, those words don't even mean anything to people in Japan, at least.
Oh well, just use it to troll your friends, then. I know my brothers have already done that in Animal Crossing :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on February 27, 2012, 01:07:09 AM
Oh, wow, Nintendo has gotten lazy here if you can't say that you had a good day that day... lol XD
What's even funnier is that words like "F***" or "S***" are appropriate for Nintendo 3DS. O_O
no, what's funnier is that you can say "F***" (without the *'s) by replacing the c with a symbol that looks exactly like it! XD
Yeah. Nintendo overlooked that. But still, those words don't even mean anything to people in Japan, at least.
Oh well, just use it to troll your friends, then. I know my brothers have already done that in Animal Crossing :P
LOL, I can, but it's not something I'd do, anyway.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Yoshiman222 on February 27, 2012, 01:16:23 AM
Oh, wow, Nintendo has gotten lazy here if you can't say that you had a good day that day... lol XD
What's even funnier is that words like "F***" or "S***" are appropriate for Nintendo 3DS. O_O
no, what's funnier is that you can say "F***" (without the *'s) by replacing the c with a symbol that looks exactly like it! XD
Yeah. Nintendo overlooked that. But still, those words don't even mean anything to people in Japan, at least.
Oh well, just use it to troll your friends, then. I know my brothers have already done that in Animal Crossing :P
LOL, I can, but it's not something I'd do, anyway.
I know what you mean, I don't like doing that either. Although, to admit, it is kind of funny seeing them do it to each other... 8)
I'd still perfer it if most people just didn't do it in the first place...  :'(
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: DeadlyxImpulse on March 05, 2012, 10:08:39 AM
i am not sure if i want to get a 3ds when the wii u is on the way because i am thinking the 3ds will be a after thought once it comes out :-\
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on March 05, 2012, 11:34:51 AM
Swapnote is soooo terrible lol.

I am liking the 3DS though. I judged it so wrongly when it was first released.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on March 05, 2012, 08:36:43 PM
^If you've just started Swapnote it's appalling, it still kinda sucks though even with everything unlocked XP

Aegis you wanna friend on the 3DS? :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on April 22, 2012, 09:18:22 PM
A system firmware update is coming soon on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. The update will allow you to create folders to carry your apps in a more organized manner. It will make things so much easier for navigation. Each folder can store up to 60 items.

Not only that, but the update will also allow software to be patched. Therefore, some issues within the game can be fixed. Which means that Maka Wuhu glitch is no longer a case to worry about. The Mario Kart 7 patch will come in May 2012, however.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Yoshiman222 on April 22, 2012, 09:27:47 PM
A system firmware update is coming soon on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. The update will allow you to create folders to carry your apps in a more organized manner. It will make things so much easier for navigation. Each folder can store up to 60 items.

Not only that, but the update will also allow software to be patched. Therefore, some issues within the game can be fixed. Which means that Maka Wuhu glitch is no longer a case to worry about. The Mario Kart 7 patch will come in May 2012, however.
Finally - Nintendo has begun to think about all these issues!
Folders are cool - I can now organize my NES and GBA games more effectively now - as well as the other 3DS apps and DSi Games!

I'll be playing Mario Kart 7 when that patch comes in as well them ;D
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on April 22, 2012, 09:32:26 PM
Did they say any other games that need patching?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on April 22, 2012, 09:35:25 PM
Did they say any other games that need patching?
Probably Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, as there is a bug in the game, but that's for Japan only so far as it's not yet released outside Japan yet.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Chubzster on April 22, 2012, 11:15:57 PM
I'm surprised yet proud of Nintendo for implementing folders onto the 3DS. I'm tired of having to scroll to find what I'm looking for, plus I can organize the NES and GBA ambassador into their own folders along with demos and videos. Ah, good ol' organization.

And about the patches, I'm happy to hear that Nintendo is actually gonna step up and patch MK7, even though they said they had no plans to do it (which is pretty stupid). Nintendo really needs to keep up on patches though, I hate it when they have little bugs that hurt gameplay.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on April 23, 2012, 12:26:52 AM
New Folder Organization Footage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PshLM1v1vOY#ws)
Here's a short video showing how using the folder system works.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Yoshiman222 on April 23, 2012, 12:34:34 AM
Well - at least I can name the folders - imagine the chaos if I didn't know what was in each folder I made ;D
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on April 23, 2012, 12:44:26 AM
Well - at least I can name the folders - imagine the chaos if I didn't know what was in each folder I made ;D
Yeah, I agree, it'd be a bit tedious to search in and out of each folder if you didn't name them. Glad we can name them to make it much easier.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Starlit Midnight on April 23, 2012, 04:58:24 AM
I bet most people won't even install the MK7 patch so they can just be dicks and do the shortcuts. :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on April 23, 2012, 11:07:31 AM
I bet most people won't even install the MK7 patch so they can just be dicks and do the shortcuts. :P

Unless it installs automatically when you start the game, there's no way to avoid it. I'm sure anyway.
Actually, they might make it so when you go online for Mario Kart 7, it's mandatory to install the update.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on April 24, 2012, 06:20:30 PM
The update is out now! Update your 3DS!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Lord Vaati on April 24, 2012, 07:31:46 PM
Yeah! Orginization FTW!
When's the Mario Kart 7 update?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on April 24, 2012, 07:38:19 PM
Yeah! Orginization FTW!
When's the Mario Kart 7 update?
Sometime in May 2012.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Lord Vaati on April 24, 2012, 07:41:58 PM
Yeah! Orginization FTW!
When's the Mario Kart 7 update?
Sometime in May 2012.
Then it's time for me to go online and spam Maka Wuhu glitch!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Deceptive Dislike on April 24, 2012, 08:14:33 PM
The update is out now! Update your 3DS!
Well time to go to my friends house and use his Wi-Fi, because I'm that kind of person.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on May 14, 2012, 10:22:28 PM
Another update has come in, but it's nothing major.

According to Wikipedia, it is a system update (In System Settings), which can now be entered without a Parental Control Pin.

So like I said, it's nothing major, but at least to stay updated.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on May 14, 2012, 10:34:43 PM
But I liked having the assurance of a PIN. (And I guess for anyone who dared softmod the 3DS XP)

Meh, it probably updated along with the folder function when my 3DS self updated =_=
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Chubzster on July 24, 2012, 10:10:21 PM
New 3DS system update out: 4.3.0-10.

Nothing new, just system stability improvements.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Gengar on July 25, 2012, 12:12:43 AM
New 3DS system update out: 4.3.0-10.

Nothing new, just system stability improvements.

System Updates don't really seem to be that interesting.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Super Mario Gamer(95) on July 25, 2012, 01:27:38 AM
yeah system updates basicly almost do nothing.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Zero Revolution on July 25, 2012, 07:20:07 AM
yeah system updates basicly almost do nothing.
Well it technically doesn't do anything, but really it's improving the stability allowing it to last longer in some cases.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: charles109 on July 30, 2012, 04:58:19 PM
New System update now. This improves the stability of the system and nothing else.

Chubz: It's already been posted. Please read the previous few posts. >_>
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Gameguy1996 on July 30, 2012, 05:05:04 PM
I think the system update is so that  you can play new super mario bros 2.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Gengar on August 02, 2012, 12:15:30 PM
I think the system update is so that  you can play new super mario bros 2.

Basically like the Wii did to play stuff like SMG.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Sax on August 19, 2012, 07:28:13 PM
everybody add me again. I got a 3ds xl. Make sure to tell me also
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on August 19, 2012, 09:38:34 PM
everybody add me again. I got a 3ds xl. Make sure to tell me also
(http://i48.tinypic.com/os7s0m.jpg)
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Sax on August 20, 2012, 06:43:09 AM
everybody add me again. I got a 3ds xl. Make sure to tell me also

(http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/8533726/images/1268358753730.jpg)


But wait...you said that your original broke, right? ._. I don't remember if it was you...

Close to breaking. Huge stylus marks, water damage, and the screen was close to falling off.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on August 20, 2012, 11:12:05 AM
everybody add me again. I got a 3ds xl. Make sure to tell me also

(http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/8533726/images/1268358753730.jpg)


But wait...you said that your original broke, right? ._. I don't remember if it was you...

Close to breaking. Huge stylus marks, water damage, and the screen was close to falling off.
How do you even do that
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Sax on August 20, 2012, 12:02:20 PM
everybody add me again. I got a 3ds xl. Make sure to tell me also

(http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/8533726/images/1268358753730.jpg)


But wait...you said that your original broke, right? ._. I don't remember if it was you...

Close to breaking. Huge stylus marks, water damage, and the screen was close to falling off.
How do you even do that

My cousin dropped it near a pool. The stylus marks were also by him.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Toadette on August 20, 2012, 12:14:52 PM
everybody add me again. I got a 3ds xl. Make sure to tell me also

(http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/8533726/images/1268358753730.jpg)


But wait...you said that your original broke, right? ._. I don't remember if it was you...

Close to breaking. Huge stylus marks, water damage, and the screen was close to falling off.
How do you even do that

My cousin dropped it near a pool. The stylus marks were also by him.
And that is why you don't play the 3DS NEAR WATER.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on March 25, 2013, 06:44:42 PM
3DS system update is now available (Monday, March 25, 2013)!

Major changes by updating to 5.0.0-11

● improve the convenience of "Nintendo e shop" (※ 1)
In sleep mode during startup "Nintendo e-shop", we are now able to receive later unawares communication.
In addition, and will be able to receive at a later "update data", we have improved the usability.
● Responding to save data takeover tool
For details, "To move the saved data to the download version" refer to.
● Improved system stability and convenience
So you can enjoy a more comfortable, we improve the system stability and convenience.
● eShop font now matches that of Wii U
● loading bar has changed in the Internet Browser
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Yoshiman222 on March 25, 2013, 07:00:03 PM
3DS system update is now available (Monday, March 25, 2013)!

Major changes by updating to 5.0.0-11

● improve the convenience of "Nintendo e shop" (※ 1)
In sleep mode during startup "Nintendo e-shop", we are now able to receive later unawares communication.
In addition, and will be able to receive at a later "update data", we have improved the usability.
● Responding to save data takeover tool
For details, "To move the saved data to the download version" refer to.
● Improved system stability and convenience
So you can enjoy a more comfortable, we improve the system stability and convenience.
● eShop font now matches that of Wii U
Just updated, but I notice no difference at all with everything...

Not so major in my opinion...
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: TheFrozenFairy on March 25, 2013, 07:33:56 PM
3DS system update is now available (Monday, March 25, 2013)!

Major changes by updating to 5.0.0-11

● improve the convenience of "Nintendo e shop" (※ 1)
In sleep mode during startup "Nintendo e-shop", we are now able to receive later unawares communication.
In addition, and will be able to receive at a later "update data", we have improved the usability.
● Responding to save data takeover tool
For details, "To move the saved data to the download version" refer to.
● Improved system stability and convenience
So you can enjoy a more comfortable, we improve the system stability and convenience.
● eShop font now matches that of Wii U
Just updated, but I notice no difference at all with everything...

Not so major in my opinion...

I didn't update it yet, but I'll take your word that it isn't a major one. I never really noticed any update to the 3DS infact. They most likely fix bugs, just bugs I never personally experienced myself. It'll just tell me to update it next time I access the E-shop (which hasn't been awhile....). The folder one was the only one I remember actually.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on March 25, 2013, 08:16:54 PM
Yeah, it's not a major update, although you could say it's a major update for the eShop.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: TheFrozenFairy on March 26, 2013, 03:31:59 PM
Yeah, it's not a major update, although you could say it's a major update for the eShop.

I just got the update this morning. Just as I expected there was not noticeable changes. Well, I noticed a slight change to the eShop and internet browser. For the internet browser, some minor things were moved around, thats about it. It was a short update time than usual. I think it fixed bugs I never knew about. They probably did some other things Vipsoccermaster's post didn't mention. I've got my eyes out for the slightest change.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on June 06, 2013, 08:13:23 PM
Satoru Iwata is coming to all Nintendo 3DS owners via SpotPass! Check to see if you got him!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on June 08, 2013, 04:42:06 AM
Satoru Iwata is coming to all Nintendo 3DS owners via SpotPass! Check to see if you got him!

Got him and accidentally added him in Mii Maker without checking his Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon Mae data info. :p

Sucks he only gives one Puzzle Swap piece :p
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on June 08, 2013, 10:41:31 AM
Satoru Iwata is coming to all Nintendo 3DS owners via SpotPass! Check to see if you got him!

Got him and accidentally added him in Mii Maker without checking his Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon Mae data info. :p

Sucks he only gives one Puzzle Swap piece :p
Yet he has ALL of them. Which is understandable. But we need way more work than him for all the puzzle pieces. Which one did you get? I picked a new one for a new puzzle to start - Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

EDIT: Nintendo is teasing for more SpotPass visitors for your 3DS.

(http://www.gonintendo.com/content/uploads/images/2013_6/942813_493810770690919_406996274_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on June 12, 2013, 08:28:20 AM
Two new Special Miis has come to your 3DS via SpotPass! Konno and Aonuma! Get them while you have the chance, before E3 2013 is over!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on June 17, 2013, 05:16:06 PM
Update: A firmware update, version 6.0.0-11U, is now available for your 3DS!

Update Details:

Quote from: Details
Version 6.0.0-11U available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements:

Save Data Backup Feature:
Users can now back up save data for downloadable versions of Nintendo 3DS software and most Virtual Console games

Improved system stability and usability:
Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

The following, which were included within previous system updates, are not included with system menu versions 6.0.0-0U through 6.0.0-4U:

New features for the Nintendo 3DS Camera
Content for StreetPass Mii Plaza
System Transfer between two Nintendo 3DS systems
The following, which were included within previous system updates, are not included with system menu versions 6.0.0-0U through 6.0.0-1U:

Addition of Internet Browser
Addition of Nintendo eShop
System Transfer from a Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL system
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: TheFrozenFairy on June 17, 2013, 08:29:26 PM
I like the idea of a Save Data Backup Feature, I was worried about losing data somehow. I've got plenty of data that could be backed up.

I just finished updating. The feature is on the main 3DS menu (Forgot what it's called).
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on June 17, 2013, 08:33:12 PM
Also, the update also gives StreetPass Mii Plaza some DLC. StreetPass Garden, Mansion, Squad, and Battle. Unfortunately, it is only available for Japan and Europe. None for North America at this time.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Blue Toad on June 17, 2013, 09:19:10 PM
Also, the update also gives StreetPass Mii Plaza some DLC. StreetPass Garden, Mansion, Squad, and Battle. Unfortunately, it is only available for Japan and Europe. None for North America at this time.
This would affect Australia too. I don't often use StreetPass Mii Plaza a lot. My Nintendo 3DS is not connected to the Internet yet, but I'm willing to take the update upon doing so.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on June 19, 2013, 05:49:24 AM
The DLC is 6.50AUD for each of the four new games, but apparently you can go into debit if you want to download them now. tbh while the new gqmes (except Garden) look pretty fun, I don't use Streetpass that much so :p

Nice to have some new features too like Streetpass Map.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on July 11, 2013, 06:41:47 PM
3DS system update now available!

Quote from: Details
Version 6.1.0-12U available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements:

Changes to StreetPass Mii Plaza:
  • The option to update StreetPass Mii Plaza is now available from the Streetpass Mii Plaza menu
  • Updating StreetPass Mii Plaza will provide new features, such as the ability to change your Mii character's expression and the ability to purchase new StreetPass Mii Plaza games*
*The ability to update within StreetPass Mii Plaza and purchase paid content is only available to users in regions where the full version of the Nintendo eShop is available.

Improved system stability and usability:
  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Blue Toad on July 11, 2013, 06:49:09 PM
3DS system update now available!

Quote from: Details
Version 6.1.0-12U available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements:

Changes to StreetPass Mii Plaza:
  • The option to update StreetPass Mii Plaza is now available from the Streetpass Mii Plaza menu
  • Updating StreetPass Mii Plaza will provide new features, such as the ability to change your Mii character's expression and the ability to purchase new StreetPass Mii Plaza games*
*The ability to update within StreetPass Mii Plaza and purchase paid content is only available to users in regions where the full version of the Nintendo eShop is available.

Improved system stability and usability:
  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
I have no idea how did the other countries except NA got that update early... ::) Just saying.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on July 11, 2013, 06:59:21 PM
3DS system update now available!

Quote from: Details
Version 6.1.0-12U available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements:

Changes to StreetPass Mii Plaza:
  • The option to update StreetPass Mii Plaza is now available from the Streetpass Mii Plaza menu
  • Updating StreetPass Mii Plaza will provide new features, such as the ability to change your Mii character's expression and the ability to purchase new StreetPass Mii Plaza games*
*The ability to update within StreetPass Mii Plaza and purchase paid content is only available to users in regions where the full version of the Nintendo eShop is available.

Improved system stability and usability:
  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
I have no idea how did the other countries except NA got that update early... ::) Just saying.
Translations, localizations, and any case of bugs/glitches. Europe apparently had some bugs when they released this update.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on July 12, 2013, 05:17:05 AM
3DS system update now available!

Quote from: Details
Version 6.1.0-12U available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements:

Changes to StreetPass Mii Plaza:
  • The option to update StreetPass Mii Plaza is now available from the Streetpass Mii Plaza menu
  • Updating StreetPass Mii Plaza will provide new features, such as the ability to change your Mii character's expression and the ability to purchase new StreetPass Mii Plaza games*
*The ability to update within StreetPass Mii Plaza and purchase paid content is only available to users in regions where the full version of the Nintendo eShop is available.

Improved system stability and usability:
  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
I have no idea how did the other countries except NA got that update early... ::) Just saying.
you... you know that different regions get different updates, due to different firmwares, right?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Imena Bez on July 31, 2013, 04:43:34 PM
I'm not crazy about the updates, but I'm not even sure if I could, since certain services are not available in my region, one of them possibly being the internet. I'm dissapointed in Nintendo with this, they make some fun features and won't let me use it, what's the point? In Europe, nearly half of the countries do not support Street Pass and Spot Pass, one of them being my country as well, which I think is pretty unfair...
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on August 05, 2013, 07:55:07 PM
Version 6.2.0-12U is now live! StreetPass Relay is now available! Go to your Nintendo Zone locations, such as Best Buy, Starbucks, McDonald's, etc. to see if you can get someone else who has passed by!

Quote from: Details
Version 6.2.0-12U available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements:

Added support for the StreetPass relay feature:
  • The Streetpass relay feature relays StreetPass data from one user that passes a Nintendo Zone to the next user that passes the same Nintendo Zone
  • For more information on this feature, click here (http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/3ds/en_na/gi_index.jsp?menu=applications%20and%20features&submenu=ctr-gi-apps-streetpass-relay-station).
Improved system stability and usability:
  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.
StreetPass relay points are located at Nintendo Zones all across the country. When a Nintendo 3DS user gets near a StreetPass relay point, it automatically stores his or her StreetPass data temporarily and then passes it on to the next Nintendo 3DS user to pass by the same relay point.

StreetPass relay points temporarily store StreetPass data for various games each time a Nintendo 3DS user passes by. This means you can get StreetPass data for several games at once.

Notes:
  • You must have your 3DS updated to system version 6.2.0- 0U or higher to take advantage of the StreetPass relay feature. (How to (http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/assets/js/doc_frame.jsp?f=/systems/3ds/en_na/includes/ctr-ht-online-perform-update.jsp&l=))
  • Your Nintendo 3DS must be in Sleep Mode (powered on and closed) to exchange StreetPass data.
  • You will not receive any StreetPass data from the relay point if you are the first person to pass with a specific game's StreetPass data or if the relay point currently has your StreetPass data.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on November 13, 2013, 01:32:45 PM
A system update later this month/early December will come to 3DS and will provide Miiverse functionality. Also, the update will also allow you to link your Nintendo Network ID on 3DS with your Wii U, so that you can combine your money balance together. Be careful, because one NNID will work on your 3DS, and there's no word if you make an error. Make sure your ID is the same!

Details on NNID for 3DS. (https://www.nintendo.com/3ds/nnid)
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on November 15, 2013, 02:18:44 AM
Update: Go to your Nintendo Zone at participating retailers to get the Olympic Mii (http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=217056)!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on November 19, 2013, 08:04:17 PM
Update: Go to your Nintendo Zone at participating retailers to get the Olympic Mii (http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=217056)!
If you haven't done so yet, the last day to get her is Friday, November 22, 2013.

A new special Mii will be available at your Nintendo Zone location on Friday, November 22, 2013 to commemorate the release of Super Mario 3D World! Koizumi! (http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=217342) Bill Trinen shouts to you: Get his Mii on launch day!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Justin on November 19, 2013, 08:28:26 PM
I wish they would just give the mii's out over WiFi like they had before. I don't want to go to McDonald's just to get a Mii.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on November 19, 2013, 08:39:10 PM
I wish they would just give the mii's out over WiFi like they had before. I don't want to go to McDonald's just to get a Mii.
Same, but I like the fact that they want you to go out with your 3DS. They want you to go out to a Nintendo Zone location to get the special Mii and utilize StreetPass Relays. Since E3 2013, I've taken my 3DS out with me a lot more than I did during the first two years after the launch of Nintendo 3DS.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Justin on November 19, 2013, 08:48:37 PM
I bring my 3DS to me with school every day. :P

Usually get two-three hits a day. Sometimes I'll get like 5-7 if I'm lucky.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Detective Koshi on November 23, 2013, 08:19:59 AM
I'm still in the process of attempting to get one  :-\ ::) :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on November 25, 2013, 01:54:50 PM
For those of you thinking about upgrading or want an XL over a regular, Target is offering a 3DS XL system for only $149.99 on Black Friday.

Quote from: Press Release
Target Black Friday Deal: At Target, shoppers can pick up a Nintendo 3DS XL system for just $149.99. (Nov. 29)

Sounds like a great deal if you ask me; you're saving yourself $50.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: IggyKoopaStar on November 25, 2013, 09:14:05 PM
For those of you thinking about upgrading or want an XL over a regular, Target is offering a 3DS XL system for only $149.99 on Black Friday.

Quote from: Press Release
Target Black Friday Deal: At Target, shoppers can pick up a Nintendo 3DS XL system for just $149.99. (Nov. 29)

Sounds like a great deal if you ask me; you're saving yourself $50.
...I already have mine though and with my limited edition I guess I do prefer that anyways. But yeah, $50 less would have been a great deal (if it's around all America though).
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Snowy on November 26, 2013, 12:37:03 PM
For those of you thinking about upgrading or want an XL over a regular, Target is offering a 3DS XL system for only $149.99 on Black Friday.

Quote from: Press Release
Target Black Friday Deal: At Target, shoppers can pick up a Nintendo 3DS XL system for just $149.99. (Nov. 29)

Sounds like a great deal if you ask me; you're saving yourself $50.
If they were doing some kind of trade-in program I would do that. But I want to keep all my downloads and stuff.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Lord Vaati on November 30, 2013, 08:48:40 AM
Youtube 3DS app is available now, but the quality is very low. 
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Justin on December 09, 2013, 09:39:33 PM
The latest firmware update is live guys!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on December 09, 2013, 10:01:36 PM
Version 7.0.0-13 Update Details:

Quote from: Details
Version 7.0.0-13U available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements:
Added Support for Nintendo Network IDs:

Users can now create or link a Nintendo Network ID, which is required to use some network services, from within System Settings
Nintendo eShop has been updated to support Nintendo Network IDs (*1)
For more information regarding Nintendo Network IDs, please visit our Nintendo Network ID introduction page
Added Support for Miiverse:

Users can now view and post to Miiverse from Nintendo 3DS family systems
For more information regarding Miiverse, please visit our Miiverse introduction page
Added a Software Update Notification:

A notification will now display when software is started and update data is available (*2)
Removed the limit to system transfers:

The previous limit of five system transfers per system has been removed
Changed the start-up method of Nintendo 3DS Camera from the HOME Menu:

Pressing the L and R Buttons simultaneously will now start the Nintendo 3DS Camera from the HOME Menu
Improved system stability and usability:

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience


*1 Credit card information stored on the Nintendo eShop will be deleted after this update is performed or after linking a new Nintendo Network ID
*2 SpotPass must be enabled to use this feature
Miiverse is now added and you can connect/link your Nintendo Network ID with your Wii U (make sure it's the same as Wii U) or create a new ID if you do not have a Wii U.

They also removed the system transfer limit. Meaning you can transfer as many times as you want to.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: IggyKoopaStar on December 09, 2013, 10:07:31 PM
What the update does sounds really interesting, I was actually hoping for some of those before but now that they're here, awesome. I should put that up to date soon.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on December 19, 2013, 06:29:58 PM
Version 7.1.0-14U Update Details:

Quote from: Details
Version 7.1.0-14U available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements:

Improved system stability and usability:
  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
Small update available.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 05, 2014, 09:50:25 PM
Update: There's a new Puzzle Panel in StreetPass Mii Plaza: Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder and it's available now for North Americans. Get it by SpotPass.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Justin on January 05, 2014, 09:54:38 PM
Great, more puzzle panels for me to complete. :P
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on January 22, 2014, 08:07:10 PM
Update available for Nintendo 3DS. The update is just like my previous post, except it is 7.1.0-15.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: ttwashere on January 23, 2014, 11:13:24 AM
Update: There's a new Puzzle Panel in StreetPass Mii Plaza: Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder and it's available now for North Americans. Get it by SpotPass.
God Bless You Chibi Robo
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on February 20, 2014, 07:58:12 PM
Another Puzzle Panel for all of us: Super Mario 3D World!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Luigidenne3DSGCN on February 21, 2014, 05:11:45 AM
Woooo! I can bet it will look awesome; and wonder if Rosalina's in it.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on March 24, 2014, 06:51:18 PM
Once again, another panel for us: Yoshi's New Island!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Luma Party on March 25, 2014, 08:50:57 AM
I'll get a piece from there eventually.
I have pieces from X & Y, Chibi-Robo and 3D World.
I wonder what this panel looks like.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Luma Party on April 11, 2014, 01:01:31 PM
I'm assuming North America got a new panel today...
I can't find any news online, but I got a new panel today.

Coincidentally, the random panel chosen was Yoshi's New Island.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on April 11, 2014, 01:47:51 PM
Yes, there is a new panel released last night/today. It is Rusty's Real Deal Baseball.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on April 14, 2014, 12:01:45 PM
Nintendo will slash prices for the five most popular games for the Nintendo 3DS, all effective on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, both in-stores and Nintendo eShop.

Quote from: Press Release
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Five great Nintendo 3DS games, including the top three best-selling Nintendo 3DS games of all time, are getting a new lower price. Together these five games have sold more than 9 million combined physical and digital units in the United States alone, and represent some of the most fun game experiences available today. The five games are must-haves for anyone who owns a Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS system, and their new price represents an even better value for consumers.

Starting April 22, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D will be available in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and in retail stores at a suggested retail price of just $29.99 each.

In order, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land and New Super Mario Bros. 2 represent the top three best-selling Nintendo 3DS games of all time in the United States - each one has sold more than 2.15 million physical and digital units in the U.S. alone. All five of the newly discounted games star classic Nintendo characters and franchises, and their strong sales over time demonstrate the longevity of Nintendo's games. The games make great gifts, engaging entertainment for families and other spring break travelers, or just a way to introduce kids to the fun of video games.

For more information about these products, visit http://www.nintendo.com (http://www.nintendo.com).

*Data regarding physical sales of games are from the NPD Group. Data regarding digital downloads of games and combined physical/digital life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo's internal sales figures. All numbers, unless otherwise stated, are specific to the United States only.
The games will now be $29.99 instead of $39.99.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Yoshiman222 on April 14, 2014, 05:22:46 PM
Nintendo will slash prices for the five most popular games for the Nintendo 3DS, all effective on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, both in-stores and Nintendo eShop.

Quote from: Press Release
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Five great Nintendo 3DS games, including the top three best-selling Nintendo 3DS games of all time, are getting a new lower price. Together these five games have sold more than 9 million combined physical and digital units in the United States alone, and represent some of the most fun game experiences available today. The five games are must-haves for anyone who owns a Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS system, and their new price represents an even better value for consumers.

Starting April 22, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D will be available in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and in retail stores at a suggested retail price of just $29.99 each.

In order, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land and New Super Mario Bros. 2 represent the top three best-selling Nintendo 3DS games of all time in the United States - each one has sold more than 2.15 million physical and digital units in the U.S. alone. All five of the newly discounted games star classic Nintendo characters and franchises, and their strong sales over time demonstrate the longevity of Nintendo's games. The games make great gifts, engaging entertainment for families and other spring break travelers, or just a way to introduce kids to the fun of video games.

For more information about these products, visit http://www.nintendo.com (http://www.nintendo.com).

*Data regarding physical sales of games are from the NPD Group. Data regarding digital downloads of games and combined physical/digital life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo's internal sales figures. All numbers, unless otherwise stated, are specific to the United States only.
  • Mario Kart 7
  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
The games will now be $29.99 instead of $39.99.
The problem with that is that most of us already own at least 80% of those games on that list. :P
I mean, the only one I don't have is DKC Returns 3D, but I have that on the Wii already, so what's the point?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on May 01, 2014, 07:13:40 PM
Be sure to pick up Rosanna if you have not yet done so, and the new puzzle panel for Kirby: Triple Deluxe is now out!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on May 12, 2014, 07:04:41 PM
Version 7.2.0-17U Update Details:

Quote from: Details
Version 7.2.0-17U available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements:

Added new Parental Control features:
Parents can now register an e-mail address within Parental Controls
Parents that have registered an e-mail can send themselves instructions on unlocking Parental Controls if they have forgotten their Parental Controls PIN

Improved system stability and usability:

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on May 15, 2014, 08:34:21 PM
Reggie Fils-A-MECH is going to intrude in your 3DS! Grab it now, but don't pour him some water!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on May 15, 2014, 08:43:30 PM
Reggie Fils-A-MECH is going to intrude in your 3DS! Grab it now, but don't pour him some water!
...Face Raider?
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on May 15, 2014, 08:51:00 PM
Reggie Fils-A-MECH is going to intrude in your 3DS! Grab it now, but don't pour him some water!
...Face Raider?
He had no use there, but it would have been perfect if he did.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Luigidenne3DSGCN on May 17, 2014, 06:40:49 AM
Ugh, my 3DS can only handle so much StreetPass; I need more slots for my games (It was alright until Mario Party by the way).
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on May 17, 2014, 12:41:50 PM
Ugh, my 3DS can only handle so much StreetPass; I need more slots for my games (It was alright until Mario Party by the way).
Yeah, only 12 games. Deactivate those that you have no more purpose, like if you got all the stuff related to StreetPassing. The one and ONLY game you should ALWAYS have StreetPass enabled is StreetPass Plaza.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Luigidenne3DSGCN on May 17, 2014, 02:08:00 PM
Ugh, my 3DS can only handle so much StreetPass; I need more slots for my games (It was alright until Mario Party by the way).
Yeah, only 12 games. Deactivate those that you have no more purpose, like if you got all the stuff related to StreetPassing. The one and ONLY game you should ALWAYS have StreetPass enabled is StreetPass Plaza.
Hmm, worthy of taking note, but it doesn't help much; I'll put details up in my blog, but as the number of 3DS games with StreetPass continues to increase and with the E3 and the Smashfest coming, I thought I might want to address this publicly.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: The Shattered Legacy on May 17, 2014, 06:16:52 PM
>using StreetPass for MPIT
Lol
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on June 11, 2014, 02:39:32 AM
Guys, get ready to fight! Sakurai wants to fight with you in your 3DS! Try finding him on Wii U, too!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on July 07, 2014, 07:14:42 PM
Version 8.0.0-18U Update Details:

Quote from: Details
Main changes for version 8.0.0-18U

Update released: July 7th, 2014

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

I wonder why the big jump if it's just system stability...
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on July 24, 2014, 06:11:42 PM
Version 8.1.0-18 System Update now live.

Like my last post, it's just system stability.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on August 07, 2014, 10:22:23 AM
Version 8.1.0-19 System Update now live.

As before, stability updates.

Also, there's a new Puzzle Swap Panel - Mega Man!
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on October 06, 2014, 09:35:06 PM
Version 9.0.0-20U Update Details:

Quote from: Details
Main changes for version 9.0.0-20U

Update released: October 6th, 2014

Users can now use themes to customize the design and sounds of the HOME Menu
Five themes are pre-installed and additional themes can be purchased from the Theme Shop
Themes can be changed by using settings located within the HOME Menu settings
A feature has been added that allows users to capture screenshots of their HOME Menu
The Nintendo eShop Title Information page has been updated to provide easier access to any available videos, demos, user reviews, and other information
Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on October 29, 2014, 06:16:37 PM
Version 9.2.0-20 update now live.

The usual stability updates.

There's also a new puzzle panel if you haven't gotten yet: Fantasy Life.
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on December 08, 2014, 06:34:10 PM
Version 9.3.0-21U Update Details:

Quote from: Details
Changes to the HOME Menu:

A Shuffle Favorites feature has been added under Change Theme in HOME Menu Settings. Users can choose multiple themes and have their theme change when the system is left in Sleep Mode from the HOME Menu or turned on after being off
Available software updates can now be downloaded from the HOME Menu
Users can now capture screenshots with both the upper and lower screens included
Improvements to system stability and usability:

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
Title: Re: Nintendo 3DS
Post by: Vipsoccermaster on December 11, 2014, 09:23:52 PM
Version 9.4.0-21U Update now available.

Just usual system stability updates.