Hey, I'm not completely let down, just a little sad for what could have been a truly awesome portable console... Let me respond:
Originally Posted by Goatse
well it includes a 2gb flash card so you can load games on it... you know it will be cracked at launch. I dont' know anyone that actually buys games for the DS.
I'll say it right here: I give 3DS no more than 5 months to a full softmod hack allowing playable everything, minus maybe 3DSWare or updates. Region locking already = po'd code kiddies, and the obvious undercurrent of R4 cards for original DS means 3DS CFW is a done deal, very soon and very cheap. Also, based on the internet, you have the stretchiest
Originally Posted by Kurtiebird
Just gave the wife the go-ahead to run up to Gamestop and preorder mine. Wonder if I can sell my DSi on eBay for more than their $50 trade in value...
Oh hell yeah. Except "eBay" = "craigslist", and "trade in value" = "what sad moms who didn't score a 3DS will pay in the meantime". Dude, I think you're golden. No, add $60... BONUS golden!
Originally Posted by PENDRAG0ON
Pre-ordered mine from Amazon with one day shipping. Still not sure if I am going to play it or sell it for a profit yet, gotta see how the launch lineup turns out.
You have time to add a second pre order... (see above for resale input)
Originally Posted by dragonyeuw
Not for a price drop, I hope. The DS launched at $129 and is still, 7 years later, $129. Hell, they supersized it and increased
the price. I'd expect the 3DS, if it enjoys the same sales, to be $249 for its entire lifespan. Although, at $249 its not exactly an 'impulse buy', particularly when you figure there's going to be a lot of parents looking to buy one for little Jack and Jill. The price literally doubled from the DS....
No, but it's not gonna be a day one. I'l likely hold out now for the 3DS slim, the high battery life 3D portable that'll compete with an inevitable Android/iPhone 3D entry...
- DS launched at $149 USD in the US in 2004.
- DSi started at $169
- DSi Xl launched at $189.
was $129 but was lighter AND had (has) an 8+ hour battery life
, plus I hear it had 50% fewer calories. Math's not my strong point.
Originally Posted by number1laing
voodoozen, the battery life thing is probably because the screen is a giant energy killer. Honestly, Nintendo has been stressing battery life for over two decades
so I am very surprised to see that low battery time. Any company making a handheld device nowadays (and there are a lot) just do the best they can. My guess is the first hardware revision will have much greater life. This screen is brand new tech and with all the research going on in glasses free 3D I expect advancements quickly.
Yup, and with the revelation that there's not some unfortunate overclocking or taxing of the processor (remember those shaders built into the GPU?) means that they've put something in there that pushes graphics at a VERY high expense of battery life. I fly 4 hours each way multiple times a year, and over 8 hours at least once... and my GBA Micro makes the trip. NAY, Nintendo, I say. Nay!
Originally Posted by ThisOneKidMongo
Glad it's not $299, but I'm still happy to wait for the inevitable 3DS Lite. The thing looks
almost intentionally chunky and clunky, since early adopters won't care what it looks like and future hardware revisions will seem even more attractive by comparison. However, the battery life is really what kills it for me. I understand it's new technology but releasing a handheld with such short battery life seems distastefully un-Nintendo. I have fond memories of my Game Boy/DS keeping me company for entire plane rides to Asia; the 3DS's battery seems like it would die on me before I even left the airport.
Amen, amigo. Amen. And what's up with the bottom being the wrong size for the unit? What happened??