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    3DS / 3DS XL gets another hardware update

    And we'll buy it as soon as they do special editions . lol.

    • Increased 3D viewing Angle
    • New C Stick
    • ZL and ZR Buttons
    • Rubber Screen Guards
    • Colored buttons
    • NFC for Amiibo control
    • Faster Processors
    • Micro SD support
    • Swappable Art Covers


    What I couldn't find is if the 3D camera resolution was improved. I always through that could have been one of the better features of the system if it wasn't 2002 cellphone quality.

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    Those sons of bitches, I waited for the XL, but I didn't think they would re-release another damn version this cycle.

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    I love the hardware revisions but I feel they could have and should have been standard in the first models. I mean extra shoulder buttons and a second stick were a common complaint back then and Nintendo tried to put a bandaid on it w the Circle Pad Pro. If the screen is nice and if the feel is right, I may end up getting it just to stop using my Zelda 3DS a ton.
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    my concern is the 'better hardware' requirements for some games that may come out.

    oh! a new 3ds game! i'll buy it and find out it does not work in my current 3ds! yay!



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    Forgot to add, I hope they do something with Amiibo features for current 3DS owners. It would be a shame to buy a new system to use the Amiibo statues on more than just my Wii U.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdamm View Post
    my concern is the 'better hardware' requirements for some games that may come out.

    oh! a new 3ds game! i'll buy it and find out it does not work in my current 3ds! yay!
    Unfortunately its already happening. Supposedly there is a port of Xenoblade Chronicles coming to the new 3DS...and will it only work on the new 3DS...super lame.

    There is a thread detailing that in the unrelated forum.

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    Last time I upgraded to the XL for the improved battery life. I'll probably get this new one for the improved 3D screen.

    Quote Originally Posted by ggallegos1 View Post
    Forgot to add, I hope they do something with Amiibo features for current 3DS owners.
    When they first showed the Amiibos, they also showed some kind of NFC attachment for the 3DS/XL.
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    Not getting rid of the Zelda XL. So solly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GohanX View Post
    Not getting rid of the Zelda XL. So solly.
    My old Red 3DS XL is going back into it's original box soon.
    . . . . . .

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    Super glad I was too lazy to get a 3DS XL already/a big enough fan of Ys that I bought a PS Vita for it (literally bought no other games for it).

    I hope the little c-stick operates seamlessly with games made for the extra stick add-on for the older 3DS.

    It's a little worrying that Nintendo is segmenting the market with the upgraded CPU, though. It would have been one thing to have larger screens and a built-in right stick, but so heavily affecting what games people can play sounds like a bad move. It's like they haven't learned from the past. It's strange because Nintendo has been just about the only company that never made that mistake. The DSi was a bit more powerful, but that pretty much only resulted in situations like that one Sonic collection of Genesis games running worse on older DS models than on the DSi and the whole e-shop thing that I don't think too many people cared about.

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    I may get crucified for this...

    ...but Gamestop had a decent trade in deal for the original 3DS when the XL came out...I imagine they'll do something similar for this as well.

    I hope the US gets some different colors though...I dont like the new XL colors too much.

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    No crucifixion necessary. It was the only time in recent memory that I actually used them. I certainly couldn't have sold my old OG 3DS for what Gamestop gave for that trade, and it's the only reason I upgraded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha Skyhawk View Post
    Super glad I was too lazy to get a 3DS XL already/a big enough fan of Ys that I bought a PS Vita for it (literally bought no other games for it).
    Dragon's Crown, Final Fantasy X HD, Muramasa?
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    It reminds me when GBC came out...................
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    Hey, I played the fuck out of Mario Tennis in the months leading to the GBA release.

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    The improved screen is what I am most pissed about. I purchased a 3ds xl not too long ago, maybe a year and boy are the viewing angles horrible. It's so bad that I use it almost exclusively as a folding "2ds"...If I had known they actually cared enough to fix the 3d problem I would have waited! It just makes no sense to me why they would fix that now of all times. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they did for users that don't have one, but it really feels like we got the shaft hard.

    Honestly I just have a hard time understanding Nintendo's direction at all with the 3ds line:
    Let's make a 3d hand held...well the viewing angles suck, but fuck it, ship it anyway! Let's do what we did last time and make it bigger! Now that it's bigger, these viewing angles are even worse...you know what, let's just give up and make a 2ds. Actually, no...let's go back and finally try to fix it, but while we're fixing problems, let's go fix all the other problems people were complaining about too.

    I'm glad they finally have a handheld I would consider release worthy, but to dick your customers around this much consistently in the hand held market leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo_moe View Post
    I may get crucified for this...

    ...but Gamestop had a decent trade in deal for the original 3DS when the XL came out...I imagine they'll do something similar for this as well.

    I hope the US gets some different colors though...I dont like the new XL colors too much.
    The new 3DS's will have detachable coverplates for optimal customization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoSneth View Post
    [*]Micro SD support
    Hacks!!!

    And SNES buttons! Might be a thing I do when its under a hundred. My red XL works fine for what I want from the system.


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    Glad I've held off on buying a 3DS until now. I might pick up one of these if I go back to Japan this Winter. I'd much rather buy one locally, but the region lock makes a Japanese one more desirable for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballzdeepx View Post
    Those sons of bitches, I waited for the XL, but I didn't think they would re-release another damn version this cycle.
    I hear ya, man. That being said, looks like a solid re-design. Don't think I'll pick it up as I'm not big on handheld gaming; glad for you guys who are, though.

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    Conflicted. I can appreciate better performance but I hate being closed out on new games.

    Eh i'll get one eventually so whatever.

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    I feel like the build quality on both the 3DS and XL were kinda meh. I might sell my Animal Crossing XL if I can find a way to transfer the save data for it. This means I have to buy another copy of it if I sell it... Oh well. At least the framerate in Pokemon won't run like ass anymore and I have a stick for MH3U and MH4U when that comes out.
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    Might just well give in and buy it this time...if the customer reviews are favorable with no design flaws.

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    Makes you wonder what the new cards for exclusives will look like. Will they have a second little nub on the other side to keep it from being inserted into a regular 3DS?
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    Man fuck Nintendo and their cash grabs "gotta buy our new version if you wanna play our new games" seriously Nintendo wtf are you doing

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