Nintendo has just revealed a new 3DS revision during the latest Nintendo Direct.
Still no second analog sick Fail
yeeeeeeaaaaaah. now im not going to bother with the console. Nintendo released the console with no games and no services at 250. then 2 months later dropped the price. now a few more months they reveal a 2nd analog add on. another few months (basically a year after launch) nintendo ALREADY releases a revision, its a massive smack in the face right after another to the original owners like my brother, and to top it off they still dont include the 2nd analog stick. this means that in a few more months or a year they will make ANOTHER revision with another analog stick. good job nintendo, not..... its a shame too, the 3ds is just about to start getting some good games
I was hoping for a Lite, thinner version. But instead they made it bigger :/ I'm fine with a larger display, but not at the expense of an enormously huge system! A second circle pad would have been great too.
Expect this to sell in drones, more sales = more games for the 3DS xD omg Kingdom hearts will look so beautiful on that screen
Not a huge problem, I'm sure they'll include 2 analog sticks in revision #6 :P
@Haha123 Not to be a debbie downer or anything but actually it's going to look worse on that screen due to the exact same images being stretched over a larger area.
Apple says Hi! Get used to it.
but it is odd that they didnt use the extra space for a 2nd pad. then again, they have gone this long without the need for one in existing games that maybe they felt putting one now would cause confusion to their fan base. if anything it could have sparked interest in the circle-pad add on. thus engaging developers into using it. Oh well. I guess we will see a circle-pad XL on the market soon.
@TheLeapist Have you ever played DSi XL? The graphics actually look better, even with this "bigger with same resolution" thing.
No 2nd analogue? :( thing is bigger, the frankenstick-add-on would work with this model?
Yeah, I like the bigger screen, but without a 2nd analog stick that's just not enough to make me trade in my current 3DS for this new model.
I dont mind the lack of a second analog stick. My main gripe is that i want to be able to put my digital video and .avi files on the sd card to play on the system. Not sure why Nintendo won't let us. They would look great on that bigger screen.
3DS is where the portable games are. Anyway, I guess only hardware that sells can actually have a revision.
Lol, jealous of the Vita? 3DS is good, but both systems have a wonderful lineup of games. Acting like Nintendo's is better is just sad when anyone can see that both offer amazing games.
I didn't mention Vita, but since you did, why would anyone be jealous of it?
Well, I have a Vita and a 3DS.... the support (first party and third party support) is 100x better on the 3DS.... I can't wait for Professor Layton, Luigi's Mansion, Kingdom Hearts, NSMB2, Fire Emblem, Castlevania and some other amazing games.
don't forget phoenix wright and elite beat agents!
I knew this was coming since they announced the original 3DS. But no 2nd analog nub like PSP!? Bigger Screen Bigger Pixels like the DSiXL? No AC adapter? Does this mean Nintendo is expecting Nintendo 3DS owners to buy this. Does this mean the next Nintendo handheld PS Vita beater is not too far way next year? http://www.product-reviews.... This all happening too fast!
if anything Nintendo fucked up by announcing a second stick, why do we need to have more shite when we already have a circle pad, d-pad, YBXA L&R AND a touch screen?! Is that not enough for developers to utilise?!
A second analog stick would totally screw everyone who has already bought a regular 3Ds, with game development focusing on that add-on, gamers would be forced to buy a peripheral or the new revision for future games. So its good that nintendo didn't listen to the crybabies of the interwebz.
but people are still forced to buy the tacky 2nd analog add-on.....and now they need to make another add on this this 3ds is even bigger. i guess you guys rather buy the add on then a new console, but not everyone likes the inconvinience of an incomplete handheld
No troll Lucretia. Nobody is forced to buy the add-on. I have a 3DS since it launched and for me there is no need for a second analog.
Lol, imagine this already big thing with a circle pad add-on :D
You'd think there would have been a second stick with that kind of design as it oddly seems to resemble a... Wii U Gamepad??
No 2nd circle pad. Glad I didn't wait for the revision and went ahead and got one.
Meh I don't have one. So the XL version is a better choice.
That thing is huge compared to the regular!!
This is pretty good, The screen was a bit small so this is nothing but an improvement! Nintendoeverthing.com has broken advertisements now?!
Are you on Firefox? I know the site never worked right for me when I used Firefox.
No I'm using chrome. It's stupid how when they say "you can skip it" you press SKIP and it just reloads the time back to 30 seconds!
A year later & Nintendo is already making a new model 3DS....geez. Still does not add the 2nd nub....lame. Screen still smaller than the Vita too.
well I guess the vita just lost Japan. Its good though, Im not forced to buy it, I do want a bigger screen, so i'll see, maybe in the future.
A bigger screen wasn't the "revision" they needed. A second nub would have made more sense. If anything, you can charge the same amount it would be if you were to buy an original 3DS and second nub add-on. I will say the bigger screen looks nice, though. I wonder if it's the same resolution as the original?
LOL. Nintendo is the Activision of handheld.
NEED THAT BEAST! haha in your face all those who wanted a second nub!
So glad i sold mine a few days ago. I only sold it so i could get a graphics card. Def getting later on this year
Welp I don't have one so I guess I can get this one but the question now is how long will I have to wait...
I'm guessing they didn't want to split the fanbase by putting in a second analog... Also, that thing is huge. Looks like the XXXL version. Lol.
Since my 3DS was stolen a month ago, this is a must buy for me. I always thought the 3DS has too small of screens to begin with, so this helps me a lot. Can't wait!!
Haha damn thats huge. Hope the bigger screen doesn't compromise the image quality. Sad thing though it doesn't come with a AC adapter lol. Though it can work with the original 3DS one.
This is an okay revision. The bigger top screen is sure to be a positive thing, and the longer battery life is nice. Now, the second nub thing... IDK. On the one hand, it'll open the door for many types of experiences. On the other hand though, even with the peripheral, I still think that this move would segment the userbase. Kind of a tricky situation Nintendo's in.
only one PAD? no THKS NINTENDO
I just realized that the circle pad pro add on is now useless thanks to this new revision. Does that mean if i wanna play Monster Hunter on this new 3DS i have to buy another version of the add on later?
No AC adapator "to keep the costs down"... The cost for the consumer or the cost for Nintendo? What an odd choice.
well they didnt said anything like that at the America conference, so who knows. And judging by the fact that the screens are twice as big, and just $20-30 more expensive, i say its a good deal, especially if you wait for a bundle on holiday
Really wish it had a 2nd stick, but still really want one!!
The second circle pad isnt even that necessary to play most games. The only games that require the cirle pad pro are the shooters, which arent that good compared to consoles anyway.
The point of having second pad doesn't have anything to do with how well current games play, but what attitude developers will have in approaching future games.
Miyamoto has spoken about having a second thumb stick and hasn't exactly liked the idea. He believes that using the gyroscope is the way to go.
No 2nd stick? Bigger screens but same resolutions? $199? No AC adapter in the box? Is Nintendo being serious? I dare anyone try to make this sound like some huge megaton because this is a travesty.
Is Nintendo forcing you to buy this? No. I for one will considering I don't have a 3DS at the moment and for 30 bucks more the big screens make it a must buy for me and a bunch of other people... but people on N4G will focus on the negative as usual.
you are going to shell out more for no AC...and for the new circle pad add-on...GL
i dont know... 90% bigger screens better batery life 4x storage of previous version seems like a pretty good revision to me. I dont know about the adapter because it wasnt mentioned in the America conference, and if its true its not included it would be weird, but those things are cheap
Nintendo's only doing this because Reggie so happened to stumble on a PSVita and was completely washed away by it's glory in his hands, so now he's decided for Nintendo to create an abomination that could be comparable to the PSVita. Nintendo never changes. They had so many chances, and still the number one thing that Nintenfans requested; a 2nd analog stick, Nintendo does not answer with no regard.
Tsk tsk tsk.
Glad I never bought a 3DS. What a slap.
Why wouldn't they reveal this at E3?
There was a Nikkei report that said they would, Nintendo denied it then cancelled a reveal at E3. A lot of people are saying this was it, and that they did this to either avoid backlash or just to spite whoever wrote that. lol
omg Nintendo....Why do you have to fail so bad...It makes me so upset to even look at this. 3DS was already a failure, and Nintendo admitted the biggest lost ever. Yet they just make another one with a bigger screen and lighter.....Watch Wii U fail also. They failed so hard on E3!
fanboyism at its greatest!!
guess those reports of a bigger 3ds were true and god damn that is huge O_O
i like it, those screen look beautiful, i look forward to replay some of my games with those big ass screens. And also better battery life As for the 2nd analog, i would have liked it, but its not a dealbreaker for me in any way, if it wasnt released in the 1st place, releasing now is fragmenting your userbase too soon, this doesnt do that. I also like the price is not much of a diference, and it includes a 4gb card so now i wont have to upgrade the one i had right away. Not to mention they will probably release some kind of bundle with a game around the holidays which will make it even better Ive never seen much problem with these revisions, all the companies do them, if i like the changes made i buy, if not i keep my current version. In the end its all about games, and the 3DS is packing a serious line up for the rest of the year and start of the next one
I've lost so much respect for Nintendo these past few years.
This is awesome. I'm going to trade my other older model in for this one. I don't care for a another "Circle pad" its not need due to very very small support for the games out there for the 3DS.
Why would it need a damn second stick?!
WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHY no second pad
Soooooo... I don't get it. It has a bigger screen yet the same resolution, no second analog stick, no AC adaptor, and it's 199. Soooooo... I don't get it....
And this design basically makes the second analog stick peripheral useless Sooooo... *sigh... Nevermind... I need an ice pack for my head, trying to decipher this buffoonery is exhausting.