In this morning’s Nintendo 3DS Direct, Nintendo announced their latest model of the 3DS series with the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL, that has improved features including a more powerful CPU from its predecessor.
damn. I just bought my XL last November. Now you are telling me I have to upgrade again already because it's not powerful enough? I'm all for redesigns or XL's of the current generation handheld. But not too keen on releasing more powerful units during the same life cycle. Basically gives a big middle finger to those of us that own the 3DS or XL...
I completely agree... Im so freaking pissed, because they are so awesome, and yet i basically have to throw away my 3DS XL. The interchangeable covers are so awesome, and how they change the theme of the menu!
They should have just come out with a completely new powerful handheld, in the form of an 8 inch or 10 inch FullHD tablet but with dual analogue sticks, buttons, triggers, etc etc. Kinda like the controller for the WiiU, but FullHD and stand-alone. Also, this will once again confuse many potential customers, just like what happened in the move from Wii to WiiU, where many people won't realise the new device is actually new and more powerful...
too bad for early buyers, but i have been waiting for this 3DS for so long! now give me a release date in europe please!
Now that it means very much, but if you trade in your old 3DS they usually let you transfer your data before you turn it over. That at least can shave off some of the money you have to spend. I have to wait a while before I can get the new model because I'm putting a lot of my cash into a PS4 right now.
same as ds and dsi, come on dont make it seem like this is new
still a pain when I just got it less than a year ago. plus I don't believe Nintendo ever made software that only worked on the DSi, so I would say that is a poor comparison.
I don't believe Nintendo has ever released software that only worked on one model in the same generation before. So don't tell me that this is to be expected. When they had the DS, DSi, DSi XL there was never a game that only worked for one but not the others. I don't have any issues with revisions, the 3DS to the XL was only natural and to be expected. But not a 3DS with a better processor inside. Nintendo isn't Apple.
DSi had dsiware... Eshop type games only on dsi .. So nintendo has done it.
I do know why they are making xenoblade for the new 3DS because they want to ignite 3ds sales in Japan with a well made RPG
If there is a trade in program i won't have an issue.
You mean demake
Actually, the 3DS' hardware is more powerful than the Wii's hardware.
For some reason though they needed to make a slightly more powerful one.
I have been praying for this day for a long time. My prayers have been answered! Xenoblade Chronicles on the go! I thought this would never come. It's like Iwata looked into my soul and saw my deepest desires!
So you are okay with buying a whole entire new 3ds for one game?
So glad I waited to buy a 3DS. And now this! Hope this gets localized also!
Shulk's in Smash. I'd only be surprised if they DIDN'T localize it.
port = remake lol
are you kidding me? They literally created a new machine. This new 3DS has a better CPU in it. Xenoblade will not be playable on older 3DSs This is the kinda sh!t that these companies do *sigh* lol.
Yeah how are they give us better things to bring us better games on the go! Damn them for listening to fans and including a second analog stick, better WiFi, better 3D (not that I actually use it), and ultimately (and highly likely) take a step toward their unified Console idea with the WiiU . They should stick with the old and never provide the new.
Dude. . . I'm not saying it's all bad. . Take it easy with the sarcasm. I'd understand if it's a brand new handheld.. It's still a 3DS, just a little faster. I can't play Xenoblade on my 3DS. . I 'll have to buy another one. There could be more games down the line that can't be played on a regular 3DS. It's both good and bad.
cool, now we just have to wait for Sony and MS to make upgraded version of their console/handheld and blocking games on older models. What a sweet, sweet way to force people to buy multiple console/handheld in a generation.
Who in the hell asked for entirely new 3DS that will play games that the original models can't? Oh that's right..... nobody
this happen with the ds and dsi, didnt sony did that with their psp, one of them had better performance than the older one......I understand you upset, but this stuff happen in the past, should be use to it
But didn't the DSi have almost no exclusive titles? Xenoblade alone makes this a bigger deal than the DSi situation. Also, I don't recall Sony ever doing this with the PSP.
I'll stick with my original 3DS. Play Xenoblade Chronicles on my Wii U, then get the next new Nintendo handheld in 5 years. Problem solved.
Mine broke recently but im pretty happy now cause i can buy this but the only thing i really want is a higher resolution.
This is a down port like Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D was. Also, you can't call it a remake when the visuals are going to be taking major downgrades than upgrades.
so you seen the game?
I've seen the trailer. I saw popins and horribly low textures and low low character polys and grass disappearing when the camera zoomed in on Shulk. Even with the boost in CPU (and rumored doubled RAMS), the game on 3DS will still look horrible.
I am a little upset, I am putting my 2DS on eBay today before it has no value. My new shin megami tensei game will have to wait lol
and I just bought a 3ds xl few months ago..
OMG Nintendo why do you have to sour everyone's feelings towards Xenoblade with this kind of stuff. Though it doesn't really concern me as I don't have a 3DS and already own a copy of XB for Wii to play on Wii U, but only "new models"? Seriously Nintendo! So many wanted this game and missed out already thanks to your lazy localization attitude and now you pull this one?! Why not say you silently made a new handheld altogether and screwed the 3DS and everyone who bought one with it. Cause that's what just happened. Edit: Of course I'm super happy there will be a port of some sort in the first place. But it's a shame it has to come with an other bumper. And that is even more of a shame because it's really an extraordinary good game every one should try once.