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What The 3DS LL Should Have Been

MegaJon28 writes "The 3DS LL has been announced and looks to be an improvement over the 3DS XL. The 3DS LL is going to feature a more powerful processor, extra ram, extra buttons and a 2nd thumbstick or “nub” as its being referred to. Its true the 3DS LL is an improvement, but it could have been so much more."

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lilbroRx638d ago (Edited 638d ago )

The New 3DS LL is what it should have been.

pcz638d ago

am i the only one confused by this new 3ds?

it doesnt have a big enough identity to distinguish it from its counterparts. which is exactly the problem with the wiiu.

doesnt nintendo ever learn?

Sly-Lupin638d ago

This isn't meant to replace the 3DS for the general consumers. It's meant to get their core consumers to buy ANOTHER 3DS.

This is the same reason why they waited 1 year before releasing the XL, and another year before all the LE consoles. Nintendo expects their core fans to shell out ~$250 USD annually on hardware.

Madock637d ago

when the designs are put and the order actually runs through an assembly line that's like a year at least if we consider packaging and shipping,
If they drastically change the shape and size of the console that requires a long and very expensive assembly line change as well as being sure of the no of units to b produced and sold
They cldn't stray away far from the 3ds design even if they wanted to…
In the mean time i don't know why ppl r angry when it was us who kept moaning about a 2nd analogue and extra trigger buttons

Geekman638d ago

True. But I don't enjoy dwelling on "what could have been." I like focusing on NOW and FUTURE IMPROVEMENTS. Endlessly complaining about the New 3DS won't change anything, where as complaining about the Xbox One before launch actually got Microsoft to get it together and fix what we didn't like.

pcz637d ago

@ madlock

''They cldn't stray away far from the 3ds design even if they wanted to…''

i can imagine it costs a lot of money to alter production methods for new hardware designs. but i know it also costs the company to not be able to sell hardware too.

there is the saying that you need to spend money to make money. it has been evident that nintendo are trying to cut costs, and are going to drastic measures to do so. but i wonder how beneficial this is...

i think the products they are putting out are suffering. what we are starting to see is hardware that doesnt really excite anyone and has poor identity.

i think they are borrowing heavily from apples business model. offer similar products year after year with little upgrades. it works for apple, but im not sure it will work for nintendo.

its a massive shift in gaming culture to offer an almost identical hardware product, albeit with little upgrades in spec, especially cpu/speed. in gaming we are used to having a good 5 years between new tech, so offering this little upgrade will undoubtedly cause confusion and segregation in the market.

i can envision many gamers/parents buying games for their DS that they can't even play, because they are unaware the 'new'DS has different specs. i think its going to cause consumer chaos.

i guess we will have to watch this space ..

DualWielding638d ago

3DS LL is just the Japanese name for 3DS XL

WiiUsauce637d ago

Lol I know. This guy thins LL is exclusively the name for the new XL, but the current XL is called 3DS LL in Japan.

Summons75638d ago

Complaining about the screen resolution? Did you see the side by side on the video. Smash 3DS looks 100x better on the N3DS than it ever did on the DS. Plus better 3d that you can see from any angle is huge.

You think you can do better than please stop winning and do it yourself. Nintendo puts out what they want to put out not what "should have been"

megajon638d ago

I only bring up the screen resolution because it was a glaring issue with the original model that was worsened with the XL and its stretched image to match the 5 inch screen. I'm more concerned that after buying this I will see another revision in a year with a high definition screen.

LAWSON72638d ago

It is called the XL not the LL, that is just what it is called in Japan. Do some research or learn what you are talking about before making an article.

lilbroRx638d ago

I didn't catch that. I was under the impression that the writer of the article at least new that much, though I suppose they spare no effort and finding something to make an issue out of with Nintendo.

megajon638d ago

Yeah that was an editing issue/typo at the time. Sorry about that :)

WiiUsauce637d ago

Oops. Accidentally disagreed. Meant to hit agree haha. You can disagree with this comment and call it even :P

MasterCornholio638d ago

What's the nub like though?

Is it like the nubs that laptops have or is it movable stick?

Pillsbury1638d ago

Probably like a laptop nub or like the c stick on GameCube.

Summons75638d ago

They've been comparing it to the Gamecube's C-Stick as well as actually calling it a C-Stick versus the gross sounding nub.

hkgamer638d ago

looks very similar to lenovo/ibm laptops.

i think most games wont heavily rely on this so your thumb would barely touch it unlike most western games. think about monster hunter and i think its mainly used to adjust the camera every so often.

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