Rumors of the Nintendo 3DS' demise have been greatly exaggerated.
I think the system still has a lot of potential, why would it die so easy? NES-quik don't go down that way.
once the games are rolling in it has the potential to be DS all over again. Super Mario Land 3DS and luiges mansion 3DS may be the first 3DS games I buy. Looking at the DS just look at the stellar amount of games it has.
hmm... i dont like how supposedly Nintendo is going to add another analog stick? they better have some kind of trade-in program for early adopters because that would be some fucked up shit on their part. I'd honestly break the fucking thing and post a video of it on several video sites.... no... no I wouldnt but that is how I feel.. I'd sell it and use the money to buy a few VITA games tho. lol. I mean... it should have had another analog from the get-go!
That rumor is bullcrap, and if it were true, also mentions an add on for original 3ds systems for $10. There are alot of people who want the 3ds to fail. Don't listen to them.
Remember the Virtual Boy. Awesome idea - poorly implemented.
Ha, as someone who owns the thing, I can't say with a straight face that it was a good idea...
I bought the Blockbuster hardcase for mine, it rules so much
Ha, I bought one at the flea market for less than a dollar! I have the entire library of games for it too and it can be held in one hand!
"Rumors of the Nintendo 3DS' demise have been greatly exaggerated" wow really i could have sensed that on my own, we all knew it was exaggerated.
whats exaggerating about the 3DS is its relevancy. It's pretty much the same thing as a regular DS, cept it has an analog stick and a useless 3-D feature. I think the machine is a piece of crap, I was better off not buying it at all.
You hate a console after 5 months of its release? so how long did it take before you hated the ps3 after its release hmm?? Anyway its a great piece of hardware yes the games are stale atm, but you got great access to hundreds of amazing DS titles to keep you occupied before the big releases of oct, nov and december. The DS had a lame first year and yet turned out to be imo the greatest handheld ever created with loads of AMAZING new I.Ps that nobody expected on the console. Professor Layton Phoenix Wright Trauma Center World Ends With You Yes it may not av the uber grafexx but nintendo do what they do best make awesome games that bring out your inner child, and before raging fanboys cry that mario is getting milked I think the 22 million people who bought mario on the wii and DS are perfectly happy with the way nintendo handles the mario games. I could keep this debate going but I'll leave it at that judging by your "I think the machine is a piece of crap" comment, clearly you have a very closed mind in terms of video games.
@waseem335 I wouldn't say it's a great piece of hardware. They relied on 3D as it's main selling point. They could have done much better from a hardware standpoint IMO. That said, with Nintendo systems it's always about games and I'm sure once we see more of those Nintendo franchises come out 3DS sales will boom even more.
Good for you, it worth buy it for a bunch of other people and if you think that then you obviously need to get educated on the 3ds
That is saying the GBA is the same as a Color except it has a wider screen and shoulder buttons. 3DS is the successor of the DS and in the end it's about the great games not gimmicks!!!
Anyone who thinks this hasn't had enough hands on time with the console or had made their mind up long before they even touched one. In short, the 3DS is not a DS with 3D. Everything about it functions better than the DS, except the battery life, which is a known legitimate criticism.
Ok lemme help you. Look at a N64... now look at a DS... about same graphics quality. Now look at a Wii... look at your N64... HUGE graphical difference! Now look at your Wii again...stuff a better graphics chip, shader and processor into it...now shirk all the tech inside and put it in a sleek and shiny DS case... now add a analog stick make everything in amazing 3D... call it a 3DS... look back at your N64... then look at your 3DS... take another Wii and give it some steroids... then look at your 3DS... about same quality except in a handheld... now to your piggy bank and break out 170... now goes buy a 3DS and see that it is actually a Wii on steroids... now go to the blackboard and write " I'll will not speak without testing something first"... 1000 times
I think the problem here is that people are comparing it to other current gen consoles, which makes little to no sense. No matter how you personally consider it, the 3DS is next gen, and should only be compared to other consoles of the same gen, of which there are currently none on the market. If you had a jumping contest between a 2 year old and an 10 year old, who would win? The one just starting out, or the one with longer, stronger legs?
According to what i've read it apparently has a 200mhz GPU just like the vita will. Not sure of other specs in comparison but vita also has just VGA cameras front and back. Nearly I can tell unless better specs are shown, vita is just a 3ds with a bigger screen, 3g available, a 2nd dual analog, and a touch gimmick but no 3d. I feel that's a better analogy then 3ds is a ds with 3d.
Nintendo has their own market that they appeal to. Personally I wish Nintendo had just implemented better hardware instead of going the 3D rout. But just like with all of their earlier portable consoles. The games will make the system and not the hardware specs. My wife bought a 3DS for her son this past weekend. He like sit. But the 3D did put some strain on my wife's eyes. I think Nintendo made a mistake with the 3D. I didn't find the 3D aspect that appealing either...
I purchesed a Cosmo Black 3Ds after the price drop, and own three 3 games and I love this handheld, it also killed alot of time for me during Hurricane Irene.
That is the variant I own. :D Enjoy your 3DS, there is an awesome lineup coming up for it this holiday season.
Oh I agree, im picking Starfox up soon as its released.
gettin one monday
Basically, Nintendo's domination time.
The 3DS was never dying. It was a beautiful, healthy baby at birth. It's problem was that some nay-sayers wanted it aborted because of some "minor health issues", or because it didn't come out exactly the way they wanted it to be. And if we are really going to start bringing up the past with the Virtual Boy, then we all need to remember some other bad launches to.
Exactly. 3DS is actually on top of worldwide charts!
I really like he 3ds was not a massive fan of the ds but the 3ds is amazing. Ok the psv will be more powerful and offer more than the 3ds but at the end of the day its all about the games and this is where nintendo are very strong in the hand held market. I have said from the beginning the 3ds sales were better than the orignal ds sales and now with the price drop and big name games on there way the 3ds will end up being the best hand held device they have made.
Gotta admit, as soon as the PSVita comes out, Im trading mine in!
Are you sure? A lot of things can happen in 7 months. You might change your mind.
Seriously man, why don't you just admit you work for Sony?
3DS has to do a lot to wow me, and I own one. At this point, I have no idea if I'm going to keep it.
Nice to read a postive article for once. I've said it before and I've said it again, the biggest problem the 3DS has is lack of decent games. But they're coming. And once they come, everyone will think about it differently.
I'm thinking of using mine as a doorstop.
Can't wait till thursday... NES ambassador titles will drop :D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All I know is the moment animal crossing 3ds, mario kart, MGS3d, and paper mario hit. I'm gonna be set for life.
Once the titles really start rolling and and that possible system redesign, it'll be good as gold!
2 Days until we get our Ambassador Titles for FREE!!!
sure it's not dying..it only will get better in hollydays
i will buy it after it get hacked it doesn't worth 169& 1 - one circle pad 2 - crap graphics 3 - few games
What the hell do you want out of a handheld?!?! Nintendo was forced to take care of the biggest problem it had. The lowered the price. If it dies after that, it won't be the fault of Nintendo... it'll be the fault of game devs porting s*** games to it. Even consoles had to take time to build gaming libraries. Why not just be patient?
haters gonna hate.. but this one is cheap-ass too :D
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