Nintendo have seemingly changed screen suppliers following 3DS's price cut last year, leading to worse screen quality amongst newer models when compared to older ones.
Bah! What are Nintendo playing at?
For once I'm happy to have been an early adopter of a console
That blows my chance along with many others of ever purchasing a 3DS anytime soon.
f*** Really? I lose the 3DS I bought day 1... and decided to hold of buying another, because nintendo will upgrade the system, and your telling me they are downgrading it? WTH is this?
They are such bulls****ers i quote 'we are not concentrating on new models of 3ds, we are looking to achieve the next generation of portables' < something along them lines.
nothing along those lines.... miyamoto simply said that he was happy with the current model as it is, and anything they are currently thinking off, will probably be for a future handheld Nothing in that quote says that they wont release updated versions of the 3DS or that they are doing something for the future handheld beside R&D
This doesn't bode well for the WII U! Every iteration of nintendo technology has been upgraded with each new iteration! Could this be a hint at the WII U potentially being more powerful? Which is good, but also being more expensive? Which is not so good.
Are they really basing this off a sample size of 2? Has anyone else reported this issue? If not then perhaps they just got a dud with the newer one.
If you read the article they mention the screen issue shows up on Flare Red, Coral Pink, Ice White models, so more than 2.
Sorry I missed that line. Ok so it looks like they've gone with a cheaper screen. It's not all that surprising though, they can't go on losing money on every unit forever.
well, they could have also shown those other models instead of just 1
Hmm, got my black 3DS in August at the price change. Looks like we should stick with our older model if this is true. Happy with mine, no complaints here!
Kids don't notice these things, BTW Nintendo makes some really good, quality hardware, My nes I got in 1987 still works like a champ! Sadly my gameboy is getting discolored plastic from the sun but still working
greeeeeaaaat.....even less of a reason to get a 3ds now. your supposed to upgrade things nintendo, not degrade them......i wont mind aslong as the dual analog version comes along
The worst screen was only due to the massive price cut though, so it's all good.
oh...but will the screens come back to good quality eventually then??? it better -_-
they never spoke about this at the e3 conference
I don't see a difference! But the blue ds on the right screen looks better
You don't see a difference but you think the right one looks better!!???
maybe the name should be smokincrack ?
nitpicking. I have a day 1 3DS anyway, so I'm not affected by this, and quite frankly, I don't see a difference
There's definitely a difference; you can see that even in the thumb, which kinda makes it not nitpicking.
I mean is it dimmer? what? I have a day 1 3Ds and my GF has a new one and they look the same to me? Seriously what's supposed to be different? is it dimmer or something?
Who cares? it is what it is.. Dont like the 3ds? sell it.. If u like it, keep it.. If u plan on gtn 1, do it b4 all of em have dimmer screens..
with more than $100 cut from the price, it's no wonder they downgraded it...
What really happened here is that people are turning "this looks yellower to me based upon this small sample size" into "Nintendo has made a pre-meditated decision to downgrade screen manufacturers". The truth is that you all don't know anything nor have any inside information. Did they switch it? Maybe. Maybe their supplier switched screens without telling Ninetndo? Maybe some nit-pickers out there who are 3DS haters are looking for any excuse to crap on the system? Maybe 3DS tribe loves the system so much that they are needlessly hyper-sensitive to any perceived change, But as usual, none of you have any direct evidence for any of this, and you're just spinning your wheels over rumors.
Hmmm...well, if it makes it cheaper, whatevz. I imagine they'd switch back to brighter screens when the next design of the 3DS comes out.
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