Sucks that we have to wait so long for it to come out. I am pumped for this model, great to see that 3D will be alive and well for the foreseeable future. I wonder what other games will be exclusive for it, hopefully not all Wii remakes.
I'd say I wish I waited for this...but the 3DS battery life is so awful that I don't blame myself for getting the XL. Now if both of these guys have even BETTER battery life???
Man I need some expendable income now I guess. Xenoblade is cool but it's such a long game, I really have no desire to play through it again - unless somehow I could transfer my save over from the Wii version and play through New Game +.
Yeah, I'm stoked that they are improving the 3D viewing... That means that they obviously still care about the tech and there's actually a good chance that the feature will carry over to the next gen handheld.
Chances are I'll be buying this and giving my current 3DS to a friend.
@Jargon Technically, they didn't add a second Circle Pad, so those people weren't wrong...
@carlosrox Yeah, I didn't like the idea of the DSi or Game Boy Color either. I prefer only increasing the specs when it's been a sufficient amount of time, and it's a sufficient, generational upgrade. One reason I prefer game systems over the PC is that I don't have to buy new hardware every year and instead can wait 5-8 years... or could. Not so sure this'll continue in the near future.
This is the first true 3DS upgrade since the system's launch in early 2011. So, almost four years. The XL wasn't a true revision, as it only added larger screens and a slightly longer battery life.
You aren't having to buy new hardware every year. Heck, you still don't have to buy this one and you'll get 95% of the same content on your current device. Nintendo isn't going to release more than a handful of exclusive New 3DS software.
@Mop it up Same here. I'll be seriously pissed off if they go on to announce big hitters exclusively for these new in-between systems when the 3DS is as new as it is. Should they force me to buy another system just so I can play Pilotwings VS Earthbound: Fatal Frame Edition when I'm otherwise perfectly happy with my old, aqua blue 3DS I will be so disappointed.
@OrbitalBeard The 3DS came out 2 years after the DSi, and we can probably expect the 3DS successor 2 years after this new model. It may not be PC bad yet, but it could be moving in that direction and it's worse than console gens have been.
Did Nintendo say how many releases will require the new hardware? I don't think anyone knows how many games will. While it's likely to be few, it could be a majority. Wouldn't surprise me.
@r_hjort Adding in Fatal Frame might make that game a bit too serious, but Pilotwings vs Earthbound? There's a crossover I never would have thought I wanted but now desperately do.
The GBC also launched nine years after the original Gameboy and the vast majority of GBC-exclusive titles were form third parties. Nintendo themselves released very few titles that required the system.
Well sure, because it was Nintendo's first attempt at an online store for the handheld market. I'm not seeing an equivalent like that for the New 3DS, though there probably will be some exclusive digital content.