Amazon has Nintendo 3DS Pre-orders Open Now!

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clok1966
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It honestly is really "what

It honestly is really "what we will Pay" not what its worth anymore, at least that is the way I see it. Sony priced themsleves out of this generation, at least in the US it seems. One cant rule out the devlopment times either, that has to be recouped. APPLE is the master of it, most of there products have an actual value less than half, sometime 1/4 of waht they charge. But there is no reason to sell it cheaper, we buy it in droves. I know I live in the past, i gotta catch up someday.. deathbed is when I will finally get it i think. Just to expensive for me to have sitting on shelf... but that tech toy bug will get me eventally Im sure.. I just paid $60 for a machine that plays games I already had machines to play um on... :)

Bill Loguidice
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clok1966 wrote:

I hope its a hit as I will probbebly get one, eventally.. even with all my old man grumpy, but he price has to go down, alot for me. Gotta give um credit (nintendo) they moving handhelds into the console area for price.. and the carts are spose to be $50 each too..

one thing I ouhgt was funny, look at the ads for it over there, its almost a laptop in those ads.. if they can get some facebook and twitter in it.. it will be HUGE!

Well, let's face it, there is much more precedent for pricing even a gaming handheld higher today than when prior gaming handhelds hit. People are now conditioned to pay $200+ for the latest smartphone WITH 2 year contract, or $500+ for a tablet, or $300+ for a netbook, etc. So $250 for a new type of handheld device that plays games, takes 3D photos, gets on the Internet, plays 3D movies, etc., is really not that outrageous relatively speaking. There is still the $140 DSi for those who don't want to go "next gen". A $110 premium for the next generation system is not too outrageous, again, especially given the new type of technology that it's debuting.

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I know I loved that old Sega

I know I loved that old Sega holograph arcade game when it came out, but it wore a bit thin after awhile, alot of glitz and no substance. But it was amazing back then. From my reading hte 3D is pretty convincing so thats a Huge plus. Im just to jaded after the Wii. New control methods with a bunch of old games "trying" hard to make the new stuff work. If the games are made to take advantage of it, great, but I dont wanna see 3d just to see 3d unless it adds to the game.

Metroid on the Wii was the first example if Wii to be Wii controls (for me).. that dang door switch, turn, pull, turn, push... to open a door... Just to use the controler for something, man I hated it so much I almost didnt play the game. The Wii mote always (for me) sucked at the to tv away from tv controls.. I never go the hang of them (maybe all me). But its a case of using the new tech, just ot use, not becuase it makes the gmae better.. but I guess thats an opinion too.

I do think Im a product of the PC gaming world, we always go bigger and faster, not smaller and slower (though handhelds can hold there own nowdays). But I look at allthe new handhelds and they all have games that look like Snes games.. nothing wrong with Snes games, but new should be new... to me

I hope its a hit as I will probbebly get one, eventally.. even with all my old man grumpy, but he price has to go down, alot for me. Gotta give um credit (nintendo) they moving handhelds into the console area for price.. and the carts are spose to be $50 each too..

one thing I ouhgt was funny, look at the ads for it over there, its almost a laptop in those ads.. if they can get some facebook and twitter in it.. it will be HUGE!

Bill Loguidice
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Catatonic wrote:

Wait a minute, are you still supposed to use a stylus with these things?

Yes, it has a metal instead of a plastic stylus though (and it telescopes). Some have criticized that as "old technology" in this age of multi-touch, but I don't necessarily agree with that. This is still primarily a gaming device and I think the analog stick will get lots of usage, moreso than even just the d-pad did on the DS/DSi, so I don't necessarily consider single touch a major flaw (also like the DS/DSi you can still use your finger to touch the screen, though it won't be as effective). But in the end, for better or worse, it's the same old tech going on in there. They did add additional tilt and related functionality, though.

Here are the main features:

CAMERAS
- One front-facing 2D and two rear-facing 3D 0.3 MP (VGA) sensors

CONTROLS
- Push-buttons, D-pad, analog stick, touchscreen, volume slider, 3D depth slider, wireless communications switch

CONNECTIVITY
- Integrated 802.11b/g, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, microphone

Personally, I'm in this for the glasses-less 3D, something I've talked about quite a bit on here. To me, this is step 1 towards a future of projected holograms. I think the gimmick factor will keep me entertained until some good games are available.

By the way, it SUCKS they only have wireless g in there and not n. It's always something with the big N!

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Wait a minute, are you still

Wait a minute, are you still supposed to use a stylus with these things?

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Not that I'm getting one....

Not that I'm getting one (or at least getting one any time soon) but I think the black one looks nice.

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