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Will you get a 3DS?
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I got the 3ds XL but i never use the 3d hurts my eyes too much :p
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CrossForte wrote:


PinkShinyRose wrote:

I'm thinking of buying one. I'm still wondering if there will be another redesign in February though, additionally I'm unsure about the whole region lock thing, most games are not released in the EU region and I am unsure about supporting a company using such ridiculous restrictions (are they trying to support flashcard sales?...).


As for another redesign of the system, anything is possible, but it's really not likely.

While it's true that some Nintendo 3DS games may never make it out of Japan for whatever reason, all of the big name hitters, such as Fire Emblem: Awakening, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and Super Mario 3D Land are available.


Ironic how they've announced a redesign already, but it's not really attractive to me (except for the price) with it's reduced battery life and larger size compared to the 3DS XL. Fortunately this does lighten my imminent new redesign worries. I'm still not sure whether I should go for the 3DS or the 3DS XL though, I really like the extended battery life, but as the name implies, the XL is huge, it's like migrating to sega game gear.

I was really thinking more about buying a NA edition. My Japanese language skills are insufficient for the JP edition, although this was mostly how I initially learned English, I'm afraid I'm passed the learning by doing age by now . Traditionally a lot of games are released for the NA region but not for the EU region (and if they are, they are generally released much later), they also tend to be much more expensive. Although they fixed this problem to a certain extend (the release lags are reduced, they release some more games to the EU region and they seem to have quit the replace $ with € practice) there are still differences in released games, dates and prices.
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PinkShinyRose wrote:

Ironic how they've announced a redesign already, but it's not really attractive to me (except for the price) with it's reduced battery life and larger size compared to the 3DS XL. Fortunately this does lighten my imminent new redesign worries. I'm still not sure whether I should go for the 3DS or the 3DS XL though, I really like the extended battery life, but as the name implies, the XL is huge, it's like migrating to sega game gear.

I was really thinking more about buying a NA edition. My Japanese language skills are insufficient for the JP edition, although this was mostly how I initially learned English, I'm afraid I'm passed the learning by doing age by now . Traditionally a lot of games are released for the NA region but not for the EU region (and if they are, they are generally released much later), they also tend to be much more expensive. Although they fixed this problem to a certain extend (the release lags are reduced, they release some more games to the EU region and they seem to have quit the replace $ with € practice) there are still differences in released games, dates and prices.


The 2DS really isn't so much of a redesign as it is an entry level version of the 3DS system. It's going to end up living in the same pile of oddities that includes the Game Boy micro (yes, the lowercase "m" is intentional) and the Virtual Boy. You know, the pile that screams "What am I?!". Lol.
In all actuality, the 2DS is more so aimed at younger children, consumers on a budget, and those who can't see or have difficulty with 3D images. Or a person like me, a collector.

Also, no offense, but the way I'm reading your post, you seem to have things a tiny bit mixed up. The 2DS basically has the same battery that the 3DS XL has. They both last 3.5-5.5 hours for 3DS games, although it's a tiny bit odd for DS games, as the 2DS will last 5-9 hours for DS games whereas the 3DS XL will last 6-10 hours. Meh, either way, both systems have better batteries than the original Nintendo 3DS.
In terms of size, the 2DS is 127 mm high x 144 mm wide x 20.3 mm thick, and the 3DS XL is 93 mm high x 156 mm wide x 22 mm thick (closed). So it's kind of a trade-off between those two. 3DS XL is less bulky when open, but it's the widest of the systems.

In all honesty though, between the three systems, you would be better off with a Nintendo 3DS XL. They're more durable than the original version. Unless you can find an Ambassador 3DS for sale, then get that. Lol.
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