>We had to be able to market it.
>Whines about filling up the industry with half a dozen different DS models
>Implies Americans are too stupid to tell the difference
>Also expects Americans to be too stupid to see through their bullshit
What are your thoughts?
He has a point, Americans are fucking retarded, but so are Nintendo's names. And NoA's marketing department is the biggest bunch of retards.
So we don't get a system that every other market gets because the marketing department doesn't want to do its job.
Don't even feel bad about exploiting Club Nintendo
Well they already had the Wii and Wii U problem. Americans still don't know the difference.
>Know a friend who's kid asked for a Wii U for Christmas
>She bought him the red Wii/Mario Kart Wii bundle
>Tell him he's gonna be pissed, also that he already has a Wii
>She says there's no difference and they're just trying to trick her into buying extra expensive things
I just don't understand why Nintendo couldn't figure out how to put two circle pads on their fucking handheld when it started when you consider they were trying to sell it initially for 250. Sony figured it out, but they don't know what games are. Nintendo has software, but their hardware is always gimped and the call them confusing names. Wii U was a stupid fucking name.
maybe if they weren't literally retarded with names
things like Wii U and New 3DS don't really sound like new systems to English speakers, particularly if they aren't heavily into gaming
They could have called it the Super 3DS or something. They could have just called the Wii U the Wii 2.
Nintendo is just retarded.
>Happy birthday anon!
>here's that gameboy you asked for
Haha, ya got your kicks. Now how about we actually talk about this. Why don't you defend your opinion that Americans are stupid with something related to the thread instead of shit posting?
Seriously, it wouldn't be too hard to please the people who want the smaller model. Just announce through a Direct that the N3DS and faceplates will be available exclusively on an online store for a few months. Or even better, get rid of region locking.
They could have called it a "Super Wii" and it would've made more fucking sense then what they did, at least it'd be in like with something they'd done previously. Not to mention, most people thought it was a fucking perephrial
It's a well-known fact that Americans are stupid. They had to tell you exactly how to get to the first dungeon in the original LoZ since Americans wouldn't be able to figure out how to explore.
>there are people who always believe someone is trying to trick them somehow
>even their friends aren't safe from this paranoia
Your friend is a dumb cunt and I hope you don't associate with her anymore, as she clearly trusts you about as much as some random stranger, which is to say not at all.
I would understand if this was an Wii U situation, but the N3DS isn't a new console, just a revision, even if the stupid Americans bought the old model they still can play the new games, except for one exclusive
>Implies Americans are too stupid to tell the difference
Haha never stopped them before.
And they probably think their hands are too fat to hold something smaller than a quarter piounder with cheese.
Well, this is video game related, but not at all to do with the 3DS.
In the first few years of the SNES, cartridges had a slot in them like the European and Japanese games did (the bottom cartridge), to prevent the cartridges from being pulled out while the game was on (as the power switch pushed a plastic piece in place to hold the game in). However, it seems like American kids are so stupid, they attempted to yank out the cartridges WHILE THE CONSOLE WAS ON and effectively locked into place, and broke their games or consoles. They then decided to remove the slot (to look like the top one) so that American kids can finally pull the games out while the console remains on.
>beats the shit out of wheelchair bound man going through detox that gave the cop a weak slap to the face
>cop throws wheelchair man out of the wheelchair and continues beating on the floor
>threatens to arrest the nurse for trying to get the cop to stop the beating
>literally gets off with not even a wrist slap
Yup, don't deserve jack shit.
>mfw Nintendo not only rehashes their games, but also their consoles
Because 'Prime' would imply this would be the final console revision, and Nintendo won't do that. 'New' only implies "this is newer than the previous ones", and can allow Nintendo to rehash their consoles even more.
>With my cousins at the mall
>She buys Just Dance for WiiU
>As we are leaving gamestop, I ask her when she got WiiU
>She answers 'around 4 years ago'
It took me a solid 5 minutes to explain to her why she should return the game. And by all means she's not an unintelligent person. The name was terrible and the marketing was non-existent.
Based on what evidence? I never heard anything about people mixing up those consoles.
What do you mean, "Americans couldn't tell the difference"? The majority of the Wii U units sold come from America, while Europe's sales barely even scratch the 10,000's. If anything, America should be the one to recieve the New3DS.
Okay, so what happens when the New 3Ds isn't new anymore? Will they release a "Newer" 3DS? Imagine the confusion a typical customer would have when asking a clerk for a "new 3DS," and then the clerk taking 10 minutes to explain how non-informative that is.
Gee, maybe it has something to do with them having some retarded notion that naming all of their fucking consoles/handlehelds in the last decade with one extra letter is a good idea.
Of course soccer moms and such aren't going to know the difference; your marketing department is just as retarded as they are.
Probably NoA doing damage control since it's the clueless Japs that name this shit and force everyone to carry the same names for hardware.
Not that I expect them to consider any market but Japan for their stuff, but jesus. You'd think that somebody in the naming department for consoles could be a native english speaker and tell them if that would fly.
Thats not Nintendo's fault then is it, its the fault of your inbred clod friend. If you told her and she still doesnt listen she only has herself to blame.
If you can tell the difference between a ps3 and a ps4 you can tell the difference between a fucking wii and wii u.
>new3ds XL is faster, bigger, has better battery life and better feel (for anyone who doesn't have tiny hands)
>autists complain because muh faceplates
>Work retail electronics
>Still have to tell people why the DS can't play 3DS games or vice versa with Wii/WiiU.
>"But WHY can't it play them?"
Can confirm that yes, Americans ARE that stupid.
WiiU -> Super Wii
2DS -> 3DS Lite
New 3DS -> 3DS Advance
There Nintendo I just fixed all your fucking problems.
But Americans rushed out in droves to buy the exact same console with a tracpad and got into fist fights over plastic fucking toys. We are too stupid to see through their bullshit. American Nintendrones are barely functioning people.
But it is. It has different hardware, and its own exclusive games. It just has backwards compatibility, just like the GBA had for GB games.
See? Nintendo is so bad at naming you didn't even know it could do that.
guess i'm importing now. fuck you damon
Can't very well call it the 3DS Color, can they? Although frankly the "New" does just as well a job as Advance would. They finally woke up to naming things well enough that the majority would get the idea.
NoA is just trash and damage controlling the fact that they couldn't make enough N3DS systems for all markets and axed the cheaper one for the biggest market to make the most money up front with what they could supply. That and the XL has been doing better in NA to begin with so it's just following demand as well.
>Complains when people don't understand the 3DS is a new system seperate from the DS
>Complains when people don't understand the Wii U is a new system seperate from the Wii
>Complains when people don't understand the New 3DS is a new system seperate from the 3DS
Maybe they should stop fucking doing that. I like Nintendo and it's stupid that people can't figure this shit out but come the fuck on.
Be honest. If they called it anything people would still be completely oblivious if they were going to be oblivious to begin with unless they dropped the 3DS part altogether, which they won't.
They're worried about marketing but they named it the New 3DS? Not to mention the Wii U, holy shit what a marketing nightmare.
Between this and the way they're handling youtube Nintendo clearly doesn't know what they're doing anymore.
Which is why it'll keep the 3DS part, and be "confusing" to people regardless.
It only seems more confusing to you because you're not oblivious to the fact it's something new to begin with and are just assuming things for sake of assuming them. All these other words are the same thing as "New" is already to the average person. Shit, they even put rainbow quotes around the word.
>"Hello sir, I'd like to buy a New 3DS"
>Okay, do you want a new 3DS or a New 3DS?
>No, I want a NEW 3DS
>Alright, do you want the regular or the XL
>No, I don't want a new 3DS, I want a New 3DS
The worst part about this is that it's the most easily avoided thing in the world, how did this get past anyone in upper management
wii u percentage of console sales:
na - 49%
eu - 25%
jap - 26%
so yes americans are stupid in that they bought such a shit system, but not stupid in that they don't know the difference in comparison to other territories (EUROPE)
>The DSi didn't have full games released for it exclusively
No. There were full fledged, physical release DSi exclusives, but they were all shovelware so no one is aware of them.
I'm going to believe you because at the top of my head, I cant think of a full game exclusive.
what about gameboy color? were there gameboy color exclusives?
fuck it, i'm just going to find the middleground. they're new handhelds but they dont get treated as next-gen devices and get insanely few exclusives and has an insanely short lifespan. they're bullshit and just ways to get idiots to buy handhelds again cause the 4DS will play those "new 3DS" games anyways and will come out in Q4 of 2016.
Not necessarily. If someone asks for a "new 3DS," they could be asking for a sealed 3DS or a N3DS. Even at a store that doesn't sell used stuff, someone saying "new" isn't too out of place. Also, Best Buy sells used items, and I think some other store does.
>If you can tell the difference between a ps3 and a ps4 you can tell the difference between a fucking wii and wii u.
The difference here is that "4" is a natural, logical, and expected successor to "3". This whole Wii U thing would be like if Sony called the PS4 the "PS3X". People would just think it was a peripheral for the PS3 or a newer version of it.
Well... Americans ARE stupid.
Ninty is right, once again
the difference with that is the fact they used numbers in the first place. making it way more obvious "3X" is just a PS3 with some sort of add-on
but i agree that nintendo should've used a numbering system, but it's too late.
they just shouldnt use the Wii or DS name to make it more obvious it's a brand new device.
Got mine Majora Mask 3DS XL today. Love the system, love the games but resolution on the XL is awful. Like it takes all of the fun from playing a game.
People saying they dont notice the pixelation on the XL are lying or blind. It is impossible NOT to notice it. I tried only a couple of games now - Zelda: MM, Smash, Pokemon AS and MH4. Zelda was okay I guess, Smash was also okay but Pokemon and MH4 were a pain to play. 3D makes it even worse. I have very good eyes and can basically count the pixels.
I dont know how far you need to keep the damn thing to not notice the pixelation.
I only ever had the DS Lite and NEVER had that problem. Screen was small, yeah but at least it looked alright.
Gonna return mine this week and already ordered the normal black one + MM boxed edition + skull kid. I seriously feel bad for americans. You all have my sympathies.
>However, it seems like American kids are so stupid, they attempted to yank out the cartridges WHILE THE CONSOLE WAS ON and effectively locked into place, and broke their games or consoles
Oh, so that's why they did that.
I've always had a SNES junior, so I'm used to shutting them off and yanking them out. When I saw a SNES with the eject button I just used that because it was cool.
>WHILE THE CONSOLE WAS ON
Now that's fucking inexcusable. These kids should have their games taken away.
Look it's really simple, you idiots.
Nintendo's next console will be called the New Wii U. The one after that will be the New Wii U 2. After that will be the New Wii U 2 Advanced, and so on.
Same with the New 3DS' successor, the Newer 3DS. Then the Newest 3DS, followed by the Newest 3DS DS.
After the physical size and face plates, the screen is the biggest advantage of an N3DS, in my opinion. I know plenty of people who claim it doesn't bother them but I just can't fucking stand those shitty stretched screens.
And yes you should sell it on eBay, don't return it. Some retard will pay a premium for it. Use the money to import a N3DS.
heres nintendo's reply:
Response By Email (01/18/2015 05:07 PM)
Thank you for taking the time to write to us with your feedback regarding the announcement of New Nintendo 3DS XL. We can certainly understand your thoughts on this matter and want you to know how much we appreciate your sending them in.
Although we don't have anything to announce at this time for the release of New Nintendo 3DS in the Americas, I can tell you that careful consideration was taken on this decision. Different territories make their own business decisions regarding individual products and timing, and we think New Nintendo 3DS XL makes the most sense for our market. Nintendo makes different systems at different price points for a whole range of consumers, and New Nintendo 3DS XL simply expands those choices even further.
We also want to assure you that your comments will be added to our records and will be made available for other departments at the company to review and thoughtfully consider.
Nintendo of America Inc.
>We are expanding your options
>by giving you less options
Well I'm from Poland, New 3DS sold very well judging by most stores stock but it's still available in most places and selling it for 500$ is, excuse me, small potatoes not worth the trouble for me.
Not a super rich fag but my salary is very good.
So Americans are too stupid to not only not know the difference between products, but not even ask about them. That's why I can't buy a N3DS. This is about as insulting as what Sony is doing to the Vita. One party is calling me stupid and giving me the middle finger, while the other is telling me "Fuck you, buy a PS4". I've gotta say, this industry is getting pretty fucking dumb.
So is there any chance of the regular New 3DS coming to the US at all?
ITT: Nintendickgobblers are again on suicide watch and in denial, calling the greatest country in the world, defeinding some Cantonese gook-eye Fisher Price company to the death, not able to admit that its lazy-eyed microdick manlet is an incompetent cuck.
It really makes me feel embarassed being thrown together and associated with such a bunch of unreasonable autistic manchildren.
has this faggot ever done anything good for the US besides being a meme?
Dude, I'm in exactly the same boat as you. I was all excited to get my Majora's Mask 3DS XL yesterday (it came with a statue and everything) and I can't get over how shitty the screen is. I just can't enjoy playing it because the resolution is so low.
Seeing all those scanlines in 2015 is a joke.
Goddamn nintendofriend, I'm a nintenyearold myself, but jesus christ. They literally said they made the N3DS XL to add options, which they didn't do by withholding the original.
And this isn't a case of a benefactor generously gracing us with the presence of a new console. This is a company failing to meet demand in one of their largest markets. Delivering the N3DS XL to NA isn't generous, it's a necessary measure to stay relevant.
You guys complain about Nintendo's naming system like it's the only one that's retarded. Microsoft is just as bad with their Xbox bullshit.
But it doesn't matter what its name is, soccer moms will only see moon runes when they look at the names, and people who actually play games will always be able to tell the difference no matter how retarded the names get.
The original name is fine. Xbox. The box that runs Direct X. Xbox 360? Yeah, that's a bit silly. Xbox One? Yeah, that doesn't make sense sequentially, but outside of that it makes some kind of sense. It's all your media in one box.
Nintendo and is definitely more to blame here. "Wii" is a weird name, you wouldn't think it's successor would also be called "Wii". The U at the end does sound like an "XL" or "mini" so I can understand parents being confused.
Still, that lady is dumb for not listening to you. You could have pressed more though to save that kid's Christmas.
You didn't do well in English class, did you? Other regions don't count. the N3DSXL is a whole new option for NA, thus more options. Other regions don't matter in the equation.
You also clearly didn't gasp that sarcasm mocking NoA's shit PR responses. A real Nintendo fan would have.
Xbox one is a dumb name, but they at least marketed it well enough that most people realize it is the 360s successor. Meanwhile even people interested in video games didn't understand the WiiU until a year or so ago. NoA's marketing is utter shit.
Indeed. I assume you can get used to it over time and it's less noticeable in some games (like Smash or 2D games most likely) but its a really a retarded idea to keep the same resolution on the XL like the normal one has.
In Monster Hunter 4 the graphics are a mess and when you turn the 3D you can count the pixels. Even worse some of the tabs on the lower screen are hard to read because of the pixel size (I think I'm talking about the rations button? Cant remember that well as I'm new to the game). Not giving americans the Normal one is a shit move. I also cant imagine how someone with small hands can comfortably hold the XL, I have "medium" hands and have some problems with the size.
Xbox One is NEARLY as bad as NEW 3DS
like goddamn if you didnt want consumers to get confused pick a better fucking name. I mean holy fuck, you already have the DSi, why not just call it the goddamn 3DSi?
What I don't get is that the dsi which is different in comparison to the og ds in very similar ways between the 3ds and n3ds got both a standard and xl variant (also included an ac adapter).
What nintendo should have did with this new half gen release is they should have given it a distinct name, new 3ds is still ambiguous to some. Hell even 3dsi would have worked. I'm legitimately curious how most of the people in nintendo's marketing division still have jobs, at least for NoA.
Is the standard 3ds and n3ds XL's SD card the same size? I ordered the n3ds monster hunter bundle but I have animal crossing downloaded on my regular 3ds already. I'm worried I won't have enough space after my system transfer to download my monster hunter.
Does anyone actually care enough about the actual 3D aspect of the 3DS to make it a selling point?
I feel like it's just another gimmick that Nintendo sunk a ton of money into that is not even close to the main draw of the handhelds.
>Also expects Americans to be too stupid to see through their bullshit
I remind you you are angry about not being able to buy a console you already own with different color buttons. I think America has demonstrated time and again they do not see through nintendos bullshit
I think the reason why it looks like dog shit is because when 3D is turned off, anti-aliasing is used in an attempt to make the image look less dogshit. Instead it makes the games look like vaseline has been smeared everywhere.
When you turn 3D on, AA is turned off, so you get to see immediately just how low res everything is.
Considering how much more powerful the New 3DS is, I thought they would've at least made the damn menus a bit higher res. When I booted the system up for the first time, I couldn't believe how shit everything looked.
I'm hoping it won't be too hard to sell a practically brand new MM n3DSXL because I just can't justify having a £210 console I don't want to play.
I know this is b8, but I'm already buttmad.
First of all my grammar was flawless for a casual tone.
Second of all, if you think your 'sarcasm' can come across over the internet, you value your own writing skills far too highly. And what does sarcasm even have to do with being a nintendo fan?
You are missing a key difference. Soccer moms are the one's buying Nintendo products. Over half the Wii sales (and I presume Wii U as well) were bought by/for people who aren't gamers. A lot of 3ds are bought for kids, by parents. They wouldn't know jack shit. The kids would probably just want the bigger/more expensive one, and they would see 4 different choices and be lost as to which one is right for their kid.
You have a point.
Do you happen to have a source that people didn't understand the Wii U? I believe you, mainly because poor sales of the system, but I would like to know if it was documented somewhere.
Early on the 3D was pretty bad but now it's indispensable. I wouldn't want to play LBW in 2D having played it in 3D. For me at least it's become one of those "hard to go back" things, like 30fps when you're used to 60fps.
It comes with a 4GB card, you can upgrade it to a 32GB card or a 64GB (but you need to format it before). MonHun is 'attached' to the console so you can redownload it how many times you want, just dont sign in to your nintendo id before you do the system transfer. Sign in only AFTER you do the transfer.
Why not just phase out the 3DS and replace it with the New 3DS?
I think he's right they are learning from the mistakes they have made with wii u etc. 3ds xl was not very popular slap new on the name and release it alongside some games and it sells well which appears to be true from preliminary sales reports
There's actually an article in this thread, >>283690536. I was talking about two of my friends, who were surprised to learn the WiiU was a completely new system when I brought it to someone's house for Mario Kart.
>not giving your new products retarded fucking names in the first place
But I guess I can't expect much from the morons who brought us "New Super Mario Bros", "New Super Mario Bros. Wii", "New Super Mario Bros 2", and "New Super Mario Bros Wii U".
>"Wii U" name confuses audience
>learn absolutely fuckall from this
Nintendo deserves to die. They are not fit enough to survive.
Grammar wasn't the issue. it was reading comprehension. A very important skill with language. The New XL is a whole new option for NA. Other regions don't matter. NoA doesn't care what regions outside NA do, especially with region locking in place. Their canned PR responses won't care about how better Europeans and Japanese have it.
As for point two. Only a real Nintendo fan can understand the battered relationship between them and NoA. Failing to grasp the sarcasm just means you're not a true fan.
Well most uninformed people thought the wii u was a tablet accessory for the wii and not an entire console, because nintendo was pants on head stupid and focused all their marketing points on the gamepad itself and hardly mentioned the actual console.
Wii U can work as a name, but nintendo missed the bus and didn't elaborate on how it was a new console at first to the bellow-average layman or soccer mom. Their attempts at getting the "hardcore" market where also a joke, they thought they would just come without any real incentive to a bunch of ports.
The original 3DS actually is getting phased out. I think he meant 3DS XL, which is retarded to continue selling with the New version out.
If people want a budget handheld they can get the shitty 2DS. THat fucking thing shouldn't even exist though, what is really the point
>were there gameboy color exclusives?
Absolutely. There were 3 types of cartridges for gameboy:
>gray - designed for original gameboy
>black - designed for color but playable on original
>transparent green - only playable on color
Many, many games were color only
>Not know it was new
It's not even close to the Wii U's situation.
Aren't the majority of Nintendo fans 20-30 somethings who grew up on their systems and still enjoy their games? I'm pretty sure every demographic that Nintendo posts shows that, especially about the Wii U. The fact they can't sell to other groups is what's killing them. Soccer moms are a myth.
Had the same experience, everyone think it's a peripheral and it's been years.
Might just be the worst name of all time. At lesat Xbone was so stupid that people immediately understood the difference.
Yep, it's just the buttons people care about. Not the face plates, different size compared to the original 3DS and N3DSXL, not the better looking screen, not the supposedly improved 3D feature, or the fact that the head of NoA's marketing called its customer base stupid.
They couldn't get people to realize the Wii U isn't the Wii
what makes you think that they could get people to do the same with the new3DS?
have a commercial at the end say it comes in two versions?
that's just not the nintendo way
yes, but no one sells the original xbox anymore, and its distinctive enough from the 360 that any mom should know what they should be buying.
Should I get a new new 3DS or a used new 3DS? What about 2 years from now when the new 3ds is no longer new?
>Had the same experience, everyone think it's a peripheral and it's been years.
Yeah that's exactly what they thought, too. With all the stupid peripherals released for it and the marketing focusing on the controller, I really can't blame them.
They are. The problem is they have too many older systems that need to be sold first, so they've gotta keep them moving by not making them completely outdated too soon. Why do you think they made so many special 3DS XLs for NA during christmas and held the N3DS launch until now?
You make a good point about the anti-aliasing and I'm glad I'm not the only one disappointed by the screen and those problems are not just in my head.
Cant you return the console to the shop? In Poland we have 14 days to return anything without stating the reason. I know that the european comission planned to introduce the same law all over europe but I dont know if they did it already. Surely the UK should have some similar law protecting consumers?
If you plan to resell it I dont think youll have much problems as it's still quite rare and sold out in most of europe.
Thank you anon, but I don't have my old original 3ds on me so I was asking if the originals shipped with 4 gb originally or if I need to buy a bigger micro SD for the new one on my way home so that I'll have enough room for both animal crossing and monster hunter.
I can get how MS was going for a play on "all in one" with adding one to the name, but it ended up sounding stupid. Not to mention how it has almost the same exact specs as the ps4 yet slightly weaker, especially memory bandwidth. At least MS was somewhat creative with the OG xbox and 360 configurations, which also were highly functional too, except the 360 cooks itself over time.
I got a N3DSXL because I don't have baby hands and like the bigger screen. I would have liked faceplates, but there are some pretty nice looking skins out there anyway.
Has anyone tried any of the ones from DecalGirl? There are some really nice looking ones there and they come in matte finish.
>The problem is they have too many older systems that need to be sold first
I guess that makes sense. But why create special XLs, then? That's just putting more units on the market.
They should do what Sony did with the Vita slim, only without it being a downgrade.
But this is favoring every region over one in particular, one region that has been historically more loyal over a different region. Not to mention this decision was NoA's, not Nintendo of Japan's.
Don't want to confuse the average American shopper by having too many 3DS models in physical stores, Nintendo? Fine. You don't even have to.
Just sell the standard n3DS online then. Easy. Ship it to me in a plain brown cardboard box for all I care, just don't fuck us over by denying us the option entirely.
I will never understand why Europeans go on an American image board to talk shit on Americans.
Get they get so damn used to constantly being in America's shadow that they continue to do it online.
According to Nintendo
>All items must be returned unused and in the original packaging as they were in when received by you.
So I think I'm going to have to sell it.
>You make a good point about the anti-aliasing and I'm glad I'm not the only one disappointed by the screen and those problems are not just in my head.
I was seriously worried I was being a twat for being this critical over the console. It doesn't help that every video on youtube of 3DS gameplay footage doesn't include the scanlines. The graphics are bareable when they're not on the shitty 3DS screen
well,you cant say shit about sony naming system huh.
beside that i never saw anyone confuse with the different xbox model.
maybe one time i remember a kid asking what was a xboxlive,but the 360 wasnt even out at the time
Certainly not in the case of the original Wii. The Wii U seems to be selling only to fanboys. I have no clue about the 3ds though. I'm sure with kids having smartphones, portable gaming consoles just don't seem as important as they used to. I still think parents/kids must make up at least 1/4th the sales of 3ds. Especially in Japan with that Pokemon-esque game that I don't know the name of.
and the money we did/do invest in our infrastructure largely gets pocketed by megacorporations, like the 200~ BILLION we gave the telecom companies over a decade ago to build up our broadband infrastructure that just disapeared or was used to build private cellphone towers.
Color is a real word that signifies something different.
Putting U at the end made people think its nothing but an attachment for the Wii. And New is a really shitty and short sighted name for a console.
What the fuck are they going to call the newer one. THE NEW NEWER 3DS XL HYPER ARCADE EDITION.
It's pretty cheap to replace a plastic shell if they already had them fully finished to make a sale. Otherwise it's just taking the chips and screens sitting in a warehouse waiting to be made into the basic models and making a fancier case so they sell faster.
For the Vita they actually changed the screen type and other minor things, so it was a whole new unit. They'd also already sold off most of their OLED stock from what I saw, so it wasn't quite the same. Plus Nintendo's constantly tweaking the 3DS line anyway, that's why they always have all these systems available in the first place.
I'm an American and am pissed that we only get the XL.
It's like the entire world thinks we have large hands. The smaller version is nicely compact for use normal people. The bigger screen on the XL just makes shit look worse.
But seriously though, XL wont sell well here.
>I have "medium" hands and have some problems with the size.
Yea, you don't have medium hands you fucking bitch. I'm 5'3; I'm basically a midget and I can comfortably hold the XL. You're either a girl or a fucking retard
Also my one other problem with the New 3DS XL is the buttons. I actually thought that the colored buttons on the normal one are just a gimmick but after playing on my XL today I see that I was wrong. I played in a dark room, like I do most of the time and the X, Y, A, B buttons were hardly noticeable. As I stated I am new to the 3DS and dont remember the layout of those buttons yet, it didnt help that because they have colored signs but not colored buttons they were hard to distinguish. I dont remember having the same problem with my DS Lite where the buttons were black with white signs. I now believe that colored buttons on the normal 3DS are a excellent idea and very useful.
Colour is a valid description of what the new system is. Whereas "New" can mean "Generational leap" or as is the case with the New 3DS "a slight improvement of the base model" and "U" is a letter that doesn't signify "new" or "the next one" whatsoever.
This is actually the stupidest fucking complaint I've ever read on this board. You don't remember the layout of the buttons? Fucking seriously? There's only four you autistic piece of shit
The Wii was a fluke everyone in the industry marvels at, save maybe mobiles who seem to have cashed in on it as well.
You do make a fair point about the 3DS in Japan though. Yokai Watch seems to have all the kids caught in its web. It's a shame Nintendo hasn't been able to harness that same demographic in NA.
Maybe it's just me, but I wouldn't buy a new 3ds unless it was XL. I'm not about to buy the same goddamn console if it isn't at least bigger and better in more ways than Xenoblade.
The New 3DS (non-XL) is bigger and better than the original too. They've got a kind of happy medium screen size between the XL models and the original. Plus all the extra shit the New line has as well.
>So I think I'm going to have to sell it.
Hold on, the new package for the 3DS doesnt have any seals or anything, it doesnt come with a charger in a separate closed bag, the 3DS itself is just packed in some foam sleeve and not in a closed bag. So unless you opened the manual you should be fine, even if you did open maybe you are still fine. I'd call them to double check.
>The graphics are bareable when they're not on the shitty 3DS screen
This is what fooled me. If I knew about those scanlines I would never buy the XL but in every video it looked fine and no one ever complained about it.