3DS demo stations now appearing at Best Buys

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  1. Snailface
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    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

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    Finally! Looks like Best Buy is the first US retailer to get 3DS demo kiosks. Call your local store to see if they have one! [​IMG]

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    Here's pics from my hands-on!
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
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  2. Hypershad12

    Hypershad12 GBAtemp Fan

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    To BEST BUY! Quick! Before the 7-year-olds abuse it! LOL But, seriously, I need to get my hands on one of those.
     
  3. TehSkull

    TehSkull Living the life

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    They need to provide a map of Best Buy locations with one. I doubt any Best Buy would have a 3DS station except maybe the one in New Orleans.
     
  4. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    My local Best Buy does not have one, and a friend there told me they won't have one set up running.
     
  5. Sheimi

    Sheimi A cute Vixen!

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    Alright, I will be back from Best Buy in a few hours/
     
  6. SPH73

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    I take it Best Buy is some American chain?
     
  7. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

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    North American I think...
    When I was working there (in 1999~2002) they merged with Future Shop in Canada, not sure if they kept the name or phased it out.
     
  8. Skyline969

    Skyline969 MENUdo Afficionado

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    Well, in my city there is both a Future Shop and a Best Buy, so they're still definitely both individual stores, even if they're owned by the same corporation.
     
  9. Rydian

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    It's Best Buy in the US still.
     
  10. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    All we need now is a list of locations.
     
  11. kiafazool

    kiafazool GBAtemp Maniac

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    same here in toronto


    does anyone know if ANY (not just bestbuy) store in toronto has a 3ds demo station

    im guessing only in usa
     
  12. YayMii

    YayMii hi

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    Future Shop is now owned by Best Buy, but they're still separate stores.
    Hell, where I live there's a Future Shop and a Best Buy in the same mall. It's pointless, considering that the mall is fairly small and that they're practically the same store but with different color schemes. It's like they're trying to say "go left for the red Best Buy and go right for the blue Best Buy".
     
  13. Sylar1

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    Wonder if they have real games in them instead of those dumb AR cards.
     
  14. AshuraZro

    AshuraZro Belongs in a museum.

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    Being your own "competition" is brilliant.

    Anyways I don't think I even want to see a kiosk in a store. I want to open it up and see the effect it for the first time then. On PilotWings as the launch line up leaves something to be desired :/
     
  15. Saturnplanet5

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    Just went to a Australian demo in the local Ebgames. I must say I was impressed. Someone else said if you're not looking straight on you lose the effect which is true. So any on lookers will have a tough time keeping up with you. Tilting the sreen up and down has a bit more give and the effect seems to stay in tact. I played streetfighter but found it unplayable during the fighting because the screen was moving a bit so I'd guess that might be a 2d game so I won't buy it. I can play that on the ps3 quite happily. Zelda looked good. Nintendogs looked ok the puppy came out of the screen a little bit (About 3mm) but most of the time it was like looking into one of those shoebox illusion things you may have made as a kid.
    They are small about the size of a DSi (I think)
     
  16. DrOctapu

    DrOctapu Magnificent Bastard

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    Hell.
    Has anyone had any issues with eye strain on these demo models?
     
  17. DeMoN

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    I wish I were still in college. Best Buy within walking distance so I can go anytime between classes and since it's a college neighborhood there won't be any damn kids that will hog it.
     
  18. Ammako

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    No one forces you to go try out the 3DS.
     
  19. haddad

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    I am gonna go there as fast as I can!!!!!
     
  20. Saturnplanet5

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    No I didn't but I did feel a little disorientated for a minute or two when I'd stopped playing. Also the rumor about prescription glasses not being able to see the effect is crap. I wear them and the effect was good.