3DS hands on

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Pong20302000, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Pong20302000
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    Well not that long ago (earlyer today) a 3DS was placed into my grubby little hands
    the Europe Version full english, none of this import stuff
    i was told no photos allowed or Nintendo come down on my ass
    so here what i felt in text form

    Well the screen is almost creepy. 3d pictures taken with the camera are really clear. If you don't look head on you see the picture 3 times lol.
    Icons on bottom screen fairly small (like almost 1/3 of the size of a iphone icon, must of been a layout setting)
    Took about 3 seconds for my eyes to adjust.
    AR cards take a few seconds to load. Turn on time is about 15 seconds.
    Also really light in weight. Lighter than my mobile (i have a HTC Desire HD)
    slightly larger than a Nintendo DSI but feel great to hold
    the 3D effect is at its best when you hold it as if you where holding a news paper
     
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    Seems interesting, can't be much different than the JP 3DS. Can you let us (me really lol) know if the analog nub seems to come off when pulled upwards? [​IMG]
     
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    lol well it is in a dip so the stick is flush with the main bottom screen and i didn't try to jamb my nail under it and lift it
    i bet if it had come off i wouldn't have walked away with working legs
     
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    ^lol. You said the icons were small... how far zoomed in were you (as in, how many icons were displaying at that time on the screen)
     
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    i had all the icons on the bottom screen in a table like format
    there was LOADS of room for more
     
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    You do know that the 3DS menu has different icon display options right?
     
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    yeah
    lol if you read it you see i said it was a layout setting
     
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    Sorry, I misunderstood that.
    And was it easier to focus after the first time, any problems when looking down at the touchscreen and back again?
     
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    well it was almost instant the very first time
    after that i didnt notice

    if you hold it straight you wouldn't realize you eyes had focused
     
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    That's shitty.
     
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    Is that the actual system or to load a game?
     
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    thats the system
    but u can put in sleep mode and its instant but obviously slowly drains the battery
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSCv0e2JAEA
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    Are you sure it's bigger than the DSi? [​IMG] It looks smaller than the DSi in the pictures.
     
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    Fantasy Land
    6 seconds. [​IMG]

    and it's about the same size as the DSi.
     
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    one in video was in sleep mode
    it has a little start boot screen

    two little red Water drops that ripple (on on the left, one on the right)
    then the 3DS logo shows in the middle
     
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    It's 8 seconds.
     
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    again thats from sleep not full shutdown

    after watching that video

    you see when he presses the power button it gives him 2 options but he just shuts the lid

    you see the loading screen very briefly on that video when he starts the game
     
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    lol just found out today so info about UK stock and cost

    TESCO's get there selling stock in on the 22nd of March (sworn to staff not allowed to leave until the 25th)
    guess the price
    £142.99!!!!!!
    i was like HOLY ****!!!
    staff also get a further 10% but only allowed one each

    how much money are shops gonna make on these i wonder
     
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    actually it's £197 look here
    that £142.99 was a few weeks ago and 'accidental' only a few people got it and they had to accept a refund.
     
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    and i thought you said you got the 3ds 6 months ago pong20302000 as you said you did