3DS... Or Vita... Or Neither...

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by kevan, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. kevan
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    kevan Imagination rules the world

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    Well I'm selling my drumkit and I will get exactly $250 (AUS)...
    That leaves me with enough money for a 3DS...

    The problem is that basically I'm bored of games...
    I still like to play games ocasionally like...

    Kingdom Hearts
    Persona 3 (and I'm sure I would like 4)
    Amnesia
    Penumbra
    Fire Emblem
    Ys Seven
    Final Fantasy (hate the DS ones)
    Nanashi No Game (just started but I'm definitely interested)

    So it's pretty evenly split between Vita and 3DS.
    (I would buy my Girlfriend something that expensive but she would kill me :()
     


  2. chris888222

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    Well... You have a nice mix.

    3DS is getting Kingdom Hearts, Persona (from wiki, I didn't know it myself), Fire Emblem while I know Vita will have Ys and FF.

    Up to you. 3DS is cheaper but Vita will be the shitz when it is hacked thanks to its quad core processor (based on your situation)

    Anyway, is this even in the right section?
     
  3. kevan
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    kevan Imagination rules the world

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    What do you mean by that?

    And I would assume this is the right section since I am reffering to the 3DS console

    Also Vita is getting P4

    hmmm :unsure:

    Edit: And the Vita gets FFX
     
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  4. chris888222

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    What I meant was you have a nice mix of games.

    3DS console but you added the Vita in as well, so I personally think it would be at General Consoles instead of 3DS.

    If you really like FFX then go for it. It's up to you. No one is forcing you to buy their stuff (other than some crazy fanboys at their sites who act like jerks). If you really like DS games then consider further the 3DS. The Vita will be somehow backwards compatible but only if you have downloaded PSP titles (one of the main reasons why I'm getting one). Despite that Vita will upscale PSP graphics and have a vast online (PSN).

    To end it off: it's just up to you.
     
  5. kevan
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    kevan Imagination rules the world

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    I'm just looking for opinions.

    Edit: Ooh Nintendo might be pulling a new pokemon game for 3DS (well Pokemon Gray but anyway)...
     
  6. SpaceJump

    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    Nooooo, how could you do that? I would never sell my drumkit. Trust me, when it's gone you'll miss it!

    So I vote neither and keep the drumkit!
     
  7. steve1974

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    I agree with spacejump. Dont sell your drum kit for a 3ds/vita. I had a kit back in highschool and sold it, totally regret that now. Music is way more rewarding then playing video games... my 2 cents
     
  8. jinnpan

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    Keep the drum set and wait for the 3DS Lite to come out.
     
  9. chris888222

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    Yeah, keep waiting.

    I'd suggest you keep the drum set after some consideration.
     
  10. BORTZ

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    KEEP the drum kit man. Its worth it.
     
  11. Midna

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    Well... Persona 4 and FFX are sort of, you know, remakes. You shouldn't make a console purchase based on remakes alone if you have access to the originals.

    That said, the answer to any 'Should I get it' debate is 'Whichever has more games and functions that appeal to you". And that's a question only you, not us can answer.


    Edit:
    >DS Launches November of 2004 with design flaws
    >DS lite launches March of 2006 and corrects design flaws
    Less than a year and a half.

    >3DS launches March 2011
    According to this trend, we're in for a redesign in 8 months.

    Nintendo did make a press release saying that the 3DS case is pretty cramped and there's little room for making things slimmer. However it's undeniable that there are design flaws to the console, and Nintendo may want to stick that second analog stick into the next revision (Hey, just look at the Motion+). And though the console is doing all right, Nintendo is disappointed with its sales. I expect a redesign when Nintendo feels they need to boost sales.
     
  12. chris888222

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    While I do agree with some points, is Motion+ even a redesign to the Wii?

    Nintendo did say that the 3D screen can get bigger though.
     
  13. Midna

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    Nah mate, it's an external addition to the controller that added extra functionality.

    Just like the slider pad.

    The Motion+ was built in before long and I reckon the slider pad might be as well.
     
  14. kevan
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    kevan Imagination rules the world

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    I don't use my kit so there is no point at all in keeping it.
    I don't give a damn about the 3DS revision which may
    or may not come...

    I need to go add Tales of to my list...

    Edit: I guess I'm going to get neither since I play my DS 20 mins a day...
    They're not worth it.
     
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    BTW, when you ask these things on the internet you will get a lot of people cramming their opinion into your face, saying that the competitor is bad and the product they like is better.
    So if you want to make the best choice, do your research.

    I might add some Positives and Negatives for them both, but im going out.
    (BTW im a bit of a Nintendo fanboy so i might accidently skim over some of the Vita stuff.)
     
  16. kevan
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    Yeah I know people are biased :P
     
  17. KingVamp

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    Imho, the 3ds as of now, is a great cheap alternative for your next gen gaming needs. :)
    You can carry you ds games over as well.

    Those are just two things. Do more research and make a choice.
     
  18. Guild McCommunist

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    I think asking this question in the 3DS forum instead of General Consoles is gonna lead to your answer.

    The 3DS looks to be a good alternative to the DS, honestly. It's got better features than the DSi and the analog slider is a good plus for any games that move in a 3D environment. I'd take it over a larger screen, honestly (and at the same price). As a standalone system, I wouldn't even start with it until sometime next year. Mario Kart 7 looks fulfilling by my standards and it has a few "candy bar" games (short but sweet) coming up but I'm still finding it lacking when it comes to a big meaty game, outside of the endless replayability of Tetris Axis. Wait for a Pokemon game to come out for that area to be filled.

    I'm a Vita guy myself and crossplaying with a few games really helps quell my fears of the dreaded "dead zone" that was PSP online gaming. At least now you can play with PS3 owners of games (I think Wipeout and UMvC3 both support this, for instance). It's a bit pricier but if you were willing to shell out $250 for a 3DS then there's no issue. The new media kinda sucks but you buy one cart and you'll probably be set for your lifetime. I'm liking how it's coming out mostly, minus a few things but overall it's gonna be my handheld for the next gen. Maybe I'll get the 3DS cheap one day used and use it to replace my piece-of-shit DS Phat.
     
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  19. smile72

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    There are a lot of games that I want on the Vita examples are (Disgaea 3, Tales of Innocence R,Dream Club Zero).But only one of them is coming to America, Dream Club has almost no chanced of coming to America, and Tales might if the others sell well.Now the 3DS also has a lot of games that I want, however most of them are coming to America or will come out in English. Except for one of my most antcipated games New LovePlus (I hope it comes to America so bad.......) I'll say 3DS!
     
  20. oxenh

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    Is up to you what console you choose
    if my opinion help you a bit, i own a psp, a dsi, a 3ds and plan to buy a psvita sometime in 2012
    bolth company(sony and nintendo) offer to you different view of "gaming"
    sony offer the hardcore vision of the gamer and offer game in that line
    nintendo tend to bring more "childish" games
    I not saying that one company or other grant to you better games, just diferent options