Am I the only one who didn't see a second slot?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Escape, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Escape
    OP

    Escape GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    533
    38
    Oct 3, 2008
    United States
    I dunno, it looks like it has only 1 slot [​IMG]
    Does that mean that 3DS games and DS games will use the same slot? :/
     
  2. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

    Administrator
    10,139
    2,319
    Oct 24, 2002
    United Kingdom
    South England
    Looks like it... There's definitely only the 1 slot. I didn't even see a SD card slot, unless its covered by a very well hidden cover.
     
  3. Elritha

    Elritha GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    2,037
    1
    Jan 24, 2006
    Canada
    I got the same impression from pictures of it. Not that that's a bad thing anyway.
     
  4. exangel

    exangel executioner angel

    Member
    1,574
    267
    Apr 20, 2010
    United States
    Tucson, AZ
    Yeah I was looking for that when he was waving the 3DS around on the e3.nintendo.com stream, during a segment where he was discussing nintendogs + cats. I saw the slot in the system he was holding was empty and I didn't see any other slots
     
  5. Gearhead

    Gearhead Member

    Newcomer
    21
    0
    Feb 12, 2009
    United States
  6. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

    Banned
    6,671
    10
    Jul 28, 2008
    Belgium
    Riviera
    Thanks for the pics mate, allows for a slightly clearer view [​IMG]

    It's good that there's only one slot for both DS and 3DS games, because that means the form factor of the current card holders and flashcards can just remain as it has always been.
     
  7. Justin121994

    Justin121994 Bitcoin. coinbase.com/andrew

    Member
    808
    6
    Jan 12, 2009
    United States
    Ontario, CA
    I wonder if flashcards work xD
     
  8. The Pi

    The Pi Lurker

    Member
    1,638
    67
    Mar 18, 2010
    Scotland
    it will be a long time til that happens
     
  9. Daku93

    Daku93 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    286
    60
    Jul 24, 2008
    Gambia, The
    Düsseldorf, Germany
    Yes....
    They will!
    Prabably not right after launch, but at some point afterwards there will be working Flashcards.
     
  10. Escape
    OP

    Escape GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    533
    38
    Oct 3, 2008
    United States
    I think he meant if current flash carts will work on it [​IMG]
    Damn, will definitely buy it on launch if the SCDS2 will work [​IMG]
     
  11. Gearhead

    Gearhead Member

    Newcomer
    21
    0
    Feb 12, 2009
    United States
    @Overlord Nadrian:

    No problem.

    True, but it looked to me as if the card slot was bigger, more the size of a compact flash card than the current DS card size. In any case, it really just looked bigger, so assuming it is I'm interested to see how the currently sized DS games will be kept inside of the slot.


    EDIT:
    Here we go, more pics and better quality too. It does indeed seem there is only one slot, and it may just be me but it appears to be slightly bigger:
    http://www.engadget.com/photos/nintendo-3d...on-an-encore-3/
     
  12. HaniKazmi

    HaniKazmi GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,657
    42
    Jan 30, 2008
    Manchester
    Virtual console for 3ds is very likely, so of course no slot-2.
     
  13. Blazikun

    Blazikun GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    277
    0
    Apr 12, 2010
    51n30, 0w10
  14. Gearhead

    Gearhead Member

    Newcomer
    21
    0
    Feb 12, 2009
    United States
    Nah, I think it's just because the first pictures are blurry. And the lighting in the pictures isn't exactly amazing. If you look at my last post there's a link to another gallery with better pictures.
     
  15. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

    Banned
    6,671
    10
    Jul 28, 2008
    Belgium
    Riviera
    You're right, it DOES look slightly thicker than a normal DS Game Card slot. Maybe there'll be some kind of system that checks to see if it's a DS game or a 3DS game and closes the slot a little tighter if it's a DS game?
     
  16. Gearhead

    Gearhead Member

    Newcomer
    21
    0
    Feb 12, 2009
    United States
    Wellll I'm not sure about that last part, if you mean that it's mechanical than perhaps, if you mean that it's electronic then I'm not sure. Who knows, it could be the same size and the perspective just makes it look bigger, storage tech is obviously good enough that it should be easily possible.
     
  17. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    18,754
    9,037
    Oct 27, 2002
    France
    Engine room, learning
    The game slot is protected?

    or do you think someone had a DS game and try it on the 3DS ? just to see how it fit, and how the top screen will looks like with a DS game backward-compatibility.
     
  18. FireEmblemGuy

    FireEmblemGuy Celebrating a decade of shitposting

    Member
    2,451
    448
    Jul 6, 2007
    United States
    Michigan, USA
    More likely they'll just latch in at the same spot, leaving a DS game secured but with a bit of open space.
     
  19. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

    Banned
    6,671
    10
    Jul 28, 2008
    Belgium
    Riviera
    Combination of both, actually. Let's say the 3DS recognises (electronic) that the game is a DS game, then it makes something (mechanical) latch on a bit tighter.
     
  20. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

    Global Moderator
    7,519
    1,559
    Jan 3, 2009
    Gallifrey
    With something mechanical, it leaves the possibility open for it to break...maybe if that is the case, it could be reinforced, or maybe there's some other feature.