Closeups of 3DS

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by soulx, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Apr 4, 2009
    It looks even better up close! [​IMG]
  2. Supersonicmonk

    Supersonicmonk GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 12, 2009
    The one thing that I really hate is the headphone jack at the front, I mean I know they're puched for space and thats why there isn't another analgue stick but I really hope it's changed for the launch model.

    EDIT: Oh and the square power button, just nick the Wiimote or DSi one and save a bit on manufacturing
  3. patevo

    patevo Newbie

    Sep 12, 2009
    United States
    I thought the headphone jack was in an awkward place too but then I realized that they put it there so it won't get in the way of your hands when holding it.
  4. geoflcl

    geoflcl Permanent GBAtemp Newbie

    Jan 18, 2009
    United States
    Definitely. That Power button is way too big and flagrant. I can imagine the accidental power-offs and home menus, hehe. I'm almost sure they'll change it before launch, but I just wanted to put that out there.
  5. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    I would say something , but then it be just nitpicking [​IMG]

    Edit: ok fined I got to admit that the phat L/R buttons are awesome [​IMG]
  6. HBK

    HBK Clover - Fearless to Speak Now. ;)

    Mar 30, 2007
    DS Lite = best power button system ever. It doesn't get in the way. Don't know what they were thinking when they remade the DSi and put it on the front.
  7. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

    Jan 4, 2008
    I just wish the buttons an DPad aren't like the DS lites.

    Honestly, i think the best buttons the Ds had was with the phat model.
  8. Scott-105

    Scott-105 Bow to me. Please?

    Aug 23, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    That is sexy.

    @Jan777 I agree. Although, I do like the original DSi buttons too.
  9. CannonFoddr

    CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

    Sep 23, 2006
    Sitting by computer
    Personally - I think I'd prefer the 'push button' volume controls of the DSi rather than the 'slider volume' & don't really like the 'flat' Select/Start' buttons (unless there's a positive 'click' feel when pushing)

    As for the headphone socket - I think that's actually in a GOOD place
  10. Supersonicmonk

    Supersonicmonk GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 12, 2009
    I've got to admit I am just knitpicking, it' a beautiful looking console and I'll be too busy getting hit in the face in OoT time to care about an annoying power button.
  11. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

    Jul 28, 2008
    I think this was already posted somewhere, and someone said the charging symbol looked like a heart. I can't be arsed to look for it again though so praise yourself lucky [​IMG]

    The thing looks really awesome and sturdy, but it seems as though it'll be a big fingerprint magnet. I'm not sure what to think of it though, I'll have to experience it myself for a final judgment (thinking about what I just wrote, that's pretty obvious).

    EDIT: Nevermind, the topic I was talking about is right below this one in the topic list and it has different, not-so-up-close pics.
  12. jimwhat

    jimwhat GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 28, 2010
    United States
    It has a weird shine to it. It looks like my kitchen counter top, but in a good way.
  13. foob

    foob GBAtemp Fan

    Dec 26, 2007

    1) gloss top playing surface (so is the outside)
    2) big and square power button (much better to have less surface area if it's going to live there). DSi's power button has never accidentally been pressed with me; it takes too much force to be pressed and has little surface area, which is good. Why is it there versus being on the side? To make easy resets to the menu, I reckon. This seems worse being bigger and square, too (ugly).
    3) 3D slider is painted silver; tacky.
    4) START, SELECT and HOME buttons are under a 'membrane' which could fail with use years into the future. Real buttons without a gloss membrane over them would be preferable.
    5) around the hinge, those squared-off edges are so ugly in my opinion.

    The unit in general is still too square and doesn't look like a comfort improvement whatsoever in what they have now. I look at the the original Game Boy Advance as good ergonomics for the hand.
    Nintendo's industrial designer(s) today still don't get it. Ergonomics mean something and the infatuation with gimmicks (painted silver, gloss) needs to go.

    1) wireless finally has its own physical switch (would be nice to see brightness get one too, like PSP). This is much better and more convenient than the software switch in the DSi and no switch with the DS Lite.
    2) analogue controller is in a higher position than PSP. I think this indicates a lot of new games with increasing importance on the use of this, but a sort-of-awkward positioning of the directional pad down below for those games that use it. Might take some getting used to. You win some, you lose some.
    3) 3D camera and gyro / motion sensor should be very interesting for a whole new generation of games

    Definitely will wait for a hardware refresh, 'cause I can't see myself wanting to own this unit enough due to a severe case of ugly (perhaps design is a little too important than it should be, but this is not my bag, looks-wise or comfort-wise).
  14. ball2012003

    ball2012003 Newbie

    I hope that FPS still use the touch screen as the second analog stick.
    That way the controls will be similar to PC controls.
  15. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Former Staff

    Former Staff
    Aug 29, 2008
    Hiatus Hell
    I see so many people complain about the position of the headphone jack. I like it where it is. I actually think the position for the headphone jack on the Lite is horrible. it gets in the way.
  16. Ferrariman

    Ferrariman Hip-Flop and cRap

    Dec 9, 2007
    The Truth.

    Seriously you guys how are you going to hit the power button by accident? You'd have to be palming the thing
  17. _Chaz_

    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

    Sep 12, 2009
    United States
    This thing is the most sleek, sexy, and glossy handheld I've seen from Nintendo.

    I think I would like to marry it and have little 3DS lites with it.

    I agree. My hands are large and always manage to rest right on the thing. I always feel like it's gonna snap off inside of it (giggity).
  18. LapisLazuli

    LapisLazuli Thrills, chills, kills!

    May 23, 2009
    United States
    I love Iwata Asks. That'd be so epic if they could get Itoi on there, possible talking about a MOTHER remake? haha.
  19. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 4

    Former Staff
    Jan 3, 2009
    United Kingdom
    I don't, I'm left-handed.
  20. trans am

    trans am Advanced Member

    Jan 27, 2010
    It's almost perfect but it really needs some ironing, lots of kinks there, the hinge looks plain bad for a 2010 device, they could at least round that.