N3DS "Phat"

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by geenlung, Sep 29, 2010.

Sep 29, 2010

N3DS "Phat" by geenlung at 4:28 PM (4,275 Views / 0 Likes) 29 replies

  1. geenlung
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    I've seen a lot of people complaining about the thickness of the 3DS

    Let's compare it to the previous line of DS Systems:

    DS: 28.9mm
    DSL: 21.87mm
    DSi: 18.9mm
    DSi XL: 21mm

    3DS: 21mm

    The 3DS is as thick as the Dsi XL and under that of the DSL. Sure, the sandwich color scheme gives the appearance of thickness, but in all actuality, the system is not all that thick. Sure, they could make screens as thin as a credit card some day, but would you want the controller grip to be that thin? Think about it, having a system that thin would put incredible strain on your hands after awhile.
     


  2. monkat

    Banned monkat I'd like to see you TRY to ban me. (Should I try?.

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    I agree.

    Eat your dinner, and like it.
     
  3. Vulpes Abnocto

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    Hell the DS lite feels so tiny in my ham-hands that I wouldn't want anything much smaller.

    Some people just aren't going to be happy until they can cut their wrists with the edge of their handheld console when they can't get pokemon to run on it.
     
  4. Warrior522

    Member Warrior522 "In all things, balance."

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    I prefer thicker control gripping points. I even bought the Megaman Starforce case for that reason (and the Megaman stuff, of course).
     
  5. KingVamp

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    You think this thing need a case or would that make it to big?
     
  6. geenlung
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    It depends on what type of person you are. If you're a scratch-aphobe like me, you'll get screen protectors and a silicone case.
     
  7. cruznik71450

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    It's a lot of technology in 1 little package. It could be the size of the DS fat and I would still get it.
     
  8. No Name Trowa Barton

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    this is why i have a DSI LL and also why i use remotejoy and a ps3 controller to play my psp on my computer screen... to think is meh
     
  9. DeMoN

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    The 3DS sure gives off the illusion of appearing bigger than it actually is. But then again, very few of us actually saw/held one up close.
    I'm quite surprised at how small it's supposed to be.
     
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    hope the dpad will work well considering its position; seems awkward to have it a bit down, but haven't tried it yet.

    ain't too worried about the thinkness

    meh i like mine phat anyway [​IMG]
     
  11. trumpet-205

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    I think part of the reason why it appears to be bigger in the video is because it is curved in on the side. Not sure why Nintendo elected that design.
     
  12. Peelbash

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    As long as it's sturdy, i don't care if it's phat
     
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    I didn't mind the original phat until I played some games sideways like Hotel Dusk or Tokimeki, it hurt my wrists because my hands are so small and I had issues gripping it. As long as the 3DS "Phat" isn't going to hurt my wrists when playing games sideways, I don't mind.
     
  14. Veho

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    I doubt there will be that many sideways games, since holding it sideways ruins the 3D effect, and the screens are different sizes so it would look lopsided.

    The current version has sharp edges, they might be uncomfortable. I would love a version with soft, more rounded edges like on the DSi XL. Maybe when the 3DS XL comes out [​IMG]
     
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    That only if assume that they will stop doing ds style games.

    I think they will still make a lot of ds games with 3DS games.

    Not all game have to be 3D or have super graphics [​IMG]
     
  16. Orangejb5

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    if the L & R buttons are like the dsi >_<
    my l and r buttons are always broken.
    But .. the thickness doesn't matter.
    as long as they make a N3DS xl -.-
     
  17. Arnold Schwarzen

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    3DS is indeed pretty hot and tempting
     
  18. _Chaz_

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    Actually, I prefer the thickness of the DS Phat over that of the DS lite.

    It just feels so much more natural in my hands, like a controller.
     
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    i like bigger controllers.

    the dsi was too small for me.

    i have a ds lite now, and it's okay.

    but i liked the phat ds best when it came to comfort and accessibility of the buttons for me.
     
  20. Arnold Schwarzen

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    The original DS had better controls and I loved how loud the speakers were. I now only own a Lite but imagine the 3DS will be pretty loud so it will be exciting going back to my older games, re-experiencing them much louder and probably in better quality, even if slightly.
     

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