Nintendo 3DS US Gamestop Preorder/ launch details

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by Painguy, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Painguy
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    Painguy GBAtemp Regular

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    So I went to preorder my 3DS today. Before i put down $50 i asked the guy a few questions.
    1. The first one was how long do they hold the hardware for?
    A: Games are typically held 48hrs. Hardware is up to a week.

    2.Can I choose my color?
    A: At the moment because there has been no official announcement on colors no, but once they are announced we will call you to ask. If we dont call u u can come & tell us yourself

    3. He asked me if I would like to preorder any games & I said SSFIV & surprisingly he said that is not a confirmed lauch game so no. I asked what are some launch games?
    A: Madden, Cartoon Network Rumble Fighters, & 3 more which i dont remember sry.
     
  2. DigitalDeviant

    DigitalDeviant GBAtemp Addict

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    thanks for nfo. Sadly I won't be getting it at launch. What I want to know is when they'll be putting 3DS kiosks in stores to try out.
     
  3. campbell00

    campbell00 GBAtemp Regular

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    Launch is looking pretty dismal. The ones you mentioned are mediocre, and if you can;t remember the others.....

    Hopefully Nintendo can get its NOA team in gear for some quick localization.
     
  4. dgwillia

    dgwillia The Bacon Lover

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    I pray we atleast get Street Fighter and Zelda. (And hopefully Kid Icarus and a few others).

    Planning to get one at launch, though, im hoping Nintendo doesnt find some way to shaft us
     
  5. Narayan

    Narayan desu~

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    i want to get a 3ds by the time someone hacked and made a flashcard already. but if 1 years passed and still no flashcard then i'll buy it anyways.
     
  6. JackSakamoto

    JackSakamoto Bad Ending Guy

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    You want preorder a 3DS and you do not know its price in america? www [​IMG]
     
  7. Bunie

    Bunie #1 Princess

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    Flashcarts wont exist! the 3DS has a MicroSD slot! ppl still havnt realized this!? [​IMG]
     
  8. JackSakamoto

    JackSakamoto Bad Ending Guy

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    A microSD ? [​IMG]
     
  9. Narayan

    Narayan desu~

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    what? [​IMG] need to read more.

    EDIT: but can't microSD flashcards be made?
     
  10. ManFranceGermany

    ManFranceGermany Atheist, Socialist and pro EU!

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    what has it to do?
    1. Games come on Cartridges/Cards, which look like the ones from DS. So Flashcards will exist.
    [​IMG]
    2. Its not a micro, but a normal SD slot
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Fear Zoa

    Fear Zoa Still Alive

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    Ummmm yea....Believe it or not its quite common here....


    Wait its a regular sd slot? .....why nintendo why?!?!
     
  12. CannonFoddr

    CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

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    I'm nearly the same - although I will most probably wait least than a year.. it depends on how popular it becomes along with any 'special offers' that might come about (e.g. 3DS & game(s) pack - cheaper than if brought separately)
     
  13. Painguy
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    Painguy GBAtemp Regular

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    there are only 2 million units being shipped outside of Japan & knowing Nintendo it wont be tooo expensive. Even if it was 400 id still buy it tho. i have a enough money at my disposal to do so.
     
  14. tombot

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    Cartoon Network Rumble Fighters?

    Starting that shovelware a bit early, eh?
     
  15. FireGrey

    FireGrey Undercover Admin

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    You could still use MicroSD cause of those MicroSD to SD Adapters.
    I think there will be 2 alternatives:
    1. Flashcarts - Expensive but Easier
    2. Homebrew Channel - Free but difficult to exploit.

    And since pirates don't like paying they would go with 2 [​IMG]
     
  16. misteromar

    misteromar GBAtemp Regular

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    Is the bottom screen on the 3ds touchscreen and 3d? How is that gonna work?
     
  17. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!

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    No just the top is 3D...
     
  18. darkriku2000

    darkriku2000 GBAtemp Regular

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    I don't know how nobody new this, but the one that mainly stood out to me was Dead or Alive Dimensions. I pre-ordered my 3ds along with that today [​IMG] The other games, iirc, where basically just a bunch of casual games.

    Though don't forget that they will likely announce the rest of the games soon.
     
  19. dsfanatic5

    dsfanatic5 Team ICO Freak

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    While I agree, I have a feeling there won't be two options with hacking the 3DS. If number 2 is even an option, there wouldn't be a good market for flashcarts to begin with. Compare it to mod chips for the Wii; sure some people paid a fool to install a mod chip (Ok, some did it themselves), but soft-modding was free, and had way more benefits.

    Pirates will choose the easy way, the free way. I for one, will wait until everyone else bricks their 3DS, testing the waters and confirming success, before I even think about softmodding my 3DS. We're all ahead of ourselves anyways [​IMG]
     
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