Street Pass must suck for many of you

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  1. regnad
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    I'm an American ex-pat living in Tokyo. For me, a trip to work or a trip to the in-laws or a trip basically anywhere on the train or subway very easily fills up my maximum 10 hits with new contacts. I have over 1000 at this point, and I don't very often take my 3DS out with me.

    I'm on a rare trip home to the US now, and I got all of one hit during my four-hour layover in San Francisco, nothing in the Chicago Airport, nothing in Atlanta. Needless to say, no hits in semi-rural Georgia.

    So is Street Pass pretty useless for most people?
     


  2. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    Yep. Useless as tits on a mule, unless I go to a Streetpass meetup.
     
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  3. loco365

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    This. Except there are no Streetpass meetups in my city. I occasionally get a few at school, but when out to town, they are few and far between.
     
  4. Hanafuda

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    For me, yeah pretty much. Very frustrating that Nintendo put those purple pieces in some of the puzzles that can only be obtained via streetpass. I've had my 3DS since just after launch and have gotten less than a dozen distinct streetpass connections.

    I lived in Japan for a couple years in the 90's ... I often think about how great the streetpass thing must be there. You confirmed my suspicions, you bastard. :P
     
  5. CrimzonEyed

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    A whole day in Stocholm and it's subways gave me one streetpass. So yea it pretty much sucks so far.
    I do have a brother though that I get street pass hits with each day though.
     
  6. emigre

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    Yes, yes it is.
     
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  7. DinohScene

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    I wish I had brought my 3DS with me to Gamescom.
    Masses of streetpass hits.

    But here it's pathetic.
    Hardly any hits so I don't take it with me anymore.
     
  8. osm70

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    I am 3DS owner since christmas and I never got streetpass hit.
    (And never any local connection with any handheld - ever)
    (There are like 3 3DS, 9 DS, 7 PSP and 2 Vita owners in whole country)
     
  9. Sicklyboy

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    I get a good few, usually 4 or 5 a day, at my community college.

    Granted, I never play the thing anymore.

    But yeah, otherwise, it's useless.
     
  10. Fear Zoa

    Fear Zoa This... This is the world we live in

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    I've only gotten like 40 streetpass' and I've had my 3ds since launch. It's not useless but it is rather rare, it makes it a nice surprise.
     
  11. JoostinOnline

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    I have two matchups, and they are both Nintendo. I'm pretty sure they came through SpotPass, not StreetPass.
     
  12. weavile001

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    not really, many people here have a 3ds
     
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  13. ShadowSoldier

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    Yeah streetpass is useless here too. I have yet to meet up with one person.
     
  14. Wizerzak

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    I usually (not always) get 1 or 2 by taking my 3DS in my bag with me to school but apart from that it's quite rare. If I go into the nearest (main) shopping high-street I'll be lucky if I get 1.

    Though I'm going to the Eurogamer Expo in just 34 days (I can't wait :yay:) and I expect my 3DS streetpass limit to be hit by walking within 50 meters of the building :P.
     
  15. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Street Pass is a working concept for Japan. But unless you live in a major city with major traffic, it is useless in US/EU.
     
  16. DiscostewSM

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    I'd get quite a few each day.

    Then I graduated from college.
     
  17. Bent

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    My brothers both have 3ds's and I see them a couple times a week usually, so we have pretty much all the puzzle pieces we can get, except of course the purple ones. It is going to take forever to get all those, only occasionally do we ever streetpass anyone else. I live in an extremely rural area too, so not many people I know even own them.
     
  18. xNicollas

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    I get 1/week, from the same person...
     
  19. Ron

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    I've gotten like 10 streetpasses since I got my 3DS at launch..

    It's pretty much useless, anywhere except Japan.
     
  20. Gaiaknight

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    i have gotten 25 streetpasses sense launch i could prolly have more but i rarely take my 3ds out of my house.