Unboxing the 3DS

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  1. boof222
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    GAME has got their hands on a retail unit of the Nintendo 3DS and have posted photos of them unboxing it for the entire world to see. One of the pictures shows off six different augmented reality cards, five of which feature classic Nintendo characters, which I found incredibly curious. I’ll dedicate a new post to that mystery though, so please keep the discussion in the comments related to unboxing itself.[/p]

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  2. KingVamp

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    Lucky! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Looks pretty nice to me. They even try to protect the screen.
     
  3. Maedhros

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    I prefer the black model myself. That's what I'll buy.

    I liked the AR cards.
     
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    So those are the other five cards. Wonder how they will be used.
     
  5. ShadowSoldier

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    That's definitely one of the ugliest boxes I've seen for such a shiny piece of hardware. And now that I look at it, the 3DS itself is pretty ugly looking too :/
     
  6. KingVamp

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    3DS looks cool to me... well expect the hinge inside the 3DS, but not much to be significance. [​IMG]
     
  7. Maedhros

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    So I assume ShadowSoldier finds the DS Lite and the DSi family to be ugly too? They're identical to me.
     
  8. DiscostewSM

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    It's what's inside that counts. [​IMG]
     
  9. machomuu

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    Oh so true.
     
  10. ShadowSoldier

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    Actually not really. It's all the little things that build up that bug me. Mainly the top section of the screen being black while the rest of the console is colored. I don't like the whole flat/rounded edges around the console. And the Cart loader side being look like it's just a silver plate screwed on there just for the sake of it being there.

    I love the simplicity of the DSL and DSi family.
     
  11. Cuelhu

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    are you gonna play the box? You can give me your 3DS then. [​IMG]


    I'll wait for the red one while saving more money for the games. If it turns out that it won't be released, I'll buy the black one instead.
     
  12. KingVamp

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    Oh that silver thing is kinda bothersome, but it on back barely seen, so whatever. [​IMG]

    "whole flat/rounded edges around the console"

    Why not?
     
  13. ShadowSoldier

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    Don't know. Can't really put my finger on it, but they just look ugly and out of place.
     
  14. mercluke

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    Seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeexy

    i'll definitely go for black over blue, though [​IMG]

    edit:
    it may not look nice (except on the black model ofc [​IMG]) but it has been said (in an iwata asks) that the border being black makes the 3d effect far more vibrant/effective
    so it's a case of functionality over looks really...

    edit2: on second thought, since it affects the screen maybe it's looks over looks? [​IMG]
     
  15. DarkCrudus

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    why is this thing like 9 different colors (exaggeration) circle pad is different color, top screen is different color, the back where you but the ds cartridge in is different color, makes it look bad imo
     
  16. DeMoN

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    Damn, they got a retail U.K. version already. The release date is still so far off though. [​IMG]
    I hope they have fun with the pre-built features, because they won't be able to play the Japan games.
     
  17. Rock Raiyu

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    It's so shiny. Cannot wait till next month, it can't come fast enough.
     
  18. Cloak519

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    So that they can release a sleek and sexy '3DS Lite' in a couple of years.
    Probably why they made this thing look so bulky and so unlike the DSi.
     
  19. Narayan

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    uh no, fromw what i've heard the 3DS was already trimmed down so there will be no 3DS Lite.
     
  20. ShadowSoldier

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    Oh please, if you truly believe there won't be a revision to it in, at least 2 years time, you're really gullible.