Worth paying a premium for IPS?

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  1. Ballist1x
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    So im looking for opinions - i have a hyrule edition n3ds xl and since learning about IPS i kinda want an IPS. I have found one on ebay but the guy knows what it is and is charging a premium for it (its on 9.2fw too).

    But it's plain metallic blue.

    other option is to risk buying a new animal crossing xl or another hyrule and pray i get an ips..but then have to downgrade the fw again etc...
     
  2. TheVinAnator

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    Nah it's not worth it. You'll live with it, it's not the end of the world!
     
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  3. SomecallmeBerto

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    Nope. If you turn off the battery saver option the screen looks even better.
     
  4. Gara

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    I have a dual IPS N3DS XL and I would say it's worth it. I paid a premium to get it and I'm happy with the purchase. You'll get the biggest benefit from the top screen so I would say if you can get an IPS top and TN bottom you are still well off.

    For some reason the value on dual IPS systems has gone through the roof the last couple weeks. Pokemon GO people wanting the best Pokemon experience maybe?


    Edit: Having a dual TN and a dual IPS system to compare side by side I would say in my opinion it's worth a $100 premium over retail to guarantee a dual IPS system. I tried hunting local stores first but came up empty. Going over the $100 mark in my head it becomes somewhat more questionable. Add in ideal firmware (9.2) and if its a color you love I would add in another $50 to the value.
     
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  5. zoogie

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    Eh, I would say it's pretty kinda worth it. I mean, your games aren't going to be any less fun on a TN screen.
     
  6. Ballist1x
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    Yeah i only really play pokemom amyway on my 3ds so ... plus maybe Majoras mask...

    Thanks guys, split opinion lol!!
     
  7. SimplyFedorable

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    ips isn't worth paying $100 extra dollars. It would pay extra for a dual ips device, but if it was $25 dollars or more than a regular tn device, I would go with the tn
     
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  8. SomeGamer

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    I wouldn't pay more for it. All my 3DSes are TN and they're perfectly fine (for me at least).
     
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    wait a sec not all N3DS' have IPS screens? whaaaaat?
     
  10. astrangeone

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    I currently own a TN top screen and a IPS top screen console. I can't see the difference, unless I have them side by side.
     
  11. reiyu

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    the only people that say that IPS isn't worth it clearly never saw the difference in quality of an IPS and a TN
     
  12. GilgameshArcher

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    TN = less input lag
     
  13. LinkSoraZelda

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    Worth it in every way.

    When I borrowed my friend's n3DS XL on release, I mainly preferred playing on the new 3DS JUST because of the screen. I was amused by Smash loading time, but the screen was just heaven.

    It was much more life-like, fluid, and vibrant than my old 3DS XL. It felt like someone physically drew out the pictures on the screen in crayola markers.

    This was before I knew of IPS, or really anything about the 3DS.

    It makes the console look more modern, and IPS encourages sharing a screen. For example, when others are watching. Plus, when you set your 3DS down or turn the 3D on, the system doesn't look cheap. In sunlight, IPS is also easier to see in direct light and doesn't have a "reflective color" thing that TNs have. Think of the frontlit GBA SP.

    It's like drawing with pen and moving it around light, except with the screen colors.

    You should definitely do a shell swap.

    I'm currently scouring the Internet for a bottom IPS screen, I don't even mind paying $50 bucks.
     
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  14. icecreamcake

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    I like having IPS screens, but I wouldn't pay an extra $100 to someone on ebay for it. I'll try to get lucky.
     
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    Ahh the IPS lottery://
     
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    I just lost the lottery and feel like smashing the system. The feeling sucks.
     
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    Are there any numbers (guesses?) out as to how many are IPS vs how many are TN?
     
  19. LinkSoraZelda

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    Most new 3DS consoles produced after Feb. 2016 have at least one IPS screen.
    Most launch consoles are dual TNs.