Edited 1 year, 5 months ago

Poll: Get a 3DSXL or wait until E3 2013? (55 votes)

Get that pikachu 3DSXL 42%
Wait and see what nintendo shows at E3 58%

So I ask you this fellow bombers, do you think nintendo will reveal a redesigned 3DS come this E3? Something lighter and with an even better battery (than the XL). The history of redesigning handhelds is there and shows that nintendo loves to improve their designs.

I don't want to get an XL (I already have a 3DS) but then get fucked over come this summer.

#1 Posted by RazielCuts (2961 posts) -

No harm in waiting, only 2 months till E3, you'll be kicking yourself it they do announce something along the lines of second analog, better battery life etc.

#2 Posted by mwng (942 posts) -

I dunno, my guess is they already have their hands full with the Wii U for E3. But since you already have a regular 3DS, I'd say wait.

#3 Edited by Benny (1953 posts) -

They missed their chance to make any major hardware changes when they released the 3DS XL. There's too many of them out there with only one circle pad for them to make a push towards 2 of them, as the rest of the customer base would be alienated. I can't see a "3DSi" type announcement until TGS.

I'd say wait until you see a good deal on it and pull the trigger, unless like me you can't wait till Fire Emblem is finally released in Europe and already got one.

#4 Posted by BeachThunder (11994 posts) -

I doubt there will be a new announcement now, but sure, why not wait a little bit...

#5 Posted by Jay_Ray (1104 posts) -

Here's the thing, the DS was a bulky handheld that was poorly designed. They fixed that with the DS lite. The DSi responded to changing environments to allow for downloadable games. Then the XL just added a bigger screen for those who don't mind a large hand held. The 3DS is a nice sleek piece of hardware and the 3DS XL is the exact same. Nintendo only released updated DS' when there was an actual need to make fundamental changes to the hardware. Unless Nintendo decides to make a 3DS phone I don't see where they can improve on the 3DS' design and it seems too soon to just make a smaller version.

#6 Edited by DystopiaX (5320 posts) -

tbh I don't think that there's gonna be a hardware revision this year bro, but since you have a 3ds already there's no harm in waiting.

#7 Edited by Bane122 (794 posts) -

I'm waiting for E3. Not so much for a possible revision but a price drop.

#8 Edited by FunkasaurasRex (847 posts) -

I personally don't think the 3ds will be a focus at E3 this year. The WiiU needs a real push; Nintendo will want their press conference leaving consumers excited about the WiiU's future and I suspect they won't want the 3ds to steal its thunder, as its already selling quite well.

That said, there's no harm in waiting it out (so long as you don't desperately want the Pikachu model).

#9 Posted by RecSpec (3829 posts) -

I'm waiting until Animal Crossing comes out to see if they have the bundle they released in Japan. With the Fire Emblem bundle (too bad that was a regular 3DS), and the PIkachu XL, it's at least worth a shot.

#10 Edited by Slaegar (716 posts) -

I'm betting they'll wait at least until next (2014) E3 for a new 3DS model. Once a year is crazy, once every two years sounds fine. I'm not sure what they could add to the 3DS to warrant a third version, particularly so soon.

The DS Lite came out because the first DS was ugly and looked like a dev kit.

The DSi came out because they wanted to add new functionality to the DS that it wasn't capable of doing.

The DSi XL came out, because um... some people have big hands?

The 3DS XL seems like it addresses some of the build problems of the original 3DS (though they aren't anywhere near the original DS) and gives it a larger screen.

I see potential for a version with a second circle pad built in or towards the end of life, a more efficient processor/screen/etc to give better battery.

#11 Edited by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

I'm just waiting for Nintendo to bring some decent XL colors to North America. Reggie, make a black or white one you piece of shit.

#12 Posted by Daveyo520 (6797 posts) -

They are not going to pull another version.

#13 Posted by supamon (1333 posts) -

I myself am planning on picking up a XL after june so do that!

#14 Posted by DystopiaX (5320 posts) -

@peasantabuse: They have but they're assholes and won't bring them to the US...even Europe has more colors than NA.

#15 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

I don't really see what they could do to improve the design, besides add another analogue stick and I doubt that's something they'd do now.

No harm in waiting a few more months though, Animal Crossing is the first game coming out for the thing that feels like it really needs to be played on the bigger screens.