#1 Edited by Raven_Sword (4156 posts) -

So, with E3 looming I'm wondering if now is a safe time to get a 3DS XL or not. Do we have any clue if Nintendo might introduce new models? Price cuts?

#2 Posted by xyzygy (10596 posts) -

Why not wait until after E3?

#3 Posted by LiquidPrince (16668 posts) -

I would say yes, but you may as well just wait just in case.

#4 Posted by GunslingerPanda (5060 posts) -

Go for an OG or 2DS instead.

#5 Posted by Raven_Sword (4156 posts) -
#6 Posted by Otacon (2280 posts) -

It's worth waiting just in case (I'd reckon they'd announce a price drop if anything, doubt there'll be any new 3DS hardware). I upgraded to a 3DS XL back in Jan and love it, couldn't resist the Zelda edition.

#7 Posted by iAmJohn (6191 posts) -

I would be really surprised if they dropped the price at E3. There's just no reason for them to do so.

#8 Edited by Raven_Sword (4156 posts) -

I'm gonna just go ahead and do it. I doubt they'll do new hardware and can't see a price drop honestly. Plus I wanna replace my OG 3DS pretty bad.

#9 Posted by DoctorTran (1592 posts) -

I'd just wait it out until after E3... you never know man.

#10 Posted by Mike (16203 posts) -

If you already have a 3DS, wait until after E3. Nintendo loves hardware revisions.

#11 Edited by Jay_Ray (1312 posts) -

@mb said:

If you already have a 3DS, wait until after E3. Nintendo loves hardware revisions.

I agree, they may make a price cut or a new bundle that may interest you. E3 is just a month away, not that long to wait.

#12 Edited by TruthTellah (9740 posts) -

@raven_sword: Wait a week. Then buy it from a store with a 30 day return policy. You'll know by the end of E3 if you need to return it.

#13 Edited by GunstarRed (6044 posts) -

You're always going to be taking a gamble. Nintendo put a lot of mimic 3DS's out into the wild. It's never safe to get one, you could lose a hand.

Get a 3DS it is awesome!

#14 Posted by Raven_Sword (4156 posts) -

So, the 3DSXL I picked up had a crooked screen :/ at least it looks like the top screen is slanted to me. So I'm gonna return it and just see what E3 has, if anything.

Is slanted top screens a known problem?

#15 Posted by LordAndrew (14592 posts) -

I think it's safe now. Anthrax hasn't been found in a 3DS XL in months.

There are rumours of new Nintento hardware at E3 though.

#16 Edited by Mike (16203 posts) -
#17 Edited by Turtlebird95 (3604 posts) -

Does all hardware you buy have some fault to it?

(To answer the actual original post, you might as well wait until e3 is done. I think if any 3DS gets revised it would be the original, but you never know.)

#18 Edited by Nightriff (6678 posts) -

I'm debating on retiring my Special Edition Zelda 3DS and getting a new one as it is starting to wear down and I want to keep the system as usable as possible. Probably a price drop or new model might make me upgrade.

#19 Edited by ripelivejam (7994 posts) -

my 3ds screen is upside down when i turn the 3ds 180 degrees is this normal

#20 Posted by Raven_Sword (4156 posts) -

@mb: ha ha , nah, this was legit. Also, changed my mind anyway cause I wanted to see what E3 had.

#21 Posted by Raven_Sword (4156 posts) -


No, this is legit. Had a similar issue with my OG 3DS. Took 2 returns to Nintendo to get a good one. I don't know if it's Nintendo just sucking with build quality or what, but I know I'm not seeing things I don't think.

#22 Posted by Mendelson9 (488 posts) -

The 2DS just came out last fall so I can't imagine new handheld hardware or a price drop at E3. Nintendo might announce a 3DS bundle with Smash Bros. but I don't know if it will be for 2DS or the XL.

#23 Posted by LiquidPrince (16668 posts) -

@mb said:

@raven_sword: not this again...

Now I'm curious to know what other items he's purchased that have been defective.

#24 Posted by Raven_Sword (4156 posts) -

@liquidprince: only thing that comes to mind we're two originally 3DS's that had the same screen problem and a vizio tv that had a big green line on the side.

Again, really think it's just Nintendo build quality sucking considering I went through that screen thing two times before and there some posts online of other having something similar.

#25 Posted by freakin9 (1226 posts) -

Nah, you'll still likely get crushed to death by a 3DS XL.

I really don't know how Nintendo can legally sell them to be frank.

#26 Posted by crithon (3619 posts) -

I personally don't like the dimmer screen, I prefer default 3DS but the size cramps up my hand compared to the XL. But yeah, get it, it's the best system. Play Pushmo and then you'll be happy as a clam.

#27 Edited by Fattony12000 (8085 posts) -

#28 Posted by Raven_Sword (4156 posts) -

Hopefully the next one I buy won't have that top screen problem. Or maybe I'm insane, I don't know. It just the game on the top screen looked slanted downwards to the right. Like if you tilted a picturing hanging on a wall

#29 Posted by Daveyo520 (7542 posts) -

I have an XL and it is pretty great. I even returned a regular 3DS a few days after I got it to trade up for an XL. It is still a good version to get even if they somehow decide to introduce a new one.