Redesign or Not redesign?

#1 Posted by Atary77 (502 posts) -

As the title suggest I'm curious what you folks think about the idea of a 3DS redesign. There were rumors flying around that Nintendo would reveal a new 3DS during this week but Nintendo was quick to shoot the rumor down. For some this is a good thing considering they've already made the investment in a 3DS and are perfectly fine with it. Others have been waiting considering Nintendo's track record of coming out with a revision of their handheld which usually ends up being better and more desirable than the first iteration.

Me personally, I was hoping to see a new 3DS with the second circle pad built in and a longer battery life mostly because I have yet to buy a 3DS as of yet. However if Nintendo actually plans to stick to their guns and continue to support the 3DS in it's current state then I would certainly give them some props for not making their handheld obsolete so soon.

What about you guys though? Should Nintendo consider making a better 3DS? Or do you think the 3DS is just fine the way it is and shouldn't be messed with?

#2 Posted by wemibelec90 (1826 posts) -

Better battery life is something that should (and probably will) be in a future update. I just don't really know what else an update would have. From what I've heard, the 3DS is well designed and comfortable in every way. I don't think another circle pad is needed and would actually say it shouldn't be included in an update. Selling a whole new device just with a better battery isn't worth it.

#3 Posted by believer258 (12176 posts) -

I don't know. The Circle pad should have been included in the original one, that's for damn sure, but other than that and battery life I don't know of any issues with a current 3DS.

Besides, Nintendo needs the sales, and announcing a newer version will make sales drop because people will just wait. A better chance for a new announcement will be after the Wii U comes out.

#4 Posted by AlisterCat (5711 posts) -

Well, the original DS design sucked. That really needed it .The 3DS is still a fine piece of hardware. It's all about the games. I personally haven't had any battery issues.

You don't need the second analogue stick.

#5 Posted by stinky (1553 posts) -

what i read it was just a bigger screen. along the lines of a DS XL.

so not about an extra thumb stick.

#6 Posted by Atary77 (502 posts) -

@stinky: I had heard about this as well, which to me sounds kinda silly to make a bigger system just for a screen especially since it wouldn't fit a Circle Pad Pro at all.

#7 Posted by BrockNRolla (1694 posts) -

No need for a redesign. Nintendo needs to support the system it already put out before asking people to buy a new iteration.

#8 Posted by TruthTellah (9468 posts) -

I think they should just release a redesigned 3DS with a bigger bottom screen that's the same size as the top and give the system better battery life. Maybe a second nub if they can pull it off without making the handheld much bigger.

Any kind of redesign tomorrow, though, will be a welcome announcement in my book. The current version is fine, but they can definitely make it better.

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#9 Edited by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

If they redesign the 3DS I would not mind, as long as they do not create a condition were i have to buy an accesory for the 3DS to be able to play games. Namely a second analog stick. If they want to make the screen bigger, or the battery longer. Im fine with that. But do not split the community.

#10 Posted by Faramir82 (68 posts) -

@TruthTellah said:

I think they should just release a redesigned 3DS with a bigger bottom screen that's the same size as the top and give the system better battery life. Maybe a second nub if they can pull it off without making the handheld much bigger.

Any kind of redesign tomorrow, though, will be a welcome announcement in my book. The current version is fine, but they can definitely make it better.

I have the same feelings, except I don't think they will fracture the community with a second Circle pad.

If they announce a redesign tonight I will hold off buying one until it's released, if not I go to the store and pick up a 3DS.

#11 Posted by Atary77 (502 posts) -

I'm considering getting one too now because it's starting to seem like if they do a redesign, they're not going to put a second analog pad on it so, might as well get one if I'm ever going to play Super Mario 3D Land =/

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