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« Reply #80 on: February 15, 2015, 10:44:46 PM »

Quote from: Canuck on February 15, 2015, 10:38:08 PM

I can only imagine the "who's on first" routines that will occur in the future. (Hey, you said you were selling a New 3DS! this one  is used!)

I seem to remember a similar wave of confusion when an iPad newer than New iPad released.
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« Reply #81 on: February 15, 2015, 11:37:18 PM »

Quote from: Canuck on February 15, 2015, 10:38:08 PM

I can only imagine the "who's on first" routines that will occur in the future. (Hey, you said you were selling a New 3DS! this one  is used!)

I imagine it will go something like this.
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« Reply #82 on: February 17, 2015, 02:04:43 PM »

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Can't find that New 3DS anywhere? Can't find that Amiibo either?

Reality Check: Nintendo is Awful. Seriously, they have no damn idea what they're doing nowadays. Although according to comments it seems it's a NOA issue and not Nintendo as a whole. Who knows.

I don't think I understand what makes Nintendo terrible.  I stood outside starting at 4 in the morning to get a PS2 many years ago.  I bought an Xbox 360 from someone in Canada because there were none in the US.  I have paid upwards of $100 for games which are in short supply.

This is not something about Nintendo.  It is how the market works, or at least how we have let it work. 
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« Reply #83 on: February 20, 2015, 07:28:54 PM »

They are awful because I want a New 3DS not a New 3DS XL.  Bah.
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« Reply #84 on: February 20, 2015, 08:30:32 PM »

I can't find a single place to buy one.   :/
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« Reply #85 on: February 20, 2015, 09:40:21 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on February 20, 2015, 08:30:32 PM

I can't find a single place to buy one.   :/
I got lucky at Target.  None of the other stores near me seemed to know when they would get more.  Target seemed to have the best handle on new shipments coming.  I walked into the store around 9:30am and they had their new stock sitting on the counter behind the register (2 black and 3 red).

I was surprised how clueless my local Best Buy was about their shipments, they used to be my go to for things like that.  Their display case was still full of the regular 3ds XL and 2ds.     
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« Reply #86 on: February 20, 2015, 09:54:07 PM »

I just picked up one today at Gamestop. Checking their store availability online seems to be pretty reliable.
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« Reply #87 on: February 24, 2015, 06:51:23 PM »

Video of a hands on of Xenoblade: Chronicles Xenosaga Xenogears  on then new 3ds.

Looks like fun!
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« Reply #88 on: February 24, 2015, 08:47:55 PM »

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« Reply #89 on: March 03, 2015, 01:02:32 AM »

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I pre-ordered from Amazon.  I don't have much confidence that retailers are going to receive many copies.  I'll be happy if it plays fairly close to the Wii version.
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« Reply #90 on: March 04, 2015, 05:34:22 PM »

So last night I played the new Zelda with the 3d on with the new 3ds.  I found it actually worked.  I mention this because I never could get it to work on the old 3ds and had 3d turned off all the time.

I am very happy they did the face tracking update.

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« Reply #91 on: March 13, 2015, 04:06:01 PM »

I thought this fit here.

Nintendo's 3DS beats out PS4 and Xbox One for February hardware sales

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Nintendo's 3DS platform outsold Xbox One and PlayStation 4 throughout February in the U.S., the company's American arm announced in a press release following data provided by The NPD Group.

The 3DS family, which emcompasses the Nintendo 3DS, 3DS XL and the New 3DS XL, sold 395,000 units across the U.S. last month. According to Nintendo, "The great majority of these sales were New Nintendo 3DS XL systems, which sold 130 percent more units in its initial frame than Nintendo 3DS XL did when it launched."

During the first two months of this year, sales of 3DS hardware have increased more than 90 percent compared to this same period last year. The recently released The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask was the top-selling game of February as well, while Nintendo's Wii U sales have increased by more than 20 percent over sales during the same period in 2014.

Sony's PlayStation 4 is February's highest-selling home console in the U.S., it was also announced. According to Sony, this refers specifically to home console sales and not overall hardware, adding that the PS4 remains the "cumulative leader in hardware sales with more than 20.2 million units sold" worldwide.

Microsoft notes a similarly positive February for its Xbox One, stating it's experienced "record February sales in the U.S." with 84 percent more consoles sold compared to January 2015.

"All three categories of hardware, new physical software, and accessories experienced sales increases in February 2015 with combined sales of $956 million, up 8 percent over last February," said The NPD Group's Liam Callahan.

And the new 3DS didn't even come out until Feb 13 so only half a month.
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« Reply #92 on: March 13, 2015, 04:57:33 PM »

Gotta say, I'm playing the shit out of the thing. Way more than my old 3DS, but not more than the other consoles, of course.
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« Reply #93 on: March 14, 2015, 12:32:07 AM »

I'm still playing a lot of Monster Hunter 4U.  I never could get into any of the previous versions, but this one is really good. 

I'll second how well the stable 3d works on the new 3ds xl.  I couldn't use it on my old 3ds xl because it was too hard to stay in the sweet spot to keep the 3d effect.  I always played with it off.  Being able to go back to old games like Occarina of Time with 3d turned on has been like playing a new game.
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« Reply #94 on: March 14, 2015, 09:43:43 PM »

So due to you all I gave in and got a "new". I did wireless transfer and now want to resell the old 3ds xl. Question... it was the new super Mario bros version - does that mean super Mario is no longer on the old device? Want to make sure I market accurately for selling and don't want to go in and make a profile and all in it.
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« Reply #95 on: March 17, 2015, 02:52:00 PM »

Quote from: Azhag on March 14, 2015, 09:43:43 PM

So due to you all I gave in and got a "new". I did wireless transfer and now want to resell the old 3ds xl. Question... it was the new super Mario bros version - does that mean super Mario is no longer on the old device? Want to make sure I market accurately for selling and don't want to go in and make a profile and all in it.
I did a system transfer from my Mario & Luigi limited edition (with Mario & Luigi Dream Team pre-loaded) to a new 3ds XL.  After the system transfer completed, and I put in the micro SD card I had ready with all of my data, Mario and Luigi Dream Team was on my new 3ds XL.  All of my digital games from my old 3ds XL were now on my new.  The system transfer process completely wiped my old 3ds XL to the factory default, including removing pre-loaded games.  

When I setup my son on my old 3ds XL after the system transfer, it was like starting with a brand new 3ds XL.  Hopefully that helps.
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« Reply #96 on: March 17, 2015, 10:44:10 PM »

OK, that's what I thought. So I'll sell noting that it no longer includes the new super Mario bros.

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« Reply #97 on: March 23, 2015, 05:47:00 PM »

Digital version of Xenoblade Chronicles 3D doesn't fit on the New 3DS's standard SD card

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Nintendo has revealed that the digital version of Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will not fit on the standard microSD card that comes with the New Nintendo 3DS and New 3DS XL.

This information is noted at the bottom of the game's listing on the Nintendo.co.uk website. It reads:

"The download version of Xenoblade Chronicles 3D does not fit on the microSD card included with New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL systems: an 8GB or larger microSD card is required to download this game from Nintendo eShop."

So, yes, if you plan on purchasing Xenoblade Chronicles 3D through the 3DS eShop for your New Nintendo 3DS, you'll also need to buy an 8GB microSD, or higher.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is also the only game that requires a New 3DS or New 3DS XL to play. So it's turning out to be quite an expensive game to play.

It'll be out on April 2nd in Europe and Japan. The US gets it on April 10th.
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« Reply #98 on: March 26, 2015, 08:43:27 PM »

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D - video review.
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« Reply #99 on: April 01, 2015, 05:09:21 PM »

Just got a New 3DS XL.  The system transfer procedure was akin to attempting black magic.  Whoever thought that was a good idea needs to be fired. 

Attempt One: After jumping through the hoops the first time I tried to do a complete wireless transfer.  Aww look at the little Pikmin carrying my saved data.  One hour passes and the Pikmin are still working.  Hour two passes and the Pikmin are running like crazy yet nothing is happening.  Oh look, my source 3DS has lost connection on step 6/7 all progress was aborted. 

Attempt Two: 3DS 1 refused to connect to 3DS 2.  Gave up after 30 minutes of trying.

Day 2

Attempt Three: Only one 3DS was willing to connect to the internet at a time.  30 minutes later still trying.

Attempt Four: The stars have aligned and everything is working!  I choose the option to do a low capacity transfer.  Man, those Pikmin are really moving this time, transfer gets to set 7 after only 20 minutes!  System reboots but where are my games?!  Apparently I need to re-download them from the eShop since I did the low capacity transfer.  OK, no big deal. 

eShop Connection Attempt One:   “Error Code: 007-2100.  An error has occurred. Please try again later”
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« Reply #100 on: April 02, 2015, 06:39:58 PM »

Oh man...the wireless transfer is the worst.  I bought a 32gb micro sd card that came with a sd card adapter from Amazon.  I then copied the files from the old sd card in my 3ds xl to a folder on my pc, and then copied those files onto the new micro sd card.  With that approach I just started the transfer process and swapped cards and that was it. 
 
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« Reply #101 on: April 03, 2015, 02:42:16 AM »

The Binding of Isaac Rebirth has been announced for the 3DS and the announcement only mentions the new 3DS.  I really hope this is an oversight, and they're not going to start releasing games only on the new system when they would work on the old models.
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« Reply #102 on: April 03, 2015, 03:09:02 AM »

Quote from: EddieA on April 03, 2015, 02:42:16 AM

The Binding of Isaac Rebirth has been announced for the 3DS and the announcement only mentions the new 3DS.  I really hope this is an oversight, and they're not going to start releasing games only on the new system when they would work on the old models.

Well...duh.

Nintendo wants you to 'upgrade' to their newest and best and more confusing name game console.
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« Reply #103 on: April 03, 2015, 04:29:57 AM »

Fairly certain Binding of Isaac would run on a potato, so while they will release some games only on N3DS, I doubt that will be one of them.
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« Reply #104 on: April 07, 2015, 01:50:18 AM »

Well, I figured I wasn't going to be finishing Xenoblade sitting in front of the Wii U for 100 hours. So I bought a NEW 3DStm. I'm so weak.
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« Reply #105 on: April 07, 2015, 02:37:13 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on April 07, 2015, 01:50:18 AM

Well, I figured I wasn't going to be finishing Xenoblade sitting in front of the Wii U for 100 hours. So I bought a NEW 3DStm. I'm so weak.

Welcome to the club.  Now I just wish Nintendo released on Tuesday instead of Fridays.
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« Reply #106 on: April 07, 2015, 05:43:52 PM »

Once I get everything transferred over, are there any issues with selling a used 3DS? I don't know if there's issues with games being tied to a system with the crazy way Nintendo handles licenses.
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« Reply #107 on: April 07, 2015, 06:57:43 PM »

Well, there will be no games on the system.  Once you do a system transfer, the original 3DS will be re-formatted back to factory default.
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« Reply #108 on: April 07, 2015, 07:24:56 PM »

Quote from: Lordnine on April 07, 2015, 06:57:43 PM

Well, there will be no games on the system.  Once you do a system transfer, the original 3DS will be re-formatted back to factory default.

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There will nothing of yours on the 3DS after the system transfer.
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« Reply #109 on: April 07, 2015, 08:44:53 PM »

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It also has a structure that makes is a great fit for a handheld. You can save pretty much anywhere, for one thing, so it's easy to just pick up and do a bit of exploration or level grinding while taking the train to work. Unlike many RPGs, every play session doesn't have to last a few hours. Similarly, there's an incredibly useful fast-travel system that lets you jet back to any location you've visited before, and at any point you can hit a button to get a reminder of what exactly is happening in the story at that moment (perfect for when you get sidetracked taking on extra quests). Over the years I’ve found it increasingly challenging to play the kinds of JRPGs I grew up with, because they require such a massive time investment, but Xenoblade is a game I can play whether I have 10 minutes or a few hours to spare.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D isn't the most obvious showcase for Nintendo's handheld. For one thing, its chunky visuals actually look worse if you use the 3DS XL's 3D capability, turning the whole thing into an ugly, jagged mess. It's also a niche game in a niche genre, without the strong name recognition of something like The Legend of Zelda. It’s not entirely clear why it needed to be exclusive, unless the New 3DS’ processing bump was required to run the former console game.

But for RPG fans who missed the Wii version the first time around, this is a great chance to catch up — especially if you think you've outgrown the genre. Xenoblade gives you all of the great things about JRPGs and cuts out most of the fluff.
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« Reply #110 on: April 08, 2015, 06:41:41 PM »

I'm all transferred over. I know that this thing was going to be slightly larger and no longer fit my charging cradle, but it's like 3mm larger, and they moved the charging contacts anyway. You think they would have tried...and just to add insult to injury, the stylus is actually shorter now. The new 3D does work better, though.

EDIT: well, I spoke to soon, a bunch of my games won't launch after the transfer. Might have to redownload, which is annoying.
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« Reply #111 on: April 08, 2015, 07:56:57 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on April 08, 2015, 06:41:41 PM

I'm all transferred over. I know that this thing was going to be slightly larger and no longer fit my charging cradle, but it's like 3mm larger, and they moved the charging contacts anyway. You think they would have tried...and just to add insult to injury, the stylus is actually shorter now. The new 3D does work better, though.

EDIT: well, I spoke to soon, a bunch of my games won't launch after the transfer. Might have to redownload, which is annoying.

You don't have to redownload anything as long as you did the system transfer AND copied the contents of your SD-card, or alternatively just moved it from one 3DS to the other.
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« Reply #112 on: April 08, 2015, 08:15:49 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on April 08, 2015, 07:56:57 PM

Quote from: Teggy on April 08, 2015, 06:41:41 PM

I'm all transferred over. I know that this thing was going to be slightly larger and no longer fit my charging cradle, but it's like 3mm larger, and they moved the charging contacts anyway. You think they would have tried...and just to add insult to injury, the stylus is actually shorter now. The new 3D does work better, though.

EDIT: well, I spoke to soon, a bunch of my games won't launch after the transfer. Might have to redownload, which is annoying.

You don't have to redownload anything as long as you did the system transfer AND copied the contents of your SD-card, or alternatively just moved it from one 3DS to the other.

That's exactly what I did but 4 games game in corrupted somehow. I found other people online who had the same problem.
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