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??? Pokemon games are released just a few months later in the US now...I'm sure that we will get one shortly after Japan does, Nintendo knows how well they sell.
Japan Release of White/Black - September 18th
US/UK Release of White/Black - March 6/4th

Similar numbers with Soul Silver and Heart Gold. I exaggerated when I said "couple of years" but it's still a damn long time just to localize it. It's close to 3/4 of a year apart from release. People who don't get paid to translate have the main part of the Japanese game fully translated faster then Gamefreak even has 1/2 the game done apparently. It's stupid really how long we have to wait for something that isn't too complex like changing voice actors instead of just words.
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I'm interested but the price is too high. 3D seems gimmicky to me but I am willing to give it a shot if there are no glasses involved.
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I'm interested but the price is too high. 3D seems gimmicky to me but I am willing to give it a shot if there are no glasses involved.

if 3D isnt your thing anyway - alot of games have it so if you turn off the 3D you get more graphic eyecandy anyway. Dead or Alive gets better framerates for example and Resident Evil gets better AA and textures iirc.
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I will get this thing just for resident evil, lol
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3DS looks pretty cool i haven't been impressed with one in years.
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Amazon is still doing preorders
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I'll have to check it out in store, I'm curious (even though I'll never buy one). I used to have a VirtualBoy way back in the day. I kinda see the 3DS going down that same path, not unless Nintendo sticks with 3D in all future handhelds.
The 3D is optional though. It works more like nVidia's 3D vision. If Nintendo's next handheld doesn't support 3D then if it runs 3DS titles it will just be without the 3D effect.

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LOL @ the gif. Saved it.

Anyways, does anyone feel like 400k is a very UNDERWHELMING number for it to be sold out on? Yes 400k is a lot to sell numbers wise, im not saying that.

But Nintendo only produced that many before going on sale? Sounds like the Wii all over again. Their little marketing tricks piss me off. Lets ride the hype train by only producing this limited number of systems, sell out, have everyone want one because they're the "hot item", and then rinse/repeat after producing another limited quantity.
Its only launching in Japan though. 400k units for a densely-packed country where space is at a premium is pretty good.

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What concerns me the most about the device is the top part. Kotaku says its very hefty and makes a VERY good point that I hated about the first DS models. Due to its heavyness, it broke after about a year of lots of use. All 3 of my phat DS models did this and if the 3DS does it too - Im super concerned. I dont want my $250 device having the life span of a year because of a hinge problem.
I thought it looked kind of thick, and the way the top bulges out put me off. I think I'll wait until a 3DSlite, since if I'm going to drop $250 on a handheld device it will probably be a Nook Color, which I would then root and cram with various Nintendo emulators
    
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less than stellar launch titles and high price kept me from pre-ordering

and even though I'm extremely pumped about some of the new titles and even more for some remakes (Zelda OoT 3D and Star Fox 64 3D) the poor battery life might make me wait for a hardware revision, its current battery performance wouldn't even last me a cross country flight
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I'm waiting for the 3DS lite. 8)
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Its only launching in Japan though. 400k units for a densely-packed country where space is at a premium is pretty good.
I suppose, but we will hear about such limited quantities in America and the UK being produced guaranteed.


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I thought it looked kind of thick, and the way the top bulges out put me off. I think I'll wait until a 3DSlite, since if I'm going to drop $250 on a handheld device it will probably be a Nook Color, which I would then root and cram with various Nintendo emulators
Very nice. I underestimated the Nook Color when it first came out because I was all Kindle crazed. Its a very sweet device for what it's worth.
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