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#1 ComputerSpaceFan OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012 9:56 AM

Hardly a surprise that Nintendo are working on 3DS Lite but it seems to me that a redesign within a year is a little sudden.
Still, I'm glad I held off buying a 3DS because I want to see this thinner, better battery life 3DS Lite.

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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012 10:14 AM

Assuming this is true, I might pass on it. I'm very happy with the one I have now.

Didn't Ninty say they used every trick they knew to make the 3DS as compact as possible? If they added a larger battery and second Circle-Pad, I doubt they'd be able to make it smaller. But who knows.

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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012 10:55 AM

Thinner? How much thinner do you need it?

To me the 3DS is tiny to begin with (screen, overall size, etc.).. I don't want a 3DS Lite, I want a 3DS XL!

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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012 10:57 AM

Yeah I hear they want to add second analog stick and larger battery too. Not sure how this will be "lite". Honestly the current 3DS is pretty small, not sure I would actually want it smaller, I may actual buy an XL version if they made it though.

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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012 11:23 AM

J.C., its already to damn small. I would like to see a larger version

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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012 11:26 AM

I wish they would make it thicker. Hands are not designed to grip "thin". Thin is fine for an iPad which doesn't care how you hold it. A portable game can only be held in one way (unless it's a Lynx, which happens to have the perfect thickness). And make the buttons and D-pad bigger. Like NES or SuperNES bigger. I'm also not a fan of the tactility of clicky-buttons. I like some travel. If you're going to put buttons on a device, make them be buttons! Don't be ashamed of your buttons! Make them stand out proud and tall! Other than that I like the system. It feels a bit cheaply made and has some questionable design but I'm digging it.

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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012 12:09 PM

Well they definitely need to fix the screen scratches and warped D-pads.
I'll reserve judgement about how it will fit in my huge hands until I see a final design and pictures.

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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012 12:47 PM

Now Kotaku has an article about it too.
Looks like photo from the magazine is mere speculation on behalf of Nikkei Trendy. But I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot more evidence to back up this speculation soon enough.

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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012 2:14 PM

Not really surprising considering the history of Nintendo iterating their handhelds. I'll probably grab one...especially if a second analog stick is added.

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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012 2:16 PM

Also.. I don't know how well known this is, but the 3DS top screen is actually SMALLER in height than the regular ol' DSi.

Of course it's also wider, but it's the height that makes a big difference, because the width just tends to widen the view.

There really isn't any way for the 3DS to go but bigger. :)

Edited by NE146, Wed Jan 4, 2012 2:16 PM.


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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012 3:05 PM

I'm all for it, as long as they plan on lightening it by dropping off one screen, and the 3d effect.

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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012 3:09 PM

I'm all for it, as long as they plan on lightening it by dropping off one screen, and the 3d effect.


Get rid of the '3' and the 'D'? Then it would be a Nintendo S, or a Lynx 3. :D

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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012 3:26 PM

*Snore*

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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012 4:01 PM

The 3ds that I got about a week and a half ago is pretty much the size of the DS Lite, just a tiny bit thicker. Thats not worth the upgrade to me.

I also don't see what the big deal is with the paint falling off of the D-pad is about either. The part where the bottom screen makes contact with the top is purely a design flaw for sure, I put a screen cleaning cloth inbetween the screens when I shut it to prevent scratches, which is not a big deal to me.

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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012 4:14 PM

Heck I saw those two lines on my screen when it was closed and unused for a while. check this out, I took a cloth and wiped them off and they were gone. It wasn't a scratch, it was dust marks, I've had the same thing happen to ps3 discs when the drive door was dusty. Dust got on the game and I thought it was a deep scratch at first. Nope, just dust.

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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012 4:27 PM

I will keep waiting until the inevitable 3DS XL........then I will consider it IF is has enough titles by then to warrant purchase.

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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012 4:41 PM

This rumor has just been debunked.

Edited by Animan, Wed Jan 4, 2012 4:41 PM.


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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012 6:02 PM

This rumor has just been debunked.


Perhaps for now but if Nintendo history is anything to go by then multiple revisions are inevitable anyway...............

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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012 6:07 PM

Perhaps for now but if Nintendo history is anything to go by then multiple revisions are inevitable likely anyway...............

Fixed. Can't be too sure of anything.. Well, most things anyway. ;)

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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012 7:40 PM

Yeah, when hasn't Nintendo come out with a second revision system? The N64? GameCube?

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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012 8:32 PM

Panasonic disagrees. You have to agree with one thing, multiple handheld revision have been nintendo's forte

Edited by Skarrj, Wed Jan 4, 2012 8:36 PM.


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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012 10:02 PM

looks like it's just a rumor

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Posted Thu Jan 5, 2012 1:11 AM

Just a rumor, but I do think a redesign is inevitable. At some point there will be a lighter version of the 3DS, perhaps incorporating that second Circle Pad (maybe, if a significant enough number of games actually make use of that add-on). But right now is far too soon for a redesign. I'm thinking more like next spring or so. Seems like they give the original model about two years on the market with a couple of price cuts before jumping onto the "leaner, lighter" version.

Of course I already have two of these suckers. An Aqua Blue one from when they were originally released, and then the Zelda one that sold this Christmas. Ordinarily wouldn't have sunk the cash for an extra, but the Zelda one was just too awesome to pass up.

Besides that, gives me an easy way to be able to play some of the games I've got in multiplayer with people that don't own a 3DS now.

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Posted Thu Jan 5, 2012 9:47 AM

3DS XL!!!

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Posted Thu Jan 5, 2012 10:32 AM

I'm all for it, as long as they plan on lightening it by dropping off one screen, and the 3d effect.


They called that a PSP. Came out years ago.




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