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What are the chances of a new handheld coming out in the next year or so? Desperately want that gold Zelda XL but I do already have a red 3DS that I barely touch as it is, would be a double kick in the teeth if there's an even better handheld out in the near future.

 

(nobody dare say "2DS" at me)

 

From who, Microsoft?

 

It'll be late 2015-16 before we see the next Nintendo & Sony handheld.

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From who, Microsoft?

 

It'll be late 2015-16 before we see the next Nintendo & Sony handheld.

 

Haha, no. I've been half expecting a 3DS+ or something since the XL came out, with a second analogue stick and better screen resolution. Maybe this is it now, and they'll save those features for the next generation of handheld.

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Haha, no. I've been half expecting a 3DS+ or something since the XL came out, with a second analogue stick and better screen resolution. Maybe this is it now, and they'll save those features for the next generation of handheld.

 

I can only see one likely option going forward which would be a model that drops the cartridge bay altogether. Maybe with this and improvements in chipset fabrication then they might be able to rearrange a few things, improving the spacing of the design.

 

In short, the kind of stuff that I'd expect them to be doing for the next generation of handhelds anyway.

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Haha, no. I've been half expecting a 3DS+ or something since the XL came out, with a second analogue stick and better screen resolution. Maybe this is it now, and they'll save those features for the next generation of handheld.

 

Too late to raise the screen resolution sadly. Any updated model would probably be minor upgrades like a better camera, thinner body, better battery life etc. But can't see it happen for at least a year since they just brought out the 2DS.

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Just got an email from Nintendo.... they have received my 3DS.... now we wait.... *waits*

 

 

Are they doing it for free?

 

They should do, it still under warranty form the last repair.

I didn't call them to set up the repair, I just set it up through the website.

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Why do games take so long to drop in price on the 3DS? oO It's been 6 months since I've bought anything, and it's not that there aren't games I want, the prices just aren't dropping like they usually do. Everything is still 30£.

 

What gives?

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Why do games take so long to drop in price on the 3DS? oO It's been 6 months since I've bought anything, and it's not that there aren't games I want, the prices just aren't dropping like they usually do. Everything is still 30£.

 

What gives?

 

Stop being a scab and just pay the money!! :D

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Stop being a scab and just pay the money!! :D

 

I never pay more than 20€ (£17) for a game on principle (because I don't think any game is worth more than that), but even if I wanted to do that, I couldn't. You have to cut corners on a ~£340 salary. :P

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Why do games take so long to drop in price on the 3DS? oO It's been 6 months since I've bought anything, and it's not that there aren't games I want, the prices just aren't dropping like they usually do. Everything is still 30£.

 

What gives?

 

If your talking about Nintendo published games then be prepared to wait a good while as those games rarely see price drops. Nintendo software holds its value for ages.

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If your talking about Nintendo published games then be prepared to wait a good while as those games rarely see price drops. Nintendo software holds its value for ages.

 

I know that. It's been years since I've bought a Ninty game first hand, lol.

But I mean in general, not just N games.

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Why do games take so long to drop in price on the 3DS? oO It's been 6 months since I've bought anything, and it's not that there aren't games I want, the prices just aren't dropping like they usually do. Everything is still 30£.

 

What gives?

 

A lot of it is down to the physical medium and the size of the print runs that companies can afford for Nintendo to do. Big N aren't particularly flexible concerning this (weren't in the DS days anyway) and you either do a small run or a big run. Very rarely does anyone do a second print.

 

Also the cartridges do not tend to get significant amounts of wear and handheld titles are relatively unaffected by the faddy, must-buy-newest-game-cos-all-my-friends-are-playing-it whirlwind that tends to go with console releases.

 

What I CAN'T explain is why digital prices stay so f'ing high. Nintendo really need to start taking a leaf out of Steams book and have some proper sales. Get people going bat-shit-crazy for a games which would create enough buzz to increase sales at a higher price.

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What I CAN'T explain is why digital prices stay so f'ing high. Nintendo really need to start taking a leaf out of Steams book and have some proper sales. Get people going bat-shit-crazy for a games which would create enough buzz to increase sales at a higher price.

 

Yeah, this completely baffles me. Nintendo is great at making software and hardware but they're absolutely terrible at everything else. Oo

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If Nintendo were to implement a proper accounts system whereby you didn't 'lose everything' if you lose your console - or if something happens to it - then I would be a lot more willing to buy some of their retail games digitally...

 

...but not at the high RRP. ;)

 

So until either or both of those things happen I will continue to buy the physical games, besides... I like the relative security and flexibility of having the physical game card. :)

 

Obviously Virtual Console games are different, because you can only get those digitally, but even I'm being a bit conservative with which ones I download and I review them each week for the site! :p

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What I CAN'T explain is why digital prices stay so f'ing high. Nintendo really need to start taking a leaf out of Steams book and have some proper sales. Get people going bat-shit-crazy for a games which would create enough buzz to increase sales at a higher price.

 

So as not to piss off retailers and get allocated even less shelf space than they already get.

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So as not to piss off retailers and get allocated even less shelf space than they already get.

 

That's all well and good, but when you have the likes of GAME selling Pokemon X&Y for £40 in store - when it's £32.99 on their site? - doesn't help matters, I think it's high-time the general RRP is lowered.

 

If any 3DS game had an RRP of £32.99 and was priced at no more than £29.99 at launch on the eShop then I think people would be a lot happier to actually buy games as they'd feel that they aren't getting ripped off as much.

 

What I'm saying is... do Nintendo really want their games on the shelf of unscrupulous retailers such as GAME when they charge such a high price for them, which makes Nintendo inadvertently look bad for hiking up prices even when it isn't actually their fault but the retailers.

 

Or is it not actually a problem and is in fact a case of 'buyer beware' because technically everyone has the ability to shop around but a lot of people don't and so they effectively rip themselves off. :p

 

I'm actually genuinely interested in this issue, even though I know that nothing will be done about it.

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After my sister asked for some advice on what game player thingy (her words) could she get for her four year old daughter for Christmas, all of sudden the 2DS made sense to me. I just this second ordered a white 2DS with New Art Academy, Mario Kart 7 and Nintendogs + Cats for her.

 

Time for my niece to begin her video game training. I might get her Mario 3D Land to go with it, but I imagine I'll be spending a few hours showing how to really get into it.

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Possible new 2DS on the way....

 

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It looks pretty legit. With this being leaked ( if it is indeed true ) and the rumour of Luigi's Mansion 2 Wii U port, surely a ND is on the way?

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Is that the fastest a newly released console has ever gotten a special edition of?

 

That's gotta be a record! :o

 

On the subject of a Nintendo Direct coming soon, VD Dev (developers of VRally GBA, COP: The Recruit and the upcoming 3DS game Ironfall) have said that their new game will be revealed in a video, due to be released on the 28th.

 

Shinen have also said that their new Wii U games are due to be unveiled in "a matter of days" on their Twitter page...

 

Make of that what you will :)

 

That being said, we've never had two normal Nintendo Directs in the same month before...

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Nintendo should aggressively port 3DS games to the Wii U. I want Kid Icarus with two analog sticks.

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Nintendo should aggressively port 3DS games to the Wii U. I want Kid Icarus with two analog sticks.

 

Should they literally be aggressive about it? Iwata marching around shouting "DO IT QUICKER YOU USELESS BUNCH OF NITWITS, GUY WANTS THIS GAME NOW!"?

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Should they literally be aggressive about it? Iwata marching around shouting "DO IT QUICKER YOU USELESS BUNCH OF NITWITS, GUY WANTS THIS GAME NOW!"?

 

All that rage accompanied by his signature grin and slightly lazy "is he going to wink?" eye.

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So my 3DS has been repaired today, should be sent back to me tomorrow hopefully get it early next week.

 

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Whats with that "Job Held" bit..... never seen that before?

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