• Fuzunga - June 22, 2012 11:44 p.m.

    Nah, I'm good. I mean, the original 3DS has terrible ergonomics but I bought a grip that remedies that. Plus, I can't be certain that this model will be more comfortable just because it's bigger (and my grip won't work with it). On top of that, I'm not sure the games will actually look better since the resolution is the same.
  • squidbear1209 - June 22, 2012 10:30 p.m.

    i guess it should come with the second thumbstick pre installed
  • D0CCON - June 22, 2012 9:42 p.m.

    Wasn't it just last week that articles popped up saying Nintendo wasn't working on any new 3DS redesigns and that future software generations were their focus? I don't mind this since the device itself remains basically unchanged except for size and a few incredibly minor tweaks, which I guess is what they meant earlier.
  • SparkleDevon - June 22, 2012 8:43 p.m.

    honestly, just, meh.
  • avedon-arcade - June 22, 2012 8:27 p.m.

    I don't have one so I might as well get the one with the larger screens. BUT, I think I still might wait if there's a chance they'll release a themed version based on Mario or (I wish) Zelda like the last one. Because these are quite uninspired looking.
  • ChiChiRocket - June 22, 2012 4:42 p.m.

    Hmm... We'll put this in the "maybe" pile. I think it'll depend on how much Gamestop will give me for my old 3DS.
  • WTeen8 - June 22, 2012 4:35 p.m.

    Meh, this is only for people with bigger hands really, and honestly the original looks better anyway. Besides, the original has purple. PURPLE!
  • IRIsH - June 22, 2012 2:20 p.m.

    Yep I'll have 1 of those thanks was going to buy a 3DS but will just wait a month for the XL. My only complaint when I have borrowed my mates 3DS was that the screen being small on the 3DS made me lose focus when playing in 3D, hopefully more screen will equal less eye strain.
  • IceBlueKirby - June 22, 2012 1:29 p.m.

    I never bought a DSi XL (or a regular DSi, or a DS Lite) because there's no sense in buying a slightly modified version of something I already have. Since I already have a 3DS, that applies here too. Even if they did add an extra thumbstick, it would still be cheaper for me to just buy the Circle Pad Pro, so I'll likely skip any future redesigns as well.
  • Killshot - June 22, 2012 1:25 p.m.

    darn, I was hoping for the 3DS lite to be the next evolution, they could have trimmed some 3DS fat off. I'm also surprised their jacking up the price but im glad they tossed in the the 4gb memory card and red nice though i may just stick with sleek black when it rolls around.
  • LordZarlon - June 22, 2012 1:15 p.m.

    I would think a bigger console would have made adding a second circle control on the right side a no brainer. Oh well. Missed opportunity I guess.
  • ThatGamerDude - June 22, 2012 1:09 p.m.

    Well, seeing as how I haven't bought a 3DS yet and Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance is looming in the horizon, I guess this is the perfect opportunity to get one!
  • db1331 - June 22, 2012 1:01 p.m.

    I'm looking forward to the Circle Pad Pro XL announcement.
  • Tronto13 - June 22, 2012 12:54 p.m.

    looks good but I don't know why they didn't add a 2nd thumb stick. The bigger size seems like the ideal opportunity to add it as the 2nd stick add on thing is not pretty! If there was one I would have been more inclined to trade in my 3DS for the larger model.
  • Redeater - June 22, 2012 1:20 p.m.

    That's and easy one. It's so the same idiots that have bought the original and Zelda edition will buy the thumb stick one edition AFTER buying this one. You think I'm kidding? I work with a guy who is on his 2nd 3DS and will be on his 4th by the time the thumb stick edition is released. Jesus, people bitch about the price of consoles but have no qualms with buying the same handheld 3-4 times.
  • ChaosEternal - June 22, 2012 5:42 p.m.

    I'm sorry, but did you even read the article? That was specifically covered in it. :P "Two 3DS's with different hardware specs would be a developer nightmare. The beauty of developing for a system like the 3DS is knowing that all your users will have the exact same hardware. So if you're wondering why Nintendo didn't slap a second slide pad on this baby, you have your answer."
  • taokaka - June 22, 2012 6:09 p.m.

    I have to argue against that reason because nintendo has done exactly the same last generation with the dsi. Many games came out as dsi enhanced I never new what extra features this included because I only had a lite but the games had optional content to those with the later models and it could work just like that with the second stick as the optional extra. However nintendo has buggered up that because nobody will support the second stick now because half the 3ds user base won't even be able to purchase the add on for a second stick.
  • Redeater - June 22, 2012 8:12 p.m.

    .....yeah I read it and since I have played Nintendo since it came out I'm also acutely aware of the shit they always pull. You are only kidding yourself if you think they won't jump to dual analog. Look at the PS1. They didn't exactly scrap that whole analog idea let alone DUAL analog when it was introduced did they?
  • ChaosEternal - June 23, 2012 5:32 p.m.

    I'm not saying I disagree with you, or that I agree with the article's reasoning. I was just pointing out that there was an answer in the article. You certainly do have a good point. ^.^
  • Net_Bastard - June 22, 2012 12:30 p.m.

    This may not be big news to many people, but as a person who held off on buying a 3DS because my large hands weren't able to hold a DS Lite without cramping after a few minutes, this is big news to me. Please, stop feeling like Nintendo somehow betrayed you. This product isn't for you, it's for me and people like me.

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