Everyone likes new and shiny things, me most of all! Nintendo has been around for a while now and they’re not slowing down. We’ve seen the gameboy evolve into many different forms eventually it evolved so much its name changed to something less game-boy-y – actually in fact they dropped the gameboy name all together and it is now simply known as The 3DS! Well, the NEW 3DS! No one probably remembers anymore but when the New 3DS first launched there was a shortage of them in the United States due to the shipping labor crisis on the west coast. I remember it well due to the fact that I couldn’t find one anywhere! In fact I went to 6 stores and by chance only found one at a Target near my home that had one on pre-order that was never picked up. Someone else’s loss was totally my gain and I’m reaping my reward for his or her laziness… At least I hope it was laziness and nothing awful happened… Okay I’m thinking way to much about this now.
At any rate the first thing that I loved about my 3DS XL was its color. I picked up the red 3DS and it was glorious, sprinkle a little goldenrod in the mix and it could have been an accessory to Tony Stark’s Ironman suit! Apart from it’s obvious sex appeal the 3DS XL is large without being to large a very nice balance for a handheld with 2 screens. And speaking of dual screens the top or main screen is of course like it’s predecessor displays its contents in 3D. Now originally a gimmick and perhaps even to this day still a gimmick the 3D feature of the 3DS makes the experience that much richer. It feels like your a part of the game, right there with everything even if that’s a small part its still extremely interesting and makes the overall experience that much better.
Only a few things changed with the New 3DS. For starters they squeezed in a slightly beefier processor and a little more memory and a higher depth of 3D field of view in the main screen. Outside of that they changed the layout of the original 3DS XL a bit by relocating some of the ports including the game port and charging port. There were minor changes to the overall design but nothing to drastic.
The only negative aspects of the 3DS and I have this to say about any and all of the generations of the 3DS and DS Nintendo entertainment systems is that after a while of game play it starts to hurt the hands a bit. The 3DS isn’t very ergonomic, however taking a semi-regular break during play helps a lot. The 3DS is an incredible little device and it doesn’t have that hefty of a price tag. Despite it not fitting in ones hand very well we here at Nerdsauce love the little device and play ours regularly! A truly recommended device, if you don’t have one we recommend picking one up!
Thanks for reading and until next time, Cheers!