I have been hearing a lot about the Nintendo 3DS and noticed it is about to hit shelves. I mean, I was in Germany and not really following this stuff, so excuse me but... Whaaat? When did I miss the memo? I thought we had until after the Summer.
Well, I am not buying it. I do not have the cash, but even if I did, I would think real hard about this. The first problem (and this is subject to change) is that I have not even seen the 3-D effect that this system bolsters. What does it even look like? I cannot fathom pre-ordering this if I would pre-order anything at all. What kills me is that these are selling out first stocks within an hour everywhere in Japan. The Nintendo DS Lite did not even get a midnight release from GameStop, and it sold the Nintendo DS the best later in marketing. I cannot see typical 3-D on TV's and some movies, even though I can see the new HDTV's that are 3-D. It really is a guess for me.
The battery life is disgusting. That is ridiculous and I cannot believe Nintendo is even trying to sell 2-4 hours for handheld. Even Sony said you could manage six on the PSP. If I was writing this blog during the PSP release, then you would be well aware that 4-6 hours was disgusting to me back then and I opted for the ten-hour Nintendo DS phat. If I could vote with my dollar, I would keep my hands off the 3DS until I see one with a battery life of at least seven hours. Nintendo, shame on you!
Besides, Pokémon still occupies my handheld time and I will be itching to play Final Fantasy Tactics again soon. I have to get to repairing my PSP2000. First I have to buy a car.
So, here is something y'all will recognize. Enjoy!