If you’ve read the site at all the last four or five days, you know that I’ve been trying to get my hands on a New 3DS. Last night, the gaming gods smiled upon me, as I finally located one at a local Toys “R” Us. It was just the regular black one, so no special edition for me. But I could care less. I didn’t get it for the design, I got it for the hardware upgrades.
— Ethan Ralph (@TheRalphRetort) February 16, 2015
Even though I haven’t spent much time with it yet, I can definitely say that this is an upgrade. The 3D is much improved, although I’m going to give a final verdict on that once I get a couple long play sessions in. The games all load up faster, the OS works a lot better, and the buttons are better (and there’s some extra ones lol). Yes, other reviews were right: it is a bitch to move everything over from your old system. You need a Philips #0 screwdriver, but I’ve found that the little screwdrivers that you use on eyeglasses will work as well. It’s not as hard as some people made it out to be, but it’s definitely not an ideal situation.
I’ll run another piece later on this week with some more thoughts on the system (oh yea, it’s an XL since that’s the only “New” you can get in North America). I just picked up Majora’s Mask today, and I’m about to download Monster Hunter 4. I’m gonna put in a lot of time on this thing, so I’ll let you know more.
By the way, if anyone wants to add me on 3DS, my Friend Code is: