Now that the North American and European 3DS media events have occurred, we can see what you think about the news. You made your predictions and confessions in our last survey— how do those stack up now? Percentages from the last survey used below are as of January 19, 2011.
A majority of you (30%) said the max you’d pay for a 3DS is $249– lucky you! That was closely followed by a max of $199 (27%) and, gasp, $299 (23%). Now that there’s no speculation, do you feel the same?
Maybe You’ll Wait
For those of you who aren’t getting the system at launch, there could be a variety of reasons, aside from obvious things like how much the system costs. Is it Nintendo’s Apple-esque handheld redesign strategy?
Writer James Stank went off the deep end when he thought Friend Codes on 3DS would be the same as always: one per game. Fortunately, we learned it’s not quite that bad: you need to exchange only one 3DS-specific friend code with a friend to message them, see what they’re playing and engage in multiplayer in any game locally or online.
Taking Your 3DS on the Road
In Japan, it’s not uncommon for gamers to take their handheld gaming devices everywhere and benefit from things like 3DS’s StreetPass, especially with so many people using public transportation. In other countries, this behavior isn’t as predominant. Nintendo is trying to encourage you to take your 3DS around a lot with its pedometer, SpotPass and StreetPass features.
You Better Like ‘Em Black and Blue
We probably shouldn’t have expected to get different launch colors than Japan’s, but those beautiful color variations at E3 2010 spoiled us. And we know, historically, that those colors, if not more or others, will come out if we can wait long enough. But is launch color really that big of a deal for you?
Thanks for taking part in our latest 3DS survey! Leave additional thoughts, rants or exclamations of joy (so proper!) in the comments below.