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Japanese Gamers Share Their Thoughts On The New Nintendo 3DS


The New Nintendo 3DS went on sale in Japan this weekend and it appears as though a lot of gamers decided to rush out and upgrade with most stores in Tokyo alone selling out of the product. So now the New Nintendo 3DS is out what do those who purchased it think to the new device? Here’s some thoughts.

Thoughts on the new C-stick

  • “The C-stick is actually pretty good!”
  • “It’s much better than I’d imagined.”
  • “I thought the C-stick would be useful, but it really is totally different to what I’d imagined. The rubber feels very hard on the tip of my thumb.”
  • “The C-stick is pretty much as I expected it would be. Those of you who have used a Thinkpad laptop’s red button can probably imagine how it feels.

The larger, improved screens

  • “The new anti-blur screen far exceeded my expectations.”
  • “The 3-D screen is superb! It’s so much easier to see.”
  • “I was surprised at how much better the new 3-D screen works.”
  • “Colours on the New LL’s screen are deeper than the old model.”
  • “The whites are a kind of pee-yellow…”
  • “The New 3DS’ screens seem yellower than the old 3DS’.”
  • “Yup, Nintennyo [nyo means urine in Japanese] 3DS.”

The wood effect

  • “A lot of people are saying good things about the wood-effect [cover].”
  • “[Nintendo] should just launch the New 3DS in wood as standard.”
  • “I changed my covers from standard black to wood-effect–it’s really cool. I like the way, when [the 3DS is closed], it almost doesn’t look like a portable games console.”

More thoughts

  • “Moving to the Home menu is super fast”
  • “Overall, the console is much speedier than the old one.”
  • “Launching and closing applications, opening the browser etc is much faster.”
  • “It doesn’t feel as good [to touch] as the old one.”
  • “The New 3DS feels cheaper than the old model to me. It’s more toy-like.”
  • “How does the slide pad feel compared to those on previous models?”
    > “The same.”
    > “The slide pad’s surround is now shallower, so it looks easier to clean. The pad itself hasn’t really changed.”
  • “The Start and Select buttons are now much more accessible.”
  • “The speakers seem a bit more powerful now.”
  • “I’m seriously impressed at how the sound quality has improved between the LL and New LL.”
  • “I tried loading the Niconico Douga app. Compared to the Vita version it’s pretty bad, but I guess it can’t be helped.”
  • “Monster Hunter on the New 3DS is just too good.”
  • “I have no regrets about upgrading.”

Thanks, Michelle


Here’s Japan’s Most Wanted Games This Week

The latest edition of Japanese gaming publication Famitsu reveals the games that Japanese consumers are most looking forward to. Unsurprisingly Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, which was released this weekend in Japan, tops the list followed by Final Fantasy XV. Here’s the most wanted games in Japan this week.

1. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – 1253 votes
2. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV – 843 votes
3. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire – 695 votes
4. [PS3] Persona 5 – 693 votes
5. [PS3] Tales of Zestiria – 691 votes
6. [3DS] Bravely Second – 619 votes
7. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III – 554 votes
8. [3DS] Final Fantasy Explorers – 471 votes
9. [PS4] The Evil Within – 376 votes
10. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – 364 votes
11. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes – 351 votes
12. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – 339 votes
13. [PS3] Shining Resonance – 302 votes
14. [PS4] Persona 5 – 285 votes
15. [PS3] The Evil Within – 281 votes
16. [3DS] Derby Stallion Gold – 249 votes
17. [PS4] Bloodborne – 220 votes
18. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes – 213 votes
19. [PSV] God Eater 2 Rage Burst – 196 votes
20. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney – 195 votes
21. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey II Untold: The Knight of the Fafnir – 192 votes
22. [3DS] PoPoLoCrois Bokujou Monogatari – 181 votes
23. [PS4] Yakuza Zero – 159 votes
24. [PSV] Phantasy Star Nova – 154 votes
25. [PS3] The Last Remnant – 151 votes
26. [PSV] Kan Colle Kai – 143 votes
27. [PSV] Persona 4: Dancing All Night – 142 votes
28. [PS3] Yakuza Zero – 139 votes
29. [PS3] Resident Evil HD – 137 votes
30. [PS4] Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – 135 votes

Thanks, MasterPikachu6



Check Out The First 60 Minutes Of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate On Nintendo 3DS

Tilmen from Nintendomination has uploaded the first sixty minutes of the recently released Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate which went on sale in Japan this weekend. Sadly we’ve got a while to wait as the game isn’t coming to the west until sometime early next year. Still, judging from the video, it will certainly be worth the wait.


Japan Lines Up For Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate And The New Nintendo 3DS

Eager Japanese gamers have already begun queuing up for the launch of both Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and the New Nintendo 3DS. The images were taken at Tsutaya in Shibuya and Bic Camera and were shot at around 6-7am. No doubt the queues will be getting bigger and bigger. The New Nintendo 3DS won’t launch in Europe or America until 2015 and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate from Capcom is coming sometime in early 2015.


japan_mh4u_new3ds_queue2Thanks, Kallum



New Version Of Yokai Watch 2 Announced For Nintendo 3DS Coming Out On December 13th

The latest edition of Japanese publication CoroCoro magazine has revealed that there’s a new version of Yokai Watch 2 coming to the Nintendo 3DS on December 13th. The latest version of the game is dubbed the full version and will feature some additional goodies. We are still waiting for the Yokai Watch franchise to come to the west.

Thanks, Kallum


Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate For Nintendo 3DS Has Over 800,000 Pre-Orders In Japan

We all know that Monster Hunter is an extremely popular franchise in Japan, and it appears that the soon to be released Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate isn’t due to be an exception. Media Create is reporting that the Nintendo 3DS title currently has over 800,000 pre-orders in Japan. However, it should be noted that the game is unlikely to match last year’s launch of Monster Hunter 4 which saw pre-orders amount to 1,177,000.

Thanks, Kallum