Saturday, March 26, 2011
Yes, I got one. I preordered it some time ago and yesterday was the release date here in Europe. But I was lucky and could enjoy it one day before. At Thursday noon I received a call saying that I could go to pick up my 3DS. And well, I went and was enjoying all the afternoon trying it.
I didn't buy any 3DS game. Don't find indispensable any of the currently available, so I prefer wait for now and I'll use it to play pokémon white. I preordered Zelda remake for 3DS but I don't know when will be released.
The box of the European 3DS is bigger than the box that I saw in videos of Japanese 3DS unboxings. That is because the European AC adapter is bigger. But for the rest, the box contains the same things: the manual, the charging base, the AC adapter, some AR cards and the console.
The external appearance I found better than I saw in pictures. I got the Cosmos Black version. The color isn't black, is more a dark gray that gives a pretty and smart look. The buttons, sliders and the analog stick also seems better than expected.
The 3D effect is awesome. More impressive that expected. It's like the effect that you have using 3D glasses in some TV or monitors but the fact that you don't need glasses makes it amazing. Is something that I hadn't see before and difficult to describe if you don't see by yourself.
As I said, I didn't buy any 3DS game, so I only can talk about preinstalled software. The Mii creator is very fun, when it creates your Mii with a picture of you. The AR games are very easy, more that games, I call it demos about what can be done with this technology. Face Raiders and music player I didn't try it yet. The 3D camera is awful... worse than I expected. There are other apps that aren't available yet, like an internet browser, and will be enabled in future firmware updates.
In conclusion, I'm very happy with this purchase. Now let's wait that soon will release better games that the currently available. It's also a shame that isn't region free, so hope that the good games will reach the old continent.