Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




2258 posts

Uber Geek


# 200257 10-Aug-2016 14:29
Send private message

With the recent "hype" around Pokemon Go, I had a thought the other day that I can't shake - purchase a Nintendo New 3DS and play some of the Pokemon games on it, as well as some of the older releases that are either available via the eStore or via cross compatibility with older systems.

 

At the moment I know that I want the "new" model, but not sure if I want to get the regular size or the XL version.
I considered the 2DS for a while, until I realized that it did not fold

 

 

 

Anyone own a 3DS and can give any comments or suggestions?
And then does anyone know of the best place to get - EB Games seems to have the XL for $279, though JB is offering a bundle with the XL and a Pokemon game that is tempting since I want one of those games anyway. 


Create new topic
1401 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1608647 10-Aug-2016 14:58
Send private message

I got one. I use it purely for Pokemon purposes. I do like the new 3DS XL. Pretty decent battery and good screen size. 




2258 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1610166 11-Aug-2016 15:25
Send private message

JB Hi Fi has a bundle - $358 for the new XL console, Pokemon Alpha OR Omega plus an Aminbo figure

 

Separate pricing is $280, $69 and $25 = $374, so a small saving

 

Have to wait till payday to know what I can afford this month, which of course will give me an opportunity to see if there are any better deals out there


 
 
 
 


1401 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1610181 11-Aug-2016 15:54
Send private message

if you just want a 3DS for pokemon - try to see if someone on trademe is selling one a little cheaper. I got mine second hand from someone that bought it to play pokemon and sold it after he was done with it. 


146 posts

Master Geek


  # 1610189 11-Aug-2016 16:10
Send private message

Got a New 3DS XL as a Christmas gift last year from the SO. (I still find it hilarious that the actual console itself is named 'New 3DS').

 

Love it! Side-by-side, it definitely looks and feels better than her 3DS.




2258 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1610424 12-Aug-2016 08:16
Send private message

Krishant007:

 

if you just want a 3DS for pokemon - try to see if someone on trademe is selling one a little cheaper. I got mine second hand from someone that bought it to play pokemon and sold it after he was done with it. 

 

 

 

 

One of the first places I looked and .. not an option.
I only wanted a "New 3DS" and most people were only selling the older model.

 

I also have a thing against buying second hand consoles (and electronics in general).

 

 

 

 


sxz

677 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1610430 12-Aug-2016 08:28
Send private message

I picked up the original 3DS on trademe for about $40, played some awesome games on it.  The New3DS has much better 3D, so would definitely recommend that.

 

 

 

Totally worth the buy.  If you like Zelda games, Link to the Past was AWESOME.


407 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1610649 12-Aug-2016 12:28
Send private message

I have a regular 3DS XL (Not 'new'). I'd definitely got for the 3DS XL, the bigger screen makes a lot of difference. Also I haven't found any games I wanted that were only for 'new' I couldn't play and still think of the 3D mode as a gimmick.

 

I actually started with Pokemon X/Y and plan to get Alpha/Omega then Sun/Moon. All fun to play through. I also want to get some of the Zelda games and such like too.


 
 
 
 




2258 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1610710 12-Aug-2016 14:13
Send private message

Well I am now the owner of a New 3DS XL (in Black), Pokemon Omega Ruby, Animbo Charizard and a Power Pack

 

Shall test over the weekend and report back.

 

 

 

Anyone know any good places to get 3DS games from - local stores stock is limited, and NZ only prices seem rather expensive for games that are in some cases 2-3 years old


408 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1610717 12-Aug-2016 14:28
One person supports this post
Send private message

nzgameshop.com





22503 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1610719 12-Aug-2016 14:32
Send private message

I find it is like a tablet. Seemed like a great idea. Sits unused because the ergonomics of using it are absolute shyte compared to other gaming options.





Richard rich.ms



2258 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1611749 15-Aug-2016 10:14
Send private message

Well, I spent some of the weekend playing on the 3DS and am rather happy with the purchase

 

According to the in game timer, I have clocked up 9 hours on Pokemon Omega Ruby and have only done three gym badges .. so lots more time needed.

 

Locally only EB and JB sell any games though so I'll be looking at Trademe, Australia or UK based stores to get some new games when/if required


1401 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1611752 15-Aug-2016 10:18
Send private message

You might be interested in this. I went into EB games over the weekend and i found out that Nintendo has been running a special promo this year for Pokemon's 20th year anniversary. They were giving out Lv100 legendary pokemon that you can redeem in X, Y, Alpha Sapphire or Omega Ruby. I got a Lv100 Arecus (i probably butchered the spelling there). I got 2 cards because I have got X as well as Alpha Sapphire. 

 

I am going back next month to get the next legendary. 


1759 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1612385 16-Aug-2016 11:31
Send private message

nzkiwiman:

 

Anyone know any good places to get 3DS games from - local stores stock is limited, and NZ only prices seem rather expensive for games that are in some cases 2-3 years old

 

 

Cash Converters? They used to sell lots of old console games.




2258 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1612396 16-Aug-2016 11:54
Send private message

Krishant007:

 

You might be interested in this. I went into EB games over the weekend and i found out that Nintendo has been running a special promo this year for Pokemon's 20th year anniversary. They were giving out Lv100 legendary pokemon that you can redeem in X, Y, Alpha Sapphire or Omega Ruby. I got a Lv100 Arecus (i probably butchered the spelling there). I got 2 cards because I have got X as well as Alpha Sapphire. 

 

I am going back next month to get the next legendary. 

 

 


Thanks, was not aware of this promo so will check out EB today and see if they have any left

 

 

 

MurrayM:

 

nzkiwiman:

 

Anyone know any good places to get 3DS games from - local stores stock is limited, and NZ only prices seem rather expensive for games that are in some cases 2-3 years old

 

 

Cash Converters? They used to sell lots of old console games.

 

 

Don't think we have Cash Converters in Dunedin anymore




2258 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1613057 17-Aug-2016 09:47
Send private message

I ended up purchasing a Arceus and Darkrai code from Trademe last night as local EB did not have any cards left.

 

Reading about the current EU promotions, where they mention a PAL console is required - has anyone imported one of those codes?


Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51


Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35


Amazon Studios announces New Zealand as location for its upcoming series based on The Lord of the Rings
Posted 18-Sep-2019 17:24


The Warehouse chooses Elasticsearch service
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:55


Voyager upgrades core network to 100Gbit
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:52



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.