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Nintendo 3DS Discussion Thread

Weavy

I come and go suddenly
Everyone's doing 3DS playtimes so I'd thought I'd join the fun.

According to my main 3DS, my top 5 most played games of 2015 were:

1. Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario Bros. Edition = 204 hours 53 minutes
2. Pokémon Omega Ruby = 145 hours 12 minutes
3. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros. = 62 hours 5 minutes
4. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. = 53 hours 13 minutes
5. Pokémon Alpha Sapphire = 22 hours 46 minutes.

I am well aware I have little variety, but I like replaying my old stuff. Also, this is my main 3DS, not my secondary one.
 

Kalosian

So long
2015 playtimes? Let's go.

For my first 3DS:

Steps: 0 (I never bring it with my anywhere)
Played titles: 12
Total playtime: 345:56 (5 hours more than last year)

Top games:

1. Pokemon Omega Ruby: 110:30
2. Bravely Default: 96:22
3. Fire Emblem: Awakening: 89:31
4. Pokemon X: 46:25

The rest are unimportant things like non-games and games with considerably lower playtimes so I'm not including them.

For my second 3DS:

Steps: 0 (see above)
Played titles: 13
Total playtime: 202:46 (86 hours less than last year which isn't surprising as I know I have been playing this one a lot less)

Top games:

1. Pokemon Y: 88:15
2. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS: 76:03
3. Bravely Default: 26:04
4. Super Mario 3D Land: 9:06

Again, the rest are non-games and titles I have played a lot less.

I got three new 3DS games this year though that didn't affect my overall playtimes, but gave a little more variety at least. Will probably get a few more games this year, going to get Alpha Sapphire sometime relatively soon, then probably also the new Fire Emblem at some point too once it has been released.
 
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Tangeh

Well-Known Member
2015 3DS Stats!

Steps taken: 20,179
Total Play Time: 325:34

Top Games:

1. Bravely Default: 98:05 (my most played game of both 2013 and 2014 was Pokemon X, which I don't think I even touched this year xD)
2. Pokemon Shuffle: 52:30
3. Pokemon Rumble World: 52:13 (wow, those two were really close o_O)
4. Rune Factory 4: 23:42
5. Pokemon Picross: 22:00

The theme of 2015 was Pokemon free-to-plays. xD
 

Monster Guy

Fairy type Trainer
Steps: 420,398
Play Time 29 titles 917:30

1. Internet Browser (631.33) I don't have a smartphone, I rely on the 3DS for portable web access. Be quiet!
2. Super Smash Bros (67.33)
3. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire (58.50)
4. Tomodachi Life (29.18)
5. Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon (23.59)
 

Shadow XD001

Well-Known Member
Steps: 60,084
Play Time: 211:11

1. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D - 75:13
2. Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward - 33:07
3. Pokémon AlphaSapphire - 20:55

Pretty lackluster year for me, was busy over the summer and not a lot of games to play. Near the end, I got the Zero Escape games, and that really got me back into my 3DS. <3
 

Jb

Tsun in the streets
2015 playtimes? Let's go.

For my first 3DS:

Steps: 0 (I never bring it with my anywhere)
Played titles: 12
Total playtime: 345:56 (5 hours more than last year)

Top games:

1. Pokemon Omega Ruby: 110:30
2. Bravely Default: 96:22
3. Fire Emblem: Awakening: 89:31
4. Pokemon X: 46:25

The rest are unimportant things like non-games and games with considerably lower playtimes so I'm not including them.

For my second 3DS:

Steps: 0 (see above)
Played titles: 13
Total playtime: 202:46 (86 hours less than last year which isn't surprising as I know I have been playing this one a lot less)

Top games:

1. Pokemon Y: 88:15
2. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS: 76:03
3. Bravely Default: 26:04
4. Super Mario 3D Land: 9:06

Again, the rest are non-games and titles I have played a lot less.

I got three new 3DS games this year though that didn't affect my overall playtimes, but gave a little more variety at least. Will probably get a few more games this year, going to get Alpha Sapphire sometime relatively soon, then probably also the new Fire Emblem at some point too once it has been released.

How do you not have steps. Simply moving the thing in the last year should of generated a few
 
How do you not have steps. Simply moving the thing in the last year should of generated a few

He quite clearly does not do what the handheld is about.

Portability.

Not even trips to the kitchen are a sure thing.
 

Aurath8

Well-Known Member
Shouldn't be too late for this:

Steps: 230,115
Surprised by this, since my total steps keep rising year on year.
Played titles: 10
Total Playtime: 203:50

1. Super Smash Bros. 108:47
2. Bravely Default 69:16
3. Pokemon Omega Ruby 13:26
4. LoZ: Link Between Worlds 5:17
5. Streetpass Mii Plaza 3:12

Lower playtime this, which is to be expected as I didn't actually get a new 3DS game all year. Still I'm glad as I finally finished Bravely Default a full 21 months after I got it. I also thought I would just stop using the 3DS version after Wii U came out and yet this version still makes up about half of my Smash playtime.

As for 2016, well my top 2 most played games on this console, FE: Awakening and Bravely Default are getting sequels and I still play Smash bros a lot and it's very likely we'll get the next 3DS main series Pokémon game this year. If I can find the time, I could easily end up breaking records this year.
 

Void Ventus

Sic Parvis Magna
Events for 2015
Steps: 11,260
Play Time: 55 Titles / 225:20
•Pokémon Alpha Sapphire 62:13
•Persona Q 35:12
•Pokémon Picross 22:49
•Nintendo eShop 21:23
•Dragon Quest VI 18:12
•Pokémon X 13:26
•Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon 11:39
•System Settings 6:25
•Pokémon Shuffle 3:58
•Theatrhythm Final Fantasy 3:40
 

Tsukuyomi56

Artistic Flair
Guess I will post my 2015 stats as well

Steps: 995
Titles:56

1. Pokemon Y: 624:13
2. Pokemon X: 591:56
3. Super Smash Bros for 3DS: 477:57
4. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire: 457:42
5. Pokemon Omega Ruby: 449:11
 

TheEliteEmpoleon

Well-Known Member
Man mine broke a couple months back, so I can't tell the stats exactly. I can tell you that they were pretty low numbers though. It is true that I haven't missed much since then, but Z is gonna come around sooner or later... I gotta get that thing fixed!
 

Kalosian

So long
How do you not have steps. Simply moving the thing in the last year should of generated a few
I really don't know. I have walked very short distances with them so you are right, yet there are still zero steps.

He quite clearly does not do what the handheld is about.

Portability.

Not even trips to the kitchen are a sure thing.
You are partly correct. I prefer playing video games at home, even when it comes to handhelds. I rarely bring them with me anywhere. Your last sentence is funny because I have brought my systems with me to the kitchen and played there a few times too.

Since I got 0 steps two years in a row, I should try and change that this year.
 
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Team Volt Grunt

Pokémon Collector
Events for 2015

Steps: 1,140,053
Play Time: 27 titles/ 389:48

Top 10 Titles:

Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 119:34
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire - 70:29
Pokémon Y - 61:03
Pokémon Omega Ruby - 55:27
Pokémon Shuffle - 20:58
The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask 3D - 14:11
Pokémon Rumble World - 12:59
Pokémon X - 11:44
Street Pass Mii Plaza - 8:40
Pokémon Bank - 7:18
 

Void Ventus

Sic Parvis Magna
Dat Red/Blue n3DS bundle is HOT! I already have a n3DSXL, but damn, I want this too. Sucks they don't tell when pre-orders are going up though. Probably gonna be all sold out when I see it up.
 

Auraninja

Eh, ragazzo!
Events for 2015
Steps: 444, 795

Animal Crossing: NL: 142:34
Smash Bros.: 86:04
Pokemon Alpha Sapphire: 85:05
Streetpass Mii Plaza: 58: 24
Pokemon Y: 25:19
Majora's Mask: 25:10
Mario and Luigi: DT: 15:48
Pokemon X: 14:02
 

TheDragonKing

King of dragons
Looks like I finally have a good reason to upgrade. My og 3DS is on its last legs, and those Red/Blue faceplates look sick. Plus both games on VC included! Do we know the release date? The main site didn't specify.
 

Hexin' Wishes

Diva Extraordinaire
So, for people who have multiple 3DS, I can only have my account tethered to one right? So what happens to the other?
 

Nutter t.KK

can Mega Evolve!
So, for people who have multiple 3DS, I can only have my account tethered to one right? So what happens to the other?

Yes, one account to one 3DS.

I use it for my Pokémon games to trade directly with main system. My 2DS has it's own Miiverse account, for various reasons. The Biggest is for a Celebi.

You don't need an account to download updates, to to play physical games.

If you're talking about Transferring from one system to a New system, your Old system will get factory reset at the end of the transfer process and any data is wiped.
 
Hello everyone, I've been thinking about buying my first 3DS so I can get back into Pokemon with Y and Omega Ruby. I'm not sure which model to go for though, so please help me decide if you can.

I've been looking at the New 3DS and New 3DS XL mostly, but a few comments I've read elsewhere on the internet have brought up some concerns.


1.) To start, scratches. Apparently the top screen can get scratched quite easily when the bottom screen is pushed against it, even if only a small amount of pressure is applied. When it's in a front trouser pocket and you're walking along, for example.

Are scratches with the New 3DS/New 3DS XL as bad as people say? Is one more prone to scratches than the other? I don't mind a few tiny unnoticeable ones since I'm not going to be reselling it but it would be nice, of course, to have none for many years.


2.) Portability, weight and size.

I'll be using it inside most of the time, but it would be nice to have the freedom to carry it into my back garden to use it or even use it in my dad's car and then keep it in one of my trouser pockets whilst walking along. Maybe take it out again if we sit down for a rest/picnic.

What are they like to hold? A bit on the heavy side, uncomfortable or the perfect weight? How often do you get hand cramps when grasping your New 3DS or New 3DS XL? (if you do, please specify which model).

I'm male (pockets are a decent size) but the New 3DS XL model is noticeably larger than the New 3DS. Has anybody personally been unable to fit their New 3DS XL into a front trouser pocket comfortably or is this not something I should be worried about?


Thank you all for reading. Your input will be highly appreciated!
 
Hello everyone, I've been thinking about buying my first 3DS so I can get back into Pokemon with Y and Omega Ruby. I'm not sure which model to go for though, so please help me decide if you can.

I've been looking at the New 3DS and New 3DS XL mostly, but a few comments I've read elsewhere on the internet have brought up some concerns.


1.) To start, scratches. Apparently the top screen can get scratched quite easily when the bottom screen is pushed against it, even if only a small amount of pressure is applied. When it's in a front trouser pocket and you're walking along, for example.

Are scratches with the New 3DS/New 3DS XL as bad as people say? Is one more prone to scratches than the other? I don't mind a few tiny unnoticeable ones since I'm not going to be reselling it but it would be nice, of course, to have none for many years.


2.) Portability, weight and size.

I'll be using it inside most of the time, but it would be nice to have the freedom to carry it into my back garden to use it or even use it in my dad's car and then keep it in one of my trouser pockets whilst walking along. Maybe take it out again if we sit down for a rest/picnic.

What are they like to hold? A bit on the heavy side, uncomfortable or the perfect weight? How often do you get hand cramps when grasping your New 3DS or New 3DS XL? (if you do, please specify which model).

I'm male (pockets are a decent size) but the New 3DS XL model is noticeably larger than the New 3DS. Has anybody personally been unable to fit their New 3DS XL into a front trouser pocket comfortably or is this not something I should be worried about?


Thank you all for reading. Your input will be highly appreciated!

1) The scratch thing mostly happens with the regular 3DS models, not the New 3DS models. If scratches are a worry, you can always buy screen shields, though the best ones are sold through amazon.

2) The New 3DS XL can fit in the pockets if they are big enough. They fit well, but they are a bit larger than a smartphone. A bit on the heavy side, but very slightly.

I don't know about cramps since the N3DSXL is designed for people with big hands, especially adults. But if you have big hands and buy the regular size N3DS, well...
 
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