• Register
  • TOS
  • Privacy
  • @NeoGAF

cvxfreak
HOLY FUCKING CRAP
(01-04-2012, 01:33 PM)
cvxfreak's Avatar
Same magazine is reporting 3DS Lite rumors. Would be thinner and have longer battery life.

http://jin115.com/archives/51838525.html
king zell
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:34 PM)
king zell's Avatar
they also talked about the 3DS Lite

edit: Beaten
mdtauk
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:35 PM)
mdtauk's Avatar

Originally Posted by cvxfreak

Same magazine is reporting 3DS Lite rumors. Would be thinner and have longer battery life.

http://jin115.com/archives/51838525.html

Annnddd all credibility is lost. Good luck fitting a bigger battery in there!
GDGF
Soothsayer
(01-04-2012, 01:36 PM)
GDGF's Avatar

Originally Posted by cvxfreak

Same magazine is reporting 3DS Lite rumors. Would be thinner and have longer battery life.

http://jin115.com/archives/51838525.html



also...

thickness and runtime improved

Giggity.
Last edited by GDGF; 01-04-2012 at 01:40 PM.
Delio
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:36 PM)
Delio's Avatar
Lol So how are they going to fit a better battery in the already packed 3DS with it being thinner?
cvxfreak
HOLY FUCKING CRAP
(01-04-2012, 01:38 PM)
cvxfreak's Avatar

Originally Posted by Delio

Lol So how are they going to fit a better battery in the already packed 3DS with it being thinner?

Their wording is a bit weird, to be honest: the Japanese literally says that the thickness and runtime will be improved. But I'm not sure how improving thickness can be equated to anything other than making it thinner.
Nirolak
Mrgrgr
(01-04-2012, 01:38 PM)
Nirolak's Avatar
Split bump.
Callibretto
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:39 PM)
Callibretto's Avatar

Originally Posted by Delio

Lol So how are they going to fit a better battery in the already packed 3DS with it being thinner?

ditched the 3D screen... lol
Stat Flow
He gonna cry in the car
(01-04-2012, 01:39 PM)
Stat Flow's Avatar
3DS Lite? Expected. Longer battery life? issuchathingevenpossible.gif
Jonnyram
(01-04-2012, 01:39 PM)
Jonnyram's Avatar

Originally Posted by Delio

Lol So how are they going to fit a better battery in the already packed 3DS with it being thinner?

- reduced size of existing components
- reduced battery consumption from existing components
- longer/wider form to offset the thinness
to name but 3 possibilities.
mdtauk
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:40 PM)
mdtauk's Avatar

Originally Posted by gofreak

Better battery life can come from lower power consumption. And things shrink over time.

One of the big complaints about 3DS is battery life. It would be astonishing if Nintendo doesn't address that with a revision to one degree or another.

(But I would prefer a 3DS XL :( )

It's surely too soon for any significant gains to be made though. The DS had a ton of empty space that they could cut down on quite easily, making the DS Lite easy to produce in such a short span of time. The 3DS doesn't have that luxury though (there isn't even enough space inside to fit a 2nd Circle Pad in)
McHuj
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:40 PM)
McHuj's Avatar
Yes! That's what I'm waiting for.
BurntPork
Banned
(01-04-2012, 01:40 PM)
BurntPork's Avatar
...

Well, I just lost a ban bet. Fuck you, Nintendo.
Nirolak
Mrgrgr
(01-04-2012, 01:40 PM)
Nirolak's Avatar
The main way to improve battery life while having a thinner system is if the parts they are using are less energy intensive.

This would either have to come from changes to the screen's energy draw or by using less power intensive versions of their CPU, GPU, and/or RAM chips.
Gianni Merryman
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:41 PM)
Gianni Merryman's Avatar
No mention of second analog pad?
Neo C.
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:41 PM)
Neo C.'s Avatar

Originally Posted by mdtauk

Annnddd all credibility is lost. Good luck fitting a bigger battery in there!

Longer battery life with the same (or even smaller) battery is possible when you can increase the energy efficiency and the quality of the battery itself. I'm not saying it would be easy though, the 3DS is already very energy efficient.

Edit: beaten. And yeah, some components could be made smaller or thinner.
[Nintex]
Banned
(01-04-2012, 01:42 PM)
[Nintex]'s Avatar

Originally Posted by BurntPork

...

Well, I just lost a ban bet. Fuck you, Nintendo.

I think I was right again

"it's good to be the king"
@MUWANdo
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:43 PM)

Originally Posted by cvxfreak

Their wording is a bit weird, to be honest: the Japanese literally says that the thickness and runtime will be improved. But I'm not sure how improving thickness can be equated to anything other than making it thinner.

Really? I hear complaint all the time about how it's already too thin and hurts peoples' hands, maybe they have decided to make it thicker. I'd rather they just went all-out and made a 3DS XL, but whatever.
BurntPork
Banned
(01-04-2012, 01:43 PM)
BurntPork's Avatar
Fucking shit. I want to throw my new 3DS out of a window now.
C.Dark.DN
previously DeathNote
(01-04-2012, 01:43 PM)
C.Dark.DN's Avatar

Originally Posted by BurntPork

Fucking shit. I want to throw my new 3DS out of a window now.


Tell me your address so I can catch it. trollface
catabarez
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:45 PM)
catabarez's Avatar

Originally Posted by BurntPork

Fucking shit. I want to throw my new 3DS out of a window now.

Just throw it here instead. I'm sure I could find some use for it.

Edit: damnyou DeathNote :(
VOOK
We don't know why he keeps buying PAL, either.
(01-04-2012, 01:45 PM)
VOOK's Avatar
I'm not buying 4 new ones.
Sho_Nuff82
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:46 PM)
Sho_Nuff82's Avatar

Originally Posted by BurntPork

Fucking shit. I want to throw my new 3DS out of a window now.

Was there ever another way for your saga to end BurntPork?

So any word of a second circle pad in this revision?
sorijealut
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:46 PM)
sorijealut's Avatar
Why would they talk about useless thickness and battery instead of screen size or second analog.
It's a LIE
enishi
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:46 PM)
How reliable Nikkei Trendy is? Even if it is given there will be a new 3DS revision, I doubt that it will be thinner...

The original 3DS is not good to hold for long time. It will only be worse if new one is even thinner...
Saroyan
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:47 PM)
Saroyan's Avatar
I wouldn't want the 3DS to be any thinner, I'm already looking to get a grip for mine because it makes my hands cramp up after playing it for a bit.
PerZona
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:47 PM)
PerZona's Avatar
There will definitely be a Monster Hunter for the Vita, just that we don't know when. Hope the rumor is true though, can't wait to play MH with my PS Vita's beautiful screen <3
andymcc
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:47 PM)
andymcc's Avatar

Originally Posted by Nirolak

If the Nikkei Trendy is the same as Nikkei we normally get reports from, here are some of their previous rumors:

Nikkei: Project Cafe includes 6" touchscreen, camera, releasing [Middle 2012]
Nikkei: PSP2 to sport 3g connectivity, OLED touchscreen
Nikkei: Sony To Build Gaming Phone
Nikkei: New Wii Fit this Fall and new Mario game this year.

so when can I preorder the 3DS Lite
H3xum
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:47 PM)
H3xum's Avatar
There's no 2nd joystiq, so I'm going to call BS on this
codhand
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:47 PM)
codhand's Avatar

Originally Posted by Nirolak

If the Nikkei Trendy is the same as Nikkei we normally get reports from, here are some of their previous rumors:

Nikkei: Project Cafe includes 6" touchscreen, camera, releasing [Middle 2012]
Nikkei: PSP2 to sport 3g connectivity, OLED touchscreen
Nikkei: Sony To Build Gaming Phone
Nikkei: New Wii Fit this Fall and new Mario game this year.

Japanese Pachter?

I smell a Forbes article incoming.
Erethian
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:47 PM)

Originally Posted by Nirolak

If the Nikkei Trendy is the same as Nikkei we normally get reports from, here are some of their previous rumors:

Nikkei: Project Cafe includes 6" touchscreen, camera, releasing [Middle 2012]
Nikkei: PSP2 to sport 3g connectivity, OLED touchscreen
Nikkei: Sony To Build Gaming Phone
Nikkei: New Wii Fit this Fall and new Mario game this year.

I don't think it's the same.

And another of Nikkei's predictions was that you'd be able to install retail 3DS games to the system's internal memory.
BattleMonkey
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:48 PM)
BattleMonkey's Avatar

Originally Posted by enishi

How reliable Nikkei Trendy is? Even if it is given there will be a new 3DS revision, I doubt that it will be thinner...

The original 3DS is not good to hold for long time. It will only be worse if new one is even thinner...

As posted a few posts above, they have been correct before
VOOK
We don't know why he keeps buying PAL, either.
(01-04-2012, 01:48 PM)
VOOK's Avatar
Nikkei and Nikkei Trendy are two different things aren't they?
Salaadin
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:48 PM)
Salaadin's Avatar

Originally Posted by @MUWANdo

Really? I hear complaint all the time about how it's already too thin and hurts peoples' hands, maybe they have decided to make it thicker. I'd rather they just went all-out and made a 3DS XL, but whatever.

Yeah I hear that a lot too. I know it hurts my hands to the point where Im probably going to buy a grip to make it thicker. "Improved thickness" might mean they are making it a little thicker. That would add some room for a bigger battery.
BurntPork
Banned
(01-04-2012, 01:49 PM)
BurntPork's Avatar

Originally Posted by Nirolak

If the Nikkei Trendy is the same as Nikkei we normally get reports from, here are some of their previous rumors:

Nikkei: Project Cafe includes 6" touchscreen, camera, releasing [Middle 2012]
Nikkei: PSP2 to sport 3g connectivity, OLED touchscreen
Nikkei: Sony To Build Gaming Phone
Nikkei: New Wii Fit this Fall and new Mario game this year.

We all know how reliable they are. You don't need to remind us how we've been scammed.
PhoReal
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:49 PM)
PhoReal's Avatar
I'm guessing that we won't see a second slider until the 3DS XL.
SmokyDave
His head smashed in and his heart cut out and his liver removed and his bowels unplugged and his nostrils raped and his bottom burned off and his penis...
(01-04-2012, 01:50 PM)
SmokyDave's Avatar
Hilarious. Totally hilarious. Now we just need official confirmation on a Vita price-cut and the sky will have totally fallen in!
codhand
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:50 PM)
codhand's Avatar

Originally Posted by H3xum

There's no 2nd joystiq, so I'm going to call BS on this

That's what the thinner frankenstick announcement will be for.
gdt
blow in her face and
she'll follow you anywhere
(01-04-2012, 01:50 PM)
gdt's Avatar

Originally Posted by BurntPork

We all know how reliable they are. You don't need to remind us how we've been scammed.

Just like the DSlite amirite.
GDGF
Soothsayer
(01-04-2012, 01:51 PM)
GDGF's Avatar

Originally Posted by VOOK

Nikkei and Nikkei Trendy are two different things aren't they?

I have no idea if they're the same group, but this is the description of Nikkei Trendy :

The core readers of Nikkei Trendy are businesspeople in their 30s
and 40s who work hard and enjoy their private lives. As
trendsetters, they are keen to learn about new products/services on
the market, and make their discerning selections based on their
original standards and values.
The articles in Nikkei Trendy offer fair evaluations of a myriad of
new products/services that come to the market while analyzing
new trends. The magazine also employs many visual images to
convey the actual “feel” of the new products to its ardent readers.

Volcynika
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:51 PM)
Volcynika's Avatar

Originally Posted by BurntPork

We all know how reliable they are. You don't need to remind us how we've been scammed.

Oh noz I has been scammed! Oh wait I haven't. :o
Nirolak
Mrgrgr
(01-04-2012, 01:51 PM)
Nirolak's Avatar

Originally Posted by VOOK

Nikkei and Nikkei Trendy are two different things aren't they?

It seems they're the same parent company.

Originally Posted by Nikkei

Nikkei issues some forty magazines, including Nikkei Corporate Quarterly, Nikkei Business, Nikkei Electronics, Nikkei Computer, Nikkei Medical, Nikkei Architecture, Nikkei Personal Computing, Nikkei Trendy, Nikkei Woman, and Nikkei Money, and delivers information over the Internet through more
than ten major Web sites, such as Nikkei Business Online, ITpro, and nikkei TRENDY net. Centered on the fields of management, technology and lifestyles,
Nikkei offers extensive support for businesspersons at work and at home by providing information that is specialized, cutting-edge and useful. We also issue
magazines that attract large readerships in cooperation with foreign media, with titles like National Geographic Japan, a magazine focused on Earth issues, Nikkei Science, an international science magazine, and Real Simple Japan, a lifestyle magazine originating in New York. Many events are hosted by Nikkei, such as ITpro EXPO, Security Solution, FPD International, BioJapan, and Innovation Japan, and the seminar forums are widely respected. In addition, we cover more specific fields through the newsletters Nikkei Glocal, Nikkei New Media, and Nikkei Biotechnology & Business among others.

Source: http://www.nikkei.co.jp/nikkeiinfo/e...ish/index.html
enishi
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:52 PM)

Originally Posted by BattleMonkey

As posted a few posts above, they have been correct before

Those reliable rumors were from Nikkei News (Japanese Newspaper)

While this time it is Nikkei Trendy
http://trendy.nikkeibp.co.jp/

It seems like it is a casual magazine though from the same company.
I can't think of any proven rumor particular from this magazine.
blu
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:52 PM)
blu's Avatar

Originally Posted by Sho_Nuff82

So any word of a second circle pad in this revision?

None. But that does not rule out the inclusion of a 3rd, 4th, etc circle pads.
Buttons
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:52 PM)
Buttons's Avatar
Lol, rumours of a 3DS lite surface two weeks after I get my 3DS. Oh well, I love my Zelda 3DS. *__*
1-D_FTW
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:52 PM)
1-D_FTW's Avatar

Originally Posted by Jonnyram

- reduced size of existing components
- reduced battery consumption from existing components
- longer/wider form to offset the thinness
to name but 3 possibilities.

With room for the second slider built in, right?

This is why I held off on the sales this Holiday. I didn't want to deal with the hassles of ebaying it after 3 months.

I don't know how reputable this rumor is, but I had every expectation that news of some kind would break in January.
BurntPork
Banned
(01-04-2012, 01:52 PM)
BurntPork's Avatar

Originally Posted by gdt5016

Just like the DSlite amirite.

That at least took 15 months to be released. This is probably coming next month.

This doesn't even make fucking sense. There are special editions of the current model coming in March! I learned my lesson, that's for sure.

I was thinking that this wouldn't come any earlier than June. If it turns out that this doesn't release until after E3, I'll be fine. The only issue is that I'm not sure if I want to trade in my Zelda 3DS. :/
Last edited by BurntPork; 01-04-2012 at 01:57 PM.
Myoclonic Jerk
Member
(01-04-2012, 01:53 PM)
Myoclonic Jerk's Avatar

Originally Posted by GDGF



also...



Giggity.

lol
Sammy Samusu
Banned
(01-04-2012, 01:53 PM)
Sammy Samusu's Avatar
Nikkei recent rumors have been way off.

What about Fire Emblem DLC and installing games to 3DS internal memory? Still waiting.

Now they are calling a 3DS Lite and Monster Hunter Vita, are we sure this isn't a prediction edition? LOL

EDIT: I see, so there's a difference between Nikkei and Nikkei Trendy.

Thread Tools