|All set for the current-gen|
|The back of the unit|
|Size comparison: 2DS, open NDSL, PS Vita, 7" Android Tablet|
The funny thing about this particular 2DS unit is that it was sent over to the Philippines all the way from Canada, but the charger is actually made in the Philippines as you can see in the pic.
|Unit sent from Canada to the Philippines, but the charger was made in the Philippines... import-ception!|
|My first physical 3DS game|
|My Nagi Sanzen'in Mii is ready to pwn Mario in Mario Tennis Open. I wish we could draw the faces ourselves so I could've made it look more like her|
I've also checked out some of the demos on the Eshop and I'm pretty impressed with Bravely Default as an old school JRPG fan, although personally, the job system is a turn-off for me. In any case, it's definitely on my radar.
One thing I've noticed is that many reviews state outright that this thing looks like some kind of Fisher-Price toy -- it doesn't. What it does look like is some kind of newfangled Phablet (Phone + Tablet). I've been trying to find a good case for it, but they don't seem to sell any 2DS accessories here. I settled for a 7" tablet pouch for now.
Loving the ability to use standard SD/SDHC cards on this thing as opposed to the uber-expensive proprietary PS Vita memory cards - really bad business decision by Sony IMHO.
Surprisingly, I might be seeing things through rose-colored glasses, but I'd say the difference in graphics between the Vita and the 3DS (or 2DS in my case) is pretty negligible. Sure, the Vita will always be capable of much better graphics, but it doesn't really seem to matter as much as in say the PSP vs NDS era. Long story short: I like them both and I'm happy that I have both current-gen handhelds now. One thing that I do miss from the PS Vita is the ability to take screenshots anywhere in-game - but it's no big loss, really.
My 3DS wishlist in no particular order:
-Tales of the Abyss
-Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies
-Resident Evil Revelations
-Bravely Default and Super Smash Bros. when they're released
I'd also add in Puyo Puyo Tetris to this list as it just seems better playing Tetris games on a Nintendo handheld, but since that game will probably never see a U.S. release and the 3DS is totally region-locked, I'll get the PS Vita version instead. Good thing the game is seeing a cross-platform release.