GAMERSYDE | 3DS Sunday, February 27, 2011 | 1:30 PM

3DS unboxing video

3DS unboxing video

Today, we are launching a new type of news article thanks to the irreplaceable DJmizuhara who did not miss the launch of the Nintendo 3DS in Japan. So here is an exclusive unboxing video of this new generation of handheld console. Enjoy but stay tuned for menu and gameplay videos.
Update:Street Fighter 3D video added.
Update:Street Fighter 3D, 2D camera video added.
Update:Ridge Racer 3D video added.

Nintendo 3DS unboxing video
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Street Fighter 3D Gameplay
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Street Fighter IV 3D Edition 3DS
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Ridge Racer 3D
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Commented on 2011-02-27 13:55:16
great unboxing video, many thanks. The green 3ds doesn't look very appealing though ... Maybe the black version is nicer?
Commented on 2011-02-27 14:11:29
It's actually Aqua Blue. I don't like the black 3DS finger print magnet!
Commented on 2011-02-27 14:26:24
I don't like 3D at all. :p
Commented on 2011-02-27 15:52:56
Im really unsure about the 3DS. I mean its really expensive for what it is.

Compared to the competition its pretty underpowered as well. Not too mention it needs to render a scene twice on the top screen and render the bottom screen.

Also in my opinion 3D is really gimmicky I don't like it in movies and im sure I won't like it on a console either.

Oh and one more nitpick it's too much like a toy. The little switches everywhere really are not modern. The PSP2 and the iPhone 4 look a lot better aesthetically.
Commented on 2011-02-27 16:33:23
Hi, I'm really grateful for this first ever unboxing of the 3DS but I think you should really really really have taken the time to edit/cut that looooong part where you are setting up your camera for the opening of the boxes. It would have saved some precious minutes and bandwith.
Commented on 2011-02-27 17:26:04 In reply to Yarost
@Yarost; Yeah I totally agree...I'll cut that out and re-up the video. I couldn't view the video when editing it, well I could but it was running at less than 1 frame a second and I totally forgot I moved the camera during the unboxing. Cheers for pointing that out. Sorry. :(
Commented on 2011-02-27 17:36:54
off topic but wow @ this "Wii code: 7806 4244 9195 3818 DJmizuhara" how archaic!
Commented on 2011-02-27 17:43:09 In reply to Trebby
Posted by Trebby
I don't like 3D at all. :p
Clearly you haven't played Burnout Paradise on a massive screen in 3D.
Commented on 2011-02-27 17:52:12
The 3D really works and it pretty awesome when it does...you really need to be sitting in the sweet spot because you can easily lose it. For example when playing Ridge Racer if you move 2 or 3 cm's to the right or the left you totally lose the 3D which to me is terrible, plus after just 15 minutes I needed to turn off the 3D because my eyes started to strain, I didn't feel like getting a headache.

@ Yeah, friends code are present the 3DS codes are only 12 digits in length. ;) Much more manageable.
Commented on 2011-02-27 18:09:21
yea that unfortunately is the problem with autostereoscopic displays, you need to be in the sweet spot, which is pretty small

that's why it'll probably take a couple of years for those to be as comfortable to use (as TV sets)as glasses 3D is today
Commented on 2011-02-27 18:15:07
looks nice, only thing i dont like as far as the hardware design goes, is that the hinge screen enclosure isnt flush with the rest of the device. i would have prefered if they either made the lower half slightly bigger, or make the top screen smaller.

based on what DJ just said, it seems glasses-less 3D isnt anywhere near ready yet. the whole "sweet spot" thing just seems rediculous, especially for a handheld, where chances are you WILL move it slightly while playing, i mean, 2-3cm isnt exactly a lot. otherwise it looks nice. just a bit too expensive for what it is. will probably do as i did with the DS, wait for the lite version, and get it for less.
Commented on 2011-02-27 18:18:01 In reply to KORNdog
I'm gonna test it out tomorrow but I can't imagine trying to play a 3D game whilst traveling or on public transport simply because you aren't still and your screen will be moving all over the place breaking the 3D and giving you massive eye strain.
Commented on 2011-02-27 18:19:41
Haha DJ the same 2 games im gonna get too. SF and Ridge Racer :).
Commented on 2011-02-27 18:32:56
I've already lost my street fighter cart :( I got to play it for like 10 minutes! :( I think I dropped it at the gas station when I filled up my car this morning! :(
Commented on 2011-02-27 19:16:10
lol @ the trying to get a good camera positioning at the start
Commented on 2011-02-27 19:18:52
Very cool video
Commented on 2011-02-27 20:16:57
I dont think the perspective is good for street fighter, i think most people would prefer the standard view even if its 1 player vs CPU. But Im not a street fighter fan so I dont care anyway, im waiting for DOAD.

Thanks alot DJ for the videos =)
Commented on 2011-02-27 21:29:37 In reply to jenesuispasbavard
Posted by jenesuispasbavard
Clearly you haven't played Burnout Paradise on a massive screen in 3D.
I don't like to play burnout. I don't like 3D. Not in games nor movies.
Commented on 2011-02-27 21:30:39
This message is in "Boulet Time" (TM), If you still *really* want to see it, click here

Commented on 2011-02-27 21:35:40 In reply to Trebby
Posted by Trebby
I don't like to play burnout. I don't like 3D. Not in games nor movies.
well then keep the 3D disabled. and if you dont plan on getting a 3DS at all, then dont bother posting
Commented on 2011-02-27 22:42:16
yuck, that SSF43D sure is dissapointing footage. The visuals are somewhat decent and best the better iphoneish quality that is around (Epic Citadel Tech), but the animation is so BAD. And to think that half of the resolution and framerate is lost in this overpriced gimmick that is 3D? The tech. upgrade that fels even a generation more that is NGP can't come soon enough.
Commented on 2011-02-27 22:48:54
Jesus, I stopped watching the moment you were fiddling with the camera for three and a half hours. What a terrible tragedy.
Commented on 2011-02-28 00:21:01
How are the effects of leaving the sweet spot? I mean does it just remove / change the 3D effect with movement or does it hurt the gaming experience / make it harder to control?
Commented on 2011-02-28 01:10:58
It hurts the gaming experience a lot because you can see/focus on the screen making the player to adjust the 3D slider or just turning it off completely.
Commented on 2011-02-28 01:16:23
In SF are you the character in the foreground or background the entire time? I guess since you lost the game there's no way of knowing if you can change the camera? :(

I'm surprised that moving the 3DS like that is so detrimental. All the news coverage for this handheld has been SOOOOOO positive. How is that possible?
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