Starting to lose faith the in StreetPass idea.

#1RustedsporK31Posted 8/25/2011 4:17:47 PM
I'm from semi-rural Ohio, and I've only accumulated 6 StreetPass tags since buying my 3DS at launch. This is mostly due to walking around malls and stadiums when I travel to them.

This past weekend, I went to DC to visit some friends. I figured if there was ANY place in this freaking country (besides NYC) to gather some StreetPass tags, it had to be DC, right? We spent 3 full days walking around the city, doing all the Smithsonian museums, and tons of other stuff. The Natural History Museum was so crowded it was tough to move in certain spots.

You know how many tags I got after the whole 3 day weekend of walking around DC (About 35,000 steps) with my 3DS in my pocket?

3.

Seriously? Are my expectations too high?
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#2AP3BrainPosted 8/25/2011 4:20:20 PM
I went to Hawaii for vacation and also only got 3 but I am not all that surprised... But don't worry! Holiday season will reel a bunch in for sure.

It's not like the streetpass feature is all that fun anyways... It's okay and I appreciate it but just mehh.
#3dynamykePosted 8/25/2011 4:21:27 PM
I think it is a good idea but it will shine once there is 50+ mil units out there. If I could street pass with DSI system i be in the thousands for sure.
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#4phildoolPosted 8/25/2011 4:21:58 PM
i have over 70 tags i think :D
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#5RustedsporK31(Topic Creator)Posted 8/25/2011 4:22:29 PM
phildool posted...
i have over 70 tags i think :D

Where are you from?
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#6ZanimarPosted 8/25/2011 4:22:42 PM
Your expectations are too high. It takes time for something new like the 3DS to build up a player base. Not everyone is gonna really know that the 3DS is out or those people don't feel the need to upgrade yet since there may not be that one game they want on the system yet. I'd say wait at least until same time next year before giving up on Street Pass. Oh you gotta keep in mind that not everyone may be willing to carry the 3DS outside of their home for one reason or another.
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#7phildoolPosted 8/25/2011 4:24:31 PM
RustedsporK31 posted...
phildool posted...
i have over 70 tags i think :D

Where are you from?


a small town in Yakima county. A very small town
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#8drkrebirthPosted 8/25/2011 4:24:55 PM
Go to an event that's more "geek-oriented" like an anime convention or something like comic-con. Or move to the west coast, haha. But seriously, I like the streetpass thing. Mostly because 2 of my brothers and my best friend have 3DS' so I'm lucky.
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#9RustedsporK31(Topic Creator)Posted 8/25/2011 4:28:03 PM
drkrebirth posted...
Go to an event that's more "geek-oriented" like an anime convention or something like comic-con. Or move to the west coast, haha. But seriously, I like the streetpass thing. Mostly because 2 of my brothers and my best friend have 3DS' so I'm lucky.

Yeah, my GF bought a 3DS after the price drop, so I've got dozens of tags just from her, but my plaza still sits at 10.

I figured museum walking would be prime target for 3DS owners. Kids everywhere, a lot of college kids. Guess not.
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#10AP3BrainPosted 8/25/2011 4:28:12 PM
phildool posted...
RustedsporK31 posted...
phildool posted...
i have over 70 tags i think :D

Where are you from?

a small town in Yakima county. A very small town


Yakima? I am in Lacey (next to Olympia) and I don't get near that many.... I dunno maybe I just don't take it to the right places...