New 3DS (NOT XL) seems different from Launch 3DS -- True?

#1SoulOniPosted 1/16/2013 11:59:13 PM
I just purchased a 3DS for myself today, and I went for the smaller form factor 3ds. The new 3DS package is much smaller, and does not come with a cradle. Fine. I was a bit peeved since the Gamestop guy told me it did, but, whatever...

After opening it up tonight, I've noticed that this 3DS appears slightly different from my friends'. It's hard to quantify since I don't have his in front of me, but there's a few things that seem different. Maybe my imagination, but these differences are mostly good:

1. The underside seems different. There is no brushed pattern that I have seen on other 3DS units. Instead it is a speckled grey on the bottom, like the controller side.

2. It seems slightly flatter. The top side doesn't curve towards the middle, and the bottom is completely flat and flush. I don't remember it being so square.

3. Clear coating isn't as smooth. I have little spots where the clear coat didn't fill. I can feel them and see them, but it's not a big deal.

Just wondering if anyone can verify these differences? I was thinking of searching for the launch unit with the cradle, but I don't recall them looking as nice as the one I have in my possession.
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#2danny5329Posted 1/17/2013 12:02:02 AM
It's a 3DStation !


There're free games already pre-loaded into it like Tetris and Pong. It looks like the 3DS but the actual cost of that thing is like $2.99
#3SoulOni(Topic Creator)Posted 1/17/2013 12:18:12 AM
Lol.
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X360 GT: Souloni
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#4NeonYoshi11Posted 1/17/2013 12:36:52 AM
It's possible it could be a fake.

Where did you get it from ?
#5SoulOni(Topic Creator)Posted 1/17/2013 1:01:45 AM
It's not fake. I bought it and registered it with club nintendo already. Got it at Gamestop after trading in an old DS Lite. Just finished a session of Code of Princess.
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X360 GT: Souloni
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#6aak57Posted 1/17/2013 1:05:14 AM
How do the buttons and such compare?
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#7n00bifierPosted 1/17/2013 1:14:21 AM
Pics.
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#8NathanisDrakePosted 1/17/2013 1:37:28 AM
n00bifier posted...
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#9pariah164Posted 1/17/2013 2:02:13 AM
n00bifier posted...
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#10coldwinePosted 1/17/2013 2:07:44 AM
n00bifier posted...
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