First off, I would like to apologize for my absence on Hackinformer. Life has kept me busy and there’s still a lot I need to do. Once said obstacles are done and over with, I will continue to be more active than ever. I will also announce the winner of the Amiibo Retro 3 Pack this Sunday. I also have the Maxlanders article and review ready and will shoot for a Sunday/Monday release. So stayed tuned as I have other goodies in store as well.
Today I received a fantastic package in the morning and I’d like to share my thoughts with you. I received the Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer Edition 3DS and Japanese Zelda Majora’s Mask faceplates. My main purpose gives you an inside look at the New Nintendo 3DS (Regular Size) and details on the stock firmware inside. I for one was very excited about finally getting this version. Now with further due lets get this unboxing underway.
This bundle includes the following
- 1 New Nintendo 3DS (regular size)
- Digital copy of Happy Home Designer voucher code
- 2 different faceplate sets
- 1 Amiibo Card
- Set of AR Cards
- 4GB Micro SD
- Typical Instructional Manual (No one probably reads it lol)
- NO AC ADAPTER!!!!!
The packaging on this bundle is top notch and is very vibrant. All the colors pop and this 3DS stands out wonderfully from previous editions. Animal Crossing fans will be very happy with the overall style and feel of this 3DS. If animal crossing is not your cup of tea, don’t fret as you can change them out with your favorite styles. I picked up the Zelda faceplates to show off how you can drastically change the look. No need to buy anymore limited edition bundles when you can just buy cheap faceplates. Honestly, the USA should have gotten this edition from the start but whatever its here now. Check out these faceplates in action 🙂
Now the question everyone is probably wondering, what is the stock firmware included??? Mine came with FW9.8.0-25U. There are several options for running homebrew and you can check out Darkamon’s post here
After comparing Majora’s Mask on both XL and regular, I noticed the XL had more vibrant colors while the regular had more accurate colors. This scenario reminds me of the whole PSVita 1000 VS 2000. You can take it with a grain of salt on how you feel about it. Personally, I enjoyed the improvements the regular model offered. If you own the XL you more than likely noticed its a pain to press that power button. On the regular, the power button sticks out more and has a nice click to let you know how much pressure to use. I honestly feel like the XL power button will wear out over time. The next thing is the cartridge slot for the games. Ejecting and inserting games on the regular feels better while this might be a minor issue. I feel Nintendo must have noticed this, to address an improvement. Keep in mind since the regular edition is smaller, the A, B, Y and X are slightly smaller as well. The XL wins by a landslide when comparing the loudness of the speakers. This was expected as making a smaller portable, you need to get smaller internal parts. Overall I would recommend the regular if you haven’t picked up a 3DS yet. I hope you enjoyed this unboxing and stay tuned for my upcoming articles as well.
Team Hackinformer signing out