Summary: It's a wonderful looking system and works just as well as the other consoles, so the only thing to really rate here is the special edition aspect. The special coloring is painted on, it's not vinyl, so that's good. However, that game they advertise that takes up half the box art; you don't actually get it. Instead, you get a code to go download it. No case or instructions for the game, nothing to display on a shelf to show that you actually own it.
Summary: I saw a whole bunch of these at Target priced around $220. I don't see what the big deal is or why these online sellers think they can get in excess of $300 for these. Maybe in about a year or so you might be able to fetch about $300 bucks for a new one.
Summary: I got my Pikachu 3DS after pre-ordering it when it originally came out. It's only been a few months and I've already started experiencing issues like the screen and whole system freezing during my game play. It's not the game because it's done it on all my games. What anyone with this or other limited edition 3DS systems need to be aware of is, if you have a problem with the system and need to send it to Nintendo for repairs, there is a chance they won't be able to fix...
Another half-baked Nintendo idea with the greatest games ever
3 September 2013
Summary: I'll keep this short. Nintendo, we get it. You have some of the best video game franchises in your vault. You make some of the best games with those franchises. Great. How about the ability to watch video on this thing? How about better resolutions for the screens than 2006 technology? How about dual touch screens? How about a touch screen with finger accuracy rather than stylus accuracy? Everything outside of the core franchise games feels half-baked. The ease of use...
Summary: Okay first off this is a review for the all black 3DS XL that is apparently not sold here on Amazon.com. As for the system, the top screen is wobbly, which can be annoying and possibly risky for the system. It makes a very loud click every time the top screen is moved to a certain possible; slightly disturbing the first time and obnoxious every other time. As far as the games go... they're non-existent. Horrific line-up... all Mario, one Zelda, and it's an old Zelda.
Summary: The 3DS was in good shape, and was indeed factory sealed. The only problem was that it was shipped HORRIBLY! The box was almost falling apart. One end of it was almost completely opened and could see the contents of the package. I expect to have the openings to be taped up at the very least to prevent this from happening, but the sides were only tucked in.
Summary: Nintendo did not advertise this bundle *at all* until it was AFTER it's release date of June 9. We were unable the preorder one from any store b/c obviously we didn't hear/know about it (none of our friends play Animal Crossing but us). Frustration now ensues because the only way to get this bundle is from the hundreds of scalpers online selling it for 300$+.
Summary: I think the design is great and it's a must have for Pokemon Fans but.... Couldn't they use a better pose for Pikachu? I mean just look at it! The 3DS cameras looks like Pikachu has two black nipples.