Nintendo 3DS Browser Update: First Impressions

by 12:08 PM 18 Things you said
It's finally here!

And as I said yesterday, it arrived really late at 1:30 a.m. in the morning of June 7. I'm geeky enough to wait 6 hours for it and try it a few hours before going to bed ... and I consider myself having a life (lol).

There are a few things added from this update, the two most important are of course the internet browser and the eShop.

The Internet Browser

It was the thing about the update I was the most eager to try. I thought I could already go see some 3D movies on some 3DS website but, it turns out that the browser doesn't even support flash. So yeah, it means no YouTube and most of the fun things on the net. We can at least go on FaceBook and Twitter ...

Oh no wait! Facebook is most of the time too charged to be all shown on it. So the browser will publish only the first 10 new message until it says that it's too heavy to keep loading things. Beside that, I felt it was VERY slow, took about 30-40 seconds to charge a normal website or even make a research on Google. That ... THAT ... really sucks!

I don't know how it would have been if they had kept the deal with Opera instead of switching to NetFront.

For that, I give a note of 2/10, I hope there will be some updates to make it better soon.

The eShop

Don't worry from now on, the things are much more positive!! The eShop is MUCH faster than the browser and allows us to watch some 3D trailers and navigate well through their collection of games to buy or get for free.

There's not so much to say against the eShop as things as not too "cute" as Nintendo tends to often do and the animations while you download something makes it pass faster YAY!

So, for this on, I'll go with a good 9/10! Especially because of the free stuff that comes with it!

Excitebike 3D

Yeah, here's the gift they give as an apology to make us wait for so long and I guess it's worth it as it gave me some great memories even though I played it only a few times at friends' houses in my childhood.

The 3D doesn't change that much the game play, but anyway that game is a classic and the map editor is fun.

I cannot give less than an 8/10 for that!

Pokédex 3D

I've never been a big fan of Pokémons for the only reason that I've never played the games so far ... yeah apparently I'm missing something EPIC! You can collect pokémons, I'm not sure how many there are in total, but it seems like they might be all there (I think ...).

As I'm a noob with pokémons, I won't give any marks on it as people will mostly judge me for being ignorant.

So, there it is for my first impression and let me know what you thought about it if you've tried it so far. Also, feel free to call me names and tell jokes about my familly members or my sexual preferences if your opinion is different from mine! :)

Francis Caron

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18 Things you said:

JDOGMMA said...

Wonder why the shop runs fast but the browser is so slow...

Skankin_Pete said...

Was thinking of getting a 3DS but I'm going to wait for the Vida now

Brofessor Neeko said...

I'll be getting a 3DS in the mid to late future. Simply because of star fox 64. I've yet to see the browser and the eShop sounded good.

KuntaJay said...

The browser is bad.

bb31 said...

i love that there is a new excitebike!

srnajera said...

good gamee

Mike said...

I wonder how good this will turn out to be.

Malkavian said...

Thinking heavily on how pricey is it going to be...$$$$$

Dejch said...

thanks for sharing! this is great

Braden said...

Hmmmm... I think I may have to get a 3DS.

Skaerf said...

No thanks, Ill stick to my DS until NGP comes out

CollinBeloin said...

Good review i also agree with the internet being nearly useless for me and too slow for proper function

parsnip.celery said...

I'll be getting myself one of these soon enough. Can't wait to try it out!

Liger_XT5 said...

I've lost interest in the new gameboys. After the GBC and GBA, I can't stand the short battery life.

The Satirical Swashbuckler said...

Hmmmm interested

phosports said...

slow internet no thank you

Zertuzzi said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Barton said...

3DS looks like a solid deal, but recently the NGP has me peeked too. I might wait for the 3DS lite.