A few months ago, when the rumors first started popping up around different sites about the NGP, I was really excited over it. Well, not that I wasn't ecstatic about the 3DS, because I totally was. I had my mind set on the 3DS simply because I prefer Nintendo's games over Sony's. I held off on buying a 3DS not because its a bad console, or I don't like the games *droolLoZ:OoTdrool* but because I cannot see the the 3D screen.
I have always been pretty much blind in my right eye. Its so bad that my good eye just takes over the bad unless my good eye is closed. As you know the 3DS display has two layers and each layer shoots at the opposite eye and in turn creates the illusion of the images on the screen seeming somewhat 3D.
When I first got my hands on a 3DS, I was wondering if it would work for me, I have dabbled a little bit in other 3D mediums, like the 50 inch 3D televisions you see in stores and all that just to try out. They never worked for me. Jackass 3D in the theaters did not work either. It is very frustrating for me not to be able to witness and be a part of this new "revolution" of 3D. It seems alot of the big names are taking part in it, not so much Microsoft, but Sony and Nintendo sure like to get their sticky little fingers inside of any new kind of technology that comes around. Motion Controllers, cameras, microphones, touch screens, pretty much anything new that comes out the big N is the first and Sony is right behind.
I will most definitely eventually buy a 3DS but what they have to offer right now just isn't what I want. I want games. Sure there are already a few good ones out I'm sure, but not enough for me to buy another upgraded DS when I already have about 25 games on my DSi I haven't even gotten halfway through yet. Since the 3D doesn't work for me the only thing I would want one for is the new games that are coming out.
The PSV is actually kind of more appealing for me right now, when it comes out I know I will be one of the first in line for one in my small town. Not only is it affordable, well for what your getting anyway, a touch screen, rear touch pad, beautiful graphics, online play that actually looks pretty good for a handheld, probably the best that I have seen in my opinion. The two sticks will really add a whole new level of play on a handheld. The Vita looks like a great little system to me for 250 bucks.
It will most likely eventually get a Call of Duty game which I am really excited to see and try out. I always wanted a good first person shooter on my PSP. Medal of Honor Heroes 2 was actually an alright game with laggy ass fun shitty online play. Surprisingly you can still log on and find a match with relative ease. The face buttons really suck for FPS's on the original PSP. And that may be one of the reasons the PSP didn't really do as well in North America because Americans and Canadians are so into first person games these days.
On that note, it really pisses me off how all these people like only play these shooter games, they are alright for a little while, I mean I pristiged twice in Modern Warfare two on PS3, but I can't see how people can play ONLY COD. I mix it up with all types of games, Adventure games, Role Playing Games, Puzzlers, Rhythm, Platformers, Shmups, all that stuff. ANNYYYWAAAAY,
the point I am trying to get at is, Nintendo has never brought up the issue I am having with the 3D display and I have never heard anyone bitch about it online. Me and my younger brother both have the same problem with our eyes and can't see the 3D display. It would be cool if you could actually buy a cheaper 3DS without the 3D display. That is kind of out of the water here but I'm just saying, they could probably drop the price 60 or 70 bucks on their new system and sell a fuck load more of em. The 3D is a gimick in my eyes and I don't want that shit. Period. It doesn't even work with my glasses.
I will buy a 3DS eventually, but not until after I buy a PSV. The PSV looks like a better deal for my hard earned money and I just don't really like the direction nintendo is going with all the gimicks. Give me a Gamecube 2 and I will come back to your side. Normal Controller, no waggle shit, no touch screen, no camera, none of that bubble gum "next generation family lets get grammy to play wii golf it will be awesome I love to see how much I weigh on my balance board and OH SHIT I LEAN ON MY RIGHT LEG TOO MUCH I'M GUNNA HAVE SCHOLIOSIS WHEN I'M 70" bullshit.
Sorry guys, but i'm gunna have to say Sony Playstation Vita for me this generation guys. Thanks for listening.