>literally the worst design flaw of any portable system ever
>apparently still happens with N3DSXL
>be fucking careful anons
>not just polishing it
It's like you don't want it to look brand new.
The nubs are soft, if you put it in your pockets and you have really tight pockets (ie not cargo shorts), you can still end up scratching it when the nubs squeeze together.
If you plan on taking it with you places, your best bet is to get a soft cloth to place between when you close it.
The nubs don't give much clearance, but the top and bottom screens never come in contact with one another. I don't see this happening unless you ripped the nubs out and slam the 3DS closed repeatedly.
The nubs might be the same, but their orientation is different. The 3DS XL has the nubs rest on the outside of the lower screen bezel. The N3DS XL has the nubs rest ON the lower screen bezel.
Scratching CAN still occur, but only if the system is really getting pressed the fuck together, and vibrating violently. Get your shit a screen protector, but don't feel like it has to be be done immediately. The thing isn't going to scratch without some serious encouragement.
Bought n3ds xl
Keep in pockets all the time and it never happen to mine I even wear skinny jeans sometimes and hasn't happend to the new one
My old 3ds though did it though and it was a fuckin pain
generally this only happens to people who SLAM their 3DS shut.
Mine didn't have that problem until I started letting other people play my 3DS.
Why do people insist on slamming clamshells shut? It's like a fucking autistic urge.
>if you put it in your pockets and you have really tight pockets
You have only yourself to blame.
Just put some stoppers on the upper lid. I used the plastic feet of my 360 and it works perfectly.
I bought a monster hunter 4 3DS satchel to carry my special N3DS. I treat it gently and don't treat it like a babies toy. Some of you faggots don't respect your stuff and it's mind boggling especially valuable things.
>don't wear cargo shorts
>don't wear dad jeans
>Wear a nice fitted pair of Jeans
>"get the fuck out hipster"
Okay so looking halfway presentable is now qualification enough to be called a hipster?
>I'm sure that wasn't hard
Neither is not slamming your 3DS closed
>shouldn't require fucking DIY
My launch 3DS is fine. Not nintendo's fault people cant look after there shit is it?
Shocking how everyone that actually looks after their 3DS has no problems at all.
>defending an obvious design flaw
Its a handheld system, its meant to go in your pocket.
Meaning it will get jostled around some, unless you keep it indoors and never take it anywhere.
Couple that with the shoddy hinges that allow the top and bottom to shift easily, and you have the very problem thousands of people were complaining about.
Don't act like its a non-problem, it was obviously big enough that nintendo addressed it in later revisions
Why the fuck are you lying online? The screens dont even come into contact. Even while pressing down on the top its still hard to force the screens to touch.
So.. your either a billy bullshiter or your friend is a fucking retard.
Which is it?
>Revision of a handheld that had a problem in its hinges
>Not solved at all, in a lot of cases even worse, now adding side to side as well as back to front jiggling
>Screens don't physically touch
>He even separates them with foam so they never actually touch ever!!
>BUT OMG NINTENDO THEY STILL FUCKING TOUCH REGARDLESS THE FOAM PROTECTING THEM THEY STILL GOT SCRATCHED REGARDLESS!!!!
I bought a piece of microfiber cloth for like a dollar at Walmart, that I place between the two screens whenever I'm not playing. That way my shit has no chance of scratching itself, and I always have a cleaning cloth on hand.
My screens are virgins, and have never actually touched eachother.
I also lucked out that the one I got just so happens to fit perfectly between the two screens.
Eh its not always 100%. I look after my stuff with OCD levels of attention but my original model got those after about two years even with me being super careful and cleaning the screens regularly.
Jesus Christ, Nintendo fans will defend anything. Like yes, you should take care of your stuff, but the screens should not be capable of scratching each other. I like the 3DS a lot, but this is a design flaw, you can acknowledge it is and still like the thing.
Even so, why the fuck would I even want to take that chance? The fact that it WAS an issue on previous models is enough to at least take some basic, nonintrusive precautionary measures. Not like like it's expensive or inconvenient. Better safe than sorry nig.
I've managed to get 2 build quality issues in one picture.
This is the regular size N3DS.
I'm thinking of trying to get a replacement from GAME but I need evidence that this isn't normal really.
how is that even possible? How has that been permanently marked? Its rubber on plastic?
>You can't tell that from the numbers or pictures.
Your picture shows your hand is pretty fat
This. i'm not saying nintendo aren't dicktards for making these that way but my god. You people see a problem and then decide thats just how its going to be. Fix that shit when you find out its a problem. There are so many variations and ways to fix it.
How is this even possible? If you look at the DS sideways when closed, there is a clear visible gap. See image.
The screens don't even contact each other.
260 would be understandable if you were 6' and somewhat in shape, but you're a manlet with fat fuck fingers. You are like 125 pounds overweight for your height and build. That is, by definition, morbidly obese.
Why are you so in denial about being fat anon? I'm fat as fuck and I don't give a shit because I'm confortable the way I am, and just work it. Granted it's easy for me to pull it off because I'm a cooking major, but still. If I was upset about being fat, I'd fucking go on a diet and exercise mlre to lose weight. I'm fucking lazy though, so I have no one to blame but myself.
Not that I'm 260 mind you, more in the 220-230 range.
Fat people who bitch and moan and are in denial about being fat fucks disgust me, and bring shame to big guys everywhere.
I did the "I don't look fat yet" thing for 3 years, and now I'm a fucking hamplanet
if I could've only had a fucking grain of selfworth back then
I can't kill myself but I sure would like to