Originally Posted by matthewwhatever
Apologies if someone has already written about this (I've just been lurking sporadically in this thread), but: does anyone use the 3DS while commuting? I have a PSP (and a less-used iPod Touch) that I use almost exclusively while I'm sitting on the bus in to work for an hour a day. I'd planned on just waiting for the NGP, but all these rave reviews about the 3DS have me kind of interested.
The whole "sweet spot" thing has been holding me back (plus I have to admit that none of the launch games appeal to me yet), but I'm curious if anyone has been using their 3DS on the go.
I've been playing it on the bus every day since I got it, usually with the 3D on. Sometimes if the bus jostles badly I lose focus for a split second, but I can easily regain it in well under a second. I don't know if that is the case for everyone, but I have no problem whatsoever "latching on" to the 3D effect, either from jostling or from looking away from the screen.
Yeah, you can't move your head very much, but there's enough wiggle room for engine vibrations and regular roads. Cobblestone streets are playable, but I generally turn the 3D pretty low while we're driving on them. Speed bumps and potholes will definitely throw you off.