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When Nintendo first released the 3DS handheld back in early 2011, gamers complained that there wasn't much of a reason to buy the system. Since then the handheld's library has grown considerably. Has it been enough to convince you to buy one?
The reasons to own Nintendo's current handheld are mounting. The system's library now includes two Mario games, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, and Fire Emblem: Awakening, as well as the recently released Pokémon X and Y. Games like The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Super Smash Bros. are also on the horizon. If that's not enough for you, Ninendo's e-shop features a wealth of titles from old SNES and NES classics to newer gems like Push Mo.
I'm not trying to push you into buying a 3DS. I'm just curious if you already own one. I have one myself, but I find that I rarely use it. I'm often drawn to larger console experiences when I'm at home, and I don't have a lot of time for mobile gaming when I'm out and about.
What about you? Do you have a 3DS? Do you use it much? Or do you find that you don't have much time for gaming on the go? Perhaps your mobile gaming needs are satisfied by your phone, tablet, or Sony's Vita. What would it take to convince you to buy a 3DS? Metroid? What's holding you back from adding it to your Christmas list? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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I already have one, and several games for it. I can't wait for Super Smash Bros. and the Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds!
I have two. :P
Pokemon X & Y was the main push of getting my 3DS. I got it summer so that I could also pick up Animal Crossing when it released. I feel that my money was well spent just on those two games, even if I never pick up another 3DS title. I've also found that the StreetPass features are wonderful now that I'm back on a college campus with thousands of other 3DS owners roaming around.
I have one and I think it's pretty awesome. I don't really use the 3D much though. I got mine as a birthday present when I initially came out. Only played a couple games then but now I have a multitude of games I still need to finish and buy.
I already have one and love it. My main reason is that all the consoles are hooked up in the living room. (no HD TV in my room and it's not worth the squinting)Instead of being a recluse in the bedroom, I like to hang out with whoever is in the living room. Handhelds make it super easy to grind through an RPG and still hold conversations with others on the couch. Flipping the 3DS closed into sleep mode is amazing as well when the game needs to be put down. Plus what I love about Nintendo is that i get to see blue skies and general quirky charm. Don't get me wrong I love games like the Last of Us, but sometimes we all need a simple break of nostalgia.