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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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Yes, I bought both the 3ds and 3ds XL on release day with no regrets. The haters complained in 2011 that they didn't want or need 3d and that the games were bad, now it's the "best system of the year." All feels similar with Wii U, where people gripe over the gamepad and that there aren't enough good games or no third party games.
I just bought a 3ds xl a month ago and couldnt be more happy with it. The 3d is more of a gimmick to me since my eyes will strain after ten minutes of gameplay so i prefer the games in 2d. Its worth getting for the nintendo exclusives alone. Just make sure and go with the xl model because the regular model has tiny screens.
got it since the release of the pikachu 3dsxl. and now, having fun..most of it!
I think im picking in this up this week! Gotta get x and y...
I think im picking it up this week! Gotta get x and y...
I got my Red Xl last month for Animal crossing and Pokemon X. I knew I had to get one and since I have a legacy-style mind when it comes to electronics(I had a red DS lite and only really ever played animal crossing and and Pokemon: Diamond on it), I figured it would be a full-scale upgrade.
Never played so much on a handheld before, honest.
I own a original red 3DS, I bought it for Resident Evil, but then never really played it much. I like console gaming, the epic adventures, tight controls, and sweeping graphics, and I tend to let my mobile ambitions die out because of that. I own several titles (My favorites being pokemon and fire emblem) and have probably spent over 100 hours across all of them so I certainly feel as though I got my moneys worth, and with the games to come I know that value will keep growing.
I picked it up a month ago mainly for Pokemon, but along the way I was hooked on Monster Hunter. Love the interface and eShop and in some games the 3D effect can come off as more than a mere gimmick.
Nintendo just does handhelds right, consoles on the other hand...
I have a 3DS and I like all the games they have for it. Between Dream Team and X and Y i'm loving it.
I've got one, and I'm in the middle of Luigi's Mansion 2.
I had no intention on buying a DS when it came out. Later I got one and Brain training as a Christmas gift and was almost sorry about what I might have missed out on. I had owned every edition of Nintendo handheld since the original Gameboy, although not every version. I knew I would get a 3DS when Pokemon X & Y came out and I am so glad I did. The hardware is simply amazing and pretty much everything a console should be as far as gaming. Altho I waited until it was right for me to purchase one, I have no regrets at all. It is so head and shoulders above any other gaming console (and I own all three home consoles) that it must be seen and played to be believed.
Let me start off by saying I do not consider myself a Nintendo fanboy. I play a lot more xbox 360 than I do any Nintendo products. With that said, I pre ordered the 3DS and picked it up day one and have no regrets at all. I have used it to play Ocarina of time, Starfox, Fire emblem The Sacred Stones (which was an ambassador gift which I have put over 40 hours into), ghost recon, Mario 3d land, and 3D Classic Kid Icarus. The original Zelda (1 and 2), Metroid (1,2, and fusion) and Super Mario Bros which were all free to ambassadors. I am currently really enjoying Paper Mario Sticker Star. My two favorite games so far on my 3ds are Animal Crossing New Leaf and StreetPass which I have over 100 hours in combined (80/24). That's right, I love me some StreetPass. The new games are a lot of fun in addition to find Mii and Puzzle Swap. The Flower one is boring but it was basically free with the bundle. There has not been any mobile game that has ever given me the quality of entertainment as I have had with my 3ds or any other Nintendo handheld for that matter. I take it everywhere I go, mainly in hopes of a StreetPass. I am really looking forward to A Link Between Worlds and Super Smash Bros. I still do not own a Wii U but I really wish Nintendo thought more about crossplay like Sony did with the Vita and PS3/4. That would sell me to get a Wii U for sure because there are games I want to play on there, but I am in no rush for it right now. In conclusion, if even one 3ds game sounds fun to you I think it is a wise investment. The price is way down and with StreetPass, the future games coming out, and the ever expanding eshop classic games, there is a ton of value in a Nintendo 3DS.
Since i share a tv, the 3ds is a great way for me to play games. Been playing pokemon and old gameboy games.
I got a 3DS XL for Christmas along with my older two daughters getting one each. They play them a ton obviously, Nintendogs, Mario Kart, Lego games, and a few others. I do play mine quite a bit. Just started Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate. I still play Mario Kart, I played NSMB 2, Super Mario World 3D, Castlevania, a few others. I have downloaded a few games as well. It's a nice system and we've gotten a lot of use out of it.
I actually bought one on release, I saw Several future release games i was interested in and i wanted to make sure i had the system for when they were released so i did not have to scrap for cash to get a 3ds.
I have a 3DS but right now I haven't really gotten a game worth playing for longer than 30 minutes a sitting.