Has the 3DS become a desirable handheld console finally?
I have been questioning whether or not to pick up a 3DS for awhile now. I have 50 DS games (and 10 useless gameboy advance cartridges) so I love my mobile gaming, but that one "killer title" I've been waiting for just hasn't made me take the dive, though that new Fire Emblem is tempting...
Fire Emblem : Awakening is to the 3DS what Persona 4 the Golden is to the PSV, seriously if you like tactical RPGs you shouldn't even hesitate. And if you don't want to buy the 3DS for one game alone, don't forget Ocarina of Time 3D and RE : Revelations.
Pretty unhappy with my 3DS since launch, not really any of the games compare to the content/quality of half my vita games. 3DS games all seem way too short and feel lacking, whereas I've spent a good 20+ hours on some vita games and got the platinum. And that's without even playing persona yet (comes in a few days)
3 3DS only owners disagree, 1 owner of both agrees.
@Fried goat I own both and the 3DS gets way more me time even outside of just gaming. I take my 3DS everywhere I go because of the streetpass feature.
@stragomccloud, I'm sure /s Streetpass got boring after about 2 weeks.
I'll buy a 3DS one of these days......
Samesies.... I just have to find the right bundle... And the money for it >_>
monsta hantaaa bundle! :)
3DS simply has no games that interest me , the games just simply are not aimed at me.. what i want on a handheld is gta, proper final fantasy, MGS (With proper long SP campaign) and if those games are gonna come out its gonna be on the vita.
Pope stop being a fanboy
Proper Final Fantasy coming to Vita eh? Explain why FFIII and FFIV came to DS and not PSP? If they remade FFV and FFVI shouldnt they continue the cycle and put them on 3DS? Just sayin. Whoops my mistake FFIV is on PSP just not all 3D. I actually own the Complete collection as well as the DS version.
FFIV did come to the PSP... It was the Complete Collection. Good job.
Nintendo platforms never got VII, VIII, IX, X and XII. Just saying.
Eeeeeeennnnnttttt .....wrong answer.
@we are legion FFIV on the PSP was just an upgraded port of the orginal. The after years game was just a port of a Wiiware title with all of the dlc included. FFIV on the DS was a full on remake with cutscenes and voice acting so I think you can hardly compare the two. That is why I have FFIV for 3DS, but I also purchased FFIV for psp(to play on my vita) so I can play the after years as well.
I like the 3ds, it's really taking off as well. I'm just not that in to mobile gaming. My idea of mobile gaming is carrying around my android or laptop. I'd like to get one if they came out with a brand new Zelda, even though I haven't played Minish Cap or HourGlass. Ironically, my favorite Zelda is Link's Awakening.
3DS has turned out to be a great little handheld. But I do have to wonder what Nintendo has planned next. The various phones and pads of the world are just going to become tougher and tougher competition...
I have disagreed only about mobiles :) still I think deep experiences will still be on dedicated gaming machines
Although the 3ds has amazing games for it, i am more of a new IP type of guy. Ps vita has many new unique IPs such as; soul sacrifice, tearaway, and gravity rush, which is why i gave it a chance and i like it so far. Once nintendo shows me a couple great new IPs i will definitely pick one up. That new pokemon coming out later this year is very tempting. If anyone knows any great new 3ds IPs coming out let me know:)
Pokemon isnt exactly a NEW ip......
Yeah ik i was just saying in general that the new pokemon is very tempting to get since they are finally upgrading to 3d. Finally! lol:p
IMO it's been desirable for over a year now. Its much more appropriately priced and it has a great selection of games to choose from, with great titles coming in the future as well. If there were any year to finally take the plunge for the 3DS, 2013 is that year. edit: Also, if the author of that article didn't see the value in picking up great titles like Revelations, Dream Drop Distance, and Nano Assault, well, that's her own damn fault - not Nintendo's.
Figures, make a comment that paints Nintendo even slightly positively and here come the disagrees.
I had one at launch. Regret. Bought one a few months ago. Regret. I may get one for Pokemon X and Y...but I really don't want to buy a system for just one game. I made that mistake already with Gears of War 3. :/
So true, I sold all my games but kept ocarina and the console, it's just such a piece of trash compared to the original DS.
Agreed. The DS has a phenomenal library! I'm not seeing that yet with the 3DS. I haven't put my Vita down yet.
Fire Emblem is amazing probably my favorite portable game since Tetris (hmm Birth by sleep too)
I picked up a used 3DS XL at Gamestop the other day. I wanted to play around with it and still be able to return it up to 7 days later. I might do the same with a Vita. Seems as though most Vita games are PS3 spinoffs and 3DS has the usual Nintendo fare. With the Vita selling poorly I'm not sure I want to buy one at this point. The visuals of the 3DS are lacking, however the games I have tried are pretty fun. I dunno if I want to have a portable system. I sold my 360 and PS3 a few days ago with the next gen coming and because I've been playing a lot of PC games. I just can't make up my mind. A portable system is fun but I used to own a PSP and DS and just ended up selling them.
This is The definition of buyers remorse when combined with sellers remorse. This combination of buy/sell/trade-in shows your not sure what you want. I suggest you do one of the above or quit altogether. Gaming may not be your thing.
Excuse me? I've been gaming over 25 years. Who are you to analyse me based on one comment? I've owned portables in the past and I'm not sure I want to invest in one again. I'm just taking them for a test run. Gaming may not be my thing? I joined this site 2363 days ago. You've been around here 128 days.
Element, chill man, you've been gaming for 25+ years? Act your age, he made a valid point. You obviously are in a state of indecision that only you yourself can end, so anything we tell you won't be taken seriously. Trust me, I've been there. Pro tip, get both (look for used).
I'm just waiting for a limited edition 3DS XL worth having. As always japanese get the best part, have you seen the Charizard 3DS? Is beautiful... -snifff-
Finally? It's been desirable since the price drop, at least, and if not then, then the XL would suffice.
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