Submitted by Limit760 759d ago | opinion piece

Nintendo Proves Again Why The 3DS Is The System To Own

Brett writes - "In case you missed Nintendo’s newest “Direct” video where they showcase their coming attractions to the public, it was, well, pretty damn good. Just like the February edition where Pokemon X and Y were announced. In the portable war between 3DS and Vita, here’s why the Vita is sitting on the ropes begging for somebody to cut his eye…again. While some things announced were for the Wii U, such as New Super Luigi U, the clear focus was portable gaming. And that wasn’t a bad decision by any means." (3DS, Nintendo, Nintendo)

xHeavYx  +   759d ago
And not a single new IP was seen, plus 5 games have Mario in some way (either as a main character or as part of the "supporting cast) Yeah, go buy your 3DS
KentBlake  +   759d ago
I don't get people disagreeing with a fact. I have a 3DS, but it's the same old IPs over and over. Good games, alright, but hardly new.
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princejb134  +   759d ago
Agree the only game I'm excited for is yoshis island
ape007  +   759d ago
dude in quality and quantity the 3DS beats the crap out of the vita, the 3DS has fresh ideas and tons of games, not mini ps3, who the F*** want to play nfs mw downscaled or lbp karting, people are smart

super mario 3D land is a fresh "handheld only" take on the legendary series that is keeping going STRONG (sales, scores, respect) since 1985, not a game that went STALE after 8 years KRATOS !!
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Highlife  +   759d ago
You can have your handheld toy. For it will be the last. As for the games not be STALE you have to be kidding yourself it is the same old sh!t year after year.
ape007  +   759d ago

"You can have your handheld toy"

another generic internet tough guy
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grimmweisse  +   759d ago
Another generic keyboard warrior!
eferreira  +   759d ago
Don't have to bring the vita into this. It's targeted for a different audience. I enjoyed need for speed on the vita, it was perfect for my on the go trips.

I enjoy both handhelds but I tend to play my vita more. Does that make me stupid?
"the 3DS has fresh ideas"

Re-read the first comment.

"who the F*** want to play nfs mw downscaled or lbp karting, people are smart"

I kinda do, plus Little Big Planet Karting isn't on the Vita genius. That statement followed by the "people are smart" bit was just LOL worthy.

"super mario 3D land is a fresh handheld only"

So is Gravity Rush. Only Gravity Rush is alot more "fresh" than anything Mario related 32 years/thousands of games after his inception.

"not a game that went STALE after 8 years KRATOS"

Not exactly handheld related but i guess you had to say something.
Mounce  +   759d ago
@ape007 - So you're a butthurt fanboy in your first post.

And your second post, you call someone a TOUGH GUY for calling your handheld toy a handheld toy?

How the fuck is he a TOUGH GUY for calling an electronics product, a video game handheld Toy, a TOY? How does that make him TOUGH?!

Insecurities much? My god the defensive mechanism on you is as blatantly obvious as the sun in the sky. rofl
ape007  +   759d ago

thank you for analyzing my personality, i want you to be my personal therapist
Neckbear  +   759d ago
Bravely Default? Project X Zone? The shitload of eShop new IPs?
Anon1974  +   759d ago
So, still no reason for anyone over the age of 13 to buy one, I take it. There's nothing wrong with that, Nintendo certainly knows their demographic, but to make the bold claim that "the 3ds is the system to own", perhaps you should add a disclaimer or something, because I certainly don't see any reason to own one. Don't blow smoke up our asses. Clearly the 3DS isn't the "system to own" for everyone.

Again, this isn't meant to disparage the 3DS, but let's face facts. It's not for everyone any more than the Vita is.
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testerg35  +   759d ago
Well it does seem that that 3DS is meant for a lot more people than the Vita is.
Anon1974  +   759d ago
I never said otherwise. But to claim it's "THE SYSTEM TO OWN,"...for whom? Kids? Women? The elderly? For everyone? While it may appeal to a bigger demographic of those in the market for a mobile game device, it's certainly not for everyone. I would never dream of writing an article claiming the Vita the only game console you'll ever need, or something equally ridiculous.

I just hate it when articles make grandiose claims like this, even in opinion articles, because anyone with half a brain is going to read that title and roll their eyes. As if a handful of upcoming kids games somehow "proves" anything, other than Nintendo is marketing the 3DS directly at kids and has no intention of letting up (nor should they).

I mean, could and article be any more biased? It doesn't offer up any comparison or rationale to even attempt to back up it's claims. At least try! This isn't an opinion piece so much as it's a bloody advertisement.

Edit below: Oh come on now. It's not like it's a huge industry secret. Nintendo has geared every single product primary towards kids for the past 20 years, and I've said over and over, it's not a bad thing. Nintendo knows their core demographic and they cater to it. There's nothing inflammatory or divisive about pointing out something we've all known for decades, and something Nintendo has never tried to hide.

I'm not trying to start a fight with anyone, other than those that think "opinion piece" means you should turn your articles into chest pounding for your favourite piece of tech.
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chadboban  +   759d ago
"Over the age of 13"

Come on man, you can't be serious. Those kind of generalized statements are one of the many reasons why the gaming community is so damn segregated and always fighting amongst ourselves. If there's nothing that interest you on the system, that's more than fine but don't use the "just for kids" thing as an excuse. That's just plain weak.

Also, try selling Shin Megami Tensei 4, Soul Hackers, Bravely Default or Monster Hunter to kids below 13, because honestly most of them won't care. The 3DS has a nice library of games that appeals to everyone and it continues to grow. I hope to see both it and the Vita succeed because honestly, the Vita is in real bad shape right now. Hope Soul Sacrifice can probably turn things around.
3-4-5  +   759d ago
IF it's fun and it's a good game, then why complain about it.

Just because a game has Mario in it doesn't make it worse.

You complain about that but I'd guess you'd probably love a sequel of your favorite games.
xHeavYx  +   759d ago
You are talking with a COD mentality. Nintendo has been spamming the same games for years, with 1 or 2 improvements or slightly better graphics
AdvanceWarsSgt  +   759d ago
Nintendo spams Mario the character, I agree.

Nothing wrong with making neglected games/IPs like Luigi's Mansion or Kid Icarus: Uprising though. In fact, along with new IPs, that's what Nintendo fans want Nintendo to do.
DA_SHREDDER  +   759d ago
Cannot wait for Project X.
Cam977  +   759d ago
No it isn't. They've been relying on old franchises for too long, Nintendo should really buck their ideas up and change their predictable, tiresome release style.
GEO9875  +   759d ago
Once nintendo drops the price of the 3ds again until is actually really affordable, then i"ll get one.
Meanwhile, im sticking wih my game boy advance (no, i didnt buy the crappy original ds either, psp is better)

Inb4 my opinion gets banbartet with down votes
Sgt_Slaughter  +   759d ago
GEO9875, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone on this site is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
AdvanceWarsSgt  +   759d ago
LOL @ hating on the DS. Revoke your gamer card.
LOGICWINS  +   759d ago
Five Mario spinoffs and more sequels? Oh yes! People are lining up at Target for their new 3DSs right now.

Williamson  +   759d ago
A lot of good games on the 3ds now and upcoming, but I do think they are over using mario.
eferreira  +   759d ago
Ya they rely on that name too much. Doesn't mean the game sucks but it would be nice to see some new ips or unused franchises like 1080, f zero and wave race.
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PSNintyGamer  +   759d ago
What's with all the Vita Fanboys?
Spookshow  +   759d ago
Welcome to N4G!
GodsPerfectK7ng  +   759d ago
Sorry Nintendo I'll stick with my X360 & PS3 in the city lol!!!!
WeAreLegion  +   759d ago
Not sure if serious... My Vita gets a LOT more love.
AdvanceWarsSgt  +   759d ago
That's a given because you like Sony more than Nintendo anyways.

Nothing wrong with admitting your preferences, just don't pretend like you speak from some unbiased stance.
Satirical  +   759d ago
Well, I am very excited for Project X-Zone and Bravely default, both of which are new IPs. I only have a vita right now, so I am extremely envious of 3DS owners. The amount of software you guys are getting is just incredible!
blademaster09  +   759d ago
I'll buy Zelda.

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