Submitted by mtorino 641d ago | opinion piece

Why Own a 3DS If You Have an iPad or Smartphone?

As tablets and smartphones become more and more prevalent in the world today, they have gained more and more ground in the gaming industry, with editions of Command and Conquer, Civilization and World of Goo being released for mobile devices. These gaming properties, amongst others, combined with the capabilities of phones and tablets that mobile gaming consoles just cannot replicate, make it unreasonable for someone to own a Nintendo 3DS if they have a tablet or smartphone. (3DS, Apple, Casual games, Mobile, Nintendo, PS Vita, Samsung)

mtorino  +   641d ago
I didn't even bother to mention the PS Vita/PSP due to their respective irrelevance
Snookies12  +   641d ago
Hahahaha, oh wow... Can't even find the words to comment on this. I find this article irrelevant, so I shall not even give it a click. It's fine to have an opinion, but acting as if your opinion is the only right one makes you look like an idiot.
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fsfsxii  +   641d ago
As far as i know, the PSP is a JRPG heaven, the Vita is a fighting games fan dream comes true, 3DS on the other hand is a perfect handheld, sure it started slow but look at it now.
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Shinobi100  +   640d ago
Vita is completely irrelevant if you don't care that it's the only way to play Rayman Legends on a handheld PLUS Vita exclusive levels, or the 1st legit FPS EVER in Killzone: Mercenaries, and what may turn out to be the greatest handheld game of all-time in Tearaway
Hicken  +   640d ago
So, you failed from the start, by thinking that mobile devices are somehow encroaching on the territory of dedicated handhelds, despite all evidence to the contrary.

Second, you failed by thinking the games on mobile devices are anywhere near as good as they are on dedicated consoles.

Third, you failed by equating your own personal preferences and experiences to some industry-wide change.

Hell, my PS3 collects dust, and I'm using it right frickin now. My Vita collects dust just the same, though I clean it off more often. The laptop I'm using this very moment? Super dusty.

Seriously, you failed from the start and just continued on down a path of disaster.
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mtorino  +   641d ago
I haven't been the biggest fan of pokemon lately, seems like they could do a way better job w/ graphics and innovation, but they stick to the same basic formula we had in 1995
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Shinobi100  +   640d ago
I ain't ever been into Pokemon. But Pokemon X/Y is bringin it into this gen with full 3D graphics so I'll keep it on my radar
animegamingnerd  +   641d ago
i rather take my pokemon over any game on the ipad
AdvanceWarsSgt  +   641d ago
I can play Fire Emblem: Awakening on Apple devices? Advance Wars? None of Intelligent Systems games?

Apple devices are inferior then.
Broburger  +   641d ago
SoapShoes  +   641d ago
Yeah... I had an iPhone 4 and it SUCKKKKEEDDD for gaming. iPad isn't any better.
Shinobi100  +   640d ago
Games NEED buttons. Nuff said. Tilting and touching is novel for a week or so, or every once in a while, but for those amazing, life changin experiences, you gotta have buttons
AceofStaves  +   641d ago
Shin Megami Tensei IV is the only reason I need to buy a 3DS.

Tablets and smartphones are irrelevant to me, as a gamer, since my laptop fills my casual gaming needs, and neither tablets or smartphones have compelling gaming libraries.

Until such time as they do, consoles and PCs are the only relevant game platforms for me.
Xsly  +   641d ago
A 3DS game > any iPad or smartphone game.
GloriousBagel  +   641d ago
How did this troll editorial get approved?
Moonman  +   641d ago
Because the games are REAL on 3DS. :)
gano  +   641d ago
See, thank you flash garbage like angry birds.
Peeple who come with shyt like this aren't gamers.
wtf do these peeple come from!? what!
BuffMordecai  +   640d ago
Smartphone games will always be a joke compared to the real deal.
klecser  +   640d ago
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate or...Infinity Blade?


ha ha ha ah aha ha ha ha ha

hehe heh eh heh eh

Xof  +   640d ago
Why buy an ipad or smartphone if you own a PC?
swice  +   640d ago
Please...not even worth a click
tubers  +   640d ago
3DS has plenty of exclusives that are still strong and popular and is helped by traditional tactile controls.

kirbyu  +   640d ago
Let's see, would I rather play Ocarina of Time with improved graphics on the go, or a "game" where you throw birds and blocks?

I'm gonna have to go with OoT.
ONESHOTV2  +   640d ago
my god man what with these phone game taking over crap coming from last time i checked phones don't have button thank u lol
PrimeGrime  +   640d ago
Why be subjected to idiotic articles when you are smarter than that?
Rrobba  +   640d ago
Why? The million exclusives maybe?
Blacklash93  +   640d ago
Well, physical buttons. Two screens. 3D. Quantity and quality software designed for actual gamers. A system well-known videogame developers actually make games for.

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