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Submitted by Linko64 770d ago | opinion piece

2013 Has Been a Great Year for the 3DS

Pixelgate writes:

''If there’s one bad thing about the launch of the next generation consoles this year (as I live in Europe I can keep saying ‘next gen’ ’til the 29th!), it’s that they’ve overshadowed the fantastic year the 3DS has had. Nintendo’s once-doubted hand-held has had a stellar year thanks to a number of strong titles, but the chances are people wouldn’t have noticed how good 2013 has been for the 3DS. But that’s fine. In fact, its more than fine.'' (3DS, Nintendo)

GamerEuphoria  +   770d ago
A link between worlds, Lugi's Mansion 2, Monster Hunter, Pokemon, Fire Emblem,Layton, Animal Crossing...just a few games that impressed me hugely this year. 3DS had it's best year yet!
WolfLeBlack  +   770d ago
I have to admit that the slew of good quality games released for the 3DS this past year has made me seriously consider picking a 3DS up.

Up until now portable gaming hasn't really been my cup of tea, but I had the pleasure of borrowing a friends 3DS with a few of the games you mentioned and had a blast!
TheFutureIsBlue  +   770d ago
I think if they keep this up it will be go down as one of the best handheld consoles and might even compete with N64 as far as great exclusives go.
Chrono  +   770d ago
What do they have for this year though?
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animegamingnerd  +   770d ago
hopefully monster hunter 4 localization
ZidaneNL  +   770d ago
Bravely Default, two Professor Laytons, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Smash Bros. and Yoshi's New Island. Not a lot yet, if you think about it, but we'll probably see four-five announcements before or during E3.
OtakuDJK1NG-Rory  +   770d ago
Conception II
DCfan  +   770d ago
SMT4 thats the sole reason for me to own a 3DS.
Concertoine  +   770d ago
Check out fire emblem as well... Also SMT soul hackers
DCfan  +   770d ago
Isn't Soul Hackers a sega saturn remake??
Concertoine  +   770d ago
Yeah its pretty good too. Also try etrian odyssey 4 and untold, more atlus goodness. And also bravely default is supposed to be good
No console is only worth owning 1 game for...
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Inception  +   770d ago
You should check Bravely Default demo on eshop. It's really really good. Persona Q also got my interest.
Ripsta7th  +   770d ago
Pokemon really pushed consoles. I even saw some poeple buy the 2ds specifically for it
someoneagain6  +   770d ago
> I even saw some poeple buy the 2ds specifically for it

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

Your post doesn't prove or disprove anything, and will be permanently and publicly available for all to see how useless you are to this conversation. It might as well be your epitaph: Here lies Ripsta7th, he can't tell the difference between anecdotal and empirical data.
Zerotino  +   770d ago
Honestly that's exactly what I did last week, already 60hrs logged into it so certainly a good buy.
MrTimesplitters  +   770d ago
Obviously its been the best year for the 3DS because it was the YEAR OF LUIGI.
BlueEye  +   770d ago
And PS Vita got... hmmm thats unfortunate.
XabiDaChosenOne  +   770d ago
Oh you need help listing some PSvita games for 2013? Cool.
Tearaway
Killzone Mercenaries
Soul Sacrific
Muramasu rebirth
Dragons crown
Guacamelee
Hotline Miami
Spelunky
Vegamyster  +   770d ago
4 of those games you can get on other systems.
Chrono  +   770d ago
You forgot the best one Ys Celceta.
CrossingEden  +   770d ago
1.Half of that list is of inferior ports or games that you can get on console/pc
2.SS, MR, and KZM all have a metacritic score that's less than every top tier 3ds game that came out this year
3.Leaving you with only one good exclusive that matches 3ds quality.
Sorry but it's pretty obvious who the winner is between the vita and the 3ds, Sony needs to support their mobile device with more than just anime games.
BlueEye  +   770d ago
Yeah I legitimately could not think of any Vita games that were note worthy. Of the ones you listed I am personally only interested in Dragons Crown.
It is just a damn shame. Vita needs a system selling big hit series like Nintendo's handelds have with Pokemon.
DCfan  +   770d ago
Toukiden
Inception  +   770d ago
@Blue eye

Do you have Vita? Because i, as an owner of Vita and 3DS got tons of fun from both handheld last year.
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Nerdmaster  +   770d ago
Teach me how, please. I own both and I can't remember the last time I played on my Vita. The only game that will make me play it is Final Fantasy X, and that's a PS2 game, the PS3 version is superior, and I'll only buy it for Vita because of portability.

I thought Soul Sacrifice would be a great game, but I got it from PS+, and it isn't really good...
Inception  +   770d ago
"I thought Soul Sacrifice would be a great game, but I got it from PS+, and it isn't really good..."

That's your problem, not Vita. And if you don't interested with any Vita titles such as Tearaway, Muramasa Rebirth, KZ: Merc, YS Celceta, God Eater 2, Gravity Rush 2, or Deception 4, than i'm questioning your reason why you bought Vita in the 1st place.
Nerdmaster  +   767d ago
I bought it during a trip to Japan. I live in Brazil, where everything is absurdly expensive, so getting a Vita for 66% the price I would pay here convinced me to buy it. Muramasa I played on Wii, tried the first God Eater but didn't like it, don't like shooting games like Killzone, never liked the Ys franchise and so on.
Nerdmaster  +   767d ago
And I bought it hoping that it would be like the PSP, meaning that it didn't interest me at all in the beginning, but then it got some really good games, like Dissidia, Monster Hunter, Mega Man X Meverick Hunter, Persona 3 Portable, Lunar Silver Star Story...

For now, the only games I really loved on Vita were Persona 4 Golden and Zero Escape.
Visiblemarc  +   770d ago
Kobe357 is right. I own both systems. Both are amazing. Vita has infinitely better hardware, however, both have amazing and varied games and every gamer remotely interested in handheld gaming should have both.

Gaming has a very annoying "I own 'A' so therefore hate 'B'" dynamic. Unnecessary. Just buy all the worthwhile stuff.
jcnba28  +   770d ago
2013 was an amazing year for 3DS so many quality titles.
Takwin  +   770d ago
3 of my top 6 games were on 3DS, In particular order - Fire Emblem, Pokemon X/Y, and Zelda Link Between Worlds. I would throw in PS3 exclusive TLOU, multiplat GTA5, and my personal fave - Mario 3D Land. A few PC games not far behind like Civ 5 xpac and XCOM xpac, but neither were as good as Fire Emblem.
Drummerdude41  +   770d ago
Yes..Yes it was!
Kaiou  +   770d ago
I have to agree , i game on my 3ds much more than my consoles nowadays.
Agent_hitman  +   770d ago
I love my 3DS XL
KratosSaveUs  +   770d ago
I wish Sony would support the Vita like Nintendo does the 3DS. If they did I would be one.
Geobros  +   770d ago
The console I enjoyed more in 2013!! Now, I hope i will see a Metroid game for 2014...
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Inception  +   770d ago
Metroid 3DS with the style of Metroid: Fusion, yes please!
Geobros  +   770d ago
This was exactly my thought!! After the 2D DKC games by Retro, why not a 2D Metroid too? Like Super Metroid, Fusion, Zero mission etc...
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CaptainN  +   770d ago
Everyone is still hoping and waiting for Metroid Dread to show up one day!
OtakuDJK1NG-Rory  +   770d ago
@Geobros
It wasn't developed by Retro it was developed another Nintendo western studio Monster Games.
AlexFili  +   770d ago
Getting a 3DS right now. Too many good games to miss out on otherwise.
Underworld  +   770d ago
The 3DS did receive a good amount of games in 2013 but the overwhelming majority just aren't my type, which is why I don't have one. I will get one if it gets some games that I like.
for we are many  +   769d ago
The 3DS didn't have a great year, it had one of the best if not the best year for any gaming device ever. Absolutely amazing high quality Games have been released non-stop the last year it would be boring to list them down in my comment! Phenomenal job, 3DS, for a system that was supposed to be "dead on arrival and massively outsold by its competitor, the Vita" as Pachter prophesized and tried to indoctrinate gamers as he usually does.
josephayal  +   769d ago
bravely default is def the best game

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