Submitted by jcnba28 560d ago | news

Nintendo 3DS Celebrates Third Birthday Today

The best-selling video game system of 2013 wasn’t a home console from either this generation or last-generation.

Beating out everything from the Xbox 360 to the PS4 was Nintendo’s handheld superstar, the 3DS.

Today, the little system turns three-years-old.

In those three years, it’s amassed an impressive catalog of must-have titles, from the new Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, to the marvelous strategy game Fire Emblem: Awakening, not to mention Pokemon, Mario, Animal Crossing and the 3D remake of Donkey Kong Country Returns. (3DS, Animal Crossing 3DS, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Nintendo)

GdaTyler  +   560d ago
Loving my new 3DS XL
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Geekman  +   560d ago
With a 40 million install base you'd think people would care more.
jcnba28  +   560d ago
That's probably because this site is mainly occupied by sony fans.
rambi80  +   560d ago
With PSN and steam aggressively pricing software, i find myself caring less tbh.

I haven't bought a game for my 3ds in a long time. Its very hard to shell out $40 for the games that i care about on that system. i wish Nintendo well, but i think i'm out.
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Geekman  +   560d ago
There are plenty of quality 3DS games though. Perhaps you should sell it. You don't seem interested.
rambi80  +   560d ago
No argument about quality, my friend. Just about relative value. i still enjoy the games that i do own, so i think i'll hang on to it for a while

my point is that the market has changed considerably since launch.
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3-4-5  +   560d ago
3DS is doing really good and only continuing to remain awesome.

* Mario Golf & Super Smash Brothers still on the way.

Year 3 is usually when a lot of games start making an appearance on a system/console, so we should be seeing a good amount of games for 3DS in 2014 and into 2015 for sure.
OtakuDJK1NG-Rory  +   559d ago
Conception II
Persona Q
Kirby Triple Deluxe
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright

Still pending for localization
Yokai Watch
Senran Kagura 2: Deeo Crimson
Bravely Second
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call
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JohnathanACE  +   560d ago
Honestly 3DS has the best library of games out of all the new systems. As Reggie said if you don't have a 3DS "what's wrong with you"?
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danny818  +   560d ago
still need to pick u[p a 3ds for that pokemon man
PrinceOfAllSaiyans  +   560d ago
I'm gonna get a 3DS XL probably in May for my birthday or a Wii U. I can't decide. Wii U has Super Mario 3D World, Zelda Wind Waker HD, and Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze. And some amazing upcoming games like Mario Kart 8 (Which releases 6 days after my B-day), Super Smash Bros 4, and Bayonetta 2. But the 3DS has a big library of games. I will probably get both but idk which to get first. And what games should I get for my 3DS XL (automatically gonna get Pokemon X, Zelda A Link Between Worlds, Zelda Ocorina of Time 3D, and probably Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance.
RosweeSon  +   560d ago
I'd probably go with the 3DS XL first due to being cheaper and having a literally massive library of fantastic games to go on, but understand mario kart and possibly smash bros due soon so wii u is defo one to watch but if you can't wait get a 3DS first as not likely to lower any further in price and shop around on the wii u in a month or 2 let's face it there's bound to be a wii u bundle with either mario kart or smash bros in the new few months ;) if not a little price cut, not much tho I wouldn't have thought ;) both great consoles tho had both since launch and never once was worried even with all the bad hype around the 3DS launch look at the beast of a console nowadays ;)
RosweeSon  +   560d ago
And not a single new puzzle board in sight ;(
USMC_POLICE  +   560d ago
And still no new advanced wars

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