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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.

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GdaTyler826d ago (Edited 826d ago )

Loving my new 3DS XL

Geekman826d ago

With a 40 million install base you'd think people would care more.

jcnba28826d ago

That's probably because this site is mainly occupied by sony fans.

rambi80826d ago (Edited 826d 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.

Geekman826d ago

There are plenty of quality 3DS games though. Perhaps you should sell it. You don't seem interested.

rambi80826d ago (Edited 826d 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.

3-4-5826d 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-Rory826d ago (Edited 826d ago )

and
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

JohnathanACE826d ago (Edited 826d 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"?

danny818826d ago

still need to pick u[p a 3ds for that pokemon man

PrinceOfAllSaiyans826d 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.

RosweeSon826d 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 ;)

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