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Submitted by Buff1044 1621d ago | opinion piece

3DS Not Worth Buying: Are You Nuts?

Chris Buffa (Modojo): Upon opening an advance copy of Star Fox 64 3D, we spied an insert advertising Super Street Fighter IV 3D, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and Pilotwings Resort, three enjoyable games that should make any 3DS owner smile. (3DS, Mario Kart 7, Pilotwings Resort, Resident Evil, Star Fox 64 3D, Super Mario 3D Land, Tetris Axis, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)

gw4k  +   1621d ago
Sorry Sir, waiting for the PS Vita. Have you seen what it can do?
dark-hollow  +   1621d ago
I'll give the vita and the 3ds a chance to prevail.
The first year of any gaming console/handheld is not the strongest games wise!
All the good games comes a year or two later so I'll reserve my judgment about vita vs 3ds.

Do not forget that everyone praised the psp and how it totally will destroy the ds,
And we know what happened.
Not only in sales, but the ds (arguable) got Better library of games.

So that's what I want in the vita/3ds, Good GAMES! get outdated after a while, but great games memories stay forever!
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UltimateIdiot911  +   1621d ago
Well, PSP had a good start until piracy rear it's head in and the whole CFW thing. Getting a PSP was just so easy especially within year 1 of it's release. Everyone I knew had a hacked PSP. Sony vs. hackers, etc. Devs openly announcing that they are hesitant in bringing titles over, blah blah blah. As a result, PSP did not do as hot as it could have. In Japan, the PSP is still moving strong.

So hopefully that won't repeat on the PSVita.
ronin4life  +   1621d ago
Piracy had very little to do with it. Nintendo also had really bad piracy issues, and they did just fine. Lack of games hurt the PSP in America, which is not a problem in Japan.
gw4k  +   1621d ago
I have to agree. The PSP was hindered greatly by piracy! Everyone that I know that has one does just that!

I am sure the 3DS is a fine system, hey it is Nintendo, but the 3d thing isn't for me. I personally don't like it.
FlameBaitGod  +   1621d ago
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Ddouble  +   1621d ago
Damn, look at the Dissidia downloads of torrents.

When the amount of illegal downloads is more than twice the sales of the game, you know for sure piracy definitely was an issue for the PSP and this is just torrents not to talk of other file hosting websites.

I'm suprised SE released duodecim after seeing that.
RyuCloudStrife  +   1621d ago
between 3ds and vita is a huge open window you have enough time for both
SilentNegotiator  +   1621d ago
"Upon opening an advance copy of Star Fox 64 3D, we spied an insert advertising Super Street Fighter IV 3D, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and Pilotwings Resort, three enjoyable games that should make any 3DS owner smile"

A port, a port, and a "full fledged" game of a Wii Sports Resort minigame.

As a new game system owner, I would "smile" about 3 ports? No.

At least wait for Paper Mario XX, Mario Kart XX, and Super Mario XX before telling me I'm "nuts" for not being ecstatic about a PORTS-able game system.
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Muffins1223  +   1621d ago
I agree,but before it wasn't,now it might be. I would really only get it for paper Mario,brawl,ad Pokemon,BUT THATS IT!For ngp i would get lbp,mod nation racers,call of duty,Reality Figures,sound shapes,and just alot more.I feel like ngp games have alot more content and have higher quality.Oh and pokemon is in google's dictionary.All the dislikes will come from 5 year old's or Nintendo fanboys(which is rare if they older than 15)My grandma plays wii....just sad.I use to love nintendo but they went so low :c But i will likly buy 3ds when it gets ANOTHER price cut
DA_SHREDDER  +   1621d ago
For Pokemon?! LMAO!
Muffins1223  +   1621d ago
yea,youd be shcoked,i played a shitlaod of that game best rpg ever...
RockmanII7  +   1621d ago
Don't be dissin Pokemon, it's an solid game series.
dark-hollow  +   1621d ago
Do NOT make fun of POKEMON. EVER!
Shackdaddy836  +   1621d ago
I hate you for hating pokemon :S
Kee  +   1621d ago
Pokemon will be the absolute shit and everyone knows it. That's what a lot of people are waiting for. It's the only reason I bought the DS.
Mr Blings  +   1621d ago
Totally Agree. I bought it day one and do not regret it. Would have rather had it for the new price sure but Nintendo did well by giving 20 classics away to make up for it. Ultimately I made the choice to purchase day 1.

If its the headache issue scarring people off...all I can say is the effect is optional. The graphics and screen are leaps ahead of the DS with or without 3D on. If in the market for a handheld 3DS is by far the best option.
prodg52  +   1621d ago
Even though I plan on getting the PSVita I don't knock the 3DS. Nintendo really does make some fun games. I've spent hours on some DS games, so I know there are/ will be 3DS games that are great.
ronin4life  +   1621d ago
Good answer. I feel the same, but in favor of 3DS.
Just because I'm personally uninterested in what the Vita looks to provide so far, I understand that are, and respect that.
Well said bubble+
AWBrawler  +   1621d ago
What's with all the 3DS hate? It hasn't even been a year yet? And it's doing pretty good for itself and games are comng this holiday. I know I'll be trying to scrap up money to afford Mario 3d land, Luigi's Mansion, Kid Icarus 3, Mario Kart 7, shin megami tensei, driver, and Starfox this holiday.
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PimpDaddy  +   1621d ago
It's because it's a Nintendo 3DS and not a Sony 3DS. The majority of this website doesn't like anything not manufactured by Sony. My stepson just got a Nintendo 3DS for his bday this past weekend. He loves it. I personally will be buying a Sony PS Vita sometime next year because it appeals to me more. But there is absolutely no reason for anybody to hate on the Nintendo 3DS. Especially at the price tag of $169.00 USD.
Kee  +   1621d ago
I bought one and I really like it. It's just I have nothing to play on it right now...
HeavenlySnipes  +   1621d ago
Do a barrel roll!
RockmanII7  +   1621d ago
I'm waiting for Animal Crossing to come out, hopefully there is a newer model out by that time.
AWBrawler  +   1621d ago
Yes yes AC 3D is big on my list as well.
Neko_Mega  +   1621d ago
No it isn't, because so far their is only remakes with 3D.

My girlfriend wants one, but she said she will just play DS games on it.
dark-hollow  +   1621d ago
Give it time.
Just look at the ps3 launch games and compare it to what we have now!
HUGE difference!
Neko_Mega  +   1621d ago
Yet PS3 wasn't trying to sell it's self as a 3D only device with remakes.

So it is nothing like the PS3.
AdvanceWarsSgt  +   1621d ago
You're right Neko.

It was trying to sell itself as an overpriced Blu-Ray player and PC-lite system instead.
axisofweevils  +   1621d ago
Nintendo's big mistake was holding back their main titles to let the third parties develop for the system. But it is a great console, it just needs great games.
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blackburn10  +   1621d ago
Oh, I get it now. This why Modojo is always mouthing off negative things about the VITA. They are pro 3DS and are trying to bad mouth the VITA before its even out. The truth always comes out eventually. @ ronin4life No one should do either one or the other. You can't just constantly diss the VITA because you are rooting for the 3DS. Predicting failure for the VITA based on the fact that you like the 3DS is very unprofessional.
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ronin4life  +   1621d ago
Even if that is the case, it will help balance out the "pro Vita" sites that always bad mouth the 3DS.
Everything needs balance.
AdvanceWarsSgt  +   1621d ago
A sony fan......complaining about predicting failure for another system before it's even released?!!??

LOL oh the irony
Skateboard  +   1621d ago
If you like Nintendo games it is a must buy.
SKUD  +   1621d ago
The 3D field of vision is too narrow. I usually just turn it off. gives you a headache after about 30min.
Shackdaddy836  +   1621d ago
I think it's different from person to person though. Like for me, the field of vision seems big enough and 3D never hurts my eyes. But then again, I have horrible eyesight to begin with...
Chrono  +   1621d ago
I don't want to re-buy ports of the games that I own just because of this 3D gimmick. Not interested in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, which got 65% metascore. When the good games come out, maybe I'll get one.
MakiManPR  +   1621d ago
Resident Evil Revelations, Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land
TwistedMetal  +   1621d ago
IM waiting for the vita, You shouldnt have a 3ds until mario comes out. All thats out now is zelda with 3d and everyone already played that and starfox and probably have it on there emulators.
NESpower  +   1621d ago
3DS all the way!
tarbis  +   1621d ago
PSV for me, all the games I want are there.
tiffac008  +   1621d ago
Right now there are just more games I want on the PSV. I'll get the 3DS later since my siblings are fans of Mario and Zelda.
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KendrickGLS  +   1621d ago
PSP is the mother of the other portable systems! I never did like the DS and it's my least favorite of all the game systems ever! Righteous!
AdvanceWarsSgt  +   1621d ago
Obvious troll is obvious.

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