For more than two decades Nintendo has dominated the portable gaming console market. While the 3DS’ wild popularity has a plethora of reasons behind its success, we thought we’d share our three favorite aspects about the dual-screened device. For beginners, it packs a lot of punch for not being a console you need to plug into the wall; it has a touch screen, can play games in 3D, take pictures, and even stream Hulu and Netflix. The reigning champ in handheld gaming speaks for itself as it offers a gaming and family experience like no other in it’s category. Most importantly, the 3DS is one of two platforms ( the other being the 2DS ) that allow you to play Nintendo’s best titles; such as Pokemon X & Y, or the remake of arguably the best Zelda game ever: Zelda Majora’s Mask.
Let’s Get Into It!
There’s So Much To Do: I struggle to find any real reason why someone would grow bored with the new 3DS XL, especially if you’re below the age of 15. It plays games in 3D, and if you or your family aren’t into that type of gameplay, then that function can be shut off. Not only does it run some of the most unique games ever, but you can also watch your favorite shows on it because of it’s compatibility with Hulu and Netflix. On top of that, the new 3DS can take pictures in 3D and is compatible with the use of Amiibos, which seems to be it’s most innovative feature.
The Games Are The Best: One word: Pokemon. If you’re a Pokemon Goer like myself, that should be enough to convince you to pick up your very own 3DS. Yeah, Pokemon Go is crazy fun to play, but the games they originated from are much better. Nintendo is pretty big on reverse compatibility, so old school games from the SNES and Gameboy get to rejoin your collection of titles, such as Pokemon Red or Super Mario. I can seriously go on forever with the quality of the 3DS’ selection; it may not be as broad as a selection as other consoles you can buy, but I would rather have 13 high-quality games than 60 decent ones. Guys, we’re talking Mario Kart, Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, a handful of Pokemon Games, and Kirby. Absolute gold.
It’s Extremely Affordable: The 3DS is the cheapest of the big name game consoles, but that doesn’t reflect upon its quality. Along with this, new games for the 3DS only go for about $40 opposed to $60 being the most common pricing for the Xbox or PS4.
The 3DS is insanely versatile and affordable. Iconic titles and games we all grew up with have a home with the 3DS and the quality of production for these games haven’t seemed to meet their peak despite the huge success for most of them. To be honest, I would probably have this article finished sooner for you guys if I had played a little less Kirby and Pokemon Ruby; it’s that addicting. Disclaimer for those of you who plan on buying it for yourselves and or loved ones: within the first week of your purchase, chore may or may not be done!
Until Next Time