5 Great Reasons to Pick Up a 3DS

There’s no denying the 3DS has hit a bit of a rough patch lately. With the recent announcement on underwhelming sales, to the lack of any recent ‘must have’ games. Things might seem a bit bleak for our latest handheld.

So being the cheery person I am, I thought I’d share my top 5 reasons why Nintendo’s latest handheld is still an almighty fine purchase.

5. Price drop!

To be honest, I thought any price under £200 was an acceptable price for the 3DS. But now with the recent announcement it could drop to well below £150,  it’s set to be more affordable to many more people.

4. Nintendo Ambassadors Programme

In a clever move to attract immediate sales as well as reward those of us who forked out full price for a 3DS at launch, Nintendo are offering us 20 free virtual console games. These include 10 NES classics and 10 GBA games. Connect to the e-shop before midnight 11 August and you’ll automatically be enrolled. There are no plans to release the GBA games as a general purchase, so this is a great reason to grab a 3DS now.

3. Legend of Zelda – Ocarina of Time 3D

Doesn’t really need an introduction, but picking up a 3DS will give you the opportunity to play one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time. Re-mastered from the ground up in awesome 3D, Link’s finest adventure has never looked so good.

2. StreetPass and Augmented Reality

This has so much potential. Keep your 3DS turned on, close the lid and head out. Connect to other 3DS’s as you pass them to collect Mii’s and complete quests. Ok, things are pretty basic at the moment but the future of Street Pass is looking great with new features on the way to the Mii Plaza later this year. As for the Augmented Reality, we have all seen the AR cards in action. Think of what the future might hold when these are inevitably further integrated into the games themselves. The possibilities are very exciting.

 1. Fantastic games on the way

While the current 3DS library might be slightly underwhelming, it’s all set to change later this year with the release of some awesome big hitters. Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, Starfox 64 3D, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Resident Evil Revelations, Luigi’s Mansion to name a few. The future is looking very bright indeed!

So there’s my top 5 reasons I think the 3DS is a cracking little investment. Have I missed anything? Leave your comments below.

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8 Responses to “5 Great Reasons to Pick Up a 3DS”
  1. Dipesh says:

    Five out of the six upcoming titles you’ve mentioned are Nintendo ones…we need more third party support quickly – but not ala the early days of the DS where it was all party games or an ordinary game with touch screen controls built in. Somehow it needs to be much more than that as many of us own mobiles capable of doing the same!

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    • Reeesy says:

      Fair point. But it’s no bad thing that the majority are Nintendo’s own titles. They are some of the best in the business and right now the 3DS needs these big flagship titles.
      But yes, it would be nice for more 3rd party support. But at the moment i’d say its up to Nintendo’s own games to kick start the 3DS again. Then once the sales pick up again, i hope more 3rd party developers realise the potential and get on board.

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      • Dipesh says:

        Good point! Generating interest is key here and at around £150, it’s much more attractive for many. You need a reason to pick up a 3ds and take it out whereas you’ll always take your mobile with. If they can sort that out, the 3ds defo has a great future -still love mine anyway 🙂

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    • That’s a good point. I think it is something Nintendo were working hard on before the release. But for some reason I believe Nintendo released the 3DS before it was originally planned. Perhaps they felt they need more of a head start on Sony’s portable. As this meant the 3rd party games were too far off from the release. I do believe Nintendo can pull this back though.

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  2. To be honest £150 is a must buy now, it’ll be irresistible come all the promised games. I have no regrets buying early as the ambassador program would still be enough of an incentive to buy before the cutoff date at the present price.

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  3. Steve T. says:

    In my eyes, it’s too early to tell if the 3DS is heading towards being a bust. To get the system going, I think Nintendo needs that one to two hit games to get them out of their funk. Just because the games are first party, doesn’t mean the system can’t survive until the 3rd party games flood in. If Nintendo just wants to get back on their feet with Nintendo characters, that’s fine with me. They just have to tread water until November and then the holiday rush will get them back on their feet. Hopefully the damage isn’t too bad until that point.

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