3DS Not Worth Buying: Are You Nuts?
There's more than one reason to pick up Nintendo's handheld.
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.
And to think, some people refuse to buy the system.
It's easy to poke fun of the machine, with users suffering from headaches, the weak launch lineup and the absurd $249.99 starting price.
At the same time, Nintendo has done its part to make the handheld more desirable. The company slashed the price $80, gave away 20 free games (ten NES, ten SNES) to early adopters and benefited from some key third party titles like Dead or Alive Dimensions and Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D.
Also keep in mind it plays DS games.
3DS, not worth the dough? It's crazy talk.
It's tough to fathom someone being upset with those aforementioned games, especially when Star Fox 64 3D arrives next week.
It would take you well over a month (perhaps two) of hardcore playing to beat all those games. By that time, you'll have Pokemon Rumble Blast and Tetris: Axis in October, followed by Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 in November and December, respectively.
Did Nintendo get off to a rough start? Absolutely. There's no denying that Mario and Co. should have handled things differently, but that was back in March.
Bottom line, it's September, and this little machine has begun to rock.
At $169.99, 3DS is worth the plunge.