3DS Library Growing, System Becoming More Desirable
All of sudden, Nintendo's handheld has gone from the butt of jokes to a must have device in a very short amount of time. The best part? It's only just begun.
What a difference two months can make. For much of the year, my 3DS collection looked pitiful. I'm talking three to four games, tops.
Now I barely have time to enjoy the treasure trove of goodness that has suddenly graced Nintendo's dual screen machine.
Just look at my personal library: Super Mario 3D Land, Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (super surprised with this one), Tetris: Axis, FIFA Soccer 12, Bit.Trip Saga, Cave Story 3D, Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, Star Fox 64 3D, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Pilotwings Resort and Ridge Racer 3D.
The best part? Next week, there's Shinobi (crossing my fingers for that one), followed by Sonic Generations and Mario Kart 7. Then Capcom kicks off the New Year with Resident Evil: Revelations, and Sega chimes in with Crush 3D.
In other words, if you don't own a 3DS, now's the time.
Yes, smart phone games pose a threat to Nintendo's handheld dominance, but 3DS is already ahead of DS in terms of sales over the first several months, and that's without a Mario game (remember, DS launched with Super Mario 64 DS).
The whole glasses free 3D thing is still kind of a gimmick, and a fairly useless one at that, Super Mario 3D Land being one of the rare exceptions.
That said, don't let the threat of headaches and eyestrain (you can always turn 3D off) prevent you from experiencing 3DS. It seems like the system is close to exploding. Definitely a wonderful thing, considering it's only been available roughly nine months.