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and I just bought one yesterday lol ***

at least it was 50$ off
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Until it gets another $70 price drop it isn't worth it at all.

Another Zelda regurge from the N64 days and Pokemon regurge with more moronically named Pokemon [should have stopped at 151, not this absurd ~500], Mario jumping like always and Luigi blindly following... they've brought nothing new to the table other than the technology behind it. While that's nice, if no game is really great and takes advantage of it... it's a pointless system imo.

Nostalgia can only take you so far, and I think Nintendo is starting to realize that wall. Face first at that.
    
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This is great, good old memories, awesome new games, decent graphics. All for that amazing price!
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Now I must have it. And there's NES titles, like Zelda available? spongebobmoney.jpeg
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Wow, that was fast! I would be mad that I bought one for so much more, but 20 free games are hard to argue against.
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Wow, that was fast! I would be mad that I bought one for so much more, but 20 free games are hard to argue against.
but are the 20 free games really worth it. there just nes virtual games, not 3DS games. Wonder how the quality of the game is it.
    
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Unfortunately, when I get it, I won't be getting those 20 free games as well.
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Both, almost certainly. Nintendo is having a rough time lately. For one, 3DS sales are not when they projected, due to a combination of a lack of premiere titles, a way too high price tag, and (this is my experience, but I assume I am not alone) the 3D just not being all that "amazing" once you actually start playing with it. And two, Wii sales have dropped off the map...everyone who wants one has one, they just aren't moving anymore. So they had to do something to get units of 3DS moving and generate some positive cash flow.

And Vita is clearly superior hardware, Nintendo had to do something to establish a customer base before that thing comes out and the fence sitters are left with an obvious, non-Nintendo choice.

Personally, I think I'm skipping both handhelds. I believe the future of portable gaming lies with phones, not dedicated gaming units. The only people I see porting around a DS or a PSP are kids. But everyone has a phone. Yes, iPhones and such don't have controls as good as a real gaming unit...but that's what my "real" consoles are for, I believe "good enough" is all that matters in portable gaming. (That Playstation phone thingamajig may be a best-of-both-worlds compromise, I'm curious to see how well it actually works.)
From the Ars Technica review about the Xperia Play, not too good.

Anyways, got it at the midnight release and am happy about the free games I'm still waiting for Starfox 64... in 3D OMG!
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I think the best news here is that they're compensating people who bought prior to the drop. Great customer service!
    
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What garbage! I bought my 3DS a little under a month ago. Dammit it! Nintendo waited until after Zelda OoT came out which is like the only reason to get a 3DS now that Megaman Legends is gone.

I mean, at least they're giving something to me and other current owners. But the games list for that is quite garbage as well. Terrible games to give away for free. Asshats.

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Another Zelda regurge from the N64 days and Pokemon regurge with more moronically named Pokemon [should have stopped at 151, not this absurd ~500], Mario jumping like always and Luigi blindly following... they've brought nothing new to the table other than the technology behind it. While that's nice, if no game is really great and takes advantage of it... it's a pointless system imo.
Agreed 100%. I feel like a tool for buying their crap. Damn Hawaii trip had me scared of being bored on the flight.

Although, OoT does a very nice job of the 3D I do say. It was like OoT was designed for it, with all of its camera stunts, bosses, and level design. It works quite nice. I would love it see it on a big screen with 3D.
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