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I suggest you wait a little longer for more games to come for the west, I'm personally waiting for Paper Mario and Fire Emblem to come out before buying a 3DS



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The 3DS is region locked, so you will have to import games, if you get an American 3DS (videogamesplus.ca basically ships everywhere in the world and their prices should be decent; I used them once about five years ago and got my games within a week). Some DS games are also region locked, but usually only those with online functions (applies to the latest Pokémon games). This region lock will carry over even if the games are used in a 3DS, but non region locked DS games work in any 3DS (for example, my American Etrian Odyssey III works perfectly on my European 3DS).

As for the eShop, you may ask morenoingrato who has apparently set his 3DS to "USA", because there's no support in Ecuador yet. I suppose if the North American eShop can be accessed from South America, then it's also accessible from Europe. But you better ask him to doublecheck.

As for games, there are already Mario games available for the 3DS. There are also some on the eShop and since the 3DS is backwards compatible, there is also a big catalogue of DS games you will have access to (as mentioned previously, most DS games are region free). If you are willing to expand your horizon, you can look into games that are not named Mario or Pokémon, like the stellar Castlevania games or the awful Final Fantasy III.



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osed125 said:

I suggest you wait a little longer for more games to come for the west, I'm personally waiting for Paper Mario and Fire Emblem to come out before buying a 3DS

The thing is, 3DS is much, much cheaper in America. So if I waited, I'd miss this once in a "lifetime" chance of getting it cheap! 



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The 3DS is region locked, so you will have to import games, if you get an American 3DS (videogamesplus.ca basically ships everywhere in the world and their prices should be decent; I used them once about five years ago and got my games within a week). Some DS games are also region locked, but usually only those with online functions (applies to the latest Pokémon games). This region lock will carry over even if the games are used in a 3DS, but non region locked DS games work in any DS (for example, my American Etrian Odyssey III works perfectly on my European 3DS).

As for the eShop, you may ask morenoingrato who has apparently set his 3DS to "USA", because there's no support in Ecuador yet. I suppose if the North American eShop can be accessed from South America, then it's also accessible from Europe. But you better ask him to doublecheck.

As for games, there are already Mario games available for the 3DS. There are also some on the eShop and since the 3DS is backwards compatible, there is also a big catalogue of DS games you will have access to (as mentioned previously, most DS games are region free). If you are willing to expand your horizon, you can look into games that are not named Mario or Pokémon, like the stellar Castlevania games or the awful Final Fantasy III.

Ah, yes, I actually had that website bookmarked but never used it.

I will ask moreno, thanks.

Never properly tried a Castlevania game. Will keep it in mind if I decide to get the 3DS. And why would I get an awful game (FFIII)?

What about Kid Icarus? I've heard many say it's good but I don't really know what's good about it.



Buy a tablet that uses android and emulate games for Nintendo up to the DS. The proffessor Layton series sounds pretty good to me eventually. Play not only Ocarania of time, but also Majora's Mask and SuperMario 64 or any rom you choose. The open operating system of the android tablets make for great emulators that are improving every day. Play more ps1 games than you can with the vita and not to mention watch movies, read books and comics, surf the web, and do countless other things with it I do not know about. Certain roms can even use the wii remote and other remotes in some cases I have seen.

If you like getting things from torrents already than there is no greater value than the tablet. The controls are different, but you're a big gamer and it is easy to adapt and get skilled.



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pezus said:

Ah, yes, I actually had that website bookmarked but never used it.

I will ask moreno, thanks.

Never properly tried a Castlevania game. Will keep it in mind if I decide to get the 3DS. And why would I get an awful game (FFIII)?

What about Kid Icarus? I've heard many say it's good but I don't really know what's good about it.

I didn't buy Kid Icarus, because its contros are cramp inducing (I know this from DS games like Star Fox Command and Metroid Prime Hunters). There is a reason why the game ships with a stand.

You better get Resident Evil: Revelations (Circle Pad Pro isn't really needed) or Tales of the Abyss before considering Kid Icarus.



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Kingdom hearts and Fire emblem are enough for me, but an advance wars would seal the deal. Though I'm still waiting for nintendo to come to its senses and release a version with a built in second analog.



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You should totally get a 3DS, especially if you never got a DS. Don't know about getting an American one though. Unless you are willing to import all your 3DS games I'd wait.



I'll give it to you straight. I'm a Nintendo fan but, at some point, I just didn't give a fuck about my DS anymore. I pretty much quit buying games for it unless it was for my kid. Keep in mind that, since launch (and I bought a DS on day one), I purchased and still own SIX DS systems. I got a PSP and I never looked back.

I got a 3DS last year and it blows my mind how much Nintendo got it right. I play it when I'm home. I play it when I'm at work. I play it alone. I play it in public. Yeah, I got a Vita, too. People don't like to admit this but it's pretty awesome (with lots of PSP titles ready to be played).

I say you should get both (though I'm worried about the Vita's future) but I will honestly say that it is a joy to own the 3DS. When it comes to games, it's just awesome.



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Honestly, if you like gaming on your iPod get a Vita. When little big planet comes out on it you will have a free app store with tons of games you can save and play whenever. From what I have heard the possibilities are endless.

Also there is PS Plus coming to the Vita, PSone classics, cross buy/cross play with ps3. If you have a PS3 the Vita might be the better option. Plus no region lock.

But I don't think you will go wrong if you pick a 3DS, unless you have to import games.

 

Edit: Since all Vita games can be bought digitally you can get discounts (with or without PS Plus) on them and nab them dirt cheap later on. Nintendo is kinda shabby on the discount side. I hope they get better though.



Playstation All-Stars is one of the best games I've played this gen, and is the most fun I've had in a game this gen.