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Get the 3DS now or save the money?

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So here's the thing. I have money for a 3DS (which is kinda expensive in my country) and 1 game (which will be Fire Emblem). But the thing is that I've never been a huge fan of handheld gaming. I have a DS but in all honesty I never used it that much, my gaming sessions were pretty much always on the PC and Wii.

The main reason for me to consider a 3DS is because of Fire Emblem, aside of that there is Kid Icarus and the upcoming Mario & Luigi Dream Team (which I'm a huge fan of the series). There are other games in my mind but those are the big ones for me.

Edit: There's also Virtue's Last Reward, which is the sequel to 999, one of my favorite games of all time.

The problem is that if I get a 3DS now, I might not be able to get the Wii U until longer than I anticipated (maybe next year) and with the possible line up of games for the holiday it will be kinda hard to wait longer lol. 

So basically convince me to get a 3DS XL and spend $300 (that's both the system and Fire Emblem).

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Why $300? The System is only $200 and the game is $40.

3DS cause it has the games now and more on the way

Wii U should wait. If you wait till next year like you suggest then at least you'll have a line-up of multiple games to keep ya busy.

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at the moment the 3DS is the way to go around maybe the holidays or this time next year get a Wii U

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If you do not play handhelds, then just save for a wii U. Because if you never played the wonderful DS that much, you will not play the wonderful 3DS much either.

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lightofhonor said:
Why $300? The System is only $200 and the game is $40.

That's in my country. Doing the conversion the 3DS is $250 and the game is $50.

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EEEEK! I would just save for a Wii U. That is expensive for a 3DS. Nintendo needs to fix its business in other countries.

I get where you're coming from. I'm not much of a handheld gamer either.

But damn, Fire Emblem is pretty great. I wouldn't say the Wii U currently has a killer app like that, except for maybe Monster Hunter... which is also on 3DS.

Ultimately, it doesn't matter if the (3)DS suits your lifestyle or not. You're just cheating yourself out of really great games if you don't get one.

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I say Wii U for U.

You say you are not a huge fan of handhelds. I am the same and my 3DS is collecting dust. I would rather had that money put towards a Wii U muself.

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spurgeonryan said:
EEEEK! I would just save for a Wii U. That is expensive for a 3DS. Nintendo needs to fix its business in other countries.

That doesn't have anything to do with Nintendo. Sony has a lot of influence in South America and their consoles are extremely expensive (well minus the PS2 but that's because is really old), the PS3 with one game is $360. 

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