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PLEASE fix that typo in the thread title. It kills me.

(and english isn't even my 1st language)

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spurgeonryan said:

Mario, Mario Kart, classic come backs, Smash, Japan imports, Animal Crossing, killer 3rd party games, do not seem to interest you because maybe the visuals are not up to date or you just do not trust Nintendo anymore maybe?


So what would get you to purchase one? Or even consider it?

Well, for me it's very easy to answer.

I would consider getting a 3DS, (and would have considered getting any Nintendo handheld in the past), if only SOME games were ALSO aimed to adult gamers like me. Mario and any platform, Mario Kart and any "kart" game, Smash and any "Smash" game, Animal Crossing and Japan imports for kids absoulutely means nothing to me. My attraction to such games, be they well coded and produced AAA masterpieces or shovelware, or anything in between these extremes, amounts to zero.

If it weren't for the Sony PSP (four Metal Gear games, two Ace Combat, two Valkyria Chronicles, two Dissidia, Crisis Core, Danganronpa, Last Ranker, ...) I wouldn't have even considered purchasing an handheld at all for the rest of my life...

Now I have a Vita, and I'm enjoying games like Gravity Rush, Assassin Creed III, Metal Gear Soild HD collection, and the odd import JRPGs...

So, in few words, I find 3DS games too kiddish and/or too clearly aimed for casual consumers to be really appealing to me. If you add the fact that the 3DS is regon blocked, there's no way for me to truly enjoy such a device (or any Nintendo handheld device) even it I could get one for free.

And no, I'm not a Nintendo hater. I was one of the first guys in my city to get a SuperFamicom! ;)

You're the perfect market shrill actually^ Full of buzz terms
Y'all need to come up with better arguments for real

3DS has Metal Gear, it has Castlevania, It has resident evil, it has Shin Megami Tensei, it has Virtues Last Reward,it has Tom Clancy.
Are you a gamer or not? Or are you deprived of any sense of fealty?

Sure Nintendo makes games that appeal to a wide audience. That's how they make their money, but acting like that's all that is there is ridiculous;.

"wealthy" lol.

I got them both. I like having good systems. :)

I do prefer the Vita, but it doesnt mean i dont enjoy my 3DS aswell.

I love PSVita because i like Sony IP that's why i will never buy a Nintendo console

PS4 - over 100 millions let's say 120m
Xbox One - 70m
Wii U - 25m

Vita - 15m if it will not get Final Fantasy Kingdoms Heart and Monster Hunter 20m otherwise
3DS - 80m

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I'd be wealthy if I bought a £500 phone to play angry birds on.
The vita is a bargain.

There was 1 game that could have made me get the 3DS and that was monster hunter but I dont see anything special about it compared to monster hunter unite which I picked up for £4 on the PSN sale.
I'd get it if it was on vita, but im not buying a console for 1 game.
I wouldnt have got the vita either if it wasnt for PS+, the fact that I had 10+ vita games for free made me get it.

Dr.EisDrachenJaeger said:
spurgeonryan said:
Dr.EisDrachenJaeger said:
The Vita's problem is it really lacks unique experiences, and once the whole remote play shit works out with the PS4 it'll have EVEN less. ( Why buy Killzone Mercenary when I can play shadowfall via remote play, why buy dragons crown on it when I can get it cross buy or through remote play)

See Sony's bread and butter is software sales, otherwise the PS Vita will become a true PSP successor, where Sony's games do terribly on it. Because they're watered down console experiences.

GTA can do for Vita what MH does for 3DS. Of course, a real GTA on 3DS could do the same thing.

GTA didnt do much for the PSP or the DS.

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Even though I had the 3DS first, and I really don't fit the requirements of this thread I do find a lot of the answers here weird.

I have 3 retail games and 6 PS1/PSP games downloaded on my PS Vita so far. The graphics of the PS Vita are obviously better than the 3DS, and has a more convenient way of multi-tasking. However, something that cannot be denied for people who truly own both systems is the fact that loading times on some Vita games are significantly longer than most 3DS games. It isn't a deal breaker, but I don't see anyone really talking about it much.
The PS Vita has an advantage in terms of shared accounts and pretty much wont have a problem with the amount of save slots each game has. However, that doesn't really change much for me personally as I usually only use one save slot anyway.
Personally, I think the 3DS has a much more varied and powerful library than the Vita in terms of retail games. When you combine the PSN content and the eShop content, the Vita gets much closer to the 3DS as far as games are concerned but the 3DS still wins in my opinion. But really, when someone says that the 3DS isn't as varied as the PS Vita simply doesn't know what games are on the 3DS.

Nothing. I have given up on Nintendo consoles. I have kinda grown tired of their franchises, that's all.

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GdaTyler said:
Nothing. I have given up on Nintendo consoles. I have kinda grown tired of their franchises, that's all.

What about 3rd party exclusives?  Nintendo consoles have those, especially the handhelds (such as the 3DS in question here).