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User Info: Lasagnacat

Lasagnacat
3 weeks ago#1
I have an original 3DS Cosmo Black. Still in perfect condition because I never used it. I'm thinking of it selling it for 70 euro and buy a New Nintendo 3DS XL (or perhaps a New Nintendo 2DS XL)

The Nintendo Switch is amazing (especially the lite version coming soon) and it probably got the best games selection, but Animal Crossing isn't released yet and I'll probably wait for a Nintendo Switch Limited Animal Crossing edition.

Was thinking buying a 3DS Animal Crossing edition and play Wild World. But I want to own all the games on physical cartridge and the Animal Crossing game comes pre-installed :(

Is it worth upgrading? What would you suggest?

Reason I never played on my 3DS was because of my Razer Phone 2. Played Android Gacha games for many years, but I'm tired of microtransactions so going back to Nintendo games.

User Info: Wanded

Wanded
3 weeks ago#2
congratz on escaping the gacha trap and coming back to real gaming, i wasted 2 years on freemium as well, wish i could get that time back...anyhow the new 3ds warrants a slightly bigger screen, crucial improvement to 3d (camera detects your eyes), faster loading times, NFC amiibo support, addition of the c-stick to the controls and some exclusives

https://www.neogaf.com/threads/games-that-are-exclusive-enhanced-on-the-new-3ds.1177455/

The only 2 cons if i'm not mistaken are the stylus placement which people didn't like and the price of upgrading.

So if you think the upgrades are worth the price go for it.
Puss in Boots was a good movie and it deserves more recognition

User Info: Wanded

Wanded
3 weeks ago#3
Also the new switched to microSD
Puss in Boots was a good movie and it deserves more recognition

User Info: Lasagnacat

Lasagnacat
3 weeks ago#4
Wanded posted...
congratz on escaping the gacha trap and coming back to real gaming, i wasted 2 years on freemium as well, wish i could get that time back...anyhow the new 3ds warrants a slightly bigger screen, crucial improvement to 3d (camera detects your eyes), faster loading times, NFC amiibo support, addition of the c-stick to the controls and some exclusives

https://www.neogaf.com/threads/games-that-are-exclusive-enhanced-on-the-new-3ds.1177455/

The only 2 cons if i'm not mistaken are the stylus placement which people didn't like and the price of upgrading.

So if you think the upgrades are worth the price go for it.


Haha yeah I spend like 3 to 4 years on those mobile p2w 'games' including those war games. They are not games. They are casino's with fancy graphics. Can't believe I spend over 2k and kept telling myself I was having fun lol

Anywayz thx for ur suggestions. Still can't make up my mind. I'm currently playing on my Razer 2 phone with PPSPP emulator playing PSP games. Having a blast.

I think I'll wait for a limited edition switch lite (Animal Crossing most likely) the switch lineup is amazing. So many good games.

User Info: iMURDAu

iMURDAu
3 weeks ago#5
Happy Home Designer is not preinstalled if you're talking about the regular N3DS bundle. It comes with an eShop code. I gave mine to my kid, you could sell your code to someone and use the proceeds to get a physical copy.
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User Info: Daymos256

Daymos256
3 weeks ago#6
Maybe.. I have 4 3ds's: 1 original, 1 xl, 1 new 3ds xl, 1 new 2ds xl. The original is too small for my hands but has the best build quality. The xl is still solid, new xl has a loose hinge and loose circle pad, and 2ds xl adds in crappy speakers and a paper thin screen to make it light but cheaper feeling than all the rest.

I mainly use the new 3ds xl as i love the cyber gadget grip I have for it. My wife plays on the 'normal' 3ds xl and the 2ds xl was just bought as a future backup.. its hard to find a new 3ds xl for its 200 pricetag now.
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User Info: Lasagnacat

Lasagnacat
3 weeks ago#7
Daymos256 posted...
Maybe.. I have 4 3ds's: 1 original, 1 xl, 1 new 3ds xl, 1 new 2ds xl. The original is too small for my hands but has the best build quality. The xl is still solid, new xl has a loose hinge and loose circle pad, and 2ds xl adds in crappy speakers and a paper thin screen to make it light but cheaper feeling than all the rest.

I mainly use the new 3ds xl as i love the cyber gadget grip I have for it. My wife plays on the 'normal' 3ds xl and the 2ds xl was just bought as a future backup.. its hard to find a new 3ds xl for its 200 pricetag now.


The New 3DS XL SNES limited edition looks cool

User Info: desuno-to

desuno-to
3 weeks ago#8
I would question why you would upgrade a system you never used. If none of the games interested you enough to get you off of your phone, then what will change now?
It will be hard to find a N3DS for a good price, so I'd say the realistic upgrade is the N2DS, but even then, the games you are interested in don't require the upgrade.

Unless there are several games that require the new system, I'd say you should use the upgrade money on actual games.
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(edited 3 weeks ago)

User Info: akira595

akira595
3 weeks ago#9
TC, Nintendo sells refurbished N3DS XLs on eBay for 120 dollars. They come with a year warranty and look brand new. If you do want to upgrade, I strongly suggest getting one of those. Buying a brand new N3DS XL is going to cost anywhere from 200-300 dollars. That being said, I can't reccomend the Switch enough. I just got a new N3DS because they are going away and I want one for collecting purposes, but the Switch really is 100x better IMO. It's also relatively new so you will get another 4-6 years out of it easy plus its backlog is pretty massive at this point.

That being said, if you have the money a N3DS is a huge upgrade over the original 3DS.

Also, congrats on leaving gacha behind. Gacha is a plague and the fact that Nintendo even makes that garbage FE Heroes makes me sick. The game "developers" that prey on people and steal their money should burn in h***.
"Well, sir, I feel like a, like a slice of butter... melting on top of a big-ol' pile of flapjacks.."
(edited 3 weeks ago)

User Info: Wanded

Wanded
3 weeks ago#10
akira595 posted...
Nintendo sells refurbished N3DS XLs on eBay for 120 dollars.

they replace the outer shell and screens right? and the buttons?
Puss in Boots was a good movie and it deserves more recognition
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