Do you think it's the best time to sell my 3DS?

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  1. mario-lucis-caelum
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    I bought it last December 2016 complete with the box and AR cards. Someone is offering me $200 for it (don't question the price cause 3DS is really expensive in my country). It has dual TN panels so I can't really enjoy it much due to the dull and washed out colors on most games plus he doesn't seem to mind the screen quality.

    With the Switch well on it's way, do you it's the best time to sell my/our 3DS's?
     
  2. Mikemk

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    Depends on whether or not you think the Switch will succeed, and whether you want it to succeed.
    If yes and yes, then sell.
    If yes and no, don't sell as you'll enjoy the 3DS more.
    If no and yes, don't sell as you'll be trading a good console for a bad one. Plus, if Switch fails, 3DS price will go up.
    If no and no, you wouldn't be asking this question.

    Whether or not the switch will succeed is the gamble.
     
  3. windhazard

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    The point is, you are not making any profit by selling it anyway, since you said it's expensive where you live.

    Did you get the most out of your 3DS? No, just one month

    Do you intend to look for another one with IPS? Not really a difference if you tell me. I have both types and enjoy them the same.

    Are you looking forward to buying a switch? Tbh the 3DS has a lot of of great games which you'll never be able to finish anyway, while the switch's will be very limited for another year at least. I'm against selling it.
     
  4. Clydefrosch

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    what did you pay for your 3ds?
     
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    Well so far I've finished Code of Princess, Majora's Mask, Mario 3D Land, DQ VII, Hyrule Warriors, RE Revelations, Angry Video Game Nerd on it... There's really no enjoyment anymore cause of the screen. Every game I play I feel like I'm just rushing through it and not really enjoying it.

    Also I bought mine for $250 so add $50 more to get a Switch.

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    well, for one thing, i'm pretty sure an ips screen is not going to give you your enjoyment back. the difference, at least to me, between ips and tn isn't half as grave as people are making it out to be. and imagine your surprise if the switch comes with a tn panel too

    if 3ds are specifically expensive in your area, i would assume that the switch will be too, so maybe calculating with 300$ might be a bit off. but be that as it may, if you don't like your 3ds anymore, losing 50 bucks seems ok to me.
     
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    Still tons of great titles out there: Pokemon, Phoenix Wright, Shin megami tensei, Bravely default + Second, Zero Escape + 999,..

    The screen barely makes any difference at the direct angle. Are you playing while hovering it over your head or something lol.
     
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    No I've seen some comparison videos on youtube and there's a noticeable difference in color even when viewing them directly.

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    Yeah 300 but I already have a lot of money saved up I can even buy one without selling the 3ds but it seems pointless cause I dont enjoy it anymorr
     
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    I don't really think it's the best time to sell your 3ds. Since the Switch is coming and the 3DS is probably going to die soon.
     
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    Follow your logic, it's even worse to sell it later when switch comes out.
     
  11. mario-lucis-caelum
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    I think hes trying to be sarcastic haha
     
  12. Hyoretsu

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    If you were in a country where a9lh'ing your 3DS makes it drastically more expensive, I'd totally advise you to sell it. (For example Brazil. Bought mine for R$950, but seeing that I a9lh'd it, I can sell it for R$1500+)