Is a 3DS worth my money?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Mar!0, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Mar!0
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    Well I've wanted one ever since it came out, I've tried buying one twice but long story short, I got gyped out of my money both times. The time has come again and I'm wondering if it is really worth it. Is it really all that good, or is it just overrated?
     


  2. ßleck

    ßleck Console Peasant

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    I don't know. Help.
    The main question is kinda dumb. You're going to have to decide if a handheld is worth your money. But I can say it was worth my money and I think it's pretty good. So I would say buy it. Come on. You really want one.
     
  3. how_do_i_do_that

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    If you don't have any overwhelming need to get one, it is unlikely you will find a 3DS worth getting. If your intent on getting one, you should have gotten one in person and locally from some store.
     
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  4. robo989

    robo989 GBAtemp Regular

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    What are you expecting for a reply. It's a sodding games console.
     
  5. Firemist15

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    Just buy it
     
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  6. Rinnux

    Rinnux GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    How did you manage to get gyped out of your money????
     
  7. how_do_i_do_that

    how_do_i_do_that Blue Wizard is about to die.

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    buy a 3DS from hackyourconsole and have the next day they close shop.
     
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  8. Rinnux

    Rinnux GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    That why you buy them from a real store..
     
  9. chrisrlink

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    yup even gamestop got em
     
  10. Mar!0
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    Ok so y is everyone gettin all wierd for, I did buy it from a store, IN person, and how I got gyped is a personal matter. Thank u to the people who gave me a normal reply, but this helped none, sadly, I was just asking if it is good or not, geez...
     
  11. ComeTurismO

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    I'd like to give you a proper answer, a normal one.
    Don't mind these people, they want to extend things. Anyway, the 3DS depends on your genre. Search for the genre you're interested in. Use GBAtemp's resources for an example.
    Try this thread: http://gbatemp.net/threads/essentials-3ds-retail-games.317711/
    And if you're thinking to get the game, view trailers on YouTube or some other video sharing website you use. There may be reviews from fellow tempers, which can be found here: http://gbatemp.net/reviews/home
    In my honest opinion, get the 3DS. The 3DS is a truthful system. Nintendo and third party companies of game developing are completely accurate on what they give us for a preview on the games, and the games are really well developed.
    View trailers and previews of the 3DS on YouTube, I find more stuff over there.
     
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    Thanks alot for your "proper answer", I aprecciate the help.
     
  13. how_do_i_do_that

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    If you wanted that "proper answer", ask the "proper question" the first time around and not some condensed question that doesn't even come close to what you wanted. We are not mind readers.
     
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  14. mr. fancypants

    mr. fancypants that´s ´Sir´ for you!

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    well in my case i my playtime is over 1.1 k playing hours in 2 years (im not addicted) so it was it worthy but u can also look for a second-hand console
     
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    ]Lol, no need for an attitude because I didn't like ur answer, some people... -_- smh
     
  16. MaartenMx

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    I bought one to and sold it a couple of weeks later, i found out the games I bought did not have a good price/lasting appeal ratio. Also i did not like the 3d and the graphics werem't to great.
     
  17. Mar!0
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    Oh really? I heard the graphics were good...
     
  18. EyeZ

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    They are.
     
  19. ßleck

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    I don't know. Help.
    Hey, he tried to help you. He could have just ignored the thread. Even if you don't like his answer you can at least just say thank you for the effort.
     
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  20. ilman

    ilman Gbatemp's Official Noise Eraser

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    He either bought shitty games (like Poniez 3D) or is spoiled by high-res.
    The 3DS has fairly high graphical capabilities and some games look truly amazing on it. The only bad thing on the graphical side I've noticed is the low, or lack there of, anti-aliasing. Other than that I have no problems with my 3DS.
    It'll be a lot easier finding games for you on the 3DS than on Vita/smartphones. Oh, and DS backwards-compatibility is there, which boosts its library greatly. Oh, and Virtual Console, too. There's loads of content compatible with this device.
    I say go for it. Especially if you can get it for cheap. And try to get an XL if possible, as it fixes the screen-scratching issue in the original, has a matte finish, so no fingerprints, and playing things on a larger screen is just better.