Is it worth purchasing a 3DS XL just for pokemon?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Borab, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Borab

    Borab Member

    Feb 15, 2013
    United States
    Hey. I used to play pokemon gold and crystal around 10 or so years ago on my gameboy color which unfortunately i don't have anymore. I recently got back into pokemon and i was wondering if it's worth getting a 3ds xl at this point just to play pokemon games?

    I figured the cheapest way to do it is to get a supercard dstwo and using the gba emulator on that + lameboy i can play all the games from gen 1 to 5.

    Is it worth the purchase in your opinion? because emulators simply aren't as fun as a console.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Thanatos Telos

    Thanatos Telos random stuff

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    If you want to play the 6th gen as well, yes. Otherwise, just use your computer. DS emulation is good enough on most PC's. My Core 2 Duo can run every DS game pretty well, so use that as a benchmark.
  3. porkiewpyne

    porkiewpyne Report-er

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    Jun 8, 2008
    IF it's just for Pokemon, why not just settle for a DS lite or if you want a bigger handheld, the DSiXL? It's cheaper and more carts are supported.

    If you want to play X & Y, then you'll need a 3DS (XL).
  4. smoke14me61

    smoke14me61 Advanced Member

    Jan 29, 2009
    United States
    Personally, I wouldn't buy a new console or handheld for just one game series.
  5. Black-Ice

    Black-Ice Founder of the Church of Renamon

    Oct 31, 2011
  6. Sychophantom

    Sychophantom I'm a plant.

    Mar 7, 2008
    United States
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    Seems to me like that's a partial answer to your question. However, if you only are interested in the GBA and lower, then go with a DS Lite and the flashcart. Maybe look for the GBA copies at your leisure.

    If you want to play X &Y when they come out, then you'd need the 3DS. I like my XL, but the original is just fine and you can usually score one cheaper if you look around.

    I paraphrased the posts before me, but I'd personally go with the 3DS XL, and maybe look at some of the other games for the system too. You'd probably like The Denpa Men.
  7. BORTZ

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  8. Firebug2009

    Firebug2009 Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    lol i did the exact same for super mario world a year ago, before the XL...i did end up with the cool zelda edition 3ds though...probably will upgrade at some point
  9. tbgtbg

    tbgtbg Shaking the ring ropes up in the sky

    Nov 27, 2006
    United States
    Do you like pokeymans? If so, then yes, it's worth it. If no, then no, it's not worth it.

    Even if you say you're buying JUST for pokeymans now, that doesn't mean all you're ever going to do is pokeymans, particularly if you go the DSTWO route. I may have bought my GameCube just for the Resident Evil remake, but it's not like I never got any later games for it, it's just at the beginning that's all I had to start with, just for an example.
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