Should I sell/trade-in my DS and GBA games?

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  1. omegaultima
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    I'm considering selling my DS lite and GBA games and using that money to buy a 3DS.
    A few months back I took interest in a few GBA titles(mainly, FF V& VI, Fire Emblem, Advance Wars)
    and decided to buy a couple of them off eBay.
    With this new ambassador program, it seems like more and more GBA games are coming
    to the 3DS as downloadable titles.
    My question is, should I sell all my GBA games and my DS lite in hopes that a few of the titles I want,
    and some of the games which I might replay, are going to get downloadable versions?
    Obviously I won't be able to play GBA games on a 3DS, thus rendering my games useless, but there's
    still that possibility of me going back to them.
     
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    Nope, those game won't be avaible in the ambassador program.
     
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    Why sell or trade in old games.

    You could always play it again if you want to.
     
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    i say sell it in a bundle on ebay.. sold my pile of 40+ gba games two broken gba sp's and accessories for 90.00 USD
     
  5. omegaultima
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    It's not like I KNOW I'm gonna go back to playing them.
    It's just a nagging feeling. I haven't even touched my older GBA games for years
    but even then Golden Sun and FF IV are still my favorites.
    The more recent ones I bought I haven't played for more than 5 hours each and lost interest so that's why
    I'm considering selling them away altogether along with the console.
     
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    Which was worth WAAAAY more than that.
    Think, how much did you pay for that stuff?
     
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    Well, if you buy a 3DS now, you're not going to have the ambassador games - unless you get someone else's ambassador 3DS off ebay or something.
    And unfortunately, Nintendo neither confirmed nor denied the GBA games coming to the e-shop, so no one can really tell what will or won't be in the e-shop later.

    So think carefully before you sell.
     
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    I forgot
    The ambassador program was only for people who bought the system in the first few months before the price drop, it isn't available for new 3DS's. However, there are people who sell their ambassador 3DS's and you could buy one of those (I just so happen to be one of those people...heh).

    Also, according to Nintendo, they won't be releasing GBA games to the masses. However, I'm sure in the future they will so that shouldn't be a problem. And if you do ever have a craving for those games again, you could get a DSTwo and have a GBA emulator which runs...alright. So you'll never be at a total loss.
     
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    You guys are bumping a 4 month old thread.
     
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    I forgot
    Wha...fucking Janthran. This can be closed now I think...
     
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