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    My nephew's birthday is coming. I would like to purchase a game console for him. I known there are lots of game console available on the Internet, and I have used Nintendo Switch with my boyfriend. But I am not going to purchasing a Switch to him. Always puzzling when choosing a gift. Which one is best? XBOX one? PS4 or PS5? Any suggestions? Thanks!
     
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    My nephew is 9 years old. About to 10 years old.
     
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    3ds
     
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    I'll also say 3ds. Gave my old one to my nephew and I'm pretty sure he loves it. Plus, there are way fewer "gore" or "adult" games on the 3ds.

    If you can, load it up with games he/she might like.
     
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    As @Shadow#1 says, a 3DS, or a Wii/Wii U to play Wii games. Those are always fun when you're younger and they're ass cheap now (at least the Wii).
     
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    You must buy him new consoles like Nintendo switch and next gen consoles so that he can socialize at school.

    buy him something expensive this year and nothing next year hehe. Or just $60. Ops $75 hehe.

    and yeah next gen games are expensive for 9 years old ...... so maybe not hehe.

    I would say buy this gen so he can at least buy cheap available used games not some rare games ... like wii and older systems.

    next gen xbox will play all xbox one games which means he can buy used games.
     
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    I sent my nephew of about the same age a modded Wii for his birthday a few months ago, he loves it. They're cheap and there's lots of fun games. And that's not even getting into all the homebrew and emulators.
     
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    Plus dont let them take advantage of you as uncle hehe you dont have to give anything forever.

    I know that childhood is wonderful and you want to be part of his but in the end it is not worth it.

    believe me I knoow.
     
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    What version? New or old(though I have an old 3ds, I thought it is so not good to it as a gift to him)
     
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    New 3DS XL
     
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    If he's a small kid then a new 3ds (not xl) if he's older then an xl version
     
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    I agree with a more portable console such as a 2DS.
     
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    Sounds great. Thanks!
     
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    my nephew was / is really spoiled. he grew up with ds / wii / 3ds / wiiu but around when he turned 10, he was only interesed in ps4 and playing online with his friends. so a nintendo device is still great for kids but his interest might shift pretty quick he might feel left out when everyone else plays on ps4 / xbox.
     
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    :( so ps4 is a great options?
     
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    depends
     
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    No 3ds is
     
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    I am going to become crazy. 3DS and PS4, what should I choose :sad:
     
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    He's 10 3ds is more suited for that age
     
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