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Should I buy a 3DS?
« on: January 19, 2019, 01:23:03 AM »
I'm starting to think I need one of those things. My local Virgin has a lot of cool 3DS games like Mario Golf World Tour and Mario Tennis Open. Plus, these games are really cheap there (I mean 30 bucks only!). There are some expensive games, like some Fire Emblem games or Pokémon games. But I'm still enjoying Super Smash Bros Ultimate, so maybe if I'll buy one, it'll be after I complete World Of Light. But should I get one someday?


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Re: Should I buy a 3DS?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2019, 03:31:27 AM »
Buy it. Buy it now.

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Re: Should I buy a 3DS?
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2019, 03:36:59 AM »
No, there's no point in buying it when you have a far superior console that isn't going to die soon and has good games. Unless you don't have DS, then buy it because then you can play DS games on there (which are actually good).

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Re: Should I buy a 3DS?
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2019, 03:44:40 AM »
its a good console with good games

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Re: Should I buy a 3DS?
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2019, 04:20:40 AM »
No, there's no point in buying it when you have a far superior console that isn't going to die soon and has good games. Unless you don't have DS, then buy it because then you can play DS games on there (which are actually good).

hey buddy, i think you're in the wrong place. this is about the 3ds, the "should i buy a wii u" thread is two doors down

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Re: Should I buy a 3DS?
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2019, 09:56:41 AM »
I'd definitely recommend it, especially since you never owned a DS.  In addition to the Mario Sports games, you'll be able to play all five Mario & Luigi games, Mario 64, Mario 3D Land, New Mario 1 and 2, Mario Maker, Luigi's Mansion 1 and 2, Yoshi's Island 2, New Island, and Woolly World, and Kirby Super Star, Squeak Squad, Triple Deluxe, and Planet Robobot.  Just a little warning that the 3DS is region-locked, so you won't be able to download eShop-only games like the expanded Kirby subgames or most of the Mario vs DK games.
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Re: Should I buy a 3DS?
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2019, 11:22:46 AM »


In all seriousness, yeah. Plenty of amazing games. I probably have more 3DS / DS games than I do Wii U games.

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Re: Should I buy a 3DS?
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2019, 04:14:59 AM »
I'd definitely recommend it, especially since you never owned a DS.  In addition to the Mario Sports games, you'll be able to play all five Mario & Luigi games, Mario 64, Mario 3D Land, New Mario 1 and 2, Mario Maker, Luigi's Mansion 1 and 2, Yoshi's Island 2, New Island, and Woolly World, and Kirby Super Star, Squeak Squad, Triple Deluxe, and Planet Robobot.  Just a little warning that the 3DS is region-locked, so you won't be able to download eShop-only games like the expanded Kirby subgames or most of the Mario vs DK games.

Unless you change your country.

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Re: Should I buy a 3DS?
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2019, 10:12:57 AM »
I'd definitely recommend it, especially since you never owned a DS.  In addition to the Mario Sports games, you'll be able to play all five Mario & Luigi games, Mario 64, Mario 3D Land, New Mario 1 and 2, Mario Maker, Luigi's Mansion 1 and 2, Yoshi's Island 2, New Island, and Woolly World, and Kirby Super Star, Squeak Squad, Triple Deluxe, and Planet Robobot.  Just a little warning that the 3DS is region-locked, so you won't be able to download eShop-only games like the expanded Kirby subgames or most of the Mario vs DK games.

Unless you change your country.
Are you even able to do that, though?

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Re: Should I buy a 3DS?
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2019, 04:50:07 PM »
Unless you change your country.
changing your country still puts it in the same region and the games will be unavailable to access

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Re: Should I buy a 3DS?
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2019, 05:39:49 PM »
Unless you change your country.
changing your country still puts it in the same region and the games will be unavailable to access
Well, TG lives in Lebanon, and while there is no Lebanon eShop, it's still part of the general PAL region.  If he could change his country to be in the UK or something, I think he'd still be able to access the eShop.  But I'm pretty sure that the region setting is permanent and unmodifiable without a factory reset, so he'd have to have the region set to UK from the start.

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Re: Should I buy a 3DS?
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2019, 04:53:52 PM »
Well, TG lives in Lebanon, and while there is no Lebanon eShop, it's still part of the general PAL region.  If he could change his country to be in the UK or something, I think he'd still be able to access the eShop.  But I'm pretty sure that the region setting is permanent and unmodifiable without a factory reset, so he'd have to have the region set to UK from the start.
you can only change your country to a country in the region you exist in. since he is in PAL, he can only change to a country that is in the PAL region. for me, since i'm canadian, i can only change to an american region.

it's locked in if you have a NNID, which i do have.

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Re: Should I buy a 3DS?
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2019, 05:39:03 PM »
Well, TG lives in Lebanon, and while there is no Lebanon eShop, it's still part of the general PAL region.  If he could change his country to be in the UK or something, I think he'd still be able to access the eShop.  But I'm pretty sure that the region setting is permanent and unmodifiable without a factory reset, so he'd have to have the region set to UK from the start.
you can only change your country to a country in the region you exist in. since he is in PAL, he can only change to a country that is in the PAL region. for me, since i'm canadian, i can only change to an american region.

it's locked in if you have a NNID, which i do have.
UK is PAL, isn't it?  As long as he doesn't get an NNID, I'm pretty sure he could change it to UK.

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Re: Should I buy a 3DS?
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2019, 06:09:09 PM »
UK is PAL, isn't it?
hm, i could have sworn EUR and PAL were different regions

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Re: Should I buy a 3DS?
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2019, 09:53:30 PM »
No, since the Nintendo Switch is slowly killing it. The 3DS is near the end of its era.
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Re: Should I buy a 3DS?
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2019, 09:55:58 PM »
No, since the Nintendo Switch is slowly killing it. The 3DS is near the end of its era.
Who cares about the support it's getting now, when it has eight years of incredible support behind it?

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Re: Should I buy a 3DS?
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2019, 11:30:03 AM »
So, I should change my Nintendo Account from American to English right now? Or when I buy a 3DS and make an account there?

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Re: Should I buy a 3DS?
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2019, 12:35:39 PM »
So, I should change my Nintendo Account from American to English right now? Or when I buy a 3DS and make an account there?
3DS uses a different system called NNIDs.  You won't have to change a thing from your standard Nintendo Account, unless you want your eShop balance to be the same between the two systems, in which case they'd both have to be UK.  You have to set your NNID region to either UK or AUS since the 3DS has region lock, but you don't have to change your Nintendo Account region.

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Re: Should I buy a 3DS?
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2019, 02:43:05 PM »
You want to buy a New Nintendo 2DS XL if you want all the brand spanking new features
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