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Posted: 09/15/2014 by RawmeatCowboyAnnouncements


GoNintendo 'End of Day' thought - The 3DS dilemma

Ah, time for the end of the week. Can't wait to kick back and relax. I think we've all earned some fun time! Let's push through Friday and enjoy that sweet, sweet relaxation. See you in a few, short hours!

Have you purchased a 3DS yet? I'm guessing most of you have at least one 3DS in some version. For those that haven't purchased one yet, your reason to do so might be on the way. Hardware is all about software, and in just a few weeks we're going to see Smash Bros. 3DS launch. The first portable Smash Bros. game ever...and it's already a huge hit in Japan. Something tells me quite a few people are going to become first-time 3DS owners very soon because of that game.

Of course, that opens up the discussion of just what 3DS to get. If you're in the know when it comes to 3DS news, at least you're familiar with what's going on. It may not make your decision any easier, but at least you're informed. If you're a newcomer to the 3DS scene, you have no idea what's going on, nor do you have a clue as to what's going to happen in the not-too-distant future.

There's a good amount of options out there right now for 3DS first-timers. You could go the traditional route with just the original 3DS. You could also opt for the bigger cousin, the 3DS XL. If 3D isn't your thing and you want to save some cash, the 2DS will do you just fine. That's three options right there, but that's not all the bells and whistles you can pick from.

Nintendo is releasing three different 3DS versions before the year closes out. There will be a Smash Bros. 3DS XL, an NES 3DS XL and a Persona Q 3DS XL. The Smash Bros. and NES options don't include a game, but the Persona Q edition comes with the game its named after. 3 more options to make your decision that much tougher. Of course, that's ignoring what's going on in Japan right now, and quite frankly, I find that hard to ignore.

We all know that the New 3DS and New 3DS XL are going to see release in the states come 2015. We don't know quite when, but we know they're going to come this way. This isn't a simple size upgrade we're talking about. This is a 3DS with extra buttons, added horsepower and improved 3D. What on earth is a new consumer to do? If you're looking to play Smash Bros. 3DS, you'll have to figure out just what's important to you and how long you're willing to wait to play!

Long story short, you have the 2DS, 3DS, 3DS XL, and eventually the New 3DS and New 3DS XL. Then there's limited editions and various colors to choose from as well. Man, oh man...if you're not up on Nintendo news all the time, the situation can be pretty damn confusing. When it's not an easy decision for a Nintendo fan, I can only imagine the struggle it causes newcomers.

Are you buying a 3DS in the near future? What version are you picking up and why? Even if you're already a 3DS owner, let us know what your portable upgrade plans are for the future. Are you going to partake in the New 3DS? Let's see just how our fellow 3DS fans are thinking!

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