I unflinchingly recommend the 3DS to anyone who enjoys handheld gaming, cool gadgets, or even just showing off to friends. The $250 price tag might scare some away, but the great potential of the system is plain as day. With the immersive AR capabilities, backwards compatibility for DS titles, awesome graphics, and of course, glasses-free 3D, this is one monster of a handheld.
Today, moreso than ever before, the Nintendo 3DS has fulfilled the promise its hardware made at launch. We've written countless words about the 3DS, and one year later, let's look back on the system's launch, first holiday season, and some of the best games available for the 3DS now.
The 3DS uses stereoscopic images, directed at the user's eyes for convenience, to achieve its 3D effect. Everyone's seen stereoscopic images online where the 3D end-result comes from crossing your eyes and giving yourself a big headache. I've never been able to accomplish that feat. Besides, my eyes are messed up enough as it is.
Despite the positive reviews and excitement surrounding the newest piece of gaming hardware in years, $250 was pretty steep, so Anthony rounded up the best deals for eager early adopters (like himself!). Still, the best retailers could do was offer credit towards another purchase or bonus cash for trading in an older DS system.
Certainly, the early adopters would agree that slashing the Nintendo 3DS system price from $249.99 to $169.99 would be drastic enough. Having a Zelda on store shelves next to the newly reduced price didn't hurt the 3DS either, but now the most dedicated Nintendo fans were hurting from the cut.