1Bass_X0Tue 14th May 2013 For me, its an important part of the 3DS. Only buying retail games means you're missing out on a half of the 3DS' library. The eShop should have great games of its own too, even if they are download only releases of Japanese niche games. More good games on the eShop will attract other developers to put more good games on the eShop. If the best eShop games were also available at retail then it would lose its own identity and purpose. There should not be a cap on the quality of exclusive games on the eShop. As for not having an account system, neither did the Wii and we have been buying downloadable games since 2006. So yeah, I do feel the complaints about the 3DS not having an account system to be petty, or is that too strong of a word?. I'm with Nintendo for the games I want to play, if I wanted a console with competent online capabilities, I would be an XBOX 360 or PlayStation 3 only fan. We all know Nintendo is way behind on the online accounts, but we all, well most of us, love them still the same. Just be careful with your console and it'll be fine. Edited on Tue 14th May, 2013 @ 17:37 by Bass_X0 Edgey, Gumshoe, Godot, Sissel, Larry, then Mia, Franziska, Maggie, Kay and Lynne. I'm throwing my money at the screen but nothing happens!