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Toad commented on Talking Point: It's Time to Salute The Nintend...:

Elegantly written article!

I've been a fan of handheld gaming since the Game Gear, the original Game Boy, and the Nomad. When the Nintendo DS was announced, I was highly skeptical. I was one of the ones who quipped about the necessity of a second screen just to show a status menu. I never thought it would become more popular than the Game Boy Advance. And although the DS initially had an outpouring of experimental games, as others have mentioned, which I was not fond of, the more traditional games that came out later in its lifespan were phenomenal.

With the release of the 3DS, Nintendo continued with their traditional style of gaming. I was blown away by the graphical capabilities, firstly. They're better than GameCube and even Wii graphics. I still can't believe it. It's amazing how much technology can improve in merely a decade. Nintendo really made the 3DS to be a modernized Nintendo handheld, with its wireless capabilities, social interaction (Miiverse and StreetPass are outstanding), the eShop (the ability to download exclusive digital games, Virtual Console goodness, demos), and its superb library of games.

The 3DS is easily the best handheld gaming device ever created, in my opinion. To be honest, I've always found home consoles more preferable than handheld ones, but with the robustness of the 3DS, I find myself playing my handheld more than my home consoles or my PC games. I love it so much that I have a few of the limited edition consoles in addition to the alternative iterations. I am highly anticipating the release of the New 3DS XL in North America next month and a few more years of 3DS gaming goodness.