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Topic: 3DS or Nintendo Switch?? plz help

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DiamondCRT1304

The Nintendo Switch is going to come out soon. Should i save my money for the Nintendo Switch or should i buy the nintendo 3DS?? WHich one is better?? plz help me decide, thanks

DiamondCRT1304

Silly_G

3DS
Pros:

  • HUGE library of games (both retail and eShop titles), and many cheap games
  • Backwards compatible with the vast majority of original DS games
  • Available in two sizes (New 3DS and New 3DS XL)
  • Small size makes it super portable
  • StreetPass, Internet Browser and integrated YouTube app included in-browser
  • Stereoscopic 3D display
  • Plenty of on-the-go games that are perfect for playing while travelling/commuting
  • Clamshell design
  • Plenty of storage for downloadable games with a 32GB micro SD card
  • No need for additional peripherals or controllers
  • Download Play multiplayer for some games (allowing multiple users to play with just one copy of the game)
  • In-built music player
  • Dual-screens

Cons:

  • Region locked (most original DS games are not, however)
  • Low resolution
  • Micro SD card will need to be inserted/removed by using a screwdriver to remove the bottom casing of the console
  • No means of playing games on a TV
  • Low battery life

Switch
Pros:

  • Seamlessly switch between the TV and handheld screen
  • Console-calibre games on a portable device
  • Three play set-ups (TV, portable and table-top)
  • Can play with two players out of the box
  • Possibility for a wider range of games thanks to the motion controllers and HD rumble feature
  • High resolution (720p HD screen, with games displaying at 1080p HD on a TV when docked)
  • Can play with up to 8 players locally
  • Greater battery life for less-intensive games (console calibre games will drain the battery more quickly)
  • Higher quality capacitive touch screen (similar to an iPad)

Cons:

  • Less portable than a 3DS and will require a medium-sized bag to store
  • Very limited range of games available at launch
  • Games will be more expensive as they will all be new releases
  • The Switch handheld device is where the actual console is located, so you cannot simultaneously stream games between the TV and the handheld like you can with a Wii U
  • Console-style games may not be quite as playable whilst commuting
  • No StreetPass
  • No Download Play (or at least extremely unlikely due to large file sizes)
  • No user-changeable battery

Edited on by Silly_G

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Silly_G

There may be other points that haven't sprung to mind, but others can help you in on those.

In short, the 3DS is better value for money, but if you have friends that will be buying a Switch as well, then you may find that to be a better investment in the long term. It's too early to tell at this stage, but if you want access to a large variety of games now, then the 3DS is the best option, but I am really excited about the potential of the Switch and the impact that it may have on the industry.

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zitpig

I'd say get yourself a 3DS (or even 2DS) for now and maybe a Switch later.

The 3DS and 2DS are lovely little machines with a massive back-catalogue of 3DS specific games, but you can also play DS games on them too, so you've got hundreds of titles available right now. They are also far cheaper than the Switch and can be taken with you wherever you go.

The 3DS eShop also offers downloadable games and apps for less than a pound/dollar, including games for the DSi, so even more choice.

If money is no object, then get yourself a New 3DS/XL as they have larger screens, a smoother/better 3D effect due to eye-tracking , a faster processor and allow you to play SNES virtual console games from the eShop. There is a price increase over the 3DS though, which some would say doesn't warrant the extra outlay.

There's not a great deal specific to the New3DS machines though, but you can see the difference in certain others - eg Nintendo Badge Arcade shows slowdown on certain crane games on the old 3DS but not on the New 3DS, same for Hyrule Warriors, which is MUCH better on the New 3DS, with much smoother frame-rates etc.

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Zoriam

The 3DS is great, and it's library is even greater! Enjoy the purchase

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Dreamliner

Getting a 3DS now and enjoying the entire library available makes much more sense.

When you finally exhaust everything you want to play on 3DS a Switch bundle will be waiting along with many titles to play.

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DiamondCRT1304

so imma get a JP 3ds (cuz it is cheap). can it plays US games?

DiamondCRT1304

jump

DiamondCRT1304 wrote:

so imma get a JP 3ds (cuz it is cheap). can it plays US games?

Nope, it's region locked.

Nicolai wrote:

Alright, I gotta stop getting into arguments with jump. Someone remind me next time.

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Eel

If you don't mind the lack of 3D, the 2DS is a wonderful option. It's cheaper, resilient and comfortable.

It's only missing the few n3DS exclusives, like SNES games.

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