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Topic: A 3DS VS DS console battle. Which had the better games??

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Zeldafan79

The DS easily. It just had better games overall. Plus 3DS had that really rocky start and we almost got mega man legends 3 then just like that it was cancelled. Sure the 3DS had the eshop and that was cool but it just seemed like they killed it too soon. Once all the popular first party gameboy games were released they just stopped adding anything but junk. Oh and they could have easily added GBA games to the 3DS eshop but they never did. The ambassador program for early adopters proves it worked. Yeah and the 3D thing with 3DS seemed like a failed experiment. I was bored with it after the first month of owning the thing. It barely worked right and i got tired of the double images so i turned it off and never used it again. Besides it sucked the battery dry.

I literally can't think of more than 20 or so 3DS games i consider must haves and the rest is all filler. I'd be here all night if i listed my favorite DS games.

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Chris77

I think the DS library had more creativity about the games. As a console the more modern 3DS is better of course, don't forget the DS had backward compatibility for GBA, or at least the phat one did.

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MarcusIsCool

@Chris77 true true. I believe the Lite had gba backwards compatibility as well. Very easy to forget those details. It’s always better to have me an option to play gba!!

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Matt_Barber

I'll go for the 3DS. Its games library was so good that it was flat out embarrassing the Wii U for most of that machine's life

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MarcusIsCool

@kkslider5552000 oh I couldn’t agree more. The ds times to play/to finish/and save mechanisms were very precise and awesome.

I’m glad to see many liking the ds games. This console is weird, because everyone has something they like about it. Truly a treasure of a games collection can be achieved with the ds. The only thing I think the 3DS better, in my view, is Art Academy. The second game smashed the first in half.

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hirokun

@Chris77 yeah, the DS was way more fun. Developers used the console in some really amazing ways. having GBA still usable was great, plus how many used the GBA slot, pokemon especially was nice to transfer up.

However it is hard, because I played xenoblade on 3ds(the wii version was too expensive) and it had bravely default, which is one of my favorite games. I don't know in the end. I loved both. But if I had to really choose, I'd go for the DS.

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I-U

The Nintendo DS has my favorite game library of all systems that I've gotten into. By pursuing the 3D effect, some of what the Nintendo DS could do was lost in the transition to the Nintendo 3DS in spite of both being two screen handhelds. I think the top screen being able to do more than the bottom visually, i.e. the 3D, as well as being larger made the use of the two screens almost completely separate throughout the 3DS's life. What that created was a library that at best in terms of creativity felt like the Nintendo DS at its launch, so 2011-early 2017 felt like it stepped back all the way to late 2004. I feel like most of the general library for the 3DS could be brought onto the Switch without too much issue, unlike the Nintendo DS library which I feel really needs to be on two screens. The DS library in general felt like it, especially as time went on, took full advantage of that system.

The Nintendo DS games continue to account for the majority of my time spent playing games. I think a majority of my Top 20 games of all time, I would fill in with Nintendo DS titles. The Nintendo DS library served as my entry point into many series and many different kinds of games, many of which continue to be my favorites of their franchise or genre. For instance, Meteos is probably my favorite puzzle game and I would say it's my favorite game that Sakurai is associated with. The only two puzzle games that come to mind that I would say are up there with Meteos are Tetris DS and Picross 3D, same system library. My favorites of the trinity, Mario, Zelda and Metroid, are Super Mario 64 DS, Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and Metroid Prime Hunters. My favorite Pokemon game would be Pokemon Black, and if there's any Pokemon game that would make me second guess that Pokemon Heartgold would be in the mix. This is what it is like across the Nintendo DS library, a lot of peaks in my video game experiences.

The majority of users here that have mentioned the Nintendo 3DS as the better system in this topic have lead with the fact that the Nintendo 3DS is backwards compatible with the Nintendo DS. That's all that needs to be said when comparing game libraries of the two. I think both my 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS are better systems than my DS Phat, DS Lite and DSi, but it's only because they have the compatibility. If they couldn't play DS games, my 3DS systems probably would have been sitting around since 2018 following WarioWare Gold.

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