From the gorgeous gloss end of the launch fashions to the graceful, curvy-edged casing of the XL follow-up and onward into the ‘New’ department and the 2DS variants, the 3DS household of portables is a sizeable one and through the years we discovered ourselves falling for Nintendo’s intelligent ploys and fortunately upgrading from trusty system to a slightly-better trusty system. Earlier than we knew it, we might change into intimately acquainted with a number of 3DS consoles. Yep, Nintendo noticed us coming a mile away.
Considering again and relying on fingers, this author has owned a grand complete of… seven? Sure, technically, seven, though two of these got here in an eBay bundle with video games, considered one of which was gifted to a colleague. My OG Aqua obtained traded in after I upgraded to an XL, and I finally gave that XL to a pal after I jumped once more to a New 3DS with faceplates. Add in a New XL (the SNES one) and a ‘backup’ New XL I snapped up comparatively not too long ago, and we arrive at a very regular and rational seven 3DSes for me. What?
A fast survey of the NL group reveals related multiple-system tales. Alana had “one 2DS, one customary 3DS, after which an XL,” whereas Jim had two requirements earlier than upgrading to a really tidy Poké Ball New 2DS XL. Throughout all the group — together with each the wise individuals who solely owned one or two consoles and the extra, ahem, prolific amongst us — round three 3DSes appears to be the typical quantity.
Nevertheless, we do all work for a web site known as Nintendo Life; maybe it is to be anticipated that we have got extra programs to our names than somebody who works for, say, Horse & Hound. We have got relations who’ve gone by means of a number of programs too, although, so ‘oh, I completely positively want one other one for work’ cannot be the one excuse individuals use.
We’re curious to know what the typical variety of 3DSes owned is amongst Nintendo Life readers, so be happy to tell us within the ballot beneath precisely what number of consoles within the 2DS and 3DS household of programs you have owned since 2011, after which head to the feedback to offer us extra particulars.
Do you continue to personal all of your previous 3DS consoles? Did you commerce in every earlier one to get the subsequent? If that’s the case, how did you go about transferring your video games? Is it the Particular Editions that obtained you? These beautiful 2DS variants with the moulded instances? What number of 3DSes is just too many 3DSes?!?!
(Seven, Gavin. Seven 3DSes is a tad extreme.)