The 3DS was a unique console. What was at first written off as a gimmicky attempt to do 3D gaming without glasses ended up being one of the most successful consoles of the 8th generation, pretty much carrying Nintendo through the poor sales of the Wii U.
When it was first announced, the console certainly made an impression, it looked sleek and modern with a metallic blue shell, a new analog circle pad, and a slew of impressive games. The big showing was Masahiro Sakurai’s reboot of Kid Icarus, but there was also a Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time (OOT) Remake, Animal Crossing, Mario Kart, and even Metal Gear Solid 3 all coming to this device. The 3DS came out swinging and its future looked bright.
Today let’s go down memory lane and take a look at the 3DS, how it started, some of its best games, and how it would play a part in the success of the Switch and the future of many popular franchises. If you want to read more about the success of the 3DS, subscribe to our newsletter. You can read the full article for free just by putting your email address in the box below:
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