I feel like buying a 3DS now but when would be the best time?

#1TNF4LifePosted 9/13/2011 3:22:21 AM
Right now it has Star Fox 64 3D, DOA and Zelda.

The price is definitely good. DS backwards compatibility.

Announced games that interest me (coming out soon too): Mario Tennis 3D, Mario Kart, MGS Snake Eater 3D, Mario 3D Land and there might be another game or two I can't remember.

Problem? I think more than ever that Nintendo will release an updated 3DS next year complete with the new analog stick and other tweaks (better battery life, etc.)

I have money to blow on it but then I don't want all of that to go to waste. My brother wants to play Star Fox 64 too but he never buy video games. I was thinking of just giving him the 3DS if I bought it once the newer version hits but he wouldn't give me a dime for it. Or I can give it to my nieces sometime. I doubt I'd get half of what I paid for if I traded it in but if I did, that would sweeten the deal.

What do you guys think? Think there will be a better deal around black friday?

#2LunarRoarPosted 9/13/2011 3:27:36 AM
Definitely Black Friday, you're bound to be able to get a system with a couple of games at a good price around that time.
#3TNF4Life(Topic Creator)Posted 9/13/2011 7:01:28 AM
Think I'd get enough if I sold it later by the time the new one comes out? How much would I lose? Is it easy to back up your 3DS saves? What about transferring purchases?
#4queirotacobellPosted 9/13/2011 7:07:18 AM
if you give it to your brother maybe you will have someone to play it with later.
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#5PerfectAkumaPosted 9/13/2011 7:09:43 AM
3DS Saves are in the cart. You can transfer purchases, but the option is not available yet for people wanting to transfer 3DS to 3DS. You Can. however, transfer DSiWare to 3DS.
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#6TranslatorTomPosted 9/13/2011 7:12:16 AM
Better to wait for the upgrade.

There are not really enough games to make it worth buying right now. Wait until the library has expanded and the system has been upgraded. Stick to your DS for the time being.
#7MarkMiltonPosted 9/13/2011 7:55:25 AM
wait two months.

by then, the new Mario game will be arriving, a bundle will most likely be announced, and you'll be able to get Starfox and Zelda used.

you aren't missing anything right now, i assure you.
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#8exodiarkPosted 9/13/2011 8:21:55 AM
when it's pirat-*shot*
#9TNF4Life(Topic Creator)Posted 9/13/2011 11:22:26 AM
#10pikachupwnagePosted 9/13/2011 11:23:30 AM
get it now
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