Does anybody prefer the GBA over the 3DS?

#31jbl8199Posted 1/27/2013 5:54:49 AM
Yeah, for the simple fact that it has better games.
#32adampeltzPosted 1/27/2013 6:36:46 AM
My NES edition GBA SP was, and still is one of my favorite systems of all time. I still use it fairly regularly. I even prefer it to my DSiXL.

But, ultimately, I prefer my 3DS most of all. I never really felt the DS was enough of an improvement over the GBA to justify the new hardware. Rather, the 3DS was the first system in over a decade to actually elevate my enjoyment of handheld games.
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#33EmpirorPosted 1/27/2013 6:42:13 AM
Well, I've only been on Nintendo portables and I'd say

Graphically 3ds is obviously better than GBA

Content 3DS is around the same as GBA

But memories...GBA is better than the 3DS in that category :P
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#34Number_0nePosted 1/27/2013 7:28:20 AM
I prefered the GBA, but it will probably change, given all the great titles being released for 3DS this year.
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#35Rurouni720Posted 1/27/2013 7:47:45 AM
jedinat posted...
I rated GBA over DS mostly because... despite having 2 Mario & Luigi titles, neither could come close to the original GBA one. Minish Cap was better than the touch nightmare of the DS Zelda games... and there were a few other franchise that just did not improve in any way on the DS.


Ehh, have to disagree there. Besides the crap-tacular DS Zelda titles, are you talking about 1st or 3rd party franchises that "didn't improve" on the DS? Because i'd take that up as subjective opinion and feel that i can't share that same kind of view. Plus the DS i believe had better third party support than the GBA, which is why is rate it > GBA.
#36legaleyesit420(Topic Creator)Posted 1/27/2013 10:10:49 AM
bump
#37IHeartMetroidPosted 1/27/2013 2:29:17 PM
"Because it actually has a huge selection of quality games. It's just the piracy problem that killed it. A lot of the good games are Japanese exclusives because of this, too."


Welcome to GameFAQS Oft-Quoted Untruth #2339

"Piracy killed the PSP!"

* Fact- The PSP as of 2012 had sold over 70 million units. As a Nintendo competitor, that means it outsold every other handheld that competed against Nintendo, combined, four times over.

* Fact- The PSP was selling like hotcakes throughout 2011, and was still selling very well throughout 2012. People wanted the PSP and it's games.

*Fact- up until the final bits of 2012, there were companies still actively involved in development, release and localization of PlayStation portable software.

So what killed the PlayStation Portable? Why did companies stop localizing and developing, despite the demand?

Was it that dark spectre of piracy?

No. The fact that there were millions of people buying consoles, buying software, and clamoring for more, despite 70 million already out there, leaves something else... some little tiny event to blame...

Vita.

That's right. If you want to blame anyone or anything for the demise of the PSP, look no further than Sony themselves, who made sure the system was killed even when in 2012 it was STILL outselling the Vita by 2:1.
#38abbyhitterPosted 1/27/2013 2:40:23 PM
Out of my collection.

3DS > DS > GBA > GBC > GB
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#39NnamzPosted 1/27/2013 8:49:52 PM
jbl8199 posted...
Yeah, for the simple fact that it has better games.


This.

I hope that changes though.
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#40moogle69Posted 1/27/2013 8:59:29 PM
im loving my 3DS more than any other handheld, but then again thats because it can play DS games as well <_<!!

all the confirmed games that have come out needs to get localised already.
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