FIRE EMBLEM TC same boat as you never played any of the games I bought a 3DS XL last Saturday and picked out Fire Emblem because it was at the top of the message boards well I'm hooked omg the level of quality
Fire Emblem. Because if you don't buy it now you run the very real risk of it going out of print and out of stock permanently. You run no such risk with Zelda which will be printed for years to come.
This is true I want him to play Zelda as much as Fire Emblem but damn Zelda shou;dn't be $40 with how many ports it's had, I'd wait for the Zelda price drop (or until you need another game) and buy Fire Emblem right now.