Looking back on 2013, did the "Year of the 3DS" live up to the hype?

#1Lord_VishanaPosted 1/6/2014 8:05:07 PM
Did the "Year of the 3DS" live up to the hype? - Results (309 votes)
80.91% (250 votes)
Yes, but it's a little overrated.
13.92% (43 votes)
5.18% (16 votes)
This poll is now closed.
2013 was a very interesting year for the 3DS. Early in the year myself and others called it the "Year of the 3DS" based on the huge amount of games. We had a great diversity in first and third party games, localizations and even some surprises! Now that 2013 is behind us, do you think it lived up to the hype?

For me personally, it didn't meet my expectations, it surpassed them. There were so many fantastic games that I bought and imported this year. I honestly consider the 2013 3DS releases to be one of the best years in gaming history.
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#2SoeroahPosted 1/6/2014 8:12:07 PM
It was my preferred system, so to me, yeah.

Then again, I didn't really see that much hype for the 3DS, I just kept an eye on games I wanted that were coming out.
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#3marioparty17Posted 1/6/2014 8:26:24 PM
2013 years of the wait for Pokemon
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#4CuriCurryPosted 1/6/2014 8:26:58 PM
I admit, my friends and I did not like the 3DS when it arrived. We thought it was stupid to implement 3D...until Pokemon X and Y were announced.

Then I started doing my own research and found a few games that interested me like Talrs of the Abyss and FE:A. The 3DS definitely delivered last year and has provided more entertainment than my 360 ever did.
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#5SagadegoPosted 1/6/2014 8:27:06 PM
yes. between awesome games like Fire Emblem Awakening, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon, Pokémon X/Y, etc. yes it was.
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#6middays_deepPosted 1/6/2014 8:33:16 PM
I haven't even bought all the games I want from 2013 yet and that's quite a few so yes. IMO, the 3DS more than lived up to the hype in 2013.
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#7shadowkratos774Posted 1/6/2014 8:41:29 PM
It restored my faith in the industry.
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#8pikachupwnagePosted 1/6/2014 8:45:55 PM
Over 1700 hours of usage(up more then 100% YOY)...so yeah.
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#9Dark343Posted 1/6/2014 10:29:49 PM
Yes, but there were a few lows in the form of Soul Hackers and Pokemon.
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#10zinformantPosted 1/6/2014 10:32:23 PM
Yes. This year was a battery of fantastic titles only rivaled by the Playstation 3 in the console market.
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