If you are a fan of portable game consoles then you either have a Sony PlayStation Vita or a Nintendo 3DS. It is difficult to choose between these two products because both Sony and Nintendo are giants of the video game console business. As the owner of a Nintendo 3DS, you have a great range of 3DS games to choose from. While it is completely your personal choice as to what game titles you would buy, this guide should be able to add value in terms of how you can make the most of the money you spend on Nintendo 3DS games.
Choosing your 3DS Games
The Top 10 Nintendo 3DS games
Search online and you will come across the best 3DS games ever released. In terms of popularity, the 10 games below rank the highest among Nintendo 3DS games.
Pokémon X and Y – more than 14 million sold
Mario Kart 7 – more than 12 million sold
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – close to 11 million sold
Super Mario 3D Land – more than 10 million sold
New Super Mario Bros. 2 – close to 9.5 million sold
Animal Crossing: New Leaf – close to 9.5 million sold
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – close to 7.5 million sold
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon – more than 4.5 million sold
Tomodachi Life – close to 4.5 million sold
Monster Hunter 4 – close to 4 million sold
There are 34 3DS game titles that have sold more than a million copies and this says a lot about the popularity of the Nintendo 3DS console. You have plenty to choose from!
Keep tab of the upcoming 3DS games
While you will be more than happy with the existing games, you should also keep in mind that there are upcoming 3DS games that could be as delightful as the existing games and could be more. It is best to keep an eye on the release dates of these games so that you can get your hands on the titles as soon as they are released. Some of the titles worth keeping in mind include Yo-Kai Watch, Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, Monster Tale Ultimate, Project X Zone 2 and Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam.
Buying 3DS games
How and where do you buy 3DS games? There are two options available to you. The first option is where you visit a retail store and buy your favourite game titles. The retail store could be a brick-and-mortar store or an online store. Buying from an online store makes more sense because you usually get a price benefit. The second option for you is to visit the Nintendo eShop from where you can download the games directly to your console. This option is beneficial because you can save multiple games in your console and will not need to change your game card every time you choose to play a different game.
Choose the genre you like the best
It is easy to become greedy and buy all the 3DS games that you come across in online stores, but think whether you would want to buy more than what you need. Every gamer prefers a few genres of video games and you would be no different. As you get more into games, you will realize that you like one genre more than the other. To be able to save money on your purchases, stick to the genre that you like the most. After you have exhausted all the game titles in that genre, you should then look to buy games titles belonging to the other genres.
Compare prices across stores
Last but not the least, don’t forget to compare the cost of 3DS games across online stores. You are sure to come across websites that offer discounted prices on various game titles. However, you should, at the same time, also consider the online store from where you intend to purchase. Make sure you buy from a reliable source.
Which 3DS games for which use?
While you have already seen the global Top 10 list of 3DS games, it is not necessary that the people of Canada also consider these games at the top of their priority list. The top five most popular 3DS games in Canadian online stores are Tomodachi Life (3DS), FIFA 15 (3DS), Mario Kart 7 (3DS), Super Smash Bros. - Nintendo 3DS and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team - Nintendo 3DS.
If you are a fan of Mario and Luigi, there are some fantastic game titles for you to choose from. These include Mario Kart 7 (3DS), Mario & Luigi: Dream Team - Nintendo 3DS and Mario Golf: World Tour (3DS). There are others for you consider too.
Some of the more popular action and adventure games available on Nintendo 3DS are Atlus Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Nintendo 3DS, Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time - Nintendo 3DS, Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS), Warner Bros LEGO The Hobbit - Nintendo 3DS and Konami Castlevania Lord of Shadow Mirror of Fate - Nintendo 3DS.