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My week of vacation with the family in North Carolina is coming to a close. After Friday's activities, we'll be hopping in the car to head back to NJ. A great week, but a sad fact that the vacation has to come to a close. Oh well, at least there's one more day to enjoy! See you in a few, short hours.
I can remember the launch day for the DS quite well. I ran out to my local mall and grabbed the DS I preordered at GameStop. I did so alongside Mom Brain, JTS and Nicky Hill. We all took our new purchases to Denny's for some breakfast, then we started to unlock the wonders of the system while chomping down on some pancakes. It was a glorious morning indeed!
I will also forever remember the launch of the 3DS. I was with the crew in NYC, standing out on the city street at Best Buy for the midnight launch. The thing is, there weren't as many people standing in line as I thought there would be. Did it have to do with the weather, or was it a foreshadowing of the issues Nintendo would have to tackle with the 3DS early on?
All that is behind us now. The 3DS XL is on its way out. Yes, we're already seeing the first revamp of the handheld, but I don't think anyone is surprised with that. That's sort of Nintendo's thing! Now all those that haven't jumped in on the 3DS yet have another reason to check the system out. Think of it as a second coming for the little handheld that could.
If you're a 3DS owner, I'd love to hear what you think of the system. Has it been providing you with hours of fun? Are there some elements that have soured your experience? Does it go toe-to-toe with the DS' offerings at the same point in its life? Can 3DS meet or surpass the sales the DS has pulled in?