Image: Nintendo/ KotakuOn March 27, 2011, Nintendo launched the 3DS, its handheld follower to the uber-successful Nintendo DS. And when we got there we found four or 5 3DS consoles behind plexiglass, sitting around, waiting to be bought. Once I got the 3Ds I played a lot of Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D because Im a big moron and I enjoy Resident Evil games. The 3DS is the last Nintendo console Ive bought at launch.

Image: Nintendo/ KotakuOn March 27, 2011, Nintendo launched the 3DS, its handheld follower to the uber-successful Nintendo DS. Since then it has sold over 70 million systems worldwide and had a host of great games released for it over the last decade.I was fortunate enough to snag a 3DS around the time when it launched. While console lacks were a thing back in 2011, it was absolutely nothing like today. Heres what I imply: My daddy and I increased to a store, possibly Walmart, on a whim, about a week after the 3DS came out. We didnt check online or call ahead. And when we got there we discovered 4 or five 3DS consoles behind plexiglass, sitting around, waiting to be purchased. Can you envision this today? I do not see myself walking into a store a week or even a month after a big console release and simply finding some in 2021. Once I got the 3Ds I played a lot of Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D because Im a big idiot and I enjoy Resident Evil video games. I was likewise thrilled to play Revelations. The other memory I have of the 3DS at launch was experimenting with the AR cards and games. Not for more than a few days, however they were enjoyable and a neat thing to reveal people. The 3DS is the last Nintendo console Ive purchased launch. (Though if that Switch 4k ends up being not too pricey, I might purchase a Nintendo console on day one once again. We will see.) While its far from my favorite console, I still fondly remember my time with it. I even liked the 3D features. Because it looked cool, I left that slider on. G/O Media may get a commissionWhat memories do you have of the Nintendo 3DS? Once, and who else out there played that Revelations demo in the Mercs 3D method more than?. Associated Stories