Best Nintendo 3DS games to own 2014
Looking for the best Nintendo 3DS games? Whether you own or are thinking of investing in a 3DS, the bigger 3DS XL or the more affordable 2DS, these are the games you need to play.
As the Wii U continues to struggle in the next gen console war with the Xbox One and the PS4 and speculation grows that Nintendo could go mobile, the 3DS is at least providing some optimism in these difficult times for the company.
In 2013, Nintendo shipped 2 million 3DS consoles and that includes sales of the 3DS XL and the door wedge-looking Nintendo 2DS. The company also shifted 16 million 3DS game sales wih new Pokemon and Zelda games making it a good gaming year for the handheld.
2014 promises more games with Yoshi's New Island and Retro City Rampage among the 3DS titles on the way. Meanwhile, the Nintendo eShop continues to be stocked with classics like Streets of Rage, Space Harrier and mobile games like Cut the Rope.
Nintendo is still getting a lot of things right with the 3DS even against the growing quality of Android and iPhone games. If the glasses-free 3D handheld or the 2DS is on your radar, we've picked six essential games that should be top of your shopping list.