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3DS has finally recovered
I take a look at how Nintendo have saved the 3DS over the past few months
Published on 07/12/2011

The first few months for 3DS owners were difficult. I for one found it hard to recommend the system to anyone, as the lack of games for it made it little more than a curiosity to many. The release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D helped tremendously, but the damage had already been done. The subsequent price drop marked the beginning of a recovery for the 3DS, one that has finally been completed.

The latest system update marks the final piece of the 3DS puzzle falling into place, with 3D video recording now sitting proudly alongside a more robust line-up of games including two big Mario titles. The 3DS is now stronger than ever, and with stores beginning to sell-out of the system, I look back at what has been a very successful and swift recovery for Nintendo's next big handheld.

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We've said it time and time again, but it is true - the 3DS had a poor launch. But since the price cut, the system has been slowly recovering from its slow start, and the past two weeks have marked the end of its recovery - the 3DS is now a console to be proud of. The release of big titles such as Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 have propelled the system into the public's mind, and the recent system update has finalised the already robust feature list of the system. It's time for the 3DS to game on!

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