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Which Nintendo handheld had the best library?

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Which Nintendo handheld had the best library?
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>>253291240
Advance
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>>253291240
The DS, easily. A lot of people don't realize how ridiculously huge it was. The game had more gems than anything else.

The GBA comes in a close second, though. Even though its library was smaller, it had several very high-quality games.
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Color & Advance, can't really decide between the two.
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GBA>DS>GB/GBC>3DS
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PSP shits all over any nintendo handheld both in terms of games and hardware.
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>>253291240
DS or GBA

and DS could play GBA games so i guess it wins just because of that
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>>253291240
The DS, by far.
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DS
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>>253291452
>it had several very high-quality games.
Such as?
Pokemon? Radiant Historia? I can't remember more.
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DS and GBA both have a load of gems but I have to give the edge to the DS for having roughly the same amount of gems on a better system. Some of the GBA stuff doesn't stand the test of time very well.
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>>253291695
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>>253291695
Here's your reply.
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GBA. It had the best handheld Castlevanias, best handheld Fire Emblems, best handheld Metroids, best Golden Suns, solid Pokemon entries and much, much more. DS comes at a close second due to all that ATLUS/SMT support.
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>>253292892
That's the thing. The GBA had a lot of huge names on it, but outside of that it had nothing. The games on it were literally mainstream as fuck or literally unplayable shovelware.

The DS had a much smoother library. It still had a good amount of big-name titles, but it also had a SHITLOAD of lesser-known titles that where honestly at least 9/10. Unless you actually explored its library, you'd easily be mislead.
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>>253292543
Metroid: Fusion
Metroid: Zero Mission
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past + Four Swords Adventures
The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Sonic Battle ACTUALLY HARD AS SHIT TOWARDS THE END
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Ds by light years.
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>>253293426
>Metroid
>Zelda
>Mario
These aren't really good games.
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The DS hands down because it could also run GBA games. There's no fucking contest
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>>253291240
That pic misses a lot of Game & Watches.
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>>253293963
Who said anything about hardware? Did you post in the wrong thread?
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>>253293784
>they aren't good games because I don't like how popular and expansive their franchises are
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>>253291695
I want to reply too! XD epig troll
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3/DS or GBA, it's like making someone decide which of their children they love the most - perhaps even more difficult.
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>>253294416
>look mom I'm projecting
your overhyped mainstream games are shit. deal with it, manchild.
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>>253293784
Sorry that not all games can be as good as your mom
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>>253291240
The original GameBoy, followed by Nintendo DS. Maybe DS had more games, but it had a lot of shovelware too.
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>>253294542
>I impose a subjective view of quality on these games that simply don't fit my taste, and they must be bad because I don't like them
>They're well-known so they're overhyped, which means they're bad
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>>253291240
DS objectively is the best.
>best RPGS, turn based and action
>best Kirby
>best Advance Wars
>holy quadrilogy of Ace Attorney, Professor Layton, 999, and Ghost Trick
>Meteos
>best Mario Kart
>best Pokemon spin-off
Only Zelda really was fucked up on the DS. I didn't even list some of the more niche titles, which of there are a LOT.
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>>253294904
metroid got fucked on the DS too. So much wasted potential for what could have been an amazing sidescroller
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>>253294542
I loved the minish fap and hated oracle of ages/seasons. I like phantom hour glass but not spirit tracks. Just because someone likes a franchise doesn't mean they automatically yuck up whatever game is made. I KNOW for a fact that you haven't played any of those games simply because they have the name Mario or Zelda in them. You're just ignorant.
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>>253291240
>All these nostalgia fags picking GBC or GBA
>the DS could play GBA games and the 3DS can play DS games + virtual console.
Just have a DS and 3DS, GBA games can be played on the DS and all the worth while GB games have or will be seen on VC for download.

How is this even a subject of discussion??
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>>253292543
>Ghost Trick
>Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney, Justice for All, Trials and Tribulations + Apollo Justice + AAIMiles Edgeworth
>Professor Layton and the Curious Village, Diabolical Box, Unwound Future and Last Spectre
>Super Scribblenauts
>Big Bang Mini
>DragonQuest IV, V, VI and IX + Monsters: Joker and Joker 2
>Rocket Slime
>Elite Beat Agents
>Rhythm Heaven
>Final Fantasy III and IV
>Henry Hatsworth
>The World Ends With You
>9 Hours 9 Persons 9 Doors
>Radiant Historia
>Chrono Trigger DS
>Solatorobo
>Lunar Knights
>Sonic Rush + Rush Adventure
>Monster Tale
>Okamiden
>Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales
>Meteos
>Lock's Quest
>Knights in the Nightmare
>Picross 3D
>Luminous Arc 1 and 2
>GTA: Chinatown Wars
>Etrian Odyssey
>Tales of Innocence and Tales of Hearts
>Rune Factory Harvest Moon
>Dimentium II
>Infinite Space
>Another Code/Trace Memory
>Drawn to Life + The Next Chapter
>Jump Ultimate Stars
>Lost in Blue I, II and III
>Contact
>Digimon World Dawn/Dusk
>Avalon Code
>Time Hollow
>Chibi-Robo Park Patrol
>The Nameless Game
>Soma Bringer
>Mega Man ZX + ZX Advent
>Final Fantasy Tactics A2
>Aliens: Infestation
>Phantasy Star Zero
>Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow, Portrait of Ruin and Order of Ecclesia
>Giana Sisters
>Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor, and Strange Journey
>Hotel Dusk
>N+
>Puzzle Quest
>Solatorobo
>Contra 4
>Ninja Gaiden
>Super Mario 64 DS
>New Super Mario Bros.
>Yoshi's Island 2
>Mario Kart DS
>Diddy Kong Racing DS
>The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass + Spirit Tracks
>Kirby: Canvas Curse
>Kirby SuperStar Ultra + Squeak Squad
>Kirby: Mass Attack
>Metroid Prime: Hunters
>WarioWare: Touched
>WarioWare: DIY
>Animal Crossing: Wild World
>Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time + Bowser's Inside Story
>Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
>Advance Wars: Dual Strike + Days of Ruin
>Pokemon Platinum + HeartGold/SoulSilver + Black/White/B2/W2
>Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
>Pokemon Ranger + Shadows of Almia + Guardian Signs
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>>253291240

should i get a nintendo ds or will they be releasing a new handheld soon?
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>>253295606
You listed Solatorobo twice.
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>>253295687
Confused, but get a 3DS
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>>253295290
>opinions

Metroid Prime Hunters was a good game. A bit too much of backtracking but it was a solid Metroid game.
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Minish Cap
Metroid Fusion
Sonic Battle
Sonic Advance
Aria of Sorrow
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>>253295832
>Hunters single player
>Not shit

It was a pretty good multiplayer game though before the hackers ruined it
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Castlevania Aria of Sorrow, Circle of the Moon, Harmony of Dissonance
Metroid Zero Mission , Fusion
Megaman Zero 1, 2, 3, 4
Megaman Battle Network 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Dragon Ball Z Legacy of Goku II, BF, SSW
Dragon Ball Advanced Adventure
Drill Dozer
Advance Wars 1,2
Boktai 1,2,3
Rhythm Heaven
Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
Zelda Minish Cap
Lufia
Golden Sun
Pokemon R/S/E/FR/LG
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon
Sonic Advance 1,2,3
Sonic Battle
Summon Night Sword Craft Story 1, 2, 3
Sword of Mana
Mario & Luigi Super Star Saga
MOTHER 3
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>>253295606
>N+
Aw shit, I used to play the PC version all the time.
10/10 platformer, easily
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>>253295606
>all these shit games
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Almost everything on the GBA was shovelware. At least 90%. The DS had it pretty bad too, but it's an improvement over the GBA due to the sheer number of great games.
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>>253297673
Nice bait, someone might seriously reply.
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>>253298001
>Almost everything on the GBA was shovelware
See>>253296470

GBA was god tier.
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>>253296470
>Including battle network 4
We don't like to talk about that game 'round here.
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DS by fucking miles. 3DS may outdo it. GBA had the worst, way too many ports.
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>>253295832
It was a good game on its own, but by Metroid standards - particularly the other Prime games, it wasn't too great.

I loved it though. Especially the multiplayer.
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>>253295606
>Forgetting Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier, and EXCEED
>Forgetting AAI2
>Forgetting Bleach 3rd Phantom
>Forgetting Etrian Odyssey II & III

Still, your list is pretty good.
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>Be buyfag, avoid emulation when possible
>Grow up with Sega then jump to PS1 with PC on the side
>Fast foward to 2006
>Pick up a DS for Final Fantasy III
>Got Pokemon FireRed with it and ended up really enjoying it
>Grabbed Pokemon Diamond and enjoyed it as well
>Lose interest in console gaming for a few years
>Fast forward to 2013
>Getting back into JRPGs people keep saying the 3DS has a great library
>Pick up a few titles including SMT: SJ and Chrono Trigger
>Want to try some other Nintendo games
>DS games are STILL full price
>GBA games are a bitch to find {I did emulate a few)
>Consider picking up a Wii
>Metroid Prime trilogy and Xenoblade; the two main reasons I want one are expensive as fuck because artificial scarcity.
>Meanwhile I can pick up PS2/PSP games really cheap

Nintendo games are just too over valued.
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>>253300293
>way too many ports.

Only worthwhile ports were FF5, 6 and LttP, nothing else.


3DS already has a bunch of ports, and the GBA library is still miles above it with games like SuperStar Saga, Mother 3, Megaman BN series, Megaman Zero series, RSEFRLG shit on XY, Metroid ZM/Fusion, Castlevania that is actually good, Summon Night SC games, etc

Dude GBA completely wrecks 3DS.
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>>253300489
Oh, and the cutscenes were fucking fantastic. Just...
>walk in
>let's do this shit
Also 10/10 best zero suit samus reveal ever in that last cutscene.
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>>253300747
Who said anything about what's worthwhile or not? GBA didn't even have its own Mario platformer, all it had were tweaked versions of the Super Mario All-Stars games with inferior graphics and sound.

SuperStar Saga is probably the best game on the system, but DS had Bowser's Inside Story, which is still fantastic. Mother 3 is great but would have been better on the DS, and came out far too late in the GBA's life cycle. Mega Man is easily the most copypasta video game series there's ever been, and a shit ton of Mega Man games that play exactly like each other does not make GBA a good system. RSE were inferior to GSC in many respects and removed a lot of what they introduced, and, while FRLG were good, they were still just remakes.

The Metroids and Castlevanias were great, I'll give it that, but the GB/GBC outdid it in pretty much every other aspect, and the aspects it didn't outdo it in were outdone by the DS.

GBC had the best handheld Zeldas, GB had the best handheld Marios, DS has the best handheld RPGs and is on par with the GBA in Castlevania, etc.

GBA is fucking weak.
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Inferior to the PSP
/thread
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>>253298001
This.

DS was the PS2 of handhelds, in that it had some of the worst and most shovelware ever, but still some of the most good games.
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i've been considering on buying a new 3DS refurbished. i just want to know is it safe?
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>>253292543
Advance Wars Dark Conflict
Knights in the Nightmare
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the 3DS has only been out for 3 years and it's already got more games than DS and GBA
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>>253301520
Nope

See>>253296470

I left out a bunch of good games because I believed you weren't actually retarded, turns out you were.

GBA shits on GBC, and 3DS anyday.
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I don't know. I would say the DS had the largest amount of great games while the GB had the most classic and memorable.
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>>253292543
>Radiant Historia
>High quality

pick one
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>Play it Out!
It was "Play it Loud!", you underaged tryhard.

To answer your question, the GBA had the best library, then the DS. GB/GBC had a few good games, but 90% of them were Tiger Electronics tier. The 3DS's library is ridiculously overhyped, and it has just as many ports as the Vita does.
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3DS has an awful library compared to GBA and DS
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>>253300293
>3DS may outdo it.

How? It never really had much third party support, and even that is coming to an end.
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>>253300739
>Artificial scarcity
Metroid Prime Trilogy went out of print and Xenoblade Chronicles was only available from Nintendo's online store and GameStop in North America.

Either way, most of that is your fault for not looking hard enough. You can easily find deals on almost anything if you look.
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>>253291695
Let's not forget the Vita sonypony actually can you do me a favor: feed your attention with a banana you stupid little chimp and just jump down a hole and die.
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Gameboy through to GBA is GOAT libraries

id personally say gbc is best, but thats just my opinion.

meanwhile my 3ds is gathering dust, i only have 2 games for it and only one is good
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>>253303945

It is still new, anon.
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>>253304374
>Metroid Prime Trilogy went out of print and Xenoblade Chronicles was only available from Nintendo's online store and GameStop in North America.
Precisely, artificial scaricity. They easily could've printed more copies. The demand was there.
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>>253305091

It's now 3 years old, which is almost as much as the GBA had when it got shelved.

Compared it with previous handhelds' libraries in the same timeframe, and you'll see that the 3DS is a failure.
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>>253305091
It's three years old. The DS was introduced when the GBA was three years old
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>>253304916
>tfw only 4 3ds games
modern gaming is suffering
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>>253305454
Well it was dead in 2011 so that year doesn't really count
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>>253305362
And yet, it still has more games than the Vita.
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I wish the 3DS was as great as the DS.
It's still nice, but I miss all the adventure games and shit these really helped the DS.
also fuck regionlock i want to play rf4
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>>253305707
The PS3 was dead in 2006-07, but you'd be run out of /v/ if you tried the "that doesn't count" excuse
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>>253305719
Actually it doesn't
The 3DS has good games on it but overall it's library is worse than both PSP and DS
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>>253305719
>B-b-but the Vita!

This thread had nothing to do with the Vita
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>>253305719

Who cares about Vita? Both are failures in their own way.
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Despite 2012 being a fantastic year to be a 3ds owner, it really looks like it'll be under delivering next year

DS>3DS=GBA>GB/GBC
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>>253291695
ITT: GAF
>reply bait
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DS > Game Boy > Game Boy Advance > 3DS > Game Boy Color

Even though the GBC had the worst, it still had a good library of games.
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>>253295398
>DS Library = DS+GBA
DS only faggot
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DS > GBA > 3DS > GBC > GB > G&W
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