The 3DS hits its stride We have a rule: if a game platform has ten good games, it's worth getting if it's affordable. That "rule of ten" means the Nintendo 3DS is finally worth investing in, if you care about great portable Nintendo games. The game library's filled out at last, and it's now, without a doubt, the best Nintendo platform of the moment. Game for game, it might even be the most impressive platform so far in 2013.
Despite not having the stellar battery life of the Nintendo DS before it, the 3DS is backwards-compatible with DS cartridges and has a library of digitally-downloaded games that make it a pretty enticing summer travel toy. It might just become your favorite gaming platform, too.