I’ve been playing a lot of Nintendo 3DS games lately and it got me thinking about just what I have on my 3DS.
When the virtual console became a thing, I was impressed. I was excited. I wanted to play older games on my newer consoles. I mean, when we tried hooking up our Nintendo 64 a few months ago, the games were all messed up. Simply because they’re old, but I still miss playing them.
It wasn’t too long after that that downloading digital versions of games became a thing. I didn’t care too much for that.
Like books, I prefer the physical copies of video games. I like having the cover art and the small cartridge. I have a small bucket where I keep all my handheld games.
Then a few games, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Dual Destinies, for example, came out only as digital versions. I was disappointed because, as I said, I like having the cartridge.
It wasn’t until I started exploring more of the eShop and started downloading more digital games that I’ve begun to appreciate them more.
There are two reasons for this:
1. When I take my 3DS anyway, I have a plethora of games at my fingertips.
I always take my 3DS on vacation with me, along with a Ziploc bag of games. I still bring extra games, of course, but it’s nice to know that I have a good amount of games either way. I can take my pick if I’m playing in the car and the extra games are in my bag in the trunk.
2. This is the most important reason and what made me think of this post:
I was lying in bed the other night, wanted to play a different game, but I didn’t want to get up.
There you go, the secret’s out.
I have a ton of games to keep me occupied late at night when I’m too tired to move, but not tired enough to actually stop playing my games and go to sleep.
Sounds crazy, I know, but I’m sure I’m not the only one.
What’s crazy is that you should all see my eShop wishlist…
Do you prefer digital or physical games? Let me know in the comments!