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    Default Nintendo switch or 3DS?

    So I’m not very tech savvy and not really into gaming very much. DS is in love with DFs ps4 but he doesn’t really get to play it because the games DF has are just too hard for DS.
    We have been talking about either a Nintendo Switch or a 3DS for DS instead. Has anyone got either of these for their kids? What do they think of it? Is there enough options for games etc.

    Thanks!

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    We have both, switch games seem to be more readily available, plus he can play with others on the go etc, out of the two I think the switch is better value.

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    We also have both. I would go with the switch. But both good.

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    I would go with the switch.

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    We've got a switch. The kids (almost 5, almost 9) for it for the 2018 Xmas, so almost 4 and 8. There's quite a few games, and they love it.

    My brother has one too... So they play with/ against him

    I'd suggest switch....

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    Thanks everyone!
    We were thinking the switch seemed a bit better. Battery life is ok? DS wouldn’t play for long periods

    Are they fairly easy to use? I guess it does depend on the game you choose?

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    Can't go wrong with any of the Mario games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkers View Post
    Can't go wrong with any of the Mario games.
    That would be on the top of the list lol. DS has been playing Mario kart on the old wii and he loves it so much lol

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    Mario kart is easy. It can literally be played without touching the control with the handicaps of auto steer and auto propell.

    The hardest thing I found with the switch was getting my head around the controllers because of how versatile they are. (2 together as a joycon, individual landscape, individual like a remote...

    Favorite games here, in no particular order, are:
    - pokemon, let's go pikachu/ let's go review
    - pokemon sword/shield
    - mariokart
    - Minecraft
    - race with Ryan

    We also have yoshis crafted world, cars 3, and crash bandicoot.

    My 8yo has only played Yoshi briefly (only got it for Xmas) but wasn't interested in doing the objectives: just wanted to zip through to the finish.

    Cars 3: I'm not even sure if they've played it...

    Crash bandicoot: too hard/ They're not interested.

    The other good thing is you can download a demo of a game from the Nintendo store before you purchase one...

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    My 6yo is quite the whizz with his switch, he has Mario odyssey which he’s finished, Luigi mansion 3 which he’s also finished, Mario kart- he turns on the auto function and just sits there while I play little bugger, just dance, Mario maker- he loves making crazy levels to attempt, he’s Mario mad, if he gets stuck on a level in game he YouTube’s how to get through it. We’ve also recently downloaded the NES and SNES simulator which gives access to all the games that were available on those consoles like original mario bro’s. He got the switch when he was 5, he’s progressively gotten better at it himself over that time, he’s really into gaming so I think that helps, when he isn’t playing games, he’s watching other people playing them on YouTube


 

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