The 3DS is perhaps amongst the most famous handhelds of all time, and it has been more than 6 years since it was first launched and yet it remains one of the hottest gifts this holiday season. This holiday season you would be thinking that people would be going bonkers over the PS4 and Xbox One, however its actually the 3DS which is practically not available anywhere, Here is a snapshot attached which shows that the 3DS is not available at Amazon until after Christmas
Most retailers are fresh out of stock and the majority of them have it available only after Christmas, it is strange to see a piece of hardware which is 6 years old being sold out, however there is a certain reason for this.
The recent interest and the resurgence of the Pokemon games and their availability on the 3DS is the most likely reason for the 3DS sales. It would be hard to argue with the fact that 2016 was the year that Pokemon finally came back into the limelight, and ventured into a new domain with Pokemon Go , which was one of the most talked about features of 2016.
This combined with the fact that the seventh generation Pokemon games Sun and Moon have been met with critical acclaim, and their exclusivity on the 3DS combined with the fact that kids as well as adults have been going crazy over Pokemon Sun and Moon is more than likely the reason for the handhelds terrific sales.
There is still however the option of buying a 2DS if you are hell bent on getting yourself a handheld , it plays all of the same games as the 3DS , but it lacks behind in the aesthetics department.
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