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Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Coming October 3

by Danny Bivens - June 10, 2014, 9:14 am PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo E3 2014 Digital Event

Gamers have to wait just a little bit longer to get their fighting fix on 3DS.

Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS is set to release on October 3. The game will feature many of the series' familiar features on top of the fighting, such as trophies, home run battle, online play and much more. Additional details about the 3DS version of the game will be discussed at a later date.


ShyGuyJune 10, 2014

Later than I expected. Dry dry summer?

KhushrenadaJune 10, 2014

There's Prof. Layton VS Phoenix Wright in August and, ummmmmmm, Pushmo World just came out..... and ummmmmmm, hmmmmmmmmm.

KhushrenadaJune 12, 2014

Hmm. I was just reading some impressions about the game elsewhere and a point was brought up that I hadn't thought about before on this game.

There was a lot of talk about how the 3DS version could potentially limit or cut the impact of the Wii U version by releasing ahead of time like this but I'm not sure that's going to be a factor as the Wii U has something going for it that the 3DS doesn't have. Gamecube controls. Or for that matter, better controllers than just the 3DS layout.

I'm not sure the circle pad will be better than a joystick and there could be some cramping with the L and R buttons which happens when playing Mario Kart. Thus, the Wii U version may still be better selling version in the end but I guess we'll find out soon enough.

CericJune 12, 2014

Sure Sells Potential says that the 3DS version is going to have more sales than the Wii U.  Now I think the Wii U is going to have a much larger percentage of system owners owning the game.

KhushrenadaJune 12, 2014

Quote from: Ceric

Sure Sells Potential says that the 3DS version is going to have more sales than the Wii U.  Now I think the Wii U is going to have a much larger percentage of system owners owning the game.

It makes sense since the 3DS has more hardware sold so therefore it has more potential consumers. However, the Wii U version has less requirements for multiplayer mataches. You only need one system, one game and 4 controllers vs needing 4 3DS systems and 4 games. If multiplayer is what people are after, then the Wii U will probably still be the way to go. And I have no idea how the internet connection is going to work on either. At times I get error messages just visiting people in Animal Crossing so I wonder how long a sustained internet connection will last on the 3DS vs the Wii U. Thus, I see why the focus is on enhancing the single-player aspects of the 3DS version as it will most likely be played that way for the majority of the time people use it.

It's interesting also how with these Smash fests going on, it is all focused on the Wii U. Now the Wii U needs the promotion but if the 3DS game is further along in completion since it will be released sooner, you'd think that could be demonstrated as well. In the end, I'm starting to think releasing the 3DS version ahead of time is a better decision as releasing it at the same time or after the Wii U version would probably lessen its sales and impact as it would be compared less favorably to its console counterpart. Moreover, it acts as sort of a trainer allowing those who want to get a headstart on the Wii U version more time to learn the new characters and moves and jump into the Wii U version with a bit more experience. Things are starting to get interesting as we approach the release of these games.

nickmitchJune 12, 2014

If you want multiplayer, you can just play online.

nickmitchJune 12, 2014

But I don't think sales of the 3DS version will cannibalize Wii U version sales.  The 3DS version comes out early enough to justify not waiting and will be better to travel with to things like PAX.

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