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FAQ About Nintendo Games and Consoles

When you think of video games, Nintendo is probably one of the first things that comes to mind. From creating cherished games like Super Mario World to developing innovative gaming consoles, Nintendo systems continue to be a popular choice for gamers all over the world. Want more information on Nintendo gaming systems? Here's the answers to some of the most common questions you may have.

Why should I consider purchasing a Nintendo system?

Nintendo offers a massive array of family friendly games, making it a great option for families with young children. If budget is an important factor, you'll be glad to know that Nintendo consoles and handhelds are among the most affordable on the market.

What sets Nintendo apart from other gaming systems?

Games

Nintendo's been in the gaming industry for a long time, even longer than Sony or Microsoft. As a result, they've helped establish the modern video game industry and have created some of the most popular game franchises. If you grew up playing Mario Kart, The Legend of Zelda, or Super Smash Bros, and want to play the newest versions of these beloved games, you'll need a Nintendo system to do it.

Consoles

Do you have siblings or roommates that always hog the TV? The Nintendo Wii U features a gamepad with an integrated touchscreen display so you can play some of your favourite games without a TV.

Handheld Consoles

Unlike other handhelds, the Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL use stereoscopic technologies to create depth perception so you can enjoy a 3D gaming experience without having to wear special glasses.

What are the differences between Nintendo Wii and 3DS systems?

The Nintendo Wii and Wii U are home consoles which means they need to be plugged in to work and are usually hooked up to a TV or monitor. Nintendo 3DS systems are handheld consoles. Boasting a compact size, 3DS consoles are extremely portable so you can play games outside of the home.

Want more info on Nintendo? Check out some of our resources:

Nintendo Wii Buying Guide
Plug-in Blog: A guide to gaming console backwards compatibility
Plug-in Blog: The internet of things and gaming