So I think I've finally reached that point where I could be considered a responsible adult. Tomorrow the long awaited super cool Nintendo 3DS releases and unfortunately I won't be buying one. It'll breaking a chain of first day Nintendo Consoles Purchased since the GameCube which since included the GBA SP, GameBoy Micro, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DS Lite, Nintendo Wii, and Nintendo DSi. I'm not including the XL because it's essentially an oversized DSi.
So why am I as Nintendo fan not buying one of the most highly anticipated game devices ever?
Well, partly it's because I don't have the money. Part of growing up means having responsibilities. Rent is due. Bills need to be paid. And of course there are other priorities, for example in our case site costs. I shudder to think how my life would be different had I a wife and kids.
It's not that I don't want those things, but more of a "Would that be fair to them?" Could I as a parent deny my kid's trip to Disney World so I could afford my new big screen TV? So in an effort to not be a selfish jerk, I've put off those things until I'm ready for that stage of my life.
But for right now, it's a case of doing what I can with what I have, picking and choosing what is important versus what is unnecessary. I had a similar decision at the end of last year with the Kinect. I really wanted one. I still kinda do. But it was a case of the amount of time I would actually put into the investment. I played my Dance Central. I played my Dance Masters. But until Child of Eden comes out, my Kinect would have probably just sat around. So I feel I made the right decision waiting until a better scenario comes along.
I think it's a similar situation right now with the 3DS. I really want to play Pilot Wings. I've heard good stuff about Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars. But I can see my 3DS sitting around a week after I finish those, until who knows when. Also I barely touch my portables as it is. I have Okamiden still sitting here faithfully unopened. I can't bring myself to finish Prinny 2, Brad's Copy of Tactics Orge, or Valkyria 2. My life has been completely tied into console games. A 3DS isn't going to change that.
For those of you who are in the same boat as I am. Congratulations on reaching mature adulthood. We made the right decision saving our money and being responsible. Just keep telling yourself that.
DAMN I WANT A 3DS.