10 Amazing Nintendo 3DS Games Nobody Played

List of Nintendo 3DS Games That Didn’t Sell As Good As They Should

The Nintendo 3DS originally launched back in 2011 to a relatively high price point. Just a few months later, a significant price cut was initiated by Nintendo in order to boost the low sales. The Nintendo 3DS soon stepped it up, becoming the home of terrific franchises such as Pokemon, Monster Hunter, and Yokai Watch. Although these mega popular titles have sold well on a system boasting over 60 million units sold worldwide, not all quality games have fared as well. We now take a look at 10 awesome games which sold about or less than half a million copies on the 3DS worldwide, reaching less than 2% of 3DS owners.

Story of Seasons

Story of Seasons is essentially Harvest Moon, which is confusing for many given that the Harvest Moon series still exists. Due to a somewhat complicated issue with the rights to the Harvest Moon name, the Story of Seasons series and the new Harvest Moon series fill the void. One of the better farming simulation games in the past few years, Story of Seasons was a fast selling game at launch. However, the overall sales of the game slowed down. Despite likely being a financial win for the company, Story of Seasons is a title that not enough players got to enjoy.

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Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D

One of the earlier games to release for the 3DS, Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D made good use of the stereoscopic 3D feature on the console. Despite this relatively rare feat, alongside changes to the fan favorite title, Metal Gear Solid did not do very well on the 3DS. While Nintendo has had Metal Gear titles on its consoles in the past, the Metal Gear series is better known on the PlayStation brand. Although the series can be enjoyed by all, this title might have been targeting the wrong audience from the outset. Those interested in the title can rest easy knowing the low sales are not indicative of this games quality.

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Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy brings a niche genre and an ultra-popular series together in an ultimate mash-up of songs from across the series. Although fans of the series no doubt enjoy the fine music composed by Nobuo Uematsu, it may be hard pressed to find fans of this particular game who got into the genre from their love of Final Fantasy. Rather, the title likely appealed those interested in the rhythm gaming genre with some who also enjoyed Final Fantasy. Despite great music and gameplay, Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy may just be known as another rhythm game.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call

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  • dcj91x

    … !!!! OMG!!! I’m a nobody!!! I’ve played all those games and know lots of people that have them… So many nobodies. You have to know this is a bogus list when they put Hyrule Warriors and Shin Megami on the list. Most of the games on this list were fairly talked about and popular when released.

    • AndyArmani

      Hyrule Warriors has sold over 1.2mill units, nobody played it for shure.

    • Ryuken13

      SMT IV is great and Bravely Second is good too, Need to get into Mario Golf more and maybe FF Explorers if it was not as short as rumored.

      Maybe Hyrule Warriors but waiting on a sale on Attack on Tiatn Vita?

      Gotta remember this is an opinion list.. Facts may be a bit off lol.

  • Jean Valjean

    I haven’t read part 1 and part 3 but these games are very known and played.

  • Felipe

    Nobody????
    WTF!
    this list could not be more wrong

  • AndyArmani

    Snake Eater was horrible because of the controls. Literally unplayable with only one analog stick.