As a diehard videogame enthusiast, I feel a little weird not owning a 3DS. When I piss and moan about this feeling of oddity to others, I generally get the following response:
“It’s not weird, Britt. A lot of people don’t have $250 lying around. It’s understandable.”
But come on people; we’re talking about me here. I’m the girl that insisted on purchasing Move and Kinect on day one, despite knowing they would only receive minimal use….I’m the girl that bought a PSP, not because I needed it, but mostly because I wanted it in my collection…I’m the girl that bought the God of War 3 collector’s edition despite never having played God of War before…I’m the girl that NEEDS TO OWN EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH THIS INDUSTRY BECAUSE I LOVE IT SO DAMN MUCH. And it’s not even about the money; I saved every Best Buy gift card the jolly fat man in the red suit left me at Christmas specifically for the 3DS. Repeat: have $250 dollars in Best Buy mullah in my dresser. IT IS THERE.
So, theoretically (following The Logic of Britt) when Sunday, March 27th rolled around my ass should have been in line with everyone else. I should have been foaming at the mouth, riding the high of pure anticipation, waiting to get my sweaty hands on a 3DS. Instead, I played Dragon Age: Origins all day without the slightest desire to venture outside.
I’d like to say that I’ve become wiser and more aware of my money, but I’d be bullshitting you. My best guess is this: With the recent construction of my woman cave, I’ve become aware of how much stuff I own, but never use/play/dust off. I can live with the abundance of games I’ve collected over the years that will never receive the attention they deserve, but whenever I look at my DSi, PSP, Kinect or Move controllers, all things that haven’t been touched and played with *tee-hee* in oh-so-long, I feel…dirty. HA. Okay, maybe that’s not the best word. But it’s definitely a mental check.
I’ve run it through my head, and if I were to purchase a 3DS, this is exactly how it would go:
ME: YAAAY 3DS! ::playplayplay::
ME: OOH, DRAGON AGE 2! ::forgets about 3DS for months to come::
What would be the point of jumping out of the window and sprinting to Best Buy RIGHT NOW to purchase a 3DS, other than to say it’s in my collection (and to say I jumped out a window)? The launch titles do not tickle my personal fancy, so there’s not a particular game I can imagine spending hours upon hours of my time on…at the moment. Because honestly, it’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when I’ll purchase the 3DS. I. Just. Don’t. Need. It. Right. Now.
And as long as I chant that to myself every night while I hug my knees and rock back and forth, I think I can stick to my guns.
I’ve given you my reasons. Why or why don’t you have a 3DS?