A lot of people are betting on Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U to be a big system seller. The more I see of the 3DS version of the game, the less confident I am in that. Depending on how different the two versions are, Nintendo may have accidentally beaten themselves at their own game with the Smash Bros. on 3DS. If they're both pretty much the game, but the game costs less on the 3DS and looks this good, then the Wii U version may suffer for it.
Of course, Nintendo may go the business savvy route and sell both versions of the game together in a $60 bundle. That would do a lot to motivate 3DS owners who were otherwise noncommittal to the Wii U to take the plunge. Either way, it's great to see the 3DS flex its muscle a little bit here. The mix of vibrant colors, black outline, and top-notch models and textures makes for a look that's arguably more attractive than its HD counterpart.
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