People Are Lining Up For Hours To See The 3DS (And Play A 13 Year-Old Game)

Here is the line earlier today to get into the Nintendo World 3DS event in Tokyo. After that, then more lines inside, what are people getting their hands on? How about a game that was released in the 20th century.

Yes, while there are loads of new games on the showroom floor for members of the public to get their hands on, by far the biggest line is that to play Nintendo's 1998 classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time.

You can see in the chart below - handily provided and updated regularly by Nintendo for attendees - that it's averaging around 100-120 minutes at time of publishing, almost twice that of the line for AR Games, the free bundle of augmented reality titles that comes bundled with the handheld.

It says a lot about Nintendo's pull that having alienated so many old-time fans over the past 2-3 years, all it takes is a new console and a re-release of a treasured old title to get them lining up for hours all over again!

People Are Lining Up For Hours To See The 3DS (And Play A 13 Year-Old Game)S

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People Are Lining Up For Hours To See The 3DS (And Play A 13 Year-Old Game)