Last year, at around this time, I declared that the 3DS is the best dedicated gaming system you can buy. Today, the 3DS turns three. It's still the best gaming system you can buy. DECLARATION SUCCESSFUL.

Yep, four months after the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the best gaming experiences you can get are still on the 3DS, from Animal Crossing to Phoenix Wright to the best Zelda game we've seen in years. (Check out our 12 best 3DS games right here.) Not counting the PC, since it's not a dedicated gaming machine, nothing beats the convenience and variety of Nintendo's newest portable system.

Happy third birthday, 3DS. Keep doing you.