I'm not one for buying systems at launch, even the backwards compatible ones. I usually don't see a lot of big incentives for early adopters. The price is usually higher than it will ever be, the possible hardware bugs haven't been recognized yet, the support is usually uncertain, and most importantly, launch lineups are almost always weak.
The 3DS broke the weak lineup trend. So much so that if even a 1/3rd of the "good games" on this list hit at launch (which is normal), it will be the best launch lineup ever! (subjective based on my opinion until Metacritic quite possibly makes the opinion more objective).
Activision Publishing, Inc.
DJ Hero® 3D
Shin Megami Tensei
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor
RESIDENT EVIL® REVELATIONS
SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV 3D Edition (name not final)
The Sims™ 3
DECA SPORTS franchise
HIDEO KOJIMA’S METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D
“The Naked Sample”
PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER franchise /
WINNING ELEVEN franchise
Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (name not final)
BloodRayne: The Shroud
A Boy and His Blob
Face Racers: Photo Finish
Lion’s Pride: Adventures on the Serengeti
WonderWorld Amusement Park
BOKUJYOUMONOGATARI 3D (name not final)
NAMCO BANDAI Games
Dragon Ball® franchise (name not final)
Gundam® franchise (name not final)
PAC-MAN™ & GALAGA™ (name not final)
RIDGE RACER® (name not final)
Super Robot franchise (name not final)
Kid Icarus™: Uprising
nintendogs™ + cats
Star Fox 64™ 3D
Sonic (name not final)
Super Monkey Ball (name not final)
CODENAME: Chocobo Racing® 3D
DRAGON QUEST® franchise
FINAL FANTASY® franchise
KINGDOM HEARTS franchise
Carnival Games® franchise
TECMO KOEI GAMES
DEAD OR ALIVE® 3D (name not final).
I mean, WOW! Not just several huge IPs from Nintendo (some quite welcome after a long leave of absence), which was expected, but look at that 3rd party support as well! Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Kingdom Hearts? The SMT series (3 of them!), Professor Layton, Bomberman, Etrian Odessey, the Sims 3, Super Street Fighter 4 (WOW), Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid...and this is just currently announced! I could literally not believe what I was reading at first!
This will be the first Day 1 of a system for me ever, and I can't wait! I hope I'm not the only excited one.