Nintendo’s next-gen portable console had a shaky start when it launched in early 2011. However, the 3DS has managed to stay alive and fight off the mobile gaming circuit (Android and iOS) thanks to the help of new hardware (Nintendo 3DS XL) and an improved gaming lineup. The likes of Mario and Pokemon have definitely given the system a longer shelf life, but as sales continue to moderately increase, gamers are looking to expand their 3DS lineup. And there’s no better time to do so than the holiday season. With a catalog that consists of over hundreds of titles, we limited the selection to a small number of must-own entries. So be sure to hit up your local Gamestop in search of the 10 Best Nintendo 3DS Games.