Some friends, peers, and I have been doing a drive this year to donate some handhelds, consoles, and games to Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, and tomorrow is the day that we're taking the presents in to hand out. I'm actually pretty excited, much in the same way that I used to get when I was the one on the receiving end of the gifts as a child. We've assembled a pretty kick-ass haul of stuff, too, with donations from close to 20 people. Everything from a new and used Xbox 360 (+ Kinect), a brand new PS3, 2 Wiis, a bunch of DSes and 3DSes, as well as a massive assortment of new and used games.
I got myself a swank-ass new 3DS XL over the summer, so I've decided to part with my original 3DS (with a couple of new games I was able to pick up during the Black Friday sales). The thing is in sterling condition (box, manuals, and all), but I figure it's just not doing me any good just sitting in one of my bins. I'm hoping somebody there can get some real enjoyment out of it. Anyways, I've also got a slew of older consoles (about a half-dozen each of NESes and SNESes) but I really can't decide whether to give them away or not. It's not so much the parting with them that I'm struggling with, but I don't know whether kids today would really be able to appreciate any of the classics. I've got loads and loads of old Mario and Zelda games to go with them, but I'm not sure if they're quite as timeless as I think they are. So, yeah. I guess I'm bringing this up to get some input from you guys. Do you think I should give it a try, or should I not even bother?