Poll: Tell Us What You Think of the New Nintendo 3DS

The new 'New'

The dust is now starting to settle on Nintendo's surprise reveal of the New Nintendo 3DS in a Japanese Nintendo Direct. Due in Nintendo's homeland this October and other regions in 2015, it adds a healthy dose of new features and improvements to — potentially — invigorate the 3DS family of systems in the coming years.

Its success or otherwise is yet to be seen, of course, though the reveal and its various details have prompted plenty of debate. We've already given our initial video reaction, argued that the systems will bring new life to the 3DS and put together an initial guide of New Nintendo 3DS details revealed so far, but we really want to know what you think now that the information is available and there's been time to digest the news.

In our only poll on the subject so far hundreds of you had your say on whether you were excited about the systems, with the results below.


Are you excited about the New Nintendo 3DS? (736 votes)

Absolutely, I'm beyond hyped

43%

I am, though I'm not super hyped

30%

I'm not sure yet

9%

Not really, but I may be persuaded

7%

No, I'm not

3%

I'm frustrated that there's even a hardware revision

8%


We want to know more about what you think of the new hardware, however, so below are some polls that ask whether you intend to buy one, your favoured model, thoughts on the branding, the presence of Xenoblade Chronicles as an exclusive and — most importantly — your favourite feature.

Hit up the polls and comments below and let us know what you think of Nintendo's New 3DS.


Do you plan to buy a New Nintendo 3DS? (1,033 votes)

Definitely, I will be buying one of the new models

48%

I think so, it's quite likely at this stage

24%

I haven't thought about it yet

4%

I don't think so, but may dither and change my mind

18%

Definitely not

6%

I'm importing / buying a Japanese model in October, so there!

1%

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Which is your favourite New Nintendo 3DS model? (943 votes)

White Standard model

25%

Black Standard model

19%

Metallic Blue XL model

27%

Metallic Black XL model

24%

I don't like any of them

5%

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What do you think of the 'New' Nintendo 3DS name? (958 votes)

I like it a lot, it's great branding

7%

It's decent, I don't hate it

25%

Hm, I'm on the fence

12%

I don't really like it, but it's tolerable

22%

It's a poor name choice

34%

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How do you feel about Xenoblade Chronicles being a New 3DS exclusive? (953 votes)

I support the idea, more games to utilise the faster CPU are welcome

49%

Pleased the game is confirmed, but unsure of whether it should be exclusive

25%

Xeno-what?

6%

I don't approve of New exclusivity, and I'm not keen on the game anyway

5%

I disapprove, there shouldn't be any games exclusive to the new system

15%

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Which is your favourite New Nintendo 3DS feature? (938 votes)

The C-Stick (second Circle Pad)

29%

ZL and ZR buttons

2%

amiibo support

3%

"Super-Stable" (better!) 3D viewing

26%

Faster CPU - improved performance

22%

Improved web browser (including HTML5 video support)

3%

Micro-SD card storage

  0%

Wireless media transfers with a PC

1%

Design changes (new button, cart slot, stylus and volume slider placement)

3%

Improved camera lighting

  0%

Interchangeable faceplates on the Standard model

4%

Teeny-weeny improvement in battery life

1%

The new charging docks (I have a thing for charging docks)

1%

The larger screens on the Standard models

3%

None of the above

1%

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