Nintendo DS
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If you could see the return of any classic video games console, what would you choose?

That was the question put to 1,000 UK gamers in a recent study by Hyperoptic, all in a bid to see which system holds the highest nostalgia value. Sitting right at the very top of the votes is Nintendo's own DS, closely followed by both the PlayStation and the PlayStation 2.

As it happens, we'd say the DS is actually a pretty solid choice – not just because of its great library of games, but because it's arguably one of the least likely consoles to ever receive a 'Classic Edition' rerelease or even a digital virtual console service. Plenty of DS games simply wouldn't be the same without the console's dual-screen setup, so an official rerelease would be the only real way to enjoy them again today.

Here are the full results from Hyperoptic's study:

Console

% of gamers that want the console to make a comeback/be modernised

The average price gamers are willing to pay

Nintendo DS

61.0%

£150.82

PlayStation 1

60.6%

£159.16

PlayStation 2

57.9%

£167.53

SEGA mega drive

57.0%

£146.45

Nintendo Game Boy

56.8%

£141.15

The Commodore 64 Games System

53.5%

£162.80

Nintendo 64

53.0%

£153.92

Nintendo Game Boy Colour

52.3%

£154.64

Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)

51.8%

£160.62

Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP

51.2%

£162.60

Respondents were also asked to note down which games they'd like to see make a modern comeback. Some of these are already available on current systems in their original form, so we're assuming fans are hoping for modernised remakes:

Game

% of gamers that would love to see the game make a comeback/be modernised

Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)

38.0%

Super Mario Kart 64 (1997)

33.4%

Space Invaders (1978)

28.3%

Tetris (1984)

25.8%

Super Mario Bros (1985)

25.3%

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992)

24.3%

Donkey Kong (1981)

21.4%

Crash Bandicoot (1996)

20.3%

Tekken (1990)

13.0%

The Legend of Zelda (1986)

12.8%

Do you agree that the Nintendo DS is the most deserving console of a modern comeback? Which system would you choose? Fire away in the comments below.